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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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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@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
It sounds like you might need a second opinion to investigate what is going on. Has anyone explained more about this mass on your colon?

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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, Did the ER suggest that you make a follow-up appointment with a doctor? If you have IBS, it is a chronic condition and you will benefit from having it looked at. Here is what Mayo has to say about IBS.
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/irritable-bowel-syndrome/symptoms-causes/syc-20360016

Did you receive any medical advice or treatment for the mass on your colon? I think that I would follow-up on that first.
Rosemary

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I have the same issue and i also have the “pregnancy line”

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@iamshaynenicole

I have the same issue and i also have the “pregnancy line”

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Hello @iamshaynenicole! Welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect!

if you don't mind sharing- have you consulted with a primary care physician? or had any luck finding an answer as to why? What other symptoms have your experienced?

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@nomanmedico

hey what u have is chronic gastritis , patients with this disorde usually have slow digestion and the stomach remains dilated for long time , and looks bulgy ,physians usually indicate medicine that allow quick emptying of stomach preventing this symptom .you shouls eat less in quantity and more in frequency, and donot take highy calorie enriched food,and u look a little overweight , try losing some weight, uterine fibroids usually give symptoms in lower abdomen.not at stomach level as uterus is anatomically in pelvis region below the umbilical region,.have a ultrasound to confirm.

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@nomanmedico Perhaps you did not mean to offend but telling someone they look a little overweight without knowing their weight or seeing them in person is not very responsible and most likely offensive. Perhaps asking if the person is overweight and then explaining how that might be relevant would be a better approach. It may be that this is likely to be more offensive to a woman than to a man but having someone say this to you on this forum could result in someone not wanting to participate any longer. I would not be able to tell anything about someone's weight from a tiny head shot like the one posted here. I really don't mean to be hypercritical but just trying to help encourage meaningful, courteous discussion.

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I've always had extremely painful periods but in January of 2016 the pain became worse, unbearable sometimes I couldn't stand up or sit down. In May 2016 I went to see my OBGYN and found out that I had a fibroid that was the same as a women being 12 weeks. My uterus was 2 inches above my belly bottom. While taking medications to shrink the fibroids my periods went from 10 days to 21, 30, 45 days heavy. I went from using 1 box of 50 ultra pearl tampons to 3 to 4 boxes of 50 in one cycle. When I went back to my OBGYN in November my fibroids was compared to a women that was 18 weeks pregnant. I went to have several sonograms & ultra sounds to give me Dr. an idea of what he was working with. By March 2017 I was compared to a pregnant women of 24 weeks. At this time I couldn't afford the sugery my deductible was 3000 dollars. I finally went back to my OBGYN to schedule the surgery in Jan of 2018 after this Ultrasound and Sonogram my uterus is in my chest. I have several fibroids and 50 lbs heavier. I am now compared to a pregnant woman of 42 weeks. Everyone is different.

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Hi, @tigerarmani, and welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. That sounds really difficult with the painful periods, having trouble standing up or sitting down with pain, and the fibroids.

I wanted to share this information with you from Mayo Clinic on uterine fibroids: https://mayocl.in/2hQ2O1z.

We also had a video Q&A on uterine fibroids that is available to watch here: https://mayocl.in/2M2VEbj.

Just to clarify, have you now had your surgery you went back to your OB/GYN to schedule in Jan. 2018?

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Lisa,
After saving up for the Sugery, I had to wait until my OBGYN find someone to assist him during the Sugery. The last tests that I had was at the beginning of March. He didn't find another doctor until mid April by this time the company that I worked for changed management and being out for 12 weeks would not have worked.

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Oh, @tigerarmani, that is really too bad. Are you still seeing that the fibroid surgery might work out in the future?

@iamshaynenicole, how are things going?

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@lisalucier

Oh, @tigerarmani, that is really too bad. Are you still seeing that the fibroid surgery might work out in the future?

@iamshaynenicole, how are things going?

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I hope so. It would be a complete hysterectomy.

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You should have a CT SCAN if could be anything including g your heart

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@lisalucier

Oh, @tigerarmani, that is really too bad. Are you still seeing that the fibroid surgery might work out in the future?

@iamshaynenicole, how are things going?

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Never have a complete unless u have no choice

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