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I have been having thumping in my stomach feels just like a baby kicking, but I am not pregnant that I know of. Sharp pain occurs randomly. Ideas?

I have been having thumping in my stomach feels just like a baby kicking, but I am not pregnant that I know of. Sharp pain occurs randomly. Ideas?

Peristalsis: Peristalisis is the normal contractions of the stomach and intestines. This may be what you are feeling. The pains are unusual and you should see your doctor to be safe. ...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


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I keep having stomach twitches that feel like a baby kicking. I am not pregnant. What might it be?

I keep having stomach twitches that feel like a baby kicking. I am not pregnant. What might it be?

GI: This is most likely related to the GI tract, more specifically your intestines. They are constantly in motion and some women perceive this as similar to early fetal movement. ...Read more

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I am seeing and feeling movement in my stomach that feels just like a baby kicking but im not pregnant. I had a negative test and I had a period.?

I am seeing and feeling movement in my stomach that feels just like a baby kicking but im not pregnant. I had a negative test and I had a period.?

Stomach/intestines: Sometimes your stomach and intestines moving around can feel very much like a baby moving around. If you are sure that you are not pregnant then don't worry. If you are having discomfort from this see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have GERD but lately I have been experiencing something that feels like a baby kicking in my stomach. What could this possibly be?

I have GERD but lately I have been experiencing something that feels like a baby kicking in my stomach. What could this possibly be?

Stomach pain: You have problem related to stomach irritation and reflux, it is possible to have an ulcer might be causing that pain. Treat like an ulcer and if not better consider some work up. ...Read more

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Had a feel of baby kicking on my left abdomen for 2 days but I am not pregnant. What is that?

Had a feel of baby kicking on my left abdomen for 2 days but I am not pregnant. What is that?

Pseudocyesis: A fancy word to denote a "false" pregnancy. It could also be an ovarian cyst on a stalk that is swinging around in your abdomen that can be felt on MD exam or seen on ultrasound. ...Read more

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I'm a healthy 41 yr old female. The past few days I felt pulsing sensation (resembles baby kicking) in my lower right abdomen. Should I be concerned?

I'm a healthy 41 yr old female. The past few days I felt pulsing sensation (resembles baby kicking) in my lower right abdomen. Should I be concerned?

See your Dr for a: Comprehensive exam. Pulsation of aneurysm of the aorta is usually in the middle and common among older male smokers and is felt in mid abdomen. Yours could just be intestinal spasm or psychological. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Spasm or Thump feels like a baby kicking (not preg) just below sternum top of abdomen - while resting generally for 20 minutes

Spasm or Thump feels like a baby kicking (not preg) just below sternum top of abdomen - while resting generally for 20 minutes

Spasm: This may well be pylorospasm-a spasm of the outlet of the stomach. It causes discomfort just below the sternum and may last minutes at a time. There are antispasmodic medications that may prevent pylorospasm, but to do this you would have to take the medication daily. You could take it only for episodes that persist for longer periods. Discuss this your MD or see a gastroenterologist for evaluati ...Read more

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Feel what is strangely like baby kicking on my right side around belly button. Sometimes with sharp pain...can see stomachs move, no gas,?

Feel what is strangely like baby kicking on my right side around belly button. Sometimes with sharp pain...can see stomachs move, no gas,?

Abdominal pain: Get an evaluation, including an ultrasound or CT scan and colonoscopy if you have not had one in 10 years. Chronic liver and pancreas conditions can result in fluid in the abdomen known as ascites. The above tests will rule this out. ...Read more

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My low/middle abdomen where uterus is keeps twitching intermittently, doesn't hurt, but feels like a baby kicking almost. Is this cause for concern?

My low/middle abdomen where uterus is keeps twitching intermittently, doesn't hurt, but feels like a baby kicking almost. Is this cause for concern?

Are you pregnant?: It sounds like you may be concerned about a possible pregnancy. If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. If negative then consider scheduling a visit for a pelvic exam to determine what might be causing these symptoms. ...Read more

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Had a medical abortion at 14 weeks. 3 weeks after, 2 hpt were negative. However, I feel "gassy" stomach. Baby kicking? Possible continued preg?

Had a medical abortion at 14 weeks. 3 weeks after, 2 hpt were negative. However, I feel "gassy" stomach. Baby kicking? Possible continued preg?

Shouldn't be: A termination that late may result in retained products (placenta) and that might cause cramping and bleeding, but its more likely the sensation you are feeling is the gas. Bowel gas can feel like butterfly flicking like early pregnancy. Try some gas X or simethicone. ...Read more

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I'm feeling weird movements in my abdomen, like a baby kicking, the last 2 months my period was short, pregnancy tests came back neg. What's going on?

I'm feeling weird movements in my abdomen, like a baby kicking, the last 2 months my period was short, pregnancy tests came back neg. What's going on?

Movements in abdomen: If you're really concerned about pregnancy, it's sometimes helpful to do another test 1 week after the first one to confirm. If still negative, it can be gas, muscle fasciculations (especially if you've done a lot of ab workouts), or just normal movements of the bowel during digestion. Best of luck! ...Read more

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I am not pregnant I just had my period. 2 weeks ago and I feel as if there is a baby kicking in my lower abdomen.

I am not pregnant I just had my period. 2 weeks ago and I feel as if there is a baby kicking in my lower abdomen.

Not pregnant: If you are not pregnant then obviously there is another explanation for what you are feeling. Most likely due to intestinal issues ...Read more

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What is the pulsing in abdomen, kinda like baby kicking. To the right of belly button, lower right pelvis, and also just below right ribs/about 1 mo.

What is the pulsing in abdomen, kinda like baby kicking. To the right of belly button, lower right pelvis, and also just below right ribs/about 1 mo.

Abdominal aorta: You are most likely describing your abdominal aorta. The abdominal aorta is the largest artery in the body and in thin people is often normally palpable and felt to pulsate. If concerned, and you just started noticing it, let you dr. Know, and an ultrasound of the abdomen is non-invasive and can evaluate your aorta. ...Read more

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I've had flutters like a baby kicking in my abdomen and I'm not pregnant. I've been having bad blood clots with periods as well. Abnormal periods too?

Sense of flutering: In the abdomen is often related to peristalsis (contraction and relaxation of muscle in GI tract) along with movement of gas and fluids. ...Read more

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I am experiencing stomach spasms, they almost resemble a baby kicking. I am having extreme lower abdominal pain and back pain. Also, nausea?

I am experiencing stomach spasms, they almost resemble a baby kicking. I am having extreme lower abdominal pain and back pain. Also, nausea?

Examination: I recommend that you have an examination by your physician or go to the ER as soon as possible in view of the severity of your abdominal symptoms. If you have had previous abdominal surgery, early intestinal obstruction may be present. Either way you need evaluation. ...Read more

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I'm def not pregnant but for last 3/4 days I've had sensation of a baby kicking on the mid to left side of abdomen by rib cage. Any ideas? Not gas.

I'm def not pregnant but for last 3/4 days I've had sensation of a baby kicking on the mid to left side of abdomen by rib cage. Any ideas? Not gas.

LUQ: This could be spasm of the left upper quadrant. Possibly a sign of IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). I would recommend an abdominal series xrays. If negative would recommend antj-spasmodic medications and stop caffeine products ...Read more

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Neg blood test. Pregnancy symptoms since sep. Had transvag & abdominal ultrasound, found fibroids. Baby kicking and moving to sound. What to do next?

Neg blood test. Pregnancy symptoms since sep. Had transvag & abdominal ultrasound, found fibroids. Baby kicking and moving to sound. What to do next?

You are not pregnant: The serum (blood) HCG is very sensitive test. If it is negative and the ultrasound is negative, y9ou are not pregnant. You have fibroids and they can be treated several ways. Talk with your gynecologist about your options. ...Read more

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Why does my infant stomach gurgle?

Why does my infant stomach gurgle?

Normal: A gurgling "stomach" is normal. The bowels make these sounds as fluids and gas are propelled through the GI tract. ...Read more

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How can I lose my stomach from having babies?

How can I lose my stomach from having babies?

Exercise: Check out y-tube and search for post partum exercises. There are dozens of videos at your dispoosal. ...Read more

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I delivared 2 babies through c sec in 2 years gap. Both the c sections are done in same place (abdomen).why both will be done in same place?

I delivared 2 babies through c sec in 2 years gap. Both the c sections are done in same place (abdomen).why both will be done in same place?

Read on please: It is the decision of the OB usually, to minimize scarring, as long as you have healed well. The C/S site is pretty standard on the abdominal wall and uterine wall. Scar tissue can affect healing. Do ask your doctor for further clarification. I am just giving you a general answer and guide. Good luck and stay well. ...Read more

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Is similac advance baby formula harsh on babies stomach?

Is similac advance baby formula harsh on babies stomach?

Not for most: As one of the most successful formulas today this could not be if it were harsh on babies stomach. There are numerous reasons a baby may not tolerate a specific formula, and these are specific to the child. ...Read more

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What is the condition called in which part of the stomach is small & all the food can't reach it therefore the infant projectile vomits half his bottl?

What is the condition called in which part of the stomach is small & all the food can't reach it therefore the infant projectile vomits half his bottl?

Small Tummies: The condition u are referring to is called Pyloric Stenosis. In pyloric stenosis, the pylorus muscles thicken, blocking food from entering the baby's small intestine. Pyloric stenosis can lead to forceful vomiting, dehydration and weight loss. Babies with this condition may seem to always be hungry.

Pyloric stenosis can be fixed with surgery.
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Does initiation of teething can cause loose stomach in an infant? My 10 months old daughter has started teething and her stomach is loose these days?

Does initiation of teething can cause loose stomach in an infant? My 10 months old daughter has started teething and her stomach is loose these days?

Teething rumors: Fevers, diarrhea, rashes and all sort of things have been attributed to teething, but no scientific evidence exists that teething causes anything other than pain and discomfort. ...Read more

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I had surgery for pyloric stenosis as an infant. I'm 40 now and can feel food moving through that part of my stomach. Do I need surgery again?

I had surgery for pyloric stenosis as an infant. I'm 40 now and can feel food moving through that part of my stomach. Do I need surgery again?

Unlikely: By age 40 if there were serious obstruction or malfunction with your pylorus it would have been manifest a long time ago. That is assuming that you can eat and not vomit and have no symptoms of indigestion, reflux or other symptoms like irritable bowel syndrome. ...Read more

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20 ws with fet. Twins the stomach tightness that seems like it causes discomfort is this Braxton hicks or the babies moving?

20 ws with fet. Twins the stomach tightness that seems like it causes discomfort is this Braxton hicks or the babies moving?

Contractions...: Stomach tightening with twins usually is a contraction. If these are rare, they can be "Braxton Hicks" contractions. If they are more frequent, it could be pre-term labor. You should have a low threshold for letting your doctor know about contractions when you have twins. Best Wishes! ...Read more

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Is constipation in babies normal? My 1 month old girl has constipation and doesn't poop every day and her stomach feels hard?

Is constipation in babies normal? My 1 month old girl has constipation and doesn't poop every day and her stomach feels hard?

What is constipation: In a one month breast fed baby no poop for a few days is normal as long as the poop in not hard. Babies in the first month or so have frequents pooh so this change to less frequent pooh causes much worry but is normal regardless on apparent straining. At this age babies also have periods of unexplained crying which sometimes are attributed to gas or trouble with pooh. This is not the case! ...Read more

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22 weeks pregnant, low backache & lower abdominal pain. Babies heartbeat is good & 20week scan was normal. I also just feel unwell. Had flu 3days ago.

22 weeks pregnant, low backache & lower abdominal pain. Babies heartbeat is good & 20week scan was normal. I also just feel unwell. Had flu 3days ago.

Need urine check: These symptoms certainly could all just be residual from a stomach "flu" you recently had, and if you weren't pregnant, I'd tell you to drink lots of fluids and rest. However, you have to pay attention to little hints while pregnant. Your body does not fight infections as well and is more prone to complications of routine illness. So backache, low abdominal pain - could be a UTI. Get checked today ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of abdominal hernia on babies girl 1 yera old?

What are the symptoms of abdominal hernia on babies girl 1 yera old?

A bulge with crying: That flattens when relaxed, or is easily compressible with slight pressure is consistent with hernia.Common location would be in the midline, usually near the navel. Many toddlers still have weak abdominal muscles that may not quite join in the midline, so with straining, the entire midline tissue from breast bone to below the navel may bulge a little. This is diastasis recti and is not a hernia ...Read more

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What does white spot in babies stomach mean during 20 weeks ultrasound.?

What does white spot in babies stomach mean during 20 weeks ultrasound.?

Usually nothing.: Echogenic material in the fetal stomach is sometimes seen in prenatal ultrasound, but is usually of no clinical significance. This may be swallowed vernix caseosa, desquamed epithelial clumps, or metabolic products of subchorionic blood after a hemorrhagic episode. In the latter case, the fetal gastric debris is still not a problem in and of itself, rather a marker of a previously existing problem. ...Read more

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3 week old infant stomach making noises while I'm breastfeeding her, is that normal?

3 week old infant stomach making noises while I'm breastfeeding her, is that normal?

Yes: Everyone, including infants swallow air during feeding & this will enter the stomach and add noise to the mechanical processing in the organ. As processed food enters & moves into the intestines it may also make some odd sounds. Some infants are noisier than others. Normal. ...Read more

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Where can you hear the babies heart beat can you hear it in your stomach?

Where can you hear the babies heart beat can you hear it in your stomach?

Varies: Since baby move frequently there is not just one spot. That is why they have to scan with the ultrasound to find the doppler signal ...Read more

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I am extremely concerned about my infant baby develop small bruises on her back and stomach since she is now mobilizing in her baby walker.?

I am extremely concerned about my infant baby develop small bruises on her back and stomach since she is now mobilizing in her baby walker.?

See doctor: Bruises on the legs are common. Bruises on back and stomach are not. She should be checked by your pediatrician. Also walkers are no longer recommended because they cause injuries. ...Read more

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3 mo old has rash all over stomach and back. Does not disturb infant. Is not red, just small bumps that cover back and stomach.

3 mo old has rash all over stomach and back. Does not disturb infant. Is not red, just small bumps that cover back and stomach.

Rash: Without an picture it is difficlt to give you a definitive diagnosis. It could be an allergic reaction or possibly a heat ransh. Try giving benadryl (diphenhydramine). If rash persists see your doctor. ...Read more