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Lower abdominal pain during 16 week pregnancy?

Anything: Lots of things could cause it. I assume you have had an ultrasound to confirm that it is an intra-uterine pregnancy and not ectopic. It could be stretching of the uterus, or the ligaments. Lots of aches and pains that will be new. Good luck, and congratulations- my son is the joy of my life! ...Read more

Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
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Is it normal to have lower abdominal pain while coughing, sneezing during early pregnancy?

Is it normal to have lower abdominal pain while coughing, sneezing during early pregnancy?

No: Having pain while pregnant is not uncommon but it is not normal. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have lower abdominal pain with intestinal spasms. Negative pregnancy test, had a CT of the abdomen done. Would the scan show a pregnancy?

I have lower abdominal pain with intestinal spasms. Negative pregnancy test, had a CT of the abdomen done. Would the scan show a pregnancy?

CT scan: To answer your question, yes, a CT scan would show a pregnancy if it were large enough. However, if you had a pregnancy test done at the hospital, and it was negative, then you are not pregnant. The hospital would not even do a CT scan if they suspected you might be pregnant. There must be an alternative explanation for your symptoms. You should speak with your doctor about your results.Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi, I am sandhya. I am pregnant of about 5 weeks and I am suffering from severe lower abdominal pain, back and waist since from the time of pregnancy?

Hi, I am sandhya. I am pregnant of about  5 weeks and I am suffering from severe lower abdominal pain, back and waist since from the time of pregnancy?

Musculoskeletal: Twenties pregnant female w. Abdominal, back, and waist pain concerned. Obstetritian must eval inter-prelvic tissue disorder. If none found then concern for pregnancy-related musculoskeletal disorder. During pregnancy relaxin hormone secreted and loosens pelvic ligaments, which strains pelvic and spine joints. Spanx and sij belts can help. Gentle aquatherapy to strengthen low back muscles. ...Read more

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Is having lower abdominal pain that shoots to your butt normal duration pregnancy ?

Is having lower abdominal pain that shoots to your butt normal duration pregnancy ?

Probably normal: Pains of pregnancy that i don't worry about are sharp, shooting, fleeting, electrical, and/or positional (meaning: it only happens when i move a certain way). If your pain is menstrual, crampy, constantly achy, or persistently painful, then i worry. ...Read more

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I had protected sex(2 condoms)on 7tHFeb,I was supposed to have my regular cycle on 8th feb.. No pregnancy symptoms,lower abdominal pain since 3 days. ?

I had protected sex(2 condoms)on 7tHFeb,I was supposed to have my regular cycle on 8th feb.. No pregnancy symptoms,lower abdominal pain since 3 days. ?

Take a test...: If your period is 11 days late and you are sexually active, I recom mend taking a pregnancy test. No matter how you analyze the details of "possibility", the answer won't come until you either get your period or take the test. Good luck. Either way, may want to make an appointment to see your GYN - if nothing else to discuss your irregular cycles and need for reliable birth control (+condoms) ...Read more

Lower Abdomen (Definition)

The lower abdomen is the area below the umbilicus(belly button) from one side of the ...Read more