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Odd possible pregnancy symptoms

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I had sex once-May 27, 2009. I used Plan B 30 hours later. I have had regular periods (skipped one in November). I started feeling flutters in many places in my abdomen in October. I went to a walk-in clinic for an abdominal ultrasound Nov 3-- no preg found. I went to see my gp in early January. She said abdomen was soft upon palpation, but did feel the "pounding" when she pressed with stethoscope. I got a quantitative hcg the next week-- less than 1 (would have been 35 weeks at this point, so seems like it would be correct). I have used an expensive ($600) fetal doppler that we had from my roommates pregnancy and it registers 125-135 with what sounds like what it sounded like when she was pregnant in my lower sides of my abdomen when standing, but normal (60-90) bpms when lying down. I have lost weight (20lbs) since October (quit drinking and started exercising), but pants are tight. Don't know what to do. Am I pregnant? I'd be due in about a week and a half so seems unlikely.


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replied February 8th, 2010
Am I Pregnant Answer A9855
Hi,

Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out. Since you had your normal menstrual periods in December and January, so chances of pregnancy are unlikely. When pregnancy occurs, cessation of menses occurs. Moreover the ultrasound and HCG test are coming out negative, so pregnancy is unlikely. This fluttering in the stomach may be due to peristaltic movements of the food in the intestines or due to muscle cramps of abdomen.

Frequent abdominal muscle cramps are seen in prolonged exercise, stress and anxiety, anemia, dehydration and deficiency of sodium, potassium, magnesium, and calcium and in serious disorders like myotonia, vascular disorders and neurodegenerative diseases. Eat healthy nutritious food and keep yourself well hydrated. Also get your hemoglobin levels evaluated for anemia. Usually, these symptoms go away on their own after a balanced diet, but if the symptoms persist then a clinical evaluation by a physician is desirable.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations, and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.





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