Hi I was wondering if you could answer my question...My stomach pulses sometimes I mean to the point where i thought i was pregnant. I dont think i am I took a test and it was negative and I've been getting my period regularly. I have a son who is 5 and I've never felt that sensation before only when i was pregnant with him. It started about 1 month ago and it started where my belly button was and then moved to my ovaries and I also felt it on sides....its like a jumping feeling you can see it more like a pulse my husband even felt it.. Just wondering if you could help me out that would be great cause Im pretty convinced that its not a baby. Also I've been having a lil cramping and Im due to see my menstrual around the 15th. Hopefully I've given you enough info that will help you answer the question. Thanks again and I look forward to hearing from you.
What you are experiencing are muscles twitches or fasciculations.
They could be symptom of a relatively rare disorder of the nervous system, known as muscle fasciculation syndrome.
It is characterized by the uncontrolled fasciculations (twitching) of muscle groups in various parts of the body, even affecting the abdominal muscles.
Sometimes, it can be associated with muscle cramps and in that case it is known as cramp fasciculation syndrome.
This condition is benign (doesn't get worse over time), and can be present from time to time or constantly.
The cause is most of the time unknown or may follow use of certain drugs, or it may appear after exercise, viral illness like stomach flu or after excessive stress and anxiety.
The basic problem in all of these causes is believed to be a low levels of magnesium.
You may try some magnesium supplements, but, it will be a good idea to see a neurologist, too (sometimes, these fasciculations are symptoms of multiple sclerosis, myastenia gravis, or other more serious neurological diseases).