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Doctor insights on: When To Stop Wearing Tight Clothes Over Stomach When Pregnant

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Can wearing really tight clothes , jeans , gridlers , anything right to the abdomen cause appendicities ?

Can wearing really tight clothes , jeans , gridlers , anything right to the abdomen cause appendicities ?

No: Appendicitis is caused by inflammation in the appendix which is attached to the bowels. It is unlikely that any external pressure to the area would trigger that inflammatory process. ...Read more

Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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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


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Is tight feeling in stomach and abs an early pregnanct sign?

Is tight feeling in stomach and abs an early pregnanct sign?

Not necessarily.: Early pregnancy sxs can include: no period, breast swelling ; tenderness w darkened areolas, thin, white ; milky vaginal discharge, fatigue, ^ urination frequency, constipation, bloating, heartburn, backache, cramping, headache, food cravings or aversions, ^ sense of smell, enlarged waist, feeling faint/dizzy, mood swings, ^ gas, insomnia, gagging more easily ; yawning. ...Read more

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I'm 15 weeks pregnant. I was coughing hard earlier and now I have llq pain when I move or tighten my abdomen. What could this be? Any danger to baby?

I'm 15 weeks pregnant. I was coughing hard earlier and now I have llq pain when I move or tighten my abdomen. What could this be? Any danger to baby?

Strained muscle/lig: You likely strained some tendons/muscles and/or ligaments in the area causing some pain. If laying still does not cause pain, then it is likely so. If it is hurting constantly, you should have it checked out... ...Read more

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Can we tie a cotton cloth on abdomen post a c sec to tighten the muscles and incision had a c sec 3 weeks back?

Can we tie a cotton cloth on abdomen post a c sec to tighten the muscles and incision had a c sec 3 weeks back?

Post C-section: For continuity of care and since the OB/GYN surgeon who performed your c-section knows your case and post operative course the best, it is very important to simply call them and ask about what you can and can not do regarding the post operative course. Most surgeons will want to see you post operatively anyway and then you are assured to be getting the best advice and care. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My girlfriend started having a tight stomach about a week ago it is really tight in the upper and middle parts and she thinks it may be early pregnanc?

My girlfriend started having a tight stomach about a week ago it is really tight in the upper and middle parts and she thinks it may be early pregnanc?

Possible: It is hard to know what is happening based upon the description but if she is sexually active pregnancy is always possible. I would recommend a pregnancy test and discussion with her primary physician. ...Read more

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Do I need to stop wearing tight clothes if I am pregnant?

Do I need to stop wearing tight clothes if I am pregnant?

No: Wearing tight clothes is not going to hurt the baby. The baby is well protected inside your body and will not be harmed by your clothing. Some women will buy girdles and tight pregnancy support belts to support the back and stomach muscles. Most pregnant women prefer loose clothing and adjustable waistbands for their own comfort. Wear what you like and what makes you feel good. ...Read more

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I'm 18weeks pregnant and I get very painful abdominal pains whenever my husband have sex with me. It's last for days before it's stops. Any help?

I'm 18weeks pregnant and I get very painful abdominal pains whenever my husband have sex with me. It's last for days before it's stops. Any help?

Different position?: Your uterus is growing and your round ligaments are stretching, and your cervix may be getting "bumped" during sex, causing discomfort. Have you tried being on top so you can control the depth of penetration better? Or perhaps on your side with your husband behind so your belly is not being pressed on? Let him know when it hurts so he can be more careful during this short period of your lives. ...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