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Doctor insights on: Is Heaviness In The Abdomen A Sign Of Pregnancy

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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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


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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

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: 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
intense backache
cramps (like your period)

best of luck with the rest of your pregnancy! ...Read more

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Abdominal heaviness a sign of early pregnancy?

Abdominal heaviness a sign of early pregnancy?

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

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Heavy stomach is sign of pregnancy or not?

Heavy stomach is sign of pregnancy or not?

A heavy stomach is: Not an early symptom of pregnancy. It would take a while for the uterus to become heavy. Please take a pregnancy test if you miss your period. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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

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But a have a visible line below my abdomen part? Is it a sign of pregnancy?

But a have a visible line below my abdomen part? Is it a sign of pregnancy?

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

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I still have pain in my abdomen on day 19 aftre my triger shot, could it be a sign of pregnancy?

I still have pain in my abdomen on day 19 aftre my triger shot, could it be a sign of pregnancy?

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

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Is pulling/stretching feeling in lower right abdomen/overy a sign or early pregnancy symptoms? And sometimes occassionally on the left side?

Is pulling/stretching feeling in lower right abdomen/overy a sign or early pregnancy symptoms? And sometimes occassionally on the left side?

Normal and common: I'm afraid it's too common to be specific: in other words, can't say it's good or bad - but it is normal. The only reliable pregnancy sign before a missed period is a positive test. Best of luck next few days! ...Read more

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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?

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?

Pregnancy sysmptoms: If negative preg. Test most likely you are not pregnant. Do a blood preg. Test if still have doubts. Check your thyroid or gastrointestinal tract to find causes of your symptoms. Define pregnancy symptoms as well. ...Read more

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Pain in the abdomen during urination-sign of periods or pregnancy?

Pain in the abdomen during urination-sign of periods or pregnancy?

May be neither: If this continues please d/w your physician to insure that you don't have an infection. ...Read more

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I have had absolutely no signs of pregnancy besides cramping in my lower abdomen. What's going on?

I have had absolutely no signs of pregnancy besides cramping in my lower abdomen. What's going on?

See you Ob: Not all women have symptoms in early pregnancy. If you are cramping; however, its a good idea to see your Ob doc and find out what is going on. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Twitching in lower abdomen, pregnancy signs?

Maybe: After 18-20 weeks pregnancy, pregnant women ill be "showing", with visible enlargement of the abdomen. Around that time, "quickening" occurs, which is the first sensation or perception of fetal movement. If you think you're pregnant, do a test and see your doctor. ...Read more

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Every morning I wake up my abdomen is sore. Is that a sign of pregnancy?

Every morning I wake up my abdomen is sore. Is that a sign of pregnancy?

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

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Possible that pinching pulling feeling in lower abdomen could be only pregnancy sign?

Possible that pinching pulling feeling in lower abdomen could be only pregnancy sign?

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

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Can having a cold be a sign of pregnancy. With slight cramping. In back and abdomen?

Can having a cold be a sign of pregnancy. With slight cramping. In back and abdomen?

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

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Pain in right lower abdomen during intercourse, sign of pregnancy?

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

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Can slight lower abdomen cramping and pains be a sign of pregnancy?

Can slight lower abdomen cramping and pains be a sign of pregnancy?

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

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Is a tickling sensation in the lower abdomen and cervix a sign of pregnancy at 14dpo?

Is a tickling sensation in the lower abdomen and cervix a sign of pregnancy at 14dpo?

Not necessarily: These are rather non specific symptoms. Best is to check with a pregnancy test if you miss the period. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Variable: 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

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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?

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

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I'm feeling heaviness in my lower stomach and tenderness is that a sign of ptegnancy?

I'm feeling heaviness in my lower stomach and tenderness is that a sign of ptegnancy?

Menstrual period: Lower abdo pain and fullness could be pregnancy, have you missed a period? It can also be a bladder or vaginal infection. Constipation also causes lower abdo pain. ...Read more

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Is it possible that abdominal growling be a early sign of pregnancy?

Is it possible that abdominal growling be a early sign of pregnancy?

Although increased: Gas can occur with pregnancy - this is by no means an indicator for pregnancy. So, if you have missed your period - recommend taking a home pregnancy test so that you know one way or another. ...Read more