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Why is the top of my abdomen hard? Could it be a possibility of pregnancy

Why is the top of my abdomen hard? Could it be a possibility of pregnancy

You would not: Experience a hard upper abdomen in really early pregnancy. If you have missed your period - then take a home pregnancy test. ...Read more

Dr. James Krick
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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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3 wks. Ive been exhausted. My stomach/lower abdomen is harder than normal. Get sick from certain foods. Gas bubbles. Frequent urination. Pregnancy?

3 wks. Ive been exhausted. My stomach/lower abdomen is harder than normal. Get sick from certain foods. Gas bubbles. Frequent urination. Pregnancy?

Hard to guess: It can be hard to tell if a woman is pregnant because some of the symptoms seen in early pregnancy can also happen in non-pregnant women. A urine pregnancy test gives a reliable result if done correctly. Can test about 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. If not pregnant, a doctor can evaluate any persistent or worrisome symptoms. ...Read more

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I've been having bad pains in my stomach and been putting on a lot of weight which leaves my belly hard and sore.. I've been having signs of pregancy ?

I've been having bad pains in my stomach and been putting on a lot of weight which leaves my belly hard and sore.. I've been having signs of pregancy ?

Many causes: Abdominal pain can be associated with many different etiologies. Chronic abdominal pain is a common complaint and could be associated with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). LUQ pain could be splenic etiology. Epigastric could be pancreatitis, ulcer or other gastric etiology. Pregnancy should be considered. You should see your PMD if persistent or worse. Online consult may help determine next steps. ...Read more

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I had anal sex I'm on my period (4th day) but my stomach feels kinda hard but not very hard help I'm really worried but I have no pregnacy symptoms ?

I had anal sex I'm on my period (4th day) but my stomach feels kinda hard but not very hard help I'm really worried but I have no pregnacy symptoms ?

Take pregnancy test: Taking home pregnancy test is best way to address your worries. Test is especially accurate once you've missed your period (so you may need to take twice, once now & again if late). If you only engage in anal sex then it's unlikely that you could become pregnant. But if you engage in unprotected vaginal sex even just once, then yes, you could be(come) pregnant. ...Read more

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Got my tubes clamped four years ago but now my stomach is hard n missed my period for six weeks but pregnency tests come backnegative?

Got my tubes clamped four years ago but now my stomach is hard n missed my period for six weeks but pregnency tests come backnegative?

See a GYN MD: Although pregnancies outside of the uterus (ectopic), are more common in patient's who have had tubal infections, and tubal ligations when they fail. Have a GYN MD run a blood pregnancy test and do a pelvic exam/ultrasound. ...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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Can the scan on the abdomen detect pregnancy?

Can the scan on the abdomen detect pregnancy?

Depends: It all depends on the type of scan and the gestational age of the embryo or fetus...But remember... "scans" that use radiation such as a ct should not be used if possible while pregnant due to potentially harmful effects of radiation on the developing embryo or fetus. For this reason, essentially all centers will first screen a woman of child bearing age with a pregnancy test before ordering a ct. ...Read more

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If you feel quivering in your abdomen, could that be an early symptom of pregnancy?

If you feel quivering in your abdomen, could that be an early symptom of pregnancy?

Quivering might be: Due to gas. ^'ed gas can occur but isn't diagnostic. Classic pregnancy sxs begin when period is missed or thereafter (6-8 wks). Sx’s 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 ; ^ white, milky vaginal discharge. Take hpt. ...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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How do I manage abdominal aching in pregnancy?

Abd pain: In most cases, rest will help or stopping the activity that triggered it. Tylenol (acetaminophen) can be used safely. If no relief from that, changing positions may help. If still no relief, call your ob. ...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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During early pregnancy can it hurt when pushing on lower abdomen?

During early pregnancy can it hurt when pushing on lower abdomen?

Sure: If something hurts then its best not to do it. Avoid pushing on your abdomen ifit hurts and tell your doctor at your prenatal appointment. ...Read more

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Is it fine to take adco napamol tablets when feeling abdominal pains during pregnancy?

Is it fine to take adco napamol tablets when feeling abdominal pains during pregnancy?

Not sure: Look on the bottle and re-ask the question using the active ingredients listed. Napamol has different formulations and the answer would be different for each combination. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Abdominal ultra sound scan done at 4 weeks of then unknown pregnancy. Does it affect the baby?

Abdominal ultra sound scan done at 4 weeks of then unknown pregnancy. Does it affect the baby?

No: Ultrasounds are routinely done during pregnancy, often multiple times.Studies have shown no negative effects on the developing fetus. ...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?

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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What are the dangers of doing abdominal exercises during pregnancy? What are specific risks to the fetus?

What are the dangers of doing abdominal exercises during pregnancy? What are specific risks to the fetus?

Dangers?: If you have an otherwise uncomplicated pregnancy you can exercise like you did prepregnancy without complication. Don't do exercise that places you at risk for hitting your belly (don't kickbox!). ...Read more

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My girlfriend have sharp stabbing pains in the abdominal area only at night could that be a sign of pregnancy?

My girlfriend have sharp stabbing pains in the abdominal area only at night could that be a sign of pregnancy?

Can she be pregnant?: There is nothing in your question that would make me think your friend is pregnant. Pains represent to a doctor the need for a thorough evaluation and examination. Please help your friend get to her family doctor. ...Read more

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I found a heartbeat on a doppler in my abdomen are that went from 130 to 150.is that to high to be my heartbeat.I took pregnancy test it was negative?

I found a heartbeat on a doppler in my abdomen are that went from 130 to 150.is that to high to be my heartbeat.I took pregnancy test it was negative?

Suspicious: You must see your doctor. That heart rate is a normal fetal heart rate, my guess is that you are pregnant. If you are not pregnant and that is your heart rate, then you still need to see your doctor because that rate is too high for you. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...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