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.

@esteya76

Well looks like I’m going through the same issue. I’m 40 years old and last year I was diagnosed with uterine fibroids and a simple ovarian cyst. Last time I had my period was on March 12th. I had unprotected sex on March 20th and ending of March I started to feel nauseous and frequent urination. My doctor said it was a startupof an UTI but I’m still having nausea, increase sense of smell, dizziness, headaches, lightheadedness, lower back pain, tender/sore breasts, increase of appetite, growing hard upper & lower belly, I have tingling sensation on my lower belly and I keep craving ice cream, salty food and spicy food.
My period was due on April 5 but I spotted on April 8-10 and it was off and on brown red. I was then due again on April 29 but spotted on May 2-4 off and on brown red. Again my cycle was due on May 23 but spotted on May 26 and 27 off and on brown red. I took a blood test on May 8 and it was negative. I feel pressure at and around my belly button and my waistline has thicken. Am I pregnant?

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It was to confirm pregnancy and sti’s which resulted as negative. As well I also got tested for lupus and that tested positive. I will be seeing my doctor again on june 14.

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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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Why are you not drinking water?

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@tilmykids

hello, I’m here because I’m having these concerns as well. I’m 43 now. But noticed my belly changing once I hit 40. Is this the whole slowing down metabolism syndrome or something else. Ive been to my ob multiple times. However there not concerned. Just the regular pap, an move on. Ive had ultrasounds before as well. I’m thinking of radically changing my diet. Perhaps this will help. Any suggestions is greatly appreciated.

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I in no way want to be an alarmist, but a dear friend of mine kept “gaining weight” and looked about 7 mos pregnant. It turned out to be ovarian cancer.

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@tilmykids

hello, I’m here because I’m having these concerns as well. I’m 43 now. But noticed my belly changing once I hit 40. Is this the whole slowing down metabolism syndrome or something else. Ive been to my ob multiple times. However there not concerned. Just the regular pap, an move on. Ive had ultrasounds before as well. I’m thinking of radically changing my diet. Perhaps this will help. Any suggestions is greatly appreciated.

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@allenjane14 Have you talked to your doctor about this?

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@esteya76

Well looks like I’m going through the same issue. I’m 40 years old and last year I was diagnosed with uterine fibroids and a simple ovarian cyst. Last time I had my period was on March 12th. I had unprotected sex on March 20th and ending of March I started to feel nauseous and frequent urination. My doctor said it was a startupof an UTI but I’m still having nausea, increase sense of smell, dizziness, headaches, lightheadedness, lower back pain, tender/sore breasts, increase of appetite, growing hard upper & lower belly, I have tingling sensation on my lower belly and I keep craving ice cream, salty food and spicy food.
My period was due on April 5 but I spotted on April 8-10 and it was off and on brown red. I was then due again on April 29 but spotted on May 2-4 off and on brown red. Again my cycle was due on May 23 but spotted on May 26 and 27 off and on brown red. I took a blood test on May 8 and it was negative. I feel pressure at and around my belly button and my waistline has thicken. Am I pregnant?

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@esteya76 I’m glad to hear that you are following up with your doctor. It sounds like you will eventually get to the root of your problem. Keep in touch and share your concerns, we are here for support and encouragement when you need it. Best wishes for a good weekend. Teresa

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Hello,
I have friends ask me if I am pregnant but I am not. I don’t think. I had a myomectomy to remove a small fibroid and found out I also have internal endometriosis inside my uterus. I have not removed my uterus. My stomach LOOKS PREGNANT! It hurts to touch. I also have a lot of gas! I took Miralax (high does as I needed to get my bowels moving) and FINALLY last night I had diarrhea about 15 times total. I am also on Depo Provera not for use of not getting pregnant (I am new first time trying it and its only been 1 month so far) and I will never take it again as I took it for my thalassemia minor and anemia because my hemoglobin is low but not I bleed 14 days on my period on depo and spot multiple times a day as well on depo. I am sure my hemoglobin has dropped. Concerned. I am seeing a Dr. today at 3pm. What could this be? Thanks!

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You might want to be tested for SIBO (small intestine bacterial overgrowth). Symptoms of SIBO include bloating, abdominal distension, abdominal pain or discomfort, diarrhea, fatigue, and weakness. There is a simple test for this which entails drinking a solution and then exhaling into a series of tubes every 20 minutes for three hours. (It can be done at home.) The lab checks for hydrogen and methane in your exhaled breath. You can read more about it by searching sibs on PUBMED, article PMC3099351.

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One thing comes to mind – cushing’s syndrome.

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I woukd have your hormones panel checked

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I have the same problem and I’m in so much pain every morning for hours and night. It literally looks like it will explode. It just hurts so bad. The emergency room said I had a mass on my Colon about 6-7 months ago (although this has been Over a year now). They said that is giving me IBS. I WAS RELEASED AND NOTHING. I HAVE NO IDEA HOW TO STOP IT. NOTHING HELPS. ANYONE?

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@jakesheart

I have the same problem and I’m in so much pain every morning for hours and night. It literally looks like it will explode. It just hurts so bad. The emergency room said I had a mass on my Colon about 6-7 months ago (although this has been Over a year now). They said that is giving me IBS. I WAS RELEASED AND NOTHING. I HAVE NO IDEA HOW TO STOP IT. NOTHING HELPS. ANYONE?

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jakesheart) I am shortshot80)Nancy and I also have IBS, it is bad enough for me to wear depends now evey day. I take a heavy dose of powered probotic supplement that is suppose to help. I live in a rural coastal little city on the Oregon coast and most of my doctors are about 65 miles away. So far I haven’t been able to get to the doctors before I lose control. Sop the cae (I don’t drive) and clean up and carry on. I would really like to have a pill to take for this. I took Verbisi by I don’t have a gall bladder so it won’t work. Hopeully there s someone out there who can help us both. shortshot80) Nancy

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@jakesheart

I have the same problem and I’m in so much pain every morning for hours and night. It literally looks like it will explode. It just hurts so bad. The emergency room said I had a mass on my Colon about 6-7 months ago (although this has been Over a year now). They said that is giving me IBS. I WAS RELEASED AND NOTHING. I HAVE NO IDEA HOW TO STOP IT. NOTHING HELPS. ANYONE?

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I to have had IBS and with my last child I had him to fast and he was to large. Tore all my muscles in that area so as I have aged no control what so ever. But miracle of miracles went to Dr in Spokane and they put an implant in me for my bowels I have had it for 3 years now and has changed my life for the better…if you want more information let me know.

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