edited 26 days ago. I’m so happy to know there is a name for this. I am having the same problem. When I finally acquiesced and took that man’s seat on the bus that day, he put both hands on my belly and rubbed it as we switched places. I like salty and sweet foods, coffee and softdrinks. Ps: i usually last a day without drinking water. Unfortunately it is impossible to provide a specific diagnosis through this forum, but if you’d like to book an appointment at Mayo Clinic here’s how http://www.mayoclinic.org/appointments. But that does not provide people with an open invitation to involve themselves in the process. I have been exersising and stopped eating a lot of the junk food that I used to. I've been on the pill for almost a year. My stomach is always round and bloated ,as if i am pregnant. By the time I processed what had happened, he got off the bus. Even if you're highly attuned to every fluctuation in your body's menstrual cycle, have been religiously tracking your basal body temperature and are having sex a couple of times a week with military precision, you may not get a positive pregnancy test as soon as you hope. I have been having problems with my stomach for quite a while now. This is obviously concerning and I can sense how worried you are. How can I loose some weight. Your doctor or a nutritionist can help create a meal plan for you. I hope my answer will work. Fatigue. But that is beside the point.). Identical and would really like an answer to this. I’m not on hormones. And its got me freaked out. CAN SOMEONE GIVE ME SOME ADVICE, Hi @Steph38 I do have one child, but she’s school aged and I know I’m not pregnant. There is also a connection between the unsolicited advice given to pregnant (or potentially pregnant) women, and the way society views women who are not the ideal Size 6. There are many possible reasons, including ovulation irregularities, structural problems in the reproductive system, low sperm count, or an underlying medical problem. I look like I am 5 months prego. Every bump this bus goes over can jostle and hurt your unborn baby.”, I was not, nor have I ever been, pregnant. But like, telling a very obviously 8month along pregnant woman that she doesn't look pregnant is not a compliment in any way lol. to all in september i started noticing my stomach starting to swell up people thought i was pregnant my boyfriend even thinks i’m pregnant i went to the hospital to find out if i was pregnant which im not i just feel like something is wrong i keep having to pass gas and at times my stomach hurts i had a menstrual on october23 for 3 days but my menstrual looked different to me it was very very light and the color looked to dark then i had another menstrual on november 6th.which was very very heavy and i had the mentrual for more than 5 days i’m scared because i never experienced a mentrual cycle like that i need help in 2004 after my son was born i had a tubal ligation surgery i had my tubes burned and clipped i do not know if i’m pregnant in my tube or not my pregnancy results came back negative so what can be the problem i just know my stomach has never been swollen before until september up until now people still ask me all the time if im pregnant and i’m embarrassed and scared PLEASE!! Usually I only look 5 months pregnant, but when I got in the apartment, my roomie's jaw just dropped. Keep it Quiet This is huge news—so give yourself some time to revel in your secret for a few days (or weeks). While infertility can have symptoms like irregular periods or severe menstrual cramps, the truth is that most causes of infertility are silent. I have always been small 140 to 150 lbs. You sit down right here,” gesturing toward my belly. Anyways I can give you certain information about the uterine fibroid. My figure doesn't really look bad... but mostly b/c I've learned to hold my stomach in pretty well. I knew something was wrong and it wasn’t something that the next OTC medication was going to fix. Tried pregnancy test so many times but it is negative. I’m ready to kick this things ass and hopefully never look back! I have been with my fiancé for almost 2 years now, and for about the past 10 months we have been trying to conceive. He persisted: “Please, ma’am, you really shouldn’t be standing up. It sounds as if you are frightened by these problems and that is understandable. There isn’t enough pregnancy … I’m going through menopause. Just keep in mind we are not doctors. have them do a blood test also, i suffered 23 years with that, to find my level were high and i have zollinger-ellison sydrome,,after sug i lost my big round belly and lost excessive wt cause my tuma’s…. If you have amenorrhea and you have had unprotected sex, or have been trying to get pregnant then you first need to find out if you are pregnant. It sounds obvious, but it's worth repeating. I use warn castor oil pack on my belly, which helped to reduce the cyst . In those few pregnant weeks, tits swollen and stomach queasy, my first impulse was to tell everyone what had been taking over my brain. I read you problem but first you should point out your age and whether your abdomen was always like this and if not when it started to be like this. The only way to be sure is to have an adominal ultrasound. We speak from experience, love and concern. I'm 18 and I've had no kids I can't wear clothes I want ,I can't wear tight clothing or any dresses coz I look pregnant and I feel so uncountable. Help, what's wrong with me? Hello, my name is Ashlie. But I have a huge problem,...". Unfortunately, I'm not a doctor. In Europe, they used to be very open-minded about nudity and sexuality, but in … It's almost hypnotic. I’m not complaining, but stating that IF this doll is younger than Barbie, it’s not quite appropriate for her to be pregnant. I have a tennis ball cyst on my left ovary and I can fell it when I tough my belly. This stranger felt as if he were responsible for the well-being of my nonexistent fetus and took it upon himself to scold me in front of the rest of the bus, providing unsolicited and inaccurate advice. Hi, you should do a pelvic ultra sound to find out what is causing those syntoms. Another symptoms > decreased appetite, increased sleeping schedule, always tired, headache. I’m quite slim so when I’m having an episode my stomach protrudes and I know I look about four months pregnant. It’s possible that a person who appears to be pregnant may have an unwelcome medical condition that she doesn’t wish to discuss. ? I do have a little trouble breathing. And I don’t know the reason why I’m upset I just cry all the time. The doctors said that since this was my first abortion that everything would be fine. Still nothing. It is absolutely possible to show concern for a pregnant person while still being respectful and not insulting. Pick a time to tell your family (best to wait until you’re a few weeks along), and put together a plan for how to go about it. I'm only 19, in university, and I am not overweight and never have … I almost felt obligated to tell the woman who took them that they’re not only great in the summer heat, but they may also result in comments from strangers on public transit concerned with a hypothetical fetus. A few weeks later, I attended a clothing swap and got rid of three comfortable cotton empire-waist dresses. I'm not in health care, but I have been trying to figure out weight gain in my daughter, so I've learned a bit along the way. Talk with your parents or another trusted adult about your health problems so that you get some medical attention. I’m not a very religious person but I know for sure there’s something in the universe looking over us. Answer (1 of 15): I'm not sure! Omg I have Exacly the same symptoms I look 2-3 months pregnant and I've had this for a few years now and it's gradually getting bigger . I was just posting a thought provoking question and post, to see what everyone thought about the pregnant doll (young or not), and if she was young – their thoughts. I'm not saying that we should all be nudists or anything, especially because I too have this fear of others seeing me naked. Nicole Shorland, 32, a banker from London, kept gaining weight but put it down to being careless with her diet. What did s/he say? My period is 12 days late. The only way to be sure is to have an adominal ultrasound. Now I look like Im about to birth triplets. It is actually a new phenomenon. However, excatly a year ago I had an abortion. I eat healthy,take multivitamins and drink water and no sodas or fruit drinks just fruits and veggies. As a bioethicist specializing in reproduction and sexual health, I spend an inordinate amount of time thinking about various aspects of pregnancy, including trying to figure out why this attitude toward pregnant women is so prevalent. Liked by Rosemary, Volunteer Mentor, Dawn, Volunteer Mentor, foreverhaefish. At Mayo Connect we care. Again, even the appearance of pregnancy is enough for many people to think that a woman’s tummy is (literally) up for grabs. I cant book an appointment with OB. My periods are normal every month, I even make sure to have sex when I am ovulating. But I’m just glad it’s figured out and we have steps to move forward. Same as you. Don’t stress if you’re not gaining the advised weight. I was standing up on the BX12, holding on to a pole and texting a friend. In rare cases, some fibroids may interfere with pregnancy. I think i might have a uterine fibroid or cyst,something that is making my stomach big. Once during a crowded subway ride, an elderly woman looked at me knowingly and said: “Here you go, honey. My theory: Pregnancy happens inside women’s bodies, so it is very personal, but also mysterious, since (with the exception of a few ultrasounds) it is largely unseen. I dont think a uterine fibroid can be as big as to cause abdomen to be like a pregnant form. I'm Not Pregnant. Very rapidly. A white middle-aged man wearing pleated khakis and a blue oxford-cloth shirt sitting nearby turned to me and said loudly, “Please, ma’am, take my seat.”. I’ve always been really slim and slender, no more than about 117 lbs. Follow-up comments are unnecessary. You definitely need to see a doctor regarding these symptoms. 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. I put on 40 lbs. Yet an hour later I look like this...and before I ate my stomach was flat. I have a tennis ball cyst on my left ovary and I can fell it when I tough my belly. Liked by Rosemary, Volunteer Mentor, Teresa, Volunteer Mentor, foreverhaefish, version 3.3.6.2.3.2Page loaded in 0.728 seconds, "Hello!! During the first trimester of pregnancy, fatigue is a common side effect due to the body's … I’ve been worried lately because my belly looked like I’m 4 or 5 months pregnant. It’s possible that a person who appears to be pregnant may have an unwelcome medical condition that she doesn’t wish to discuss. Feeling pregnant doesn’t mean you are, but a negative pregnancy test can be wrong. Yes, you can have ovarian cysts that are so big they make you look pregnant. Page 1 of 2 - I eat 400 calories and look pregnant. They say that poly cystic ovarian syndrome causes such or anything to do with metabolic syndrome (which is the root for poly c. ). Regards. I have cramps, tender breasts, sore back, diarrhea, bloated. Even, in my case, when a woman is not actually pregnant. Yes, you can have ovarian cysts that are so big they make you look pregnant. Also I'm going to the restroom about 4 times an hour. Can I ask if you have noticed an increase sensitivy in your breast and or nipples? If you did see a doctor, and you're not pregnant, you need to go back and find out what the actual problem could be. I have done research and have come to some conclusions that could fit. However, she could still be pregnant and just not showing the symptoms due to … It is common in obese women, frequent in the middle and later reproductive years,can cause heavy and painful menstruation, painful sexual intercourse, urinary frequency and urgency. If anyone has anything similar or knows anything,i would really appreciate the feedback. It's Just My Belly As we continue to integrate in a world that so often tells us how to feel, how to look, and has a very precise definition of beauty, it is so important for each one of us to check in and see if we agree with these standards. I have pain most days and have severe cramps and vaginal muscle cramps/contractions during my period. A simple “How are you feeling?” is a neutral option. I'm normally size eight, and it's devastating to go through such a drastic change." I have the same issues. Hi @foreverhaefish. I’m working at getting an appointment to have it removed as it’s been in now for over 3 years. It's an ongoing joke around here that I'm pregnant. Hi, I am still a teenager. Im worrying myself sick that im pregnant, when im 100% sure i havnt had sex. “How are you?” a friend would ask, and I’d often say, “Well, I’m counting down the days ’til my abortion, but otherwise I’m fine!” But im pretty sure im not pregnant. 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. I’m 42 I have had uterus and ovaries removed. I'm not certain about weight gain, but a pregnant looking belly can be from uterine fibroids. Once it is discovered that we are not, in fact, pregnant, it does not necessarily stop people from telling us what to do or how to dress. But i eat 2-3 apples per day. Concern and comments regarding a woman’s decisions surrounding motherhood are probably coming from a good place; few people actually endeavor to be patronizing. Before the age of the home internet I was very active even after having my 3 children and kept my back and posture in good shape with stretching and working out. A pregnancy test may be negative if: You tested too early. Hello!! If I'm not pregnant, whats happening to me? A big belly from fluid trapped like in one post is often from liver problem and can be very serious. I have a similar situation and I found out I have uterine fibroid and uterine cyst. I have had big stomach etc. Now 2 years later I am 18, in college, and no longer on any meds. I feel like I’m doing it all wrong even tho I’m not I try and do everything right. “Thank you so much, but I’m actually not pregnant,” I responded, feeling my already sweaty face turning a brighter shade of red. It was only some Indian sauce (tomatoes cream and spices, essentially), about a cup at most. If you can’t see an OB what about your family doctor? I hope she’s having better luck with them than I did. Hello @foreverhaefish. I would suggest you to consult a gynecologist. I know I am not pregnant, I have gotten my period since my little pouch showed up. But as a joke. The weight makes me look like I’m pregnant. A little background, I am on the implanon which I know causes no estrogen coming into my body. Keep in touch and let us know how you are doing. honey. There is also a … (Admittedly, that particular style of dress, which cascades down from the fitted bust and helps to disguise protruding stomachs, is a favorite of maternity clothing designers. Not getting your menstrual period, not bleeding, is called amenorrhea. I also bleed a lot. The pregnancy performance also encompasses the notion that pregnant women’s bodies are public property, available for anyone to grope. I was just a well-fed woman in her 30s on her evening commute wearing an empire-waist dress. Have you been to see a doctor? When you say you were tested, did you go to the doctor, or was it a home test? If high could be splenomegaly. I did have fibroids and ovarian cysts. Why am I not getting pregnant? I had my period on 1/3/10 and then 1/13/10 I started bleeding again but it was very light pink and comes off and on til present. usually when I wake up my belly is flat and tone (the way i wish it looked all day), but about a month ago I just woke up and it looked like I was prego, it was so unusual, and I cant understand why. The ugly strech marks you pointed can be due to an excessive abdominal fat. Perhaps they think that if we don’t have enough self-control to eat properly, it gives them the right (maybe even the obligation) to advise us on how to better ourselves. A woman may not realize that though she is actively trying for a baby, she is in that in-between phase of it being too early to find out she is pregnant, and too soon for the results to show on a pregnancy test. I did 2 hpt, both negative, and a blood test, also negative. Pregnancy holds a special place in the culture: There are few other circumstances in which someone could glance at a stranger’s body, make assumptions and feel entitled to touch her or offer unsolicited advice. I know most people have flatter stomachs even those who don’t eat as well as me. Being constantly bloated can also be a sign of ovarian cancer. Any thoughts? I look at my baby when I’m not holding her and feel like she deserves better than me. When you see something that’s not really there, it can be scary, but there’s usually a clear reason for it. Full story: I'm NOT pregnant! Just when I thought the exchange was over, the woman continued: “Oh, O.K. If you're eating the recommended calories during pregnancy and you're not gaining weight fast enough, you need to eat more. I am bigger than ever right now. Women become pregnant under varied circumstances, not all of them planned or positive, so even the go-to congratulatory comments are not always appropriate. I'm learning to love my body in ALL its forms—not just when it looks lean and toned, because I know I don't look like that all day. Do a pregnancy test. The earliest method of diagnosing a pregnancy is with a pregnancy test, either in your urine or blood. I just don't understand why we feel this way. As for your friends…it’s common practice to wait until week 12, when the risk of miscarriage dips dramatically. Why are you not getting pregnant? Do you have any pain? I shook my head, indicating that I was getting off soon. If it was a home test, there are possible false negatives, and you need to see a doctor to be sure. Hi there! Since being bloated is so common in women, it’s hard to diagnose it. I see you feel like you can not schedule an OB appointment but please know that your life is far more valuable and I am sure your parents would appreciate your trust. I also have ugly stretchmarks even though i have never been pregnant and am not pregnant,but at times it looks like it. A look at the Stay Teen website reveals they are trying to empower young people with information about emotionally and physically safe sex (and relationships), as well as options for birth control (though their emphasis on the benefits of abstinence – “ waiting ” – may be a … The doctor I saw was not helpful and … By all means, make accommodations for anyone — including pregnant people, the elderly or someone on crutches — who may look as if they could use a break. Recently, the Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie revealed in an interview that she had had a baby but had kept her pregnancy quiet to avoid having to “perform” pregnancy. But its really worrying me, and my friend asked me a few months ago if i was pregnant? Ive noticed my tummy sticking out a little bit and it dosnt look in proportion to the rest of my body. But if I just let my stomach relax, it seriously looks like I'm pregnant (I'm not). even though i know its completley impossible. to all in september i started noticing my stomach starting to...", "Hi, I am still a teenager. Im 14, 5"6 or 5"7... and quite skinny. But really, a woman of your size shouldn’t be wearing those high-waisted dresses. It looks like you’re trying to trick people into thinking you’re pregnant.”. But if someone declines the offer to take your seat on the bus, move on and let it go. Certainly normal to be concerned and we are glad you reached out. 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