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Dr. Arthur Balin
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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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My lower stomach hurts when i lay down and it's hard can I be pregnant? My period is still early

My lower stomach hurts when i lay down and it's hard can I be pregnant? My period is still early

Take the test: If you want to know if you are pregnant, 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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My stomach is getting big, am I pregnant?

My stomach is getting big, am I pregnant?

Maybe: The only way to know is take a pregnancy test. There are many other reasons your stomach could be getting bigger. Some of those reasons are not dangerous, others are...Please see your provider. ...Read more

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I am 7weeks pregnant and my belly bottom i guess my uterus hurts/cramps sometimes. I have alittle wierd feeling in there is this normal?

I am 7weeks pregnant and my belly bottom i guess my uterus hurts/cramps sometimes. I have alittle wierd feeling in there is this normal?

Ligament pain: Most likely, you're experience some growing pains, called ligament pain. The supportive ligaments attached to the uterus get pulled on as the uterus enlarges and can cause some discomfort at times. ...Read more

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I am 4 weeks and 3 days pregnant.. But im really having a painful cramps on my hips and my lower abdomen. Is this normal? Am i prone to miscarriage?

I am 4 weeks and 3 days pregnant.. But im really having a painful cramps on my hips and my lower abdomen. Is this normal? Am i prone to miscarriage?

Call your OB: You should check with your OB. Some blood tests could indicate if everything was ok. Some cramping is not unusual, and since you are not bleeding, it's likely ok. ...Read more

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I think im pregnant but i just got over my period? Why is my upper abdomen hard?

I think im pregnant but i just got over my period? Why is my upper abdomen hard?

If : If you had a normal period then you are likely not pregnant, however if it was light then that's more common in early pregnancy. You can take a pregnancy test now and repeat in two weeks to be sure. On the other hand, your abdomen may be hard due to gas or possibly even a muscle spasm. All the best. ...Read more

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Something is moving in my stomach, am i pregnant?

Something is moving in my stomach, am i pregnant?

This is not an: Indicator of early pregnancy. It is often gas or fluids moving through the GI tract. Take a home pregnancy test if you miss your period. ...Read more

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If I am pregnant, is my stomach supposed to hurt?

If I am pregnant, is my stomach supposed to hurt?

Maybe: Occasional discomfort is perfectly normal. Check with your OB to make sure. Symptoms like these deserve a full evaluation in person by your health care provider. ...Read more

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Im late for my period, I feel heavy in my stomach, im nausous, mild lower back pain, and my somach got puffy really fast. Am I pregnant with twins?

Im late for my period, I feel heavy in my stomach, im nausous, mild lower back pain, and my somach got puffy really fast. Am I pregnant with twins?

Unknown: A pregnancy test is needed to determine if a pregnancy is even present. It was also not specified how "late" you are. These types of symptoms can be caused by hormonal changes. A twin pregnancy is currently diagnosed by ultrasound, so this would need to be performed, if pregnant, to determine a twin pregnancy. Please follow-up with your md. ...Read more

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I have severe pain on my abdomen. I feel real gasy and bloated. Am I pregnant?

Not necessarily: It's probably just as likely that you have a gastrointestinal tract issue. Probably a good idea to check a pregnancy test right away and if negaive and really having severe pain, you should be evaluated. ...Read more

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I am currently on my period, it is my second day, and I am having serious upper stomach pains. I've never cramped in my upper stomach before during it?

Take ibuprofen & see: Ibuprofen is a prostaglandin inhibitor and generally stops cramping. Take 400 to 600 mgs and "see" if the cramping stops. If not, call your gyn md. ...Read more

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My stomach feels hard and is bloated does this mean im pregnant?

My stomach feels hard and is bloated does this mean im pregnant?

Not by itself: You need to do a pregnancy test which is the predominant determiner of pregnancy if positive. ...Read more

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Im five mnths pregnant and my stomach isnt hard. L also cnt feel my uterus below my belly button. Is this normal?

Im five mnths pregnant and my stomach isnt hard. L also cnt feel my uterus below my belly button. Is this normal?

Well...: First, are you certain of how many weeks along you are? At 20 weeks gestation (about 5 months), we expect your uterine fundus to be as high as your belly button. Some women carry their pregnancies in a very "posterior" fashion, so may not "show" as much as other pregnant women. However, your physician should be able to feel the fundal height at this point; check with your doctor. ...Read more

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I fell down 2 weeks ago and now my uterus is very crampy, I am bloated, full quick, lower back pain, and constipation, what could this be?

Pelv pain: Pelvic pain is complex as there are several organs in the pelvis. The ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, bladder, appendix, intestines, colon and rectum can all be the source. Pelvic pain requires and examination to help organize the evaluation. ...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