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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. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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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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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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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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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Can GAD cause a tightness in my stomach muscles upon waking in the AM? Any way to stop this?

Can GAD cause a tightness in my stomach muscles upon waking in the AM? Any way to stop this?

The gut is called: "the second brain" in mental health work. The same receptor cites in the brain exist in the gut so we can have physical reactions there when stressed. it's also why some medications have GI side effects. See your doc to rule out medical conditions and then learn some strategies from a mental health pro. See www.relaxationresponse.org ...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

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I just drank some water (not very much), and am experiencing really tight, cramp like pain in my stomach. Why is this and can i stop it?

Water: drinking water may activate accumulated stomach acid causing pain.this is especially true on an empty stomach and first thing in the morning. It might be best to eat something solid before drinking ...Read more

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35 +5 pregnant I have been losing my mp over the last two days and now I have a non stop pain in my lower abdomen hurts to walk & hard to sleep on it?

35 +5 pregnant I have been losing my mp over the last two days and now I have a non stop pain in my lower abdomen hurts to walk & hard to sleep on it?

Mucous plug: It's totally normal to begin cramping after the loss of your mucous plug . It doesn't mean that you're going into labor though because the mucus plug it is something that always forms and reforms. Only if you get strong whole abdomen contractions or if you continue to leak watery fluid , should you really worry. You should still be regularly seeing your ob/gyn during this time. ...Read more

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Got Depo-Provera almost 2 year now my partner pulls out every time we have sex. Schedule Depo-Provera was july but I stop. Is pregnancy possible? Nipple/abdomen hurts

Got Depo-Provera almost 2 year now my partner pulls out every time we have sex. Schedule Depo-Provera was july but I stop. Is pregnancy possible? Nipple/abdomen hurts

Yes: It may take awhile after depo for periods to become regular again, but you never know when you are going to ovulate the first time. ...Read more

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Im pregnate and IV been throwing up non stop and nothing helps , as well my stomach feels like its on fire?

Im pregnate and IV been throwing up non stop and nothing helps , as well my stomach feels like its on fire?

CALL YOUR OB now: Or go to the er, u need anti- nausea meds and IV fluids and may need to be admitted for a day or 2 and then can be discharged on home health care if necessary and u may end up needing a subq anti- nausea pump which works very well to prevent nausea from preg. , so call your OB now. ...Read more

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Im 39 weeks 3days i woke up to pain in my lower back then it started to come to my stomach my stomach would tighten up for 20 sec then it would stop?

Im 39 weeks 3days i woke up to pain in my lower back then it started to come to my stomach my stomach would tighten up for 20 sec then it would stop?

Those are early cont: Contractions, please call your OB doc now, as i would send u in for a labor check, and i thought we already talked about getting induced, if i was your OB i would set you up to be induced tom or wed if you do not end up going into labor. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get pregnant making out with clothes on?

Is it possible to get pregnant making out with clothes on?

Sperm + egg: Sperm must be deposited in the vagina in order to fertilize an egg. It's very important that you learn the basics about sex before you engage in it. It is not possible to get pregnant with clothes on. Spend some time reading about human reproduction and sexuality. Make sure you learn how things work before you get in over your head. ...Read more

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Can u get pregnant while having dry sex clothes on?

Can u get pregnant while having dry sex clothes on?

Pregnancy: I am assuming by "dry sex" that clothes were not removed. If there was no penetration and the clothes were not removed it would be extremely unlikely. ...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


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