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    Consistent stomach movements visible from the outside!
    An_249314 posted:
    Im 19 years old and have been on microgynon 30 for 2 years now. I am in a long term relationship and have not missed any periods within my breaks. However, the past few weeks I have been feeling abnormal stomach movement where I can actually see it from the outside of my stomach. These movements are now happening everyday and I have never had anything like them. Im seriously freaking out because I really dont want to be pregnant anytime soon. I must also note that last year I was diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome, but have not ever experienced these stomach movements before. I have taken two home pregnancy tests this week and are both coming up negative. What should I do?

    Anon_160335 responded:
    You might want to see a doctor.
    Jane Harrison Hohner, RN, RNP responded:
    Dear An: You have done the correct thing in ruling out an undetected pregnancy first.Even reliable methods such as birth control pills can occasionally fail. Once pregnancy has been effectively eliminated as a culprit then the next most common cause is a bowel condition. I am not a GI specialist but I have seen bowel dismotility disorders (eg IBS) cause both chronic pelvic pain and visible/perceptible abdominal movements.

    Since this is a new development, I would urge you to contact your primary care provider or GI specialist. Also, if you are interested in seeing how many other women have been perplexed by this symptom perhaps you might want to use this link to our popular discussion "Moving feeling stomach, not pregnant":

    If you get a definitive diagnosis, kindly write us back as other women will be very interested in your outcome.


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