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Dear Dr

I am in 10th week of pregnancy and as such everything seems to be fine except for what i have been experiencing from yesterday.

Yesterday it started some pain and stretch like feeling in the center of my lower belly... Somewhere between my belly and pubic hairs.

Initially the pain/stretch last for 2 hours yesterday and then it went away. Again i felt the same pain/stretch during night sleep and woke up by the discomfort. It provides somewhat ease when i lie on my sides and place a small pillow/cushion between my thighs  thus resting them apart..

Q. Is it normal to experience such pain? Should i see a dr?
Q. I keep my sex life going as normal. Is it what causing this pain
Q.  Is it important to know the gender of child and examine its genitals to avoid any gender related complications?
Many thanka for ur help


The gender of the baby have nothing to do with known pregnancy complications.
As long as there is no bleeding or cramping pain, I would not worry. However, if this stretch continues it is better to see a doctor as in few cases it may be of concern.
In most cases your doctor will describe mild analgesia and things will be OK.

Good Luck

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Mohamed Kandeel


I can answer questions about antenatal care, medical problems associated with pregnancy, labor and delivery and postpartum care.


Currently I am working as a Professor of Obstetrics gynecology, Menofyia University, Egypt. Since 1987, I worked in many university and private hospitals with a high load of pregnant population averaging 7-9,000 deliveries/year. This exposed me to all problems associated with pregnancy, labor and delivery. I had my doctorate degree in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1996 in the use of Doppler ultrasound in high risk pregnancies.

Menofyia University, Egypt

-British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Kandil M) -Egyptian Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Kandil M) -Ain Shams Journal of Medicine (Kandil M)

-Master's degree in obstetrics and Gynecology 1989 -Doctorate degree in Obstetrics and Gynecology 1996

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Editorial advisor: Fetal monitoring section of the international website

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