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When does your stomach start to get hard during pregnancy?

When does your stomach start to get hard during pregnancy?

Second trimester: During pregnancy, your abdomen should be soft unless you are having a contraction. "Braxton-Hicks" contractions start to occur intermittently during the second trimester. You may notice your abdomen is hard a few times a day. If your abd is hard very frequently or constantly, you should see your Doc. Best wishes! ...Read more

Dr. Ira Friedlander
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When does your stomach start to get hard during pregnancy?

When does your stomach start to get hard during pregnancy?

Please clarify: Your stomach never gets hard during pregnancy, Your uterus feels tight for about 30 seconds at a time, about 3 to 5 times an hour around 16 to 20 weeks of pregnancy. Most women do not even feel it. It is called Braxton Hicks contraction. ...Read more

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3 wks. I've been exhausted. My stomach/lower abdomen is harder than normal. Get sick from certain foods. Gas bubbles. Frequent urination. Pregnancy?

3 wks. I've been exhausted. My stomach/lower abdomen is harder than normal. Get sick from certain foods. Gas bubbles. Frequent urination. Pregnancy?

Hard to guess: It can be hard to tell if a woman is pregnant because some of the symptoms seen in early pregnancy can also happen in non-pregnant women. A urine pregnancy test gives a reliable result if done correctly. Can test about 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. If not pregnant, a doctor can evaluate any persistent or worrisome symptoms. ...Read more

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Painful side of abdomen during 6month pregnancy left side what causes it?

Painful side of abdomen during 6month pregnancy left side what causes it?

Uterus growing: Pain in the abdominal region during pregnancy is a common complaint, as the uterus grows it can cause some discomfort. If the pain is accompanied by other symptoms, such as fever, spotting or bleeding, vomiting or any discomfort during urination, calling your obstetrician is the best call of action. Drink plenty of fluids, change position and cure constipation. ...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

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Can I get a pregnancy in the abdomen if my tubes are removed?

Possible but rare: Tubes are usually necessary but sperm can rarely get to the egg without the tubes
abdominal pregnancy is dangerous. ...Read more

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How to get rrid of 6 year old pregnancy stretch marks. On abdomen?

How to get rrid of 6 year old pregnancy stretch marks. On abdomen?

Surgery: Unfortunately, for most part, pregnancy related stretch marks can only be permanently removed via an excision, in the likes of a tummy tuck surgery. There are various non-surgical options available as well, but please do your research, as many tend to overpromise and underdeliver. Consult your local healthcare expert for a detailed evaluation and consultation. ...Read more

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Why is it that the pregnancy women get the stretch marks over their abdominal?

Stretch marks: Stretch marks (striae) are caused by tearing of the dermis which leads to scarring. In pregnancy, development of striae may be due to hormonal changes as well as rapid weight increase and stretching of skin. ...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?

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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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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Pain in the abdomen during urination-sign of periods or pregnancy?

May be neither: If this continues please d/w your physician to insure that you don't have an infection. ...Read more

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Why is the top of my abdomen hard? Could it be a possibility of pregnancy

Why is the top of my abdomen hard? Could it be a possibility of pregnancy

You would not: Experience a hard upper abdomen in really early pregnancy. If you have missed your period - then take a home pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Sharp Pain occurs while touching lower right side abdomen, is it normal during pregnancy?

See a doctor ASAP: Sharp pain in right low abdomen during pregnancy is abnormal and can have multiple causes including acute appendicitis, ectopic pregnancy, and urinary tract infection. Please see a doctor or go to ED and run some tests to rule out medical emergency. ...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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Is it fine to take adco napamol tablets when feeling abdominal pains during pregnancy?

Is it fine to take adco napamol tablets when feeling abdominal pains during pregnancy?

Not sure: Look on the bottle and re-ask the question using the active ingredients listed. Napamol has different formulations and the answer would be different for each combination. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I'm at week 7, sometime I feel pain in my lower abdominal region, is it normal during pregnancy?

I'm at week 7, sometime I feel pain in my lower abdominal region, is it normal during pregnancy?

See your Ob: Ligament strain on the uterus can cause pelvic pain in pregnancy but this is a diagnosis of exclusion, please see your OB & get checked out with an exam and possibly a sonogram ...Read more

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What are the dangers of doing abdominal exercises during pregnancy? What are specific risks to the fetus?

What are the dangers of doing abdominal exercises during pregnancy? What are specific risks to the fetus?

Dangers?: If you have an otherwise uncomplicated pregnancy you can exercise like you did prepregnancy without complication. Don't do exercise that places you at risk for hitting your belly (don't kickbox!). ...Read more

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Slight pain in lower abdomen during 19th week of pregnancy?

Please call your OB: Doc may or may not be significant your doc would want to know so your doc can decide if u need to be seen or have ultrasound, exam, etc. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to do situps or abdominal crunches during pregnancy?

Is it safe for me to do situps or abdominal crunches during pregnancy?

Sit ups: Any exercise that requires a pregnant woman to lie flat on her back in pregnancy is not recommended. Other core exercises such as planks or upright core exercises are safe in most noncomplicated pregnancies and should be done in place of setups and crunches ...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?

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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During pregnancy where is your abdomen located? And around what month should I be able to feel the baby on my own

During pregnancy where is your abdomen located? And around what month should I be able to feel the baby on my own

Abdominal location: The abdomen is located above the pubic bone and below the diaphragm. Prior to 12 weeks of pregnancy the fetus is below the pubic bone in the pelvis. Fetal movement can be detected in the 2nd trimester of pregnancy. ...Read more

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During pregnancy, which abdominal pains should I worry about? Sometimes I think its digestion issues but can't tell sometimes :- (

During pregnancy, which abdominal pains should I worry about? Sometimes I think its digestion issues but can't tell sometimes :- (

Per term labor: The only thing that distinguishes a labor pain from other kind of pains is its repititive nature at fixed intervals. Meaning if you have paints every one hour ---- even if its dull ache that last anywhere from 2-5-10 minutes; see your OB asap. ...Read more

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Pain in the lower abdomen area, on pills for pregnancy I go through frequent scans during my cycle, everything looked normal, but I have pain?

Hyperstimulation?: I assume that the, "pills for pregnancy" are to help you conceive? They are likely causing stimulation of your ovaries. The follicles that form will normally rupture when they release an egg. When stimulated, there tend to be more and larger follicles that can cause pain, especially when they rupture. ...Read more

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Very slight pain in lower left abdomen during 1st month of pregnancy. Plz help. Also give some tips about how baby grow healthy in 1st trimester??

Very slight pain in lower left abdomen during 1st month of pregnancy. Plz help. Also give some tips about how baby grow healthy in 1st trimester??

See a Provider: You need to find out if you have an ovarian cyst or an ectopic pregnancy (a pregnancy outside the uterus). See aProvider soon.
A healthy pregnancy needs good nutrition, rest, and a lack of harmful drugs including tobacco. Make sure you take your prenatal vitamins as the Folic acid is important in preventing miscarriage and birth defects. ...Read more

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Stretching during sleep during pregnancy and getting sharp pain in the upper side of the abdomen (middle) for few seconds. What is that pain for?

Depends: There a variety of aches and pains that occur as the uterus grows inside your body. You did not mention how far along you are. If you are far along then the pain may just be from the growing baby. Upper right side pain can be a sign of gallbladder disease which is common in pregnancy. Have have your obgyn who has more information check you out ...Read more

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My medical report showed a lipoma on left side of my abdominal wall since 13 months, size is 5*4*1.3cm. Shud I get it removed. Wil it effect pregnancy?

My medical report showed a lipoma on left side of my abdominal wall since 13 months, size is 5*4*1.3cm. Shud I get it removed. Wil it effect pregnancy?

If your doctor is: Sure that this is nothing more than a lipoma, you should wait until you deliver to have it removed. You should show it to a surgeon too, because it could be an abdominal wall hernia. ...Read more

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Got pain in lower abdomen during pregnancy massage?

Got pain in lower abdomen during pregnancy massage?

Many things: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more