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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

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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I have little pain in my low abdomen during pregnancy. It can make me feel uncomfortable but I can work through the discomfort, is that normal?

I have little pain in my low abdomen during pregnancy. It can make me feel uncomfortable but I can work through the discomfort, is that normal?

Maybe: It may or not be normal, so I hope you addressed this question to your treating OB MD who has examined you and knows your history during this pregnancy. ...Read more

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Are little vibrations in your lower abdomen a symptom of pregnacy?

Are little vibrations in your lower abdomen a symptom of pregnacy?

No: Early pregnancy is not associated with abdominal vibrations. Usual signs are missed or abnormal menses, nausea, breast tenderness and fatigue. These may vary in intensity. If in doubt, testing can be helpful-perhaps even before symptoms are apparent ...Read more

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Is twitching in lower abdomen pregnacy?

Is twitching in lower abdomen pregnacy?

Nope: Not in the lower abdomen,
Not in the upper abdomen,
Not twitching in a box,
Not twitching with a fox!
I do not like Green Eggs and Ham.
I do not Like them Sam I am.

Couldn't resist that memory spark. Perhaps Dr. Seuss would've found a way to incorporate that into a rhyme had he been a gynecologist!
Pregnancy's not predicted by abdominal twitching.

Talk to me about the pregnancy test. ...Read more

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4weeks pergnant w baby #3 feel a pulling sensation in lower belly don't remember this w other pregnancies is this normal?

4weeks pergnant w baby #3 feel a pulling sensation in lower belly don't remember this w other pregnancies is this normal?

Normal: There is an increase in blood flow in the uterus so it is not uncommon to feel pulsation. Yiu should however see your doctor soon and get an ultrasound do to make sure that everything is ok. ...Read more

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Is bleeding normal with pregnancy I have a pain in my lower belly followed with bleeding. This has been going on for more then 4 days and its not a lite bleeding. The blood is dark red... What does this mean and what should I do?

Is bleeding normal with pregnancy I have a pain in my lower belly followed with bleeding. This has been going on for more then 4 days and its not a lite bleeding. The blood is dark red... What does this mean and what should I do?

Call: Call your doctor right away.

20-30% of women will have some vaginal bleeding in the first trimester of pregnancy. First trimester bleeding can have many causes such as:
threatened miscarriage - bleeding, but the fetus is still alive inside
miscarriage - lost pregnancy
ectopic pregnancy - a pregnancy which implants in the fallopian tube
molar pregnancy - abnormal tissue developing instead of a fetus
post-coital bleeding - bleeding after sex from a sensitive cervix
trauma or infection unrelated to pregnancy - small cuts or tears in the vagina or an infection such as pelvic inflammatory disease

since some of these can be dangerous and since vaginal bleeding during pregnancy is always considered abnormal, you should call you ob/gyne doctor for any bleeding. They will be able to check you and treat you appropriately. Good luck! ...Read more

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Constant trapped wind in lower belly 8wks after ectopic pregnancy surgery?

Constant trapped wind in lower belly 8wks after ectopic pregnancy surgery?

Postop evaluation: Eight weeks is a fairly long time to still be having symptoms after surgery. Consider scheduling a follow up with the doctor who did your surgery. They can evaluate you and determine if any testing is needed. They may want to consider a gastrointestinal evaluation to determine if a digestive issue is happening ...Read more

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I'm running out of time to lose the pregnancy weight. Which exercises can I do to get rid of the lower belly flab?

I'm running out of time to lose the pregnancy weight. Which exercises can I do to get rid of the lower belly flab?

Postpartum weight: Hi andresparadaiz,

weight loss after childbirth is a common challenge. Unfortunately it's difficult to lose weight in just one area. Depending on how long it's been since birth you may still see some natural skin regression. Strengthening the stomach muscles will help reduce the bulge but not the loose skin. If you are particularly concerned you may need a cosmetic surgery evaluation.

Doc ripley. ...Read more

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I feel very dry no discharge but this is my 10wk of pregnancy sometimes just watery is it normal have backache plus left side pain under lower belly?

I feel very dry no discharge but this is my 10wk of pregnancy sometimes just watery is it normal have backache plus left side pain under lower belly?

Lower belly pain: Often in early pregnancy people experience pain in lower abdomen described as cramping/pulling... This could be due to change in bowel patterns, or stretching of the ligaments attached to your uterus... If very severe pain you should definitely see your doc for an eval. ...Read more

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I had my pap smear the 26th and started bleeding the next morning still bleeding its not heavy unless I wipe, is this normal?? I'm about 3-4 weeks and this is my 2nd pregnancy I didn't do this with my first I'm a little crampy in my back and lower belly

I had my pap smear the 26th and started bleeding the next morning still bleeding its not heavy unless I wipe, is this normal?? I'm about 3-4 weeks and this is my 2nd pregnancy I didn't do this with my first I'm a little crampy in my back and lower belly

Yes: Pap smears can traumatize the cervix sufficiently to cause slight bleeding for a couple of days. Cramping is also common, and every pregnancy is different. It is also possible that this represents early signs of a miscarriage but this seems less likely. ...Read more

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Jo, I've been experience 'pregnancy symptoms' I'm on the cerezette pill & don't have periods been on it for 3 years lower belly ache & spotting help?

Jo, I've been experience 'pregnancy symptoms' I'm on the cerezette pill & don't have periods been on it for 3 years lower belly ache & spotting help?

See your GYN: First you need to take/get a pregnancy test. Then you need to see your gyn doc and see if its related to the birth control pill. You may need to take a "holiday" from the pill... ...Read more

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No period for 4 months negative pregnancy test and lower belly pain and back pain?

No period for 4 months negative pregnancy test and lower belly pain and back pain?

This needs medical: Eval. Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (i.e. PCOS). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is pregnancy possible? Had 2 regular periods, negative preg. Test but having a stomach ache in lower belly and ovulation spotting for 1st time...

Pelvic Pain: Regular periods mean you're not pregnant but it doesn't mean that there aren't other gynecological reasons for your pain and spotting. You should consider seeing your primary doctor or a gyn to be examined for what could be going on. Can be an infection, can be a cyst, etc. If you're worried about an unplanned pregnancy start a birth control method! Make sure you aren't constipated. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel little spasms and twitches in lower abdomen during early pregnancy. Also what feelings are normal during early pregnancy.?

Is it normal to feel little spasms and twitches in lower abdomen during early pregnancy. Also what feelings are normal during early pregnancy.?

Yes: Your uterus is a muscle and it will spasm. Make sure not peeing all the time. If the pain goes to one side and is getting worse and you haven't had an ultrasound, get one. The risk of a pregnancy in the tube is about 1-2/1000 but needs to be dealt with. Otherwise generally nausea early. ...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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7dpo, tight feeling in lower belly, feeling a bit sore. Mild cramps. Breasts slight painful. Ttc sign of pregnany?

7dpo, tight feeling in lower belly, feeling a bit sore. Mild cramps. Breasts slight painful. Ttc sign of pregnany?

Way to early: Seven days post ovulation is way too early to be having pregnancy symptoms. The best way to determine if you are pregnant is to check a home pregnancy test when you miss your period. ...Read more

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Sometimes my stomach/pelvis randomly pulses. I can see it. No sex for 3 months and 7 negative pregnancy tests. Ideas? I'm terrified of pregnancy.

Sometimes my stomach/pelvis randomly pulses. I can see it. No sex for 3 months and 7 negative pregnancy tests. Ideas? I'm terrified of pregnancy.

What are you seeing?: If this is your abdominal aortic pulse, it's normal -- many people never notice it, and it is visible at random times depending on your state of relaxation and your bowel habits. If I've misunderstood, please forgive me. ...Read more

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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

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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


Lower Abdomen (Definition)

The lower abdomen is the area below the umbilicus (belly button) from one side of the abdomen ...Read more