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I am afraid of abdominal pregnancy

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I am 37 years old. In early March i started feeling symptoms of pregnancy. Since March i have not had a normal period. My periods are much lighter. I started feeling little movements around 3 months later. I went to my doctor and i was sent for an ultrasound & blood work. Pregnancy test was negavtive and the Ultrasound showed a fibroid tumor. The tumor was small. They gave me the cd of my ultrasound. One of the photos shows an image of a baby but not inside the uterus. The technician reviewed them again and said he saw what i saw but there was not sac so it was not a pregnancy. I now have increased movement every day. I did have a colon infection in June and my doctors are saying its probably my colon moving. I do not have bowel problems and i know this is not gas. I have this movement on and off everyday. My belly has gotten much harder and rounded at the top just like when i was pregnant. I have been pregnant 2 other times and know what it feels like.I am afraid of abdominal pregnanc

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replied November 17th, 2011
Pregnancy Answer A28635
Hello and welcome to e health forum.

In any case of pregnancy , either a true uterine pregnancy or a abdominal pregnancy (ectopic), there will be elevated HCG levels which can cause a positive urine pregnancy test or they can be estimated via blood levels.

Presence of elevated estrogen levels can cause increased abdominal distension due to bloating and intestinal motility. Such a situation can be usually seen in association with uterine fibroids.

Since the ultrasound has already ruled out pregnancy and confirmed a fibroid, you might consult with your gynecologist for further treatment measures and proper advice.

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