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Fluttering or vibrating sensations in the lower abdomen can point to pregnancy. The term "twinges" is used to by women to describe fluttering in the lower abdomen around the ovaries and uterus. Twinges or fluttering sensations are very common and totally normal.

This is one of the very early signs of pregnancy which is seen between 6 to 12 days after ovulation. Most sexually active women go for a pregnancy test if they experience a fluttering sensation in the lower abdomen.

Negative pregnancy tests don't always mean you are not pregnant, particularly if you test too early. Keep in mind that you can always get a pregnancy test from your doctor as well.

If you have a fluttering sensation in the lower abdomen and you are sure that you are not pregnant, you must wait for a couple of days and repeat your pregnancy test. If the test is still negative, you should visit your doctor and tell him your medical history in detail. This will help the physician determine the cause of fluttering in the abdomen.

Other conditions that may cause fluttering or vibrating sensations in lower abdomen

Muscle twitching: muscle twitching is a very common phenomenon which is experienced by millions of people every day. It is a normal process and can be due to several causes such as:

  • Hyperactivity of central nervous system

  • Electrolyte (sodium, potassium, magnesium, etc.) imbalance

  • Muscle fatigue

Hyperacidity and gas: Most people are unaware of the fact that increased levels of acid and gas in the digestive system tend to stimulate the muscles of the abdomen, resulting in muscle fluttering. This condition can easily be treated by cutting down on spicy, junk, and fried food. Drink plenty of water and change your routine if you have a sedentary lifestyle.

Psychological causes: Stress and anxiety are known to play a role causing fluttering abdominal muscles, but this is very rare. People who are stressed and have a very hectic lifestyle are more likely to feel fluttering sensations in their abdomen. This is due to the stress hormones released by the brain. These hormones stimulate the central nervous system which causes the abdominal muscles to flutter. No treatment is required in this case.

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