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What causes kick like sensations in abdomen?

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Posted on Mon, 16 May 2016
Question: I've been pregnant five times and have had one miscarriage and 4 live births. Four years ago i had a partial hysterectomy. i know i can't be pregnant yet i feel "kicks" in my stomach. The "kicks" are strong enough to see and my husband also can feel them. i thought it might be gas however it doesn't move-it stays in the same spot (lower left side of my stomach)
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Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal (14 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Can be muscle twitching.

Detailed Answer:
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Thanks for trusting us with your health concern.
The kick like feeling that you have can be due to muscle twitches. A muscle twitching can happen due to an irregular discharge by a nerve causing a muscle contraction. This can happen due to electrolyte imbalance.
The other cause of such feeling can be intestinal movements. This can be restricted to one area also. To confirm that nothing is abnormal you can get an ultrasound scan done.
Please feel free to discuss further. I will be glad to answer the follow up queries that you have.
Wishing you good health.
Regards.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal.
For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Rakhi-Tayal

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What causes kick like sensations in abdomen?

Brief Answer: Can be muscle twitching. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for trusting us with your health concern. The kick like feeling that you have can be due to muscle twitches. A muscle twitching can happen due to an irregular discharge by a nerve causing a muscle contraction. This can happen due to electrolyte imbalance. The other cause of such feeling can be intestinal movements. This can be restricted to one area also. To confirm that nothing is abnormal you can get an ultrasound scan done. Please feel free to discuss further. I will be glad to answer the follow up queries that you have. Wishing you good health. Regards. Dr. Rakhi Tayal. For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Rakhi-Tayal