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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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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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37 weeks & 2 days pregnant, feeling urinating like pressure in abdomen.I mean full bladder lik feeling..But when urinating it was small amount only.Why?

37 weeks & 2 days pregnant, feeling urinating like pressure in abdomen.I mean full bladder lik feeling..But when urinating it was small amount only.Why?

Late Pregnancy: This is both common and obvious. Not sure why the question. Your uterus is so big that there is little room for your bladder. When the bladder cannot expand well then one has to pee more frequently. Normal. ...Read more

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I was told my uterus is enlarged. I have had multiple pregnancy symptoms & abdominal growth/fullness. We are both surgically sterilized. Pg tests neg.?

I was told my uterus is enlarged. I have had multiple pregnancy symptoms & abdominal growth/fullness. We are both surgically sterilized. Pg tests neg.?

Difficult to say: You need to be evaluated by your physician. You may possibly have something called adenomyosis. This is where bits and pieces of the uterine lining gets trapped in the muscle of the uterine wall and displays an enlarged uterus with tenderness. ...Read more

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I have a sense of pressure and fullness in my uterus/lower left abdomen, sometimes painful, what is this caused by? I am 22 and I am not pregnant. It sometimes hurts during intercourse.

I have a sense of pressure and fullness in my uterus/lower left abdomen, sometimes painful, what is this caused by? I am 22 and I am not pregnant. It sometimes hurts during intercourse.

Your : Your symptoms could represent a few different processes. First of all you need to be checked for a UTI (urinary tract infection). Your doctor can rule this out with a simple urine test. On the other hand, you could be dealing with a vaginal/pelvic infection(bacterial, yeast, or even std). Lastly, you could be dealing with ovarian cysts or even uterine fibroids (benign tumors of the uterus). There are multiple possibilities. I recommend a visit with your primary care provider or gyn for a complete evaluation. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Fullness in lower abdomen, fatigue and sore nipples. Could I be pregnant?

Fullness in lower abdomen, fatigue and sore nipples. Could I be pregnant?

Maybe: The answer to this question is easy to find. Either test with a reliable home urine pregnancy test (following the instructions) or have your physician perform a blood test. These symptoms could also be signs of a potentially more serious condition (such as ovarian disease) depending on your age and other risk factors. As always, when in doubt, seek the advice of a professional. ...Read more

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Been urinating frequently, bladder still feels full after urinating, fluttering in bottom of abdomen, heavy periods with lots of clots not pregnant tu?

Been urinating frequently, bladder still feels full after urinating, fluttering in bottom of abdomen, heavy periods with lots of clots not pregnant tu?

Seek care now...: You should seek attention ASAP without trying to wait out the course of suffering so to at least assure bladder emptying, no UTI, etc. How to have these things of good care done correctly? Follow instructions in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter05.html; then you can work closer with doc for better care. To know more on blood in urine, go to http://formefirst.com/hematuria.html. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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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Is it normal to have abdominal pains while ur pregnant?

Is it normal to have abdominal pains while ur pregnant?

Yes, but: If you are having pain in your abdomen (and you are not specific about this at all) you should contact your ob/gyn. This could be anything from fetal movement, to bladder infections to labor. This list is huge! ...Read more

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Im almost 4weeks pregnant and I have severe abdominal pains?

Need more info: Are you spotting? Do you have any vaginal discharge? Do you have any past medical issues? If you are having severe pain you should seriously consider have an exam by a doctor. ...Read more

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Im pregnant and im feeling tightness in my abdomen I want to know why?

Im pregnant and im feeling tightness in my abdomen I want to know why?

We can not answer: We do not have enough information.We don't know how many weeks you are in gestation age It is better you contact your Ob Doctor ...Read more

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Can pregnancy cause a slight swelling on the left side of your abdomen?

Can pregnancy cause a slight swelling on the left side of your abdomen?

Maybe: Because of the rotation of the uterus to the right, you might perceive an assymetry or 'swelling' on one side or the other. Run this by your OB and make sure that they do not need to do an ultrasound of the uterus. ...Read more

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How can I prevent getting strech marks on my abdomen when I am pregnant?

How can I prevent getting strech marks on my abdomen when I am pregnant?

In the genes: Unfortunately there is nothing available that will prevent stretch marks. They have a genetic tendency so talk to your relatives. ...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

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