purple/cold belly..no circulation

Ashley - posted on 02/26/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )

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Has anyone had a problem with circulation in their stomach..? Mine has turned purple and gotten extremely cold and isn't getting better. Last night it got really bad and i stopped feeling the baby as much and i started cramping. i went to the doctor today and he has no idea wat is wrong..has anyone experienced this???

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Ashley - posted on 02/28/2010

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yes i kno wt u mean. i rele havent had a problem with it. i think we have come to the conclusion of im dehydrated and if i drink more itll get better. im hoping thats the case anyways but im going to see another doctor wednesday so ill see how that goes and see wat he says...it is worse when im on my feet...which is why he wrote me out of work for the weekend...but i have to return tomorrow morning which i am not looking forward too at all! lol but when im laying down it seems better...

Sneaky - posted on 02/28/2010

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Hi Ashley, first off, I would be getting a second opinion straight away - you can never be too safe!

I was wondering if you were laying on your back when this happened? If you were then the weight of the bub may have compressed the veins in your back restricting blood flow . . I have never heard of it causing a numb/purple belly but anything is possible . . . If you were and it did, that can be really dangerous for the bub too, because it limits your blood circulation but can also restrict blood going into the placenta.

If I was in your situation I would also be ready to drop everything and dash straight to the ER if it happens again . . .

Good luck, I hope everything really is fine . . and it probably is :o) These weird bloody pregnancy side effects that no one ever tells you about are REALLY annoying . . . BUT better to be safe than sorry.

Ashley - posted on 02/27/2010

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a lot of people are telling me to get a second opiion...i mean i rele hope nothing is wrong..especially since ive come this far already...and with everything being so unexpected...i was just trying to see if anyone else had experienced this before but it doesnt seem that way,,,

Pamela - posted on 02/26/2010

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I'd get a second opinion if you're worried.Your health, and that of your baby is far too important to sit here worrying. You'll feel much better if you talk to someone else.

Ashley - posted on 02/26/2010

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they just said come back on wednesday and to rest and drink lots. he found the heartbeat no problem and said he sounds amazing!! and ive been feeling him more and more lately like getting back to normal...hes kicking again and moving and everything...but idk wats wrong and the doc only checked my cervix and said everything looks fine and didnt mention anything about not having any circulation....he was only worried about the cramps. he basically didnt care about the color and temp of my belly...

Christine - posted on 02/26/2010

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wow - thats reallly scary sounding! is the doctor sending you for more testing?? if not id be getting a new doc asap!

Jennifer - posted on 02/26/2010

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Was he able to find the baby's heatbeat? Normally you would think this would be caused by the baby dying or something. I hope this is not the case though for you. Good luck!

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