There are many different reasons women experience fluttering and twitching in their lower stomach closer to the uterus. The most common reason however is usually pregnancy. If this is ruled out with a pregnancy test, then many other possibilities come into play. In some women, this could be caused from nerve endings, in which case could also be completely normal, especially after a recent birth or delivery, related surgery, and even a miscarriage.
Additionally, in many cases scar tissue is pronounced in the uterus and cervical areas. Similar to what happens in some C-section cases, the nerves commingle with the scarred tissues and oftentimes, new connections and endings are formed.
Other possibilities include: other digestive and systemic diseases, such as gas, constipation, acid reflux disease, indigestion, tumors, cancer, hiatal hernia, heartburn, inflammation of the lining of the stomach, ulcers, alcoholic liver diseases, irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn's disease, inflammation of the diverticulum inside of the digestive tract, spleen disorders, inflammation of the gall bladder, gall bladder, pancreatic disorders, parasites such as tapeworms, pelvic issues, and a host of other reasons.
Another possibility is that over-exertion and over-exercise or even very poor posture, can also cause the twitches. Too often people perform exercises and lift weights incorrectly. This is something to bear in mind. Also, certain exercises are just not suitable for certain individuals and body types, and can lead to severe damage, and at 'best' they can lead to cramps and pain in the abdominal area. Sitting for long periods can also trigger twitches, and spasms that are sometimes even painful.
As strange as this sounds; if the flutterings are in sync and are very similar to that of your heart beat; it could be a very familiar phenomenon that happens to some people especially if they are extremely thin. See for those individuals who are of a slighter or thinner build or body type; they tend to feel sensations and pulses from arteries much easier and even more frequent than those of larger build. This is definitely a possibility, and so it should not be negated. A cyst, disruption in an arterial wall, or blood vessel structural blockage could also be the culprit.
Any or a combination of the above conditions could cause fluttering and muscles spasms in the uterus and lower stomach. It is especially possible that this could be originating from the colon; since the colonic structure makes it very likely for you to get this type of 'flutter-like' sensations,
Diagnosis and Treatment
The bottom line is that it is difficult and also impossible to say for sure what it is or what it is not, so please speak to and see your doctor. Especially since it could be something more serious. He or she will order the appropriate tests including but not limited to a colonoscopy, and ultrasound.
It is important to visit your doctor, so he or she can conduct this process of elimination and rule out the possibilities that should be ruled out, and take steps sooner rather than later to correct the problem or discomfort. While you are waiting to see a doctor, it would be a good idea to pay very keen attention to this issue. You should also consider keeping a log, and record the sensations, the times you experience the flutters, how long they lasts, and so on.
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