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Is Heaviness In The Abdomen A Sign Of Pregnancy
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Signs of preterm labor I'm 24 years old and 27 weeks pregnant. I think I'm having normal aches and pains of pregnancy, but need to make sure. Braxton hicks (5-6 a day) hip pain (constant) heaviness in abdomen and thighs (off and on for weeks now) sharp
All of the above symptoms you described are common at your stage of pregnancy. However, my rule of thumb for any pregnant patient is to contact your ob/gyn if you have any concerns, even the slightest. You can call your doctor's office 24/7 and there will always be someone on call to take your call.
If you have any of the following signs of preterm labor present to OB triage right away:
contractions that occur every 10 min. Or more frequently
leakage of fluid or blood from your vagina
increase in pelvic pressure
cramps (like your period)
best of luck with the rest of your pregnancy! ...Read more
Not reliable: Abdominal heaviness is not a reliable sign of early pregnancy. More reliable is a missed period, nausea, breast tenderness. Check a pregnancy test starting 2-5 days after the first day of the missed period. Abdominal heaviness more likely to be intestinal, possibly related to food impacting intestines. ...Read more
I'm 3 days late. I took a hpt and it said neg. My tummy has a heavy feeling, no PMS signs or the "usual pregnancy sym". Am I just over stressing?
Learn the facts: Knowledge is power! Find good reproduction info - scientific online sites, libraries, women's clinics, pharmacies or your doctor. If you have unprotected sex near the time you ovulate and both of your bodies work well - you will be likely to conceive. Any day has some chance w/o protection. 3 days may be too early, so test again soon or have an exam. Take this seriously. Best wishes! ...Read more
Are sore breast/heavy off and on, frequent urination, white mucus during sex more then usual, mild cramps and a tight stomach a sign of pregnancy? Bfn
A positive preg test: Don't guess. Take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. ...Read more
Probably not: Only a pregnancy test will reliably tell, if a woman is pregnant. While there can be changes in a woman's body's physique in pregnancy, these signs can be misleading. ...Read more
Wait and see: Pain is not predictive of successful fertility treatment. If the pain is severe see your obgyn to rule out ovarian hyper stimulation syndrome. ...Read more
Is pulling/stretching feeling in lower right abdomen/overy a sign or early pregnancy symptoms? And sometimes occassionally on the left side?
I've been having pregnancy symptoms for a few months I've gained weight but my appetite had decreased I feel movement in my lower left abdomen neg p.T?
May be neither: If this continues please d/w your physician to insure that you don't have an infection. ...Read more
I have had absolutely no signs of pregnancy besides cramping in my lower abdomen. What's going on?
Not necessarily.: Although there can sometimes be light cramping with pregnancy - that as a sole symptom is definately not diagnostic. If you have missed your period and have been sexually active - it would be advisable to take a pregnancy test. Take care. ...Read more
That isn't a typical: Sx. Classic pregnancy sxs usually don’t begin until after your period is missed or thereafter (6-8 wks). These can include: tender /swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of period; ^ frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings ; aversions; passing gas; enlarging waist line. Etc. There may be ^ white vaginal discharge. Take a home pregnancy >. ...Read more
Unlikely.: There are many signs and symptoms of pregnancy. They include missed periods, breast tenderness, sensitivity to smells, and nausea/vomiting, fatigue, and weight gain. Cold symptoms and slight cramping are not typically signs of early pregnancy. If you think you might be pregnant, you could take a home pregnancy test (they are very accurate) or visit your doctor to obtain proper prenatal care. ...Read more
No: Early pregnancy sxs can include: no period, breast swelling ; tenderness w darkened areolas, thin, white ; milky vaginal discharge, fatigue, ^ urination frequency, constipation, bloating, heartburn, backache, cramping, headache, food cravings or aversions, ^ sense of smell, enlarged waist, feeling faint/dizzy, mood swings, ^ gas, insomnia, gagging more easily ; yawning. Take pregnancy test if late. ...Read more
No: But complications of pregnancy may result in these symptoms. A host of other medical conditions may also present this way such as UTI or PID. It is important to get evaluated. A pregnancy test will definitely be done especially since you are sexually active ...Read more
Not necessarily: These are rather non specific symptoms. Best is to check with a pregnancy test if you miss the period. ...Read more
I'm not exactly sure how far I am into my pregnancy, but my b-hcg is at 2600 and my doctor believes I am pregnant in my abdomen. I've done 5 ultrasounds and there is no sign of pregnancy. Any suggestions?
More info: When was your lmp? Have you had any vaginal bleeding? Over what period of time were these ultrasounds done? Have there been any other HCG levels drawn? If so, what were their levels? A pregnancy in the uterus should be seen on a transvaginal scan if the level is above 1500miu. If there was bleeding and you miscarried HCG could still be up without a visible pregnancy. ...Read more
I have the eirena IUD and am having a lot of pregnancy symptoms, feeling a lot of movement in my abdomen, very tired, trouble sleeping, gaining weight?
Today is 12dpiui....i noticed tiny yellow cm. I also have cramps in my leg and lower abdomen. Bbs are sore...can this be a sign of pregnancy?
Not necessarily: I don't know what you mean by "tiny yellow cm" but leg cramps are not a sign of pregnancy. Lower abdominal cramps are premenstrual signs or possibly very early miscarriage. Sore breasts can be either premenstrual hormone changes or pregnancy hormone changes. If you are pregnant, a pregnancy test might be positive by now. ...Read more
I'm having bad dizziness throughout my day. Slight cramping in my left abdomen at times and very sore breast. Are these signs of early pregnancy?
There are a lot of questions like this, and my answer is always the same!
the only truly reliable sign of pregnancy is a late period and a positive pregnancy test. Tests are so inexpensive that if one is concerned one should just buy one and see. ...Read more
Pain in lower back and abdomen. About 4 weeks pregnant. No sign of pregnancy in uterus. Er doctor thinks possible ectopic? Could I just be to early?
Yes to both: It might be ectopic, or it might be early, at this point you can't be sure. See your OB asap for further evaluation and advice; ectopic pregnancies can be very dangerous. ...Read more