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My lower left abdomen feels bruised. Is this a symptom of early pregnancy? Also I usually have 7 day periods. Then suddenly had a 2 day one.

My lower left abdomen feels bruised. Is this a symptom of early pregnancy? Also I usually have 7 day periods. Then suddenly had a 2 day one.

My adivse is to: Get a home pregnancy test and go from there. You sound like you could be pregnant assuming your sexually active, which I assume you are or wouldn't be asking :-) If your worried about family and friends, share with those you trust. If you are pregnant, it's important ot have support people in place. Best to you and be well! ...Read more

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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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Tightness in my lower abdomen. Tender breasts, 5 days late and 2 negative home pregnancy tests. What's going on with me?

Tightness in my lower abdomen. Tender breasts, 5 days late and 2 negative home pregnancy tests. What's going on with me?

Possibly Pregnant: Your symptoms are concerning and they do not necessarily mean you are pregnant but you should be seen by your primary care physician to make sure nothing serious is going on. ...Read more

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What r some causes of haveing a cramp on one side of your lower abdomen and haveing tender breast other than pregnancy? Because im still a vrigin

What r some causes of haveing a cramp on one side of your lower abdomen and haveing tender breast other than pregnancy? Because im still a vrigin

Many: There are many causes, but one of the more common cause could be ovulation which would cause both pain on one side as well as breast tenderness. However if the pain is worsening or not improving in a short period of time, an evaluation by your doctor may be needed. ...Read more

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Is it normal during pregnancy for your skin to feel bruised?

Is it normal during pregnancy for your skin to feel bruised?

Not unusual: Usually the fluid retention results in swelling that stretches the skin and causes soreness. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have bruising on right side of belly during pregnancy (30wks 5 days, 2nd pregnancy)?

Is it normal to have bruising on right side of belly during pregnancy (30wks 5 days, 2nd pregnancy)?

No: Did you fall or have any trauma? Keep an eye on it and mention to your ob on your next visit ...Read more

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Light abdomen pain during early pregnancy is it normal?

Light abdomen pain during early pregnancy is it normal?

Don't think so...: Abdominal discomfort during pregnancy is not to be ignored--its a warning sign that something may be wrong. Please see my many healthtap answers on the subject of what causes abdominal pain. Not all such problems are serious, but you don't want to miss the problem that is. Give your gynecologist a call please ; get checked. ...Read more

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Pain in the lower abdomen area, on pills for pregnancy I go through frequent scans during my cycle, everything looked normal, but I have pain?

Hyperstimulation?: I assume that the, "pills for pregnancy" are to help you conceive? They are likely causing stimulation of your ovaries. The follicles that form will normally rupture when they release an egg. When stimulated, there tend to be more and larger follicles that can cause pain, especially when they rupture. ...Read more

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Is it normal for breast to sometimes bruise during pregnancy? And the bruise lasts for 2 weeks or so?

Is it normal for breast to sometimes bruise during pregnancy? And the bruise lasts for 2 weeks or so?

Mostly yes: Breasts can get much enlarged and swollen which can make them more susceptible to bumps and bruising. Wear a good support bra, and take good care of them. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Are sharp lower abdomen pain normal during 9 weeks pregnancy? What are its possible causes and when does it go away? Thanks

Early Pregnancy pain: It's common to have pain early in pregnancy. Typically this pain is due to ligament stretching and growing of the uterus. Unless accompanied by bleeding and cramping, this pain is typically normal. One would want to make sure that you don't have a urinary tract infection, appendicitis, or gastrointestinal problems. Sharp lower abdominal pain in pregnancy can come and go throughout the pregnanc. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel little spasms and twitches in lower abdomen during early pregnancy. Also what feelings are normal during early pregnancy.?

Is it normal to feel little spasms and twitches in lower abdomen during early pregnancy. Also what feelings are normal during early pregnancy.?

Yes: Your uterus is a muscle and it will spasm. Make sure not peeing all the time. If the pain goes to one side and is getting worse and you haven't had an ultrasound, get one. The risk of a pregnancy in the tube is about 1-2/1000 but needs to be dealt with. Otherwise generally nausea early. ...Read more

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Is severe sharp pains in my upper abdomen normal during pregnancy? I have gallbladder colic. It shot pains through my lower back near my kidneys.

Is severe sharp pains in my upper abdomen normal during pregnancy? I have gallbladder colic. It shot pains through my lower back near my kidneys.

Maybe: But I don't consider any horrible pain as normal...Pregnant or not. It may t be serious. I would asl my OB about it and I am a fan of chinese medicine and acupuncture as it is safe and may easily resolve your gallbladder colic. ...Read more

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I'm at week 7, sometime I feel pain in my lower abdominal region, is it normal during pregnancy?

I'm at week 7, sometime I feel pain in my lower abdominal region, is it normal during pregnancy?

See your Ob: Ligament strain on the uterus can cause pelvic pain in pregnancy but this is a diagnosis of exclusion, please see your OB & get checked out with an exam and possibly a sonogram ...Read more

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Hi, is right side lower abdomen pain normal during 33 weeks of pregnancy? Thanks in advance!

Hi, is right side lower abdomen pain normal during 33 weeks of pregnancy? Thanks in advance!

Yes: Your appendix is over there too so watch for signs of fever, severe tenderness, loss of appetite. Aches on side of abdomen are normal in pregnancy however. ...Read more

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Light pinching pain in abdomen, side, and back during early pregnancy is this normal or should I be concerned?

Light pinching pain in abdomen, side, and back during early pregnancy is this normal or should I be concerned?

Likely normal: It is still best to ask your OB and for explanation and a good exam. As the uterus rises, like any tissue, it causes discomfort and pressures on surrounding tissues even the bladder. It is affixed by the broad ligament which has nerves there and as there is stretch, there is discomfort. I hope my explanation helps, but ask your doctor please. ...Read more

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I have little pain in my low abdomen during pregnancy. It can make me feel uncomfortable but I can work through the discomfort, is that normal?

I have little pain in my low abdomen during pregnancy. It can make me feel uncomfortable but I can work through the discomfort, is that normal?

Maybe: It may or not be normal, so I hope you addressed this question to your treating OB MD who has examined you and knows your history during this pregnancy. ...Read more

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Sharp Pain occurs while touching lower right side abdomen, is it normal during pregnancy?

See a doctor ASAP: Sharp pain in right low abdomen during pregnancy is abnormal and can have multiple causes including acute appendicitis, ectopic pregnancy, and urinary tract infection. Please see a doctor or go to ED and run some tests to rule out medical emergency. ...Read more

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Is cramping or stretching in lower abdomen and pelvic area is normal during 4 months pregnancy (twin pregnancy).

Is cramping or stretching in lower abdomen and pelvic area is normal during 4 months pregnancy (twin pregnancy).

Yes: Yes but get an ultrasound ASAP to make sure everything is okay with the twins. With twins, You should be getting ultrasound every trimester if available. Get a maternity back brace now if you can, to prevent the back pain you will likely develop soon. ...Read more

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Got pain in lower abdomen during pregnancy massage?

Got pain in lower abdomen during pregnancy massage?

Many things: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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I am 7, almost 8 weeks along in my pregnancy and I am noticing that I am getting random bruising on my breasts. Is this normal?

I am 7, almost 8 weeks along in my pregnancy and I am noticing that I am getting random bruising on my breasts. Is this normal?

PG Breast bruising: When pregnancy commences, there is increased blood flow to the genitals and breasts. The breasts will have several prominent surface capillaries that are easily subject to breaking with undue trauma (bruising) no matter how slight. Wear a good bra or breast binder, and steer clear of "swinging car doors that are closing" (smile0 ...Read more

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Why is there a vibration feeling in my lower left abdomen during pregnancy? I am 24 weeks pregnant and this started over the weekend.

Why is there a vibration feeling in my lower left abdomen during pregnancy? I am 24 weeks pregnant and this started over the weekend.

Normal: Very normal you do not have to worry about that later on the vibration will be a movement and the baby will start punching and stretching
it is normal ...Read more

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Can see my pulse throughout my whole abdomen and I can normally only see it below my sternum, pregnancy symptoms since Feb, no positive test yet?

Can see my pulse throughout my whole abdomen and I can normally only see it below my sternum, pregnancy symptoms since Feb, no positive test yet?

See below: In a skinny person, it is normal to see pulsations of the aorta.
If you had sex since your last period, and missed your period by 4-5 days, do a home pregnancy test. If the result is negative repeat the test 4-5 days later unless you get a period by then. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully.
If you are planning to be pregnant, take prenatal vitamins. ...Read more

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Painful side of abdomen during 6month pregnancy left side what causes it?

Painful side of abdomen during 6month pregnancy left side what causes it?

Uterus growing: Pain in the abdominal region during pregnancy is a common complaint, as the uterus grows it can cause some discomfort. If the pain is accompanied by other symptoms, such as fever, spotting or bleeding, vomiting or any discomfort during urination, calling your obstetrician is the best call of action. Drink plenty of fluids, change position and cure constipation. ...Read more

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I'm having Right abdominal pregnancy pains and I'm like 1-3 weeks, is that normal?

Pain is not normal: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is hardness at the lower abdomen normal in pregnancy?

Is hardness at the lower abdomen normal in pregnancy?

It depends: It depends on the stage of pregnancy and other factors (pain, bleeding, tender to touch, comes and goes, midline or on the side). ...Read more

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Slight pain in lower abdomen during 19th week of pregnancy?

Please call your OB: Doc may or may not be significant your doc would want to know so your doc can decide if u need to be seen or have ultrasound, exam, etc. ...Read more

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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

Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)

Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...Read more


Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more