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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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Can pregnancy be the reason for bloating?

hello,,my period last month was for three days and very light. This month my period was only one day and mostly brown and only spotting. I have been very very bloated and feel bloated too!!! You can notice it when I where clothes. I can feel a pulse on my right stomach and feel a kicking sensation in different parts of my stomach at times. Is this possible I am pregnant and or is it all in my head and just gas?????                                                                  
Wed, 2 Mar 2016
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OBGYN 's  Response
Hello dear,
I understand your concern.

In my opinion the light period needs to be evaluated.

I suggest you to get a urine pregnancy test done to check for the pregnancy.

The symptoms of pregnancy like nausea,vomitings,increased urination,sore breasts start 2 weeks after missed period in case of pregnancy.

But the symptoms alone will not be sufficient to confirm the pregnancy.

So a urine pregnancy test need to be done to confirm.

Usually the urine pregnancy test gives accurate results a week after missed period.

And the fetal movements are felt around 5 months of pregnancy.

So it might be too early to feel fetal kicks.

Anyways kindly do the pregnancy test.

If it is negative the chances of pregnancy are ruled out and the cause for scanty bleeding like any thyroid abnormalities,stress need to be evaluated.

Hope this helps.
Best regards.....Dr.Srilatha
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