Hardness Of Stomach And Occasional Fluttering

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Nicole1990 - October 10

I havent gotten my period for about 3 months the last time i got it was in august but only for 2 day and then it stopped. Ive also been feeling occasional fluttering in my stomach and my stomach feels hard as if i am pregnant. although i did go to the doctor in september and he said that nothing came out in the sonogram is there a chance i still might be pregnant?


E586467 - October 10

I suggest going back to the doctor for more tests to be sure. Did you get a positive pregnancy test at all? Unfortunately sometimes if a woman really wants a baby or is stressed enough about the possibility of an unwanted pregnancy, her body can put her through a false pregnancy or phantom pregnancy. Although not impossible it is not likely that you would be feeling movements yet even if you were pregnant, so either way go back to the doctor & demand another ultrasound to be sure. Let us know the outcome.


Malica - October 10

Unless they did a sonogram of your foot instead of your abdomen, it would be extremely hard for a technician to miss a 3 month pregnancy. (They are often doing ultrasounds on pregnancies that are 5 or 6 weeks old, so finding a 3 month old pregnancy is a snap). The fluttering you feel is most likely caused by gas, only you'd never noticed it before because you hadn't had any reason to pay attention to that sensation before you wondered about pregnancy. Most pregnant women don't feel the baby move until around the 18 week mark (around 4-5 months), so any flutters you feel are caused by a pregnancy. Go back to your doctor and keep insisting until you find answers, but the answer is not pregnancy.


Tonigirl - October 10

Hi I just wanted to add to what Malica said...I had an ultrasound at 7weeks and they did indeed see the sac...no problem at all. Then because I was high risk they did another at 9weeks and 13 weeks and the baby was easily spotted...and at 13 weeks it was even looking much more like a baby rather than just a sac. So, if they didn't see a baby...there isn't one. Also, I started feeling the slightest movements at about 16-18 weeks and it did just feel like gas...chances are you are feeling gas. But still go to your doctor and find out why you aren't having normal periods. Make them listen to you and take you seriously...sometimes doctors need that squeaky wheel (you know the person who just won't go away until they get answers) to finally take you seriously. Just because you're more than likely not pregnant doesn't mean that something isn't go on. Good luck to you...


Tonigirl - October 10

Just incase you might be concerned about an ectopic pregnancy (tubal) here's some info i found online about...it's a bit long...but it does discuss the possibility of having a sonogram without seeing a sac. I don't want to worry you, but if you're having any of the symptoms here you should for sure be seen. Initially an ectopic pregnancy may appear just as a normal pregnancy - with a missed menstrual period and symptoms such as sore b___sts and nausea. However, there is often abnormal v____al bleeding which may occur at the time of, a little later than, the expected period. Often, this bleeding is mistaken for a period. Pain on the side of the ectopic occurs commonly and may be a__sociated with a feeling of light-headedness. If the tube ruptures, this usually results in severe abdominal pain, fainting and shock. Making the diagnosis on clinical examination is difficult, and the only suspicious finding may be pain on internal examination. Today, an ectopic pregnancy can be diagnosed very early using blood tests for HCG ; and v____al ultrasound. Both these tests need to be done simultaneously in order to interpret them correctly. Beta HCG is a very specific "marker" for pregnancy. This blood test is very sensitive and if negative, virtually excludes any risk of a significant ectopic pregnancy. A positive HCG level confirms that the patient is pregnant, but does not provide information about the site of the pregnancy. A v____al ultrasound allows the doctor to locate the gestational sac of the early pregnancy. Occasionally, the sac may be seen outside the uterus, making a positive diagnosis of ectopic on sonography. Often, however, the sac cannot be seen clearly in ectopic pregnancies, especially if it is in an early stage. Then, both the scan and HCG levels need to be studied. In a normal intrauterine pregnancy, the doctor should be able to see a gestational sac in the uterine cavity on v____al ultrasound, if the HCG level is more than 2000 mIU/ml ( this is called the discriminatory zone). However, if the level is more than 2000 mIU/ml and the doctor cannot see a gestational sac , this means that the diagnosis is an ectopic pregnancy.



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