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Abdominal pain two inches down from sternum that comes and goes. Gerd, gastritis, early first trimester pregnancy.Doesn't hurt more to touch. Worry?

Abdominal pain two inches down from sternum that comes and goes. Gerd, gastritis, early first trimester pregnancy.Doesn't hurt more to touch. Worry?

GERD: Gerd tends to worsen in pregnancy, your pain may be related to the same problem you had , watch your diet and avoid foods that trigger your symptoms. ...Read more

Belly Pain (Definition)

Belly pain is also known as Abdominal pain. Abdominal pain is pain that you feel anywhere between your chest and groin. This is often referred to as the stomach region or belly. Almost everyone experiences pain in the abdomen at one time or another. Most of the time, it is not caused by a serious medical problem. There are many organs in the abdomen. Pain in the abdomen can originate from any one of them, including: Organs related to digestion -- the end of the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, liver, gallbladder, and pancreas The aorta -- a large blood vessel that runs straight down the inside of the abdomen The appendix -- an organ in the lower right abdomen that no longer serves much function The kidneys -- two bean-shaped organs that lie deep within the abdominal cavity The spleen -- an organ involved in blood maintenance and infection control However, the pain may start from somewhere else -- like your chest or pelvic area. You may also have a generalized infection, such as the flu or strep throat, that affects many parts of your body. The intensity of the pain does not always reflect the seriousness of the condition causing the pain. Severe abdominal pain can be from mild conditions, such as gas or the cramping of viral gastroenteritis. On the other hand, relatively mild pain or no pain may be present with life-threatening conditions, such as cancer of the ...Read more

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How accurate are first trimester ultrasounds done abdominal?

How accurate are first trimester ultrasounds done abdominal?

Diagnostics: This question is hard to answer because it depends upon what you're looking for with your first trimester ultrasound. If you're trying to figure out how far along you are in the pregnancy that is excellent, if you're trying to figure out if your baby has down syndrome it's not perfect and will require further work up with other blood tests and ultrasounds. ...Read more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use pain medication as directed
Daily
Avoid fast movements
Once
See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
Weekly
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If first trimester abdominal ultrasound was not accurate why would doctors do them? Does it depend on your body type? Just curious.

If first trimester abdominal ultrasound was not accurate why would doctors do them? Does it depend on your body type? Just curious.

Ultrasound dating: First trimester ultrasound is accurate within 5-7 days. There is no test that can date conception more accurately than a 1 week window. While ultrasounds can be limited in obese people, as long as they can visualize fetus, measurements will be accurate. Transvaginal ultrasounds can be more accurate but more invasive. Getting a more accurate date is unnecessary; babies rarely respect due date! ...Read more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Stretch and exercise
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Use NSAIDs and pain medications for relief
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Get an X-ray/MRI in 4 weeks if not better
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See a spine specialist if not better after 6 weeks
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Do transvaginal US have the same margin of error as abdominal US in the dating pregnancy the first trimester?

Do transvaginal US have the same margin of error as abdominal US in the dating pregnancy the first trimester?

Slightly less: Transvaginal sonograms are slightly more accurate in the early first trimester. Either way the margin of error is only about 3-5 days. ...Read more

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In the first trimester why would I feel a heartbeat sensation when laying my hands on my abdomen? And if so, will I feel it as my belly protrudes?

Probably your pulse: during the first trimester it is very hard to hear let alone feel a pulse from the baby. If you want to be certain, when you feel the pulse again, take the other hand and try to feel the pulse in your neck or chest. if the pulse you feel on your belly is the same as your neck or chest, then it is your own. ...Read more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use a good lumbar support for proper sitting posture
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Always focus on your posture
Daily
Try deep tissue massage
60 Min, Every other week, forever
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Cold feeling in lower abdomen during pregnancy ( 1st trimester). Should i concern?

Cold feeling in lower abdomen during pregnancy ( 1st trimester). Should i concern?

It's a non specific : Or benign symptom. However if u have cramping or pain, burning urination etc, then see your oby right away. Take care! ...Read more

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Abdominal Pain (Definition)

Abdominal pain is pain that you feel anywhere between your chest and groin. This is often referred to as the ...Read more

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