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What does your stomach feel like, when you first become pregnant?

What does your stomach feel like, when you first become pregnant?

Like normal: When you first become pregnant you may feel nauseated or bloated but the stomach itself would not feel different as the size of the pregnancy is microscopic. If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy.

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What causes right side lower abdominal in early pregnancy. The pain is like a twinge/stich and comes and goes.?

What causes right side lower abdominal in early pregnancy. The pain is like a twinge/stich and comes and goes.?

Growth: As the uterus grows, it stretches some of the ligaments that hold it in place. (round ligament being the most common source of pain). Very normal. It can occur on either side.

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What causes right side lower abdominal in early pregnancy. The pain is like a twinge/stich and comes and goes.?

What causes right side lower abdominal in early pregnancy. The pain is like a twinge/stich and comes and goes.?

Growth: As the uterus grows, it stretches some of the ligaments that hold it in place. (round ligament being the most common source of pain). Very normal. It can occur on either side.

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What causes right side lower abdominal in early pregnancy. The pain is like a twinge/stich and comes and goes.?

What causes right side lower abdominal in early pregnancy. The pain is like a twinge/stich and comes and goes.?

Growth: As the uterus grows, it stretches some of the ligaments that hold it in place. (round ligament being the most common source of pain). Very normal. It can occur on either side.

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My mothers abdomen is very round (a ball like) and large its just like she is pregnant but she isn't and some times it get bigger what's the problem?

My mothers abdomen is very round (a ball like) and large its just like she is pregnant but she isn't and some times it get bigger what's the problem?

Liver disease: Can cause a fluid build up in the abdomen that can make an older person look pregnant--it's called ascites. She should go to the doctor to have basic blood work done to see if her liver is not functioning as well as it should. This can be a life threatening issue if not solved quickly. A history of hepatitis puts her at higher risk.

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Hi doc. My friend is pregnant and she feels a little pinch like sensation that hurts a bit in her abdomen when the sensation occurs. She's just 5 weeks?

Hi doc. My friend is pregnant and she feels a little pinch like sensation that hurts a bit in her abdomen when the sensation occurs. She's just 5 weeks?

Pregnancy: I wouldn't worry too much about this. I would watch for increasing abdominal cramping and bleeding at this point. Make sure she follows up with her physician as soon as she can

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Abdomen feels like it is stretching burning. Is this normal 8 weeks pregnant?

Abdomen feels like it is stretching burning. Is this normal 8 weeks pregnant?

Yes: Most likely ligament pain. Stretching is exactly what it is doing. Make sure you don't have an urinary tract infection if the pain persists, worsens or you also develop a fever.

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I'm having Right abdominal pregnancy pains and I'm like 1-3 weeks, is that normal?

I'm having Right abdominal pregnancy pains and I'm like 1-3 weeks, is that normal?

Pain is not normal: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor.

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Is it normal for pregnant woman having abdominal or like dismenorhea pain kind of thing?

Is it normal for pregnant woman having abdominal or like dismenorhea pain kind of thing?

Occasionally: Lower abdomen-pelvic discomfort is normal in pregnancy as long as is short lasting and relieved by resting, voiding or having a bowel movement. Consult with your health provider.

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I get quick satiety, my abdomen is distended, and I have gained like 3 pounds. Should I be worried. I'm not pregnant.?

Yes: You might want to go to a doctor and get an exam and possibly an imaging study. Sometimes women can get cysts on their ovaries can cause these symptoms. Hopefully it's nothing, but best to have an exam and talk to an expert gynecologist.

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I am 17 weeks pregnant, and I am now complaining about pain in my abdomen and felt like the baby is about to fall. Is this normal?

I am 17 weeks pregnant, and I am now complaining about pain in my abdomen and felt like the baby is about to fall. Is this normal?

Not normal: Pressure and pain during early pregnancy is not considered normal until proven otherwise. An evaluation by an obstetrician would be wise.

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I'll be 35 weeks pregnant tomorrow & have been active all day now I'm getting sharp ripping like pains on my lower left side abdomen?

CALL YOUR OB NOW!!!: U shoudl have already called you ob, u need evaluation, if you were my pt I would send you staright to the labor room for evaluation, u need to make sure u are not in premature labor and everything is ok inside the uterus with the baby and placenat don't delay.

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I feel movement in my abdomen, had 3pregnancy tests done, they all came back negative, but my belly is growing, looks like I'm 6months pregnant.

I feel movement in my abdomen, had 3pregnancy tests done, they all came back negative, but my belly is growing, looks like I'm 6months pregnant.

Urgent Exam: If you have not yet, I would contact and see your doctor soon. You are describing changes which definitely requires a face to face history and examination. No time like the present.

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6 w 3d pregnant. Abdomen feels like I did a crunches when I cough or move from a sitting or laying position. Also fluctuating preg symptoms. Normal?

6 w 3d pregnant. Abdomen feels like I did a crunches when I cough or move from a sitting or laying position. Also fluctuating preg symptoms. Normal?

Well, ....: Everyone is different, so it is tough to say if what your experiencing is Normal. You can never go wrong with seeing the dr. For a good evaluation, especially when you are pregnant. To simply assure all is well with you and the growing baby inside you. Best wishes.

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Can I do abdominal exercise while pregnant?

Can I do abdominal exercise while pregnant?

Depends: The answer depends on the specific exercise, your medical history, level of fitness prior to pregnancy, and other factors. In normal pregnancies, exercise is generally ok, but your program should be cleared by the md providing your care to ensure safety and specific parameters.

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Can you use a heating pad on pregnant abdomen?

Can you use a heating pad on pregnant abdomen?

No: Do not put a heating pad on a pregnant belly. You may heat the baby up too much. You can use a heating pad on the neck, shoulders, back and limbs while pregnant.

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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.

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

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