My stomach makes me look pregnant.

Posted by Seeking answers @bosnianbeauty, Jan 10, 2012

I have been having problems with my stomach for quite a while now.

My stomach is always round and bloated ,as if i am pregnant.
I have pain most days and have severe cramps and vaginal muscle cramps/contractions during my period. I also bleed a lot.

I eat healthy,take multivitamins and drink water and no sodas or fruit drinks just fruits and veggies. I know most people have flatter stomachs even those who don’t eat as well as me.

I have done research and have come to some conclusions that could fit. I think i might have a uterine fibroid or cyst,something that is making my stomach big.
I also have ugly stretchmarks even though i have never been pregnant and am not pregnant,but at times it looks like it.
If anyone has anything similar or knows anything,i would really appreciate the feedback.

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@foreverhaefish

Hi, I am still a teenager. But I have a huge problem, my stomach is so big and hard (people think Im pregnant because im too skinny) my last menstrual period as far as i can remember is July 2016. But im pretty sure im not pregnant. Tried pregnancy test so many times but it is negative. I cant book an appointment with OB. Another symptoms > decreased appetite, increased sleeping schedule, always tired, headache.

Ps: i usually last a day without drinking water. I like salty and sweet foods, coffee and softdrinks. But i eat 2-3 apples per day.

Someone help me please.

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I have a daughter not much older than you. I guarantee you that your mom wants to know what you just told us. Your mom and dad know how to find doctors and they know about insurance and stuff like that. I just made my daughter an appointment with a dermatologist because she still has acne after years. She drove herself there and paid her copayment. But she still needs help with finding doctors and insurance. Are you talking to your mom and dad about these issues? I think you should. They love you and know how to find resources. We get that just from living longer.

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@foreverhaefish

Hi, I am still a teenager. But I have a huge problem, my stomach is so big and hard (people think Im pregnant because im too skinny) my last menstrual period as far as i can remember is July 2016. But im pretty sure im not pregnant. Tried pregnancy test so many times but it is negative. I cant book an appointment with OB. Another symptoms > decreased appetite, increased sleeping schedule, always tired, headache.

Ps: i usually last a day without drinking water. I like salty and sweet foods, coffee and softdrinks. But i eat 2-3 apples per day.

Someone help me please.

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Hi- Glad you reached out for help and information. You definitely need to see a doctor. I don’t know if there is a reason you can’t talk to your Mom or Dad. But I would start there if possible. Do you deliberately not eat or drink to stay thin? Anorexia Nervosa or even thin people with poor diets can skip their periods. But that doesn’t explain your large stomach. Other than you saying you are constipated- that would make you bloated. You said the pregnancy tests were negative and the other symptoms you explain don’t sound like you are pregnant. I would try to reach out to your parents if possible. If that is not possible, perhaps a good friend,(or their Mom), local walk-in treatment center can advise you or refer you. Don’t ignore your symptoms! Please keep us posted! Take care!

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@foreverhaefish

Hi, I am still a teenager. But I have a huge problem, my stomach is so big and hard (people think Im pregnant because im too skinny) my last menstrual period as far as i can remember is July 2016. But im pretty sure im not pregnant. Tried pregnancy test so many times but it is negative. I cant book an appointment with OB. Another symptoms > decreased appetite, increased sleeping schedule, always tired, headache.

Ps: i usually last a day without drinking water. I like salty and sweet foods, coffee and softdrinks. But i eat 2-3 apples per day.

Someone help me please.

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On the first three months of my missed period, I thought I was pregnant cause I’ve expereinced all the first trimester signs. But I didn’t bother to have an appointment with OB because of my busy schedule on college. And on my 5th month of missed period, my boyfriend noticed that my stomach is getting bigger! So I tried pregnancy test once again, and it has two lines but the other one is not that so visible.

And for your question, yes I weighed 165lbs a year ago and I wanted to lose weight so I skipped my meal most of the time that I didn’t noticed my body is not healthy anymore. Now, I tried to eat as much as I can but my appetite is so poor. That’s why I am shocked why my stomach is getting bigger even if i dont eat or drink anything. Thank you for your concern! I can’t reach out my mom and dad because they wont even bother to set up an appointmenr for me. Everytime I asked them help for my health issues, they always say “it will be gone soon” even there are times I am almost dying because of my fever.

PS: I also forgot to mention that I urinate every after 30 mins.

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@foreverhaefish

Hi, I am still a teenager. But I have a huge problem, my stomach is so big and hard (people think Im pregnant because im too skinny) my last menstrual period as far as i can remember is July 2016. But im pretty sure im not pregnant. Tried pregnancy test so many times but it is negative. I cant book an appointment with OB. Another symptoms > decreased appetite, increased sleeping schedule, always tired, headache.

Ps: i usually last a day without drinking water. I like salty and sweet foods, coffee and softdrinks. But i eat 2-3 apples per day.

Someone help me please.

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Thank you for your concern! I can’t reach out my mom and dad because they wont even bother to set up an appointment for me. Everytime I asked them help for my health issues, they always say “it will be gone soon” even there are times I am almost dying because of my fever.

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@foreverhaefish

Hi, I am still a teenager. But I have a huge problem, my stomach is so big and hard (people think Im pregnant because im too skinny) my last menstrual period as far as i can remember is July 2016. But im pretty sure im not pregnant. Tried pregnancy test so many times but it is negative. I cant book an appointment with OB. Another symptoms > decreased appetite, increased sleeping schedule, always tired, headache.

Ps: i usually last a day without drinking water. I like salty and sweet foods, coffee and softdrinks. But i eat 2-3 apples per day.

Someone help me please.

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I don’t have any pain, I am just always constipated. Yes, the sensitivity of my nipples increased. And my abdomen larger up lower. 🙁

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@foreverhaefish

Hi, I am still a teenager. But I have a huge problem, my stomach is so big and hard (people think Im pregnant because im too skinny) my last menstrual period as far as i can remember is July 2016. But im pretty sure im not pregnant. Tried pregnancy test so many times but it is negative. I cant book an appointment with OB. Another symptoms > decreased appetite, increased sleeping schedule, always tired, headache.

Ps: i usually last a day without drinking water. I like salty and sweet foods, coffee and softdrinks. But i eat 2-3 apples per day.

Someone help me please.

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@foreverhaefish Hi again. If you are in college, perhaps there is a college clinic or nurse that you can speak with. Also,there are usually community clinics that will take you for a reduced rate. Please keep in touch with us.

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Hi @foreverhaefish.
I agree with everyone who has responded to your message so far. These are symptoms that need to be seen by a medical professional. Starting with a college clinic or nurse would be wise as Teresa mentions.

You’ll notice that I moved your message to a discussion that was started on Connect a while back. Both @Steph38 and @bosnianbeauty describe very similar symptoms to yours. You may wish to read back through the messages. Steph or BosnianBeauty did you ever find answers to your enlarged stomach issues?

Foreverhaefish, you may also be interested in reading this discussion:
– I am a relatively healthy person with a problem “bloated belly” http://mayocl.in/2biTqQF

As a community of patients supporting patients, we cannot provide a diagnosis online. I urge you to see a medical professional as soon as possible.
Have you returned to a healthy diet?

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@foreverhaefish

Hi, I am still a teenager. But I have a huge problem, my stomach is so big and hard (people think Im pregnant because im too skinny) my last menstrual period as far as i can remember is July 2016. But im pretty sure im not pregnant. Tried pregnancy test so many times but it is negative. I cant book an appointment with OB. Another symptoms > decreased appetite, increased sleeping schedule, always tired, headache.

Ps: i usually last a day without drinking water. I like salty and sweet foods, coffee and softdrinks. But i eat 2-3 apples per day.

Someone help me please.

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2 lines mean you are pregnant and either early in pregnancy or not healthy enough hcg levels or it’s evaporation but you will need blood test to get a more accurate answer. With your symptoms and 2 lines you need to see me. If you have a local Health department , they usually have programs to help. PLEASE SEE MD ASAP.

GET HELP
Dawn

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@foreverhaefish, From the many caring replies that you are receiving, it is clear that you are not alone in dealing with this. We care deeply for you and we are concerned with what you are going thru, as we would be for our own daughters. I join the others in urging you to seek medical advice. From my experience, I have learned that fear of the unknown is by far worse that an accurate diagnosis with appropriate treatment. Make a phone call for an appointment, and then take it one footstep at a time.
Hugs, Rosemary

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@foreverhaefish

Hi, I am still a teenager. But I have a huge problem, my stomach is so big and hard (people think Im pregnant because im too skinny) my last menstrual period as far as i can remember is July 2016. But im pretty sure im not pregnant. Tried pregnancy test so many times but it is negative. I cant book an appointment with OB. Another symptoms > decreased appetite, increased sleeping schedule, always tired, headache.

Ps: i usually last a day without drinking water. I like salty and sweet foods, coffee and softdrinks. But i eat 2-3 apples per day.

Someone help me please.

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Sounds like your parents don’t have the best insurance. If you’re 18 years old you can get your own health insurance. Maybe you can get student health insurance if you’re full time student or apply on your own on mnsure if you’re in Minnesota. Or maybe go to county social services to apply for medical assistance. I had a friend that had cyst growing on an ovary. It got really big and surgeon had to take it out. I never heard of this until it happened to my friend. Of course we are not doctors and can’t diagnose anything. But I saw this happen and the cyst was so big it fit into a pail. Wow. Keep asking for help and help will show up. It always does when you’re persistent.

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Hello, I myself encourage you to seek help @foreverhaefish, I don’t know how health care services work in the States, we have free health care here in Trinidad with health centers in every community, I’m sure there is some way you can get reduced cost care, please look after yourself, your life is much more important than anything else, I’m sorry your parents are not more concerned about your health but know that there is caring people on this forum who will encourage, support and prayer for you.

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Hi @foreverhaefish. Any updates? Would love to hear from you.

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hi ,I am 30 years of age. i used to have painful heavy periods in teenage and in 2007 or 2008 my periods got stopped for 6 to 7 months and gained weight,constipation. i was not in sexual activity so ruling out pregnancy here. i consulted lot of gynae at that time but nothing improved my situation.Periods restarted from a herbal syrup mensofex with just first dose.I stopped seeing doctors.I started having regular cycle but weight was still there .In 2016 i followed a fruit and veg diet and lost around 15kilos and reached 62kilos in weight.periods were still painful and my body used to get bloated .but now i am married for last 3 months .I am having my regular periods cycle with damn painful periods and my abdomen is growing bigger and bigger .I have lot of mood swings. i felt a slight sharp pain on left side for a month which is no more prominent but my tummy is growing bigger and bigger and i feel pain and exhausted like torn out that part.

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@shah

hi ,I am 30 years of age. i used to have painful heavy periods in teenage and in 2007 or 2008 my periods got stopped for 6 to 7 months and gained weight,constipation. i was not in sexual activity so ruling out pregnancy here. i consulted lot of gynae at that time but nothing improved my situation.Periods restarted from a herbal syrup mensofex with just first dose.I stopped seeing doctors.I started having regular cycle but weight was still there .In 2016 i followed a fruit and veg diet and lost around 15kilos and reached 62kilos in weight.periods were still painful and my body used to get bloated .but now i am married for last 3 months .I am having my regular periods cycle with damn painful periods and my abdomen is growing bigger and bigger .I have lot of mood swings. i felt a slight sharp pain on left side for a month which is no more prominent but my tummy is growing bigger and bigger and i feel pain and exhausted like torn out that part.

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Hello @shah! Thank you for posting your concern on Mayo Clinic Connect.

I would like to welcome you as well as introduce you to others that are also here with concern of painful and bloated belly.
Please meet community members, @Steph38, @gloriaeb, @luladavis and @nicole14. All individuals who have all discussed similar symptoms. Our community is a safe place to meet others and get support. You may also be interested in reviewing this conversation taking place called ‘I am a relatively healthy person with a problem “bloated belly” http://mayocl.in/2kzG31r

@shah, With your symptoms you have listed, it would be a good idea to entertain the thought of consulting with a medical professional again. Can you tell me if you are still experiencing constipation?

Here is a link to the Mayo Clinic Appointment line if you decide to seek a visit with a specialist. http://mayocl.in/1mtmR63

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hi @jamienolson thanks for the response to my post no i am not experiencing constipation anymore. I went through the provided link but my situation seems to be bit different.As i mentioned i had lost weight before marriage and My size of tummy and thighs have started increasing after marriage since last month. . .

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