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Can tightness in stomach be pregnacy?

Can tightness in stomach be pregnacy?

Test for Pregnancy: If you are sexually active and have missed your period, test for pregnancy. Tightness in the stomach usually comes later in pregnancy, mostly during the third trimester. ...Read more

Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more


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My girlfriend started having a tight stomach about a week ago it is really tight in the upper and middle parts and she thinks it may be early pregnanc?

My girlfriend started having a tight stomach about a week ago it is really tight in the upper and middle parts and she thinks it may be early pregnanc?

Possible: It is hard to know what is happening based upon the description but if she is sexually active pregnancy is always possible. I would recommend a pregnancy test and discussion with her primary physician. ...Read more

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Is tight feeling in stomach and abs an early pregnanct sign?

Is tight feeling in stomach and abs an early pregnanct sign?

Not necessarily.: Early pregnancy sxs can include: no period, breast swelling ; tenderness w darkened areolas, thin, white ; milky vaginal discharge, fatigue, ^ urination frequency, constipation, bloating, heartburn, backache, cramping, headache, food cravings or aversions, ^ sense of smell, enlarged waist, feeling faint/dizzy, mood swings, ^ gas, insomnia, gagging more easily ; yawning. ...Read more

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Sometimes I feel a tightness and bloating in my stomach after eating. What is most likely the cause? I'm a fit, active male in my early 40s.

Sometimes I feel a tightness and bloating in my stomach after eating.  What is most likely the cause?  I'm a fit, active male in my early 40s.

Reflux: The most likely cause of your symptoms is reflux, or GERD. GERD is very common, and can cause bloating after eating. If you develop severe pain, vomiting, or chest pain, go see your doctor. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about right sided pain in my low abdomen during early pregnancy. It can make me feel sick but I can work through the discomfort ?

Should I be concerned about right sided pain in my low abdomen during early pregnancy. It can make me feel sick but I can work through the discomfort ?

Yes: Until it has been established that your pregnancy is located inside your uterus, you may need to worry about an ectopic, or tubal pregnancy. At 6 weeks after the first day of your last period, an ultrasound should be able to establish whether the pregnancy is in the correct place or not ...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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Light pinching pain in abdomen, side, and back during early pregnancy is this normal or should I be concerned?

Light pinching pain in abdomen, side, and back during early pregnancy is this normal or should I be concerned?

Likely normal: It is still best to ask your OB and for explanation and a good exam. As the uterus rises, like any tissue, it causes discomfort and pressures on surrounding tissues even the bladder. It is affixed by the broad ligament which has nerves there and as there is stretch, there is discomfort. I hope my explanation helps, but ask your doctor please. ...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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Light abdomen pain during early pregnancy is it normal?

Light abdomen pain during early pregnancy is it normal?

Don't think so...: Abdominal discomfort during pregnancy is not to be ignored--its a warning sign that something may be wrong. Please see my many healthtap answers on the subject of what causes abdominal pain. Not all such problems are serious, but you don't want to miss the problem that is. Give your gynecologist a call please ; get checked. ...Read more

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Pregnancy (Definition)

If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more


Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more