While a woman remains sexually active, she is always concerned about pregnancy, even if she follows various methods to avoid pregnancy. Even when a simple symptom occurs that resembles pregnancy symptoms, a woman may become worried and start thinking that she might be pregnant.
One pregnancy symptom is a strange feeling in the stomach. When a woman gets a bubbling feeling in stomach, she sometimes comes to the conclusion that she could be pregnant.
It is true that a bubbling feeling is an important sign of pregnancy but this is not true in all cases. If you have not indulged in intercourse or had intercourse without protection, you should not become worried until you also notice other pregnancy symptoms.
Stress and worry affect your periods badly and may cause a delay in your period. So do not worry unduly if you experience bubbling feeling.
The best thing to do is to take a pregnancy test to clear your doubts. If you don't want to go to the doctor for a pregnancy test due to embarrassment or for any other reason, you can do it at home. It is cheap and simple.
If, after your pregnancy test at home, you get a negative result and still get the same bubbling feeling in stomach, then you should make a list of all other signs that you experience and take them to your doctor.
Gas is one of the most common causes. If you know that you were not trying to get pregnant, a mere bubbling feeling in the stomach is nothing to worry about.
When gas is produced in the stomach, people get rid of it by burping or passing it through the rectum. The composition of gas is oxygen, nitrogen, carbon dioxide, hydrogen and methane. Due to the bacteria present in the large intestine, flatulence has an unpleasant odor, because in this process the bacteria work on the undigested food and eventually sulfur is released.
Causes of Gas
- Aerophagia: While eating or drinking any liquid, people also swallow air. Some people eat very fast and thus they swallow a lot of air Eventually gas is produced in their stomachs. People who smoke or chew gum or who wear loose dentures also tend to swallow more air.
- Foods that Produce Gas: There are some foods that cause gas such as sugary foods, milk, beans, starches, fiber, etc. Therefore you should avoid or minimize consumption of such foods to prevent gas formation.
Ways to Get Rid of Gas
Your body naturally gets rid of swallowed air through belching or burping. In this process, the gas from your stomach is released. However, a small amount of gas may remain inside which moves along the small intestine and travels towards the large intestine and finally gets released via the rectum.
A Breakdown of Undigested Foods
Some foods, which remain undigested and which are not absorbed by your body, pass from the small intestine to the large intestine. There, bacteria start breaking down the food which causes production of gas such as CO2, hydrogen, methane, etc. Such gases may cause bubbling feeling in stomach but eventually get released through the rectum.
To prevent gas formation in your stomach and to prevent a bubbling feeling, sleep well, drink plenty of water, and avoid foods which cause gas formation.