Feeling Baby Kick, but I'm NOT pregnant! Help!

Mandi - posted on 06/28/2011 ( 5 moms have responded )

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So, I'm 24 & have a 2 year old son. I'm not pregnant. I do not have any symptoms of pregnancy or any gastrointestinal problems.

In the past few weeks, I have started having a feeling in my stomach like a baby is kicking (like around the mid-way mark when you first start to feel the baby). I have Googled this and everything I find about it says the person feels it only near their belly button. Mine is everywhere, near my ribs, very VERY low in my pelvis, on the left side, on the right side... anywhere you felt your baby kick while pregnant, I feel this.

It's not a "phantom pregnancy" where I "want" to be pregnant so my body thinks I'm pregnant & shows signs.

I've taken several HPT's and all are negative. I'm out of town until the end of July so I can't go to my doctor about it till then.

Anyway, my question is this,,, does anyone else have this issue? Does anyone know what it is?

And I do not think it is gas, because it just started in the past few weeks AND I'm not gassy. I'm just trying to find ideas on what it could be or talk to others who have this problem until I can get to the doctor.

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Jane - posted on 06/28/2011

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Apparently this is far from uncommon . Most doctors diagnose it as gas, but sometimes it turns out to be compressed or slightly hardened masses of feces. Sometimes these actually go on to form blockages, but most time eventually they pass. If you have a "slow bowel" sometimes too much water gets removed from the body waste, forming these masses. It can also be the result of a diet that is good some days, and not on others. or stress.

It can also be spasms of the colon, or can also be a sign of irritable bowel syndrome. It can even simply be stronger than usual peristalsis, the muscular contractions that move the food along the digestive tract.

Every now and then it does turn out to be a pregnancy, but that is rare.

Angeliz - posted on 08/20/2012

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i have had the same feelings for a while. finally i got so fed up with it that i went to see my doc about it. turns out it was really just gas. i mean gas? really? but yes ladies it is true. early warnings signs of future ibs to come ugh! smh hated it but finally i was prescribed some simethicone. i also use oc medicine like gas-x and beano. sometimes drinking peppermint tea (really works well!) so there u have it ladies lol good luck to the rest of u!

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Tina - posted on 08/20/2012

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My daughter is one and I've had this and I certainly don't want to be pregnant again either. Have no idea what it is

Sarah - posted on 06/28/2011

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I agree with Jane's suggestions! I actually AM pregnant, but became very worried before I had seen the doctor, because I felt the baby move so much, but would go days without movement. Come to find out, I'm hardly as far along as I thought I was, but was simply having spasms in my colon, my abdominal wall, and my lower back. I realized it wasn't the baby when I started having them in my shoulders, too, lol. I believe mine are due to stress (I have a four year old, 2 1/2 year old, and 16 month old...) and they settle down significantly if I relax and am able to take a little while for myself. Good luck!

Mandi - posted on 06/28/2011

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Thank you Jane! That actually makes sense as opposed to some of the answers I was finding on Google. LOL

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