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Dr. Sewa Legha
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My lower stomach has felt tight for 2 days now, could that be an early sign/symptom of pregnancy?

My lower stomach has felt tight for 2 days now, could that be an early sign/symptom of pregnancy?

Probably not: Early pregnancy does not produce any local symptoms...Just missed periods and may be, nausea. Your problem could be from bladder infection(if you have to go to urinate frequently) or digestive probelms...Like constipation.If it persists more than 1-2 weeks, go see your family doctor. ...Read more

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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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I been cramping since yesterday and now im feeling tighten in ny stomach today and my period is due tomorrow is this an early sign of pregnancy?

I been cramping since yesterday and now im feeling tighten in ny stomach today and my period is due tomorrow is this an early sign of pregnancy?

Hard to tell...: A doctor can check to see if there is a medical issue, if a woman has mild menstrual-related symptoms. Many women have some variation of their mucus discharge, their periods, or a missed period on occasion. Some women feel normal after a few days, but others have bothersome symptoms and follow-up with their doctors. If needed, a pregnancy test is accurate if done correctly after a missed period. ...Read more

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I am a virgin, going through pregnancy scare. I have strep and I am on 500 mg of amoxicillin. Can the meds cause stomach tightness?

I am a virgin, going through pregnancy scare. I have strep and I am on 500 mg of amoxicillin. Can the meds cause stomach tightness?

If you are a: virgin - then you should not have a pregnancy scare. Sperm needs to be placed in the vagina or at the introitus (opening of the vagina) for pregnancy to occur. Antibiotics can sometimes cause GI symptoms. Take care. ...Read more

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I have stomach tightness and had a very light period that lasted for two days, can this mean am pregnant and the pregnancy test is actually positive?

I have stomach tightness and had a very light period that lasted for two days, can this mean am pregnant and the pregnancy test is actually positive?

Need to take the: Pregnancy test to find out if negative or positive. The main reason for light periods is a change in hormone levels. Causes for what seems to be a light period can include: thyroid problems, eating disorders, excessive exercise, initial periods for a girl, use of an intrauterine device, oral contraceptives, perimenopause & implantation bleeding in early pregnancy which rarely occurs. ...Read more

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Can tightness in the stomach be a sign of pregnancy? I have been tightness in the stomach lately, it feels like something is in my stomach. It feels like there's a lump in my stomach, it just feels so weird. I hope i don't have a tumor or something like t

Tightness : Tightness in the stomach is a very vague symptom and can be a sign of many different things, for example gastointestinal issues (gas, viral infection), premenstrual symptom, urinary tract infection, and even a sign of stress/anxiety. If you feel you may be pregnant, the simple answer is to take a pregnancy test. Lastly, if you feel you may have a tumor, then you need to see your doctor for an examination and possibly imaging studies. Good luck. ...Read more

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Late periods. PMS symptoms+ headaches+gassy and tight stomach and two negative pregnancy test . what could be the reason ?

Late periods. PMS symptoms+ headaches+gassy and tight stomach and two negative pregnancy test . what could be the reason ?

Hormonal imbalance: Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and are often due to hormonal imbalance. Anovulatory cycles are one cause. See this site for more information on this subject and discuss the relevant issue with your doctor. http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx ...Read more

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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


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