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My husband and I have been trying to get pregnant for about

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My husband and I have been trying to get pregnant for about 5 months. Yesterday i started noticing twitching in my lower abdomen/uterus area. The twitching isn't painful, but very noticeable. It is centrally located, not specific to one side. I took a pregnancy test and it was negative, but I'm not due to start my period for another 10-12 days. Could I be pregnant?
JA: Are you in any pain? How regular are your periods?
Customer: No pain. Periods are regular. But I have Crohn's disease and a colostomy.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: 4 previous resection surgeries. I am under the care of an OBGYN in my area.
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 4 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 4 months ago.

Let me at the outset tell you that twitching in lower abdominal area is unfortunately not the sign of pregnancy. As a matter of fact, none of signs and symptoms are reliable for the pregnancy. The only reliable test is either a urine pregnancy test or a blood test for HCG. These tests should be done, when period is missed for seven days.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 4 months ago.

The contractions you feel is likely to be muscle fasciculation or muscle twitch. Twitching is caused by minor muscle contractions in one particular area, or the persistent and uncontrolled twitching of a muscle group in a distribution of a single nerve fiber or filament. Usually they are benign and resolve on their own.

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