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Movement in my stomach but not pregnant

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anotherdayanothersquabble Thu 17-Mar-16 16:44:40

The paranoia is driving me bonkers. What is it??

I can feel movement in my stomach, day and night, pulsing like there is extra blood flow as well as pushing and just well, movement.

I have done three pregnancy tests and even went to the doctor for a blood test who assured me that HCG would be detected if I was pregnant, it wasn't detected.

What can I do to shake this feeling of dread that in a few months time, I am going to have a baby, it's driving me nuts, keeping me awake and I am obsessively touching my stomach to feel the movement.

29PaddingtonSt Sat 19-Mar-16 20:03:43

Did your doctor examine you. Could it be a hernia and your bowel that is moving and you can feel?

sadie9 Sat 19-Mar-16 21:50:33

I get that kind of feeling now if I eat any sort of lentils or beans. By late evening I have masses, of wind in my gut. Before I had kids I could eat all that stuff fine. Just wondering had you changed your diet recently? Or started eating your main meal at a different time or somesuch.

MidnightVelvetthe5th Sat 19-Mar-16 21:56:02

A friend of mine had similar and was back and forth at the docs. She works in the halls of residence at a uni and it turned out to be a tropical disease that she had picked up at work. Are you having any trouble with food/intolerance at all?

andadietcoke Sat 19-Mar-16 22:00:16

I had this and also had the HCG test. I also had a private scan because I was convinced they were all wrong (I know...). It stopped when I stopped taking the POP - turns out it was all hormonal (and may or may not have been related to taking the MAP too).

anotherdayanothersquabble Sun 20-Mar-16 21:42:22

Thanks for your replies. I think it might be food related. I already have a ton of food issues and have started getting mouth ulcers again so think I have become sensitive to something else.

Glad I am not the only one who has been convinced despite all the evidence to the contrary, that I must be pregnant. Honestly, I was convinced that by the time I managed to convince someone, I would be 6 months gone and it would be too late to do anything (plus I would become a playground legend for all the wrong reasons!!!)

professionallurker Sun 20-Mar-16 21:46:21

Mouth ulcers can be a sign that you are intolerant to gluten/have coeliac disease.

anotherdayanothersquabble Sun 20-Mar-16 22:08:15

Yep, haven't eaten gluten for years and am very careful with traces. Doctor recently suggested cutting out nuts as well which when I am already on no grains, no dairy and limited sugar, cutting out nuts was a real blow. I cut out for a while, then slowly reintroduced and now suspect they are linked, stomach issues, mouth ulcers and nuts. Not good news.

anotherdayanothersquabble Sun 20-Mar-16 22:08:47

But better than being pregnant at the age of 45 when my family is complete!!

MidnightVelvetthe5th Mon 21-Mar-16 17:49:07

Re my mate with the tropical disease, have you been abroad at all recently or do you work with people who routinely visit the Far East?

anotherdayanothersquabble Mon 21-Mar-16 19:28:18

I live on mainland Europe and while I have occasional social contact with people who travel. I will bear it in mind though..

HairySubject Mon 21-Mar-16 19:31:30

I had this a few weeks ago, I have a command regular periods but I still took two tests to be sure. I am guessing mine was wind because it has stopped now.

MidnightVelvetthe5th Mon 21-Mar-16 19:36:24

I only mention it as my friend did actually have a worm in her stomach and felt it moving around, the doc gave her medication but it took ages to diagnose, they just kept saying she was coeliac....

anotherdayanothersquabble Mon 21-Mar-16 21:44:03

A worm.... oh crap!!

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