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Are Abdominal Discomfort And Movements In The Stomach Indicate Of Pregnancy?

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Posted on Thu, 2 Nov 2017
Question: I have been in an out of docs for my stomach. I think I'm pregnant 32 weeks in my adnominal. No doc is listening.. Not showing chromosome. But I feel movements and my heart is beating all over my stomach
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Answered by Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha (34 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
There is hardly anything that can be done about it.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

I have gone carefully through your query and understand your concerns. During the pregnancy the intestinal movements often slow down and that itself can be a source of various sorts of abdominal discomfort. The problems can increase as the pregnancy advances. It is not unlikley to feel pulsations over various parts of the abdomen. It is nothing unusual. However, there is hardly anything that can be done about it. That is possibly the reason that the doctors are not heeding to your concerns. You would have to patiently bear with it.

Let me know if I could help further.

Regards
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Follow up: Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha (20 hours later)
the baby is not in my uterus. but in my abdominal. something is moving in my stomach. I feel it in my back. I just asked for an MRI.. that should show the baby right. these docs don't think I'm pregnant but I do..
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Answered by Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Get the MRI done

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for the clarification. You are possibly feeling the bowel movements. Our gastrointestinal tract has a forward propulsive movement (peristalsis) that moves the food material forward as it is digested, absorbed and finally expelled as feces. You can feel free to get an MRI done and can visualize the abdominal structures yourself.

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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha (8 minutes later)
I'm going to the bathroom with no problem.. I feel like something is crawling on my skin. n I look 8 months pregnant. my stomach is flat. for the last 20 years.. I have heart burn. frequent urination. I have the appetite of 5 people. n my breast went from a 36 to 40. how is that possible..
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Answered by Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha (5 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Anxiety is a complicating factor

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

I have gone carefully through your query and understand your concerns. The mentioned symptoms do not indicate something specific. But let me tell you that the body and mind are inter-related. Physical complaints therefore yield an unrest of the mind and vice versa. Sensations can be subjective. Sensations or discomforts do not always have a physical or organic cause but that does not mean that the complaint or discomfort is unreal or does not exist. However, dealing with such problems needs training of the mind and not merely treating for the physical ailment. You might know that the pain threshold of army men are much higher than that of a common man and this is achieved through training the mind. You too would need to train your mind to ignore the itchiness and crawling sensation that you experience. You need to visit a psychologist who would be able to administer psychotherapy which could ease you of your problems. The medicines are already on the proper lines and should help.

It would also help if you also see a psychiatrist. It is apparent that you have anxiety and that is complicating the matters. The acid reflux (heartburn) and increased appetite are directly related to it. In order to relieve yourself, you need to do the following:
* Avoid spicy food. Take small but frequent meals. Avoid long gaps between meals.
* Avoid alcohol intake (if it a part of your habit).
* Take Prilosec (omeprazole) once daily before breakfast.
* Take plenty of green leafy vegetables as well as other sources of dietary fibers. Take fiber supplements like isabgol/psyllium husk or senna. I would insist you to increase your dietary fiber intake.
* Regular morning walk and exercise to keep the bowel movements proper.
* If I had a patient like you I would perhaps have suggested Prodep (fluoxetine) 20 mg tablet (long term anxiolytic and a prescription drug) once daily for at least 2 months (it may take time for the action to set in). Discuss about this with your treating physician.
* Take curd or yogurt on daily basis. It contains beneficial bacteria and should help.
* Stress reduction has a very important role to play. Yoga and meditation should help.

Hopefully that should help.

Let me know if I could help further.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha (30 minutes later)
Dude I did not wish baby in my life. My tube has been altered when I was 21 . also two previous c sections. And ovary surgery when I was 16. Which makes me a high risk factor for an eptopic abdominal pregnancy. I been pregnant twice.. And there is nothing like being pregnant . nothing... Read up on abdominal pregnancy they do exist.. Watch I'm one and 450 women..
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Answered by Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
You possibly misread my answer

Detailed Answer:
You probably missed my answer. My answer did not contain anything pertaining to pregnancy.

Please go through my last answer.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Are Abdominal Discomfort And Movements In The Stomach Indicate Of Pregnancy?

Brief Answer: There is hardly anything that can be done about it. Detailed Answer: Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic. I have gone carefully through your query and understand your concerns. During the pregnancy the intestinal movements often slow down and that itself can be a source of various sorts of abdominal discomfort. The problems can increase as the pregnancy advances. It is not unlikley to feel pulsations over various parts of the abdomen. It is nothing unusual. However, there is hardly anything that can be done about it. That is possibly the reason that the doctors are not heeding to your concerns. You would have to patiently bear with it. Let me know if I could help further. Regards