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What Causes Bloating In Women
Multiple: Lower abdominal cramping in women could be caused by gastrointestinal problems, urinary tract problems menstruation, ovulation, ovarian cysts, uterine fibroids, infection, or endometriosis among others. A history and physical evaluation and additional testing may be necessary to determine a cause. ...Read more
Many possibilities: Many things can cause lower abdominal pain in women. Constipation, irritable bowel, colitis, bladder infection, bladder cystitis, ovarian cysts or tumors, uterine fibroids, kidney stones, pregnancy, appendix, falllopian tube infections or blockages. I am sure I am forgetting some. Need a full medical history and physical examination. ...Read more
Unusual: If the urinary bladder is abnormally distended, the lower abdomen or suprarpubic area would be distended before but not after urination unless the bladder is incompletely emptied. Abdominal distension only after urination would be difficult to explain. Some other causes of a distended abdomen include gastrointestinal gas accumulation, free fluid in the abdominal cavity, enlargement of organs,aneu ...Read more
Not really sure: Cravings may be an attempt to alleviate negative pregnancy symptoms. Salt cravings, like pickles, citrus cravings, like lemons and limes and sweet cravings, like ice cream, may all be an attempt to temper nausea. Different people crave different things and some women have no cravings at all. Bottom line is that we're not sure what you may crave or why you may crave it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Missed periods: Speaking literally, there are no symptoms specific to female infertility. Missed, absent, or irregular periods come from irregular or abnormal ovulations, which is the most common cause of female infertility. Pelvic pain, particularly painful intercourse, is often (but not always) suggestive of endometriosis, which caa also be a fertility factor in women. ...Read more
Physical changes: Physical changes that occur to your body because of the growing baby and the effect of hormones on your joints may lead to backaches. Imagine carrying a back pack with 25 pounds of stuff in it, only flip it around so that you carry it in front. Now carry that for 10 months. That weight puts a lot of stress on your back. Hormone changes in pregnancy loosen your joints, making the pain worse. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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