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What are causes of extreme bloating? I have taken HPT's, they are all negative but I am very bloated (have been for 4weeks) and look pregnant. Help!!

What are causes of extreme bloating? I have taken HPT's, they are all negative but I am very bloated (have been for 4weeks) and look pregnant. Help!!

Weight loss: Weigh yourself to see if you have gained weight. Losing weight would be helpful, easier said than done. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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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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How many women have periods and negative beta and are still pregnant?

How many women have periods and negative beta and are still pregnant?

None: If you had your period then you are not pregnant from sexual activity that occurred prior to that period. ...Read more

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For what reasons do women sometimes have a period when pregnant?

For what reasons do women sometimes have a period when pregnant?

They don't: Women don't have periods while they are pregnant but they may experience bleeding from a variety of causes. ...Read more

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Why do so many women have their period while they are pregnant?

Why do so many women have their period while they are pregnant?

A misunderstanding: Bleeding in early pregnancy is not uncommon and sometimes we can identify the cause and often we can't. if the pregnancy proceeds to develop normally there is no cause for alarm. It is a misperception to call this bleeding a period however. It cannot be a period because that would mean you are not pregnant. ...Read more

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Why do some women still get their periods even if they are pregnant? Like my friend's auntie for example.

Why do some women still get their periods even if they are pregnant? Like my friend's auntie for example.

They don't : One may bleed from their vagina during pregnancy but that's not the same as having a period. All bleeding during pregnancy should be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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What do I do for fibroids that are still growing even though i don't have periods any more, other than taking out my uterus?

What do I do for fibroids that are still growing even though i don't have periods any more, other than taking out my uterus?

Have it checked.: Fibroids usually dont grow much in the menopausal years, in fact they are supposed tostop growing and in some instances they might even shrink a little after menopause. It may be more concerning if there is rapid growth and or bleeding. Options for conservative treatment include uterine artery embolization or a laparoscopic myomectomy (removal of the fibroid and keeping the uterus). ...Read more

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What are liniments that are safe for pregnant for back pain?

What are liniments that are safe for pregnant  for back pain?

Red Liniment: J r watkins natural pain relieving red liniment with camphor and capsicum will sooth and get hot while helping the pain. Hope this helps, but you will not find safety info on natural products like fda products. ...Read more

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Are cold drinks bad for pregnant women?

Cold Drinks are : Not bad for pregnant women. However, the teachings of traditional chinese medicine encourage drinking fluids that are close to your body temperature for optimum health. ...Read more

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Why don't some women ever get a positive home pregnant test? Why do some women not know they're pregnant?

Why don't some women ever get a positive home pregnant test? Why do some women not know they're pregnant?

Not true: Pregnancy tests work on everyone. This is myth. The only time a home pregnancy test will be negative when someone is pregnant is in the first few days when the hormone level is too low for a urine test to detect it. ...Read more

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Why are my nipples nipping? Why have I missed periods for last 6 months? Already went to see doctor but they always say im not pregnant & that im fine

Why are my nipples nipping? Why have I missed periods for last 6 months? Already went to see doctor but they always say im not pregnant & that im fine

See a Gynecologist: I'm not sure what you exactly mean by 'nipping'? If you are not having regular periods and you are not pregnant, then you need to get further evaluation to see if there is a hormonal imbalance. Your GYN doctor will order some more tests and may even prescribe OC pills. ...Read more

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Are scabies bad for pregnant woman?

Are scabies bad for pregnant woman?

Scabies is: bothersome for any one who has them. If pregnant - ensure that discuss pediculosite that you will use with your physician/ obstetrician before hand. ...Read more

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For what reasons do women get pain on their ovaries while not during ovulation?

For what reasons do women get pain on their ovaries while not during ovulation?

Abnormal: You really should not get pain. So the possibilities are ovarian cysts, endometriosis, scar tissue. If it persists it is worth getting an evaluation with at least an ultrasound. ...Read more

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Can you have a heavy period and still be pregnant? How do people not know they are pregnant when they are sometimes nearly 6 months pregnant?

Can you have a heavy period and still be pregnant? How do people not know they are pregnant when they are sometimes nearly 6 months pregnant?

No: A woman cannot have any kind of true menstrual period while pregnant. People "not know" a lot of things in life, because people come in all types, shapes, sizes, etc... some are just not observant, some don't want to believe, some are unable to know, some know but must deny it, etc... ...Read more

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How can some women have a normal period for 6 months and be pregnant but doctors are saying that you can not?

How can some women have a normal period for 6 months and be pregnant but doctors are saying that you can not?

Myths in Medicine: There are no women having periods for six months and being pregnant. Your information is not true. Please, if you do not like the answers here, please take your questions to the physician you most trust. ...Read more

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What are reasons why my breasts are rapidly growing when I am 21 and absolutely not pregnant?

What are reasons why my breasts are rapidly growing when I am 21 and absolutely not pregnant?

Not sure.: The breasts enlarge naturally with weight gain, puberty, pregnancy and breast-feeding. Some oral contraceptives can be associated with increase in breast size in some women (sometimes). ...Read more

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Really confused. Why do some women have "periods" throughout pregnancy? If period shorter than normal, could you be pregnant?

Really confused. Why do some women have "periods" throughout pregnancy? If period shorter than normal, could you be pregnant?

Not a period: If you are pregnant, the bleeding is not a period. If there is bleeding during pregnancy it needs to be evaluated with ultrasound and a speculum exam. ...Read more

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Are waffles bad for pregnant people?

Are waffles bad for pregnant people?

Waffle and pregnant.: While there would certainly be healthier carbohydrates for a pregnant woman to eat, a standard waffle should not be harmful to a pregnant woman. ...Read more

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How come some women didn't know they were pregnant? Are you always bleeding every month even though your pregnant? How is that possible?

How come some women didn't know they were pregnant? Are you always bleeding every month even though your pregnant? How is that possible?

There can be: Some bleeding during pregnancy but, in my opinion, there is the issue of denial and maybe some don't know. Think about it, if there is no good time to mention it, you show up, no care, everyone's looking at you, now with baby, what would you say? That's gotta be a significant number. ...Read more