If you're eating the recommended calories during pregnancy and you're not gaining weight fast enough, you need to eat more. - posted in Anorexia Discussions: This cant be normal. Answer (1 of 15): I'm not sure! I have cramps, tender breasts, sore back, diarrhea, bloated. The weight makes me look like I’m 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. Hi there! At Mayo Connect we care. I’ve always been really slim and slender, no more than about 117 lbs. During the first trimester of pregnancy, fatigue is a common side effect due to the body's … However, excatly a year ago I had an abortion. Hi @foreverhaefish. 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. Also I'm going to the restroom about 4 times an hour. But its really worrying me, and my friend asked me a few months ago if i was pregnant? The only way to be sure is to have an adominal ultrasound. Regards. Same as you. I eat healthy,take multivitamins and drink water and no sodas or fruit drinks just fruits and veggies. Ive noticed my tummy sticking out a little bit and it dosnt look in proportion to the rest of my body. But if someone declines the offer to take your seat on the bus, move on and let it go. Even, in my case, when a woman is not actually pregnant. He persisted: “Please, ma’am, you really shouldn’t be standing up. Since being bloated is so common in women, it’s hard to diagnose it. However, she could still be pregnant and just not showing the symptoms due to … But I’m just glad it’s figured out and we have steps to move forward. But that is beside the point.). Hello @foreverhaefish. While infertility can have symptoms like irregular periods or severe menstrual cramps, the truth is that most causes of infertility are silent. Any thoughts? By the time I processed what had happened, he got off the bus. 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. (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. 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!! I like salty and sweet foods, coffee and softdrinks. I do have one child, but she’s school aged and I know I’m not pregnant. I have been having problems with my stomach for quite a while now. It was only some Indian sauce (tomatoes cream and spices, essentially), about a cup at most. I just don't understand why we feel this way. Feeling pregnant doesn’t mean you are, but a negative pregnancy test can be wrong. Unfortunately, I'm not a doctor. Identical and would really like an answer to this. It's an ongoing joke around here that I'm pregnant. I have done research and have come to some conclusions that could fit. Hello, my name is Ashlie. My stomach is always round and bloated ,as if i am pregnant. My periods are normal every month, I even make sure to have sex when I am ovulating. Another symptoms > decreased appetite, increased sleeping schedule, always tired, headache. Again, even the appearance of pregnancy is enough for many people to think that a woman’s tummy is (literally) up for grabs. If I'm not pregnant, whats happening to me? Every bump this bus goes over can jostle and hurt your unborn baby.”, I was not, nor have I ever been, pregnant. I'm only 19, in university, and I am not overweight and never have … But i eat 2-3 apples per day. Do you have any pain? This is obviously concerning and I can sense how worried you are. A few weeks later, I attended a clothing swap and got rid of three comfortable cotton empire-waist dresses. Why am I not getting pregnant? And its got me freaked out. I was standing up on the BX12, holding on to a pole and texting a friend. I think i might have a uterine fibroid or cyst,something that is making my stomach big. I have been with my fiancé for almost 2 years now, and for about the past 10 months we have been trying to conceive. Nicole Shorland, 32, a banker from London, kept gaining weight but put it down to being careless with her diet. Certainly normal to be concerned and we are glad you reached out. 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. 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. If you can’t see an OB what about your family doctor? But I have a huge problem,...". In those few pregnant weeks, tits swollen and stomach queasy, my first impulse was to tell everyone what had been taking over my brain. CAN SOMEONE GIVE ME SOME ADVICE, Hi @Steph38 I have a tennis ball cyst on my left ovary and I can fell it when I tough my belly. You definitely need to see a doctor regarding these symptoms. It is absolutely possible to show concern for a pregnant person while still being respectful and not insulting. I've been on the pill for almost a year. What did s/he say? Follow-up comments are unnecessary. “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!” 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…. 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 also have ugly stretchmarks even though i have never been pregnant and am not pregnant,but at times it looks like it. Fatigue. Just when I thought the exchange was over, the woman continued: “Oh, O.K. There are many possible reasons, including ovulation irregularities, structural problems in the reproductive system, low sperm count, or an underlying medical problem. But as a joke. I do have a little trouble breathing. But really, a woman of your size shouldn’t be wearing those high-waisted dresses. Now 2 years later I am 18, in college, and no longer on any meds. The earliest method of diagnosing a pregnancy is with a pregnancy test, either in your urine or blood. honey. 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 am bigger than ever right now. I did 2 hpt, both negative, and a blood test, also negative. Yes, you can have ovarian cysts that are so big they make you look pregnant. How can I loose some weight. 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. Hi, I am still a teenager. I have been exersising and stopped eating a lot of the junk food that I used to. The only way to be sure is to have an adominal ultrasound. When you see something that’s not really there, it can be scary, but there’s usually a clear reason for it. I have a similar situation and I found out I have uterine fibroid and uterine cyst. Usually I only look 5 months pregnant, but when I got in the apartment, my roomie's jaw just dropped. There is also a … 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. 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. This happened to me recently while riding a bus in the Bronx. 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 look like I am 5 months prego. Not getting your menstrual period, not bleeding, is called amenorrhea. You sit down right here,” gesturing toward my belly. 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 … It's almost hypnotic. I’m working at getting an appointment to have it removed as it’s been in now for over 3 years. I hope my answer will work. If anyone has anything similar or knows anything,i would really appreciate the feedback. Hi, you should do a pelvic ultra sound to find out what is causing those syntoms. I did have fibroids and ovarian cysts. 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. We speak from experience, love and concern. even though i know its completley impossible. Still nothing. I have a tennis ball cyst on my left ovary and I can fell it when I tough my belly. I put on 40 lbs. It sounds obvious, but it's worth repeating. 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. 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. 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. edited 26 days ago. 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'm not saying that we should all be nudists or anything, especially because I too have this fear of others seeing me naked. 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. Is your abdomen larger up high or lower? If high could be splenomegaly. Liked by Rosemary, Volunteer Mentor, Dawn, Volunteer Mentor, foreverhaefish. 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. Keep in touch and let us know how you are doing. “Thank you so much, but I’m actually not pregnant,” I responded, feeling my already sweaty face turning a brighter shade of red. to all in september i started noticing my stomach starting to...", "Hi, I am still a teenager. I’m quite slim so when I’m having an episode my stomach protrudes and I know I look about four months pregnant. Fascination with pregnancy and pregnant women’s bodies is not surprising. 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. There isn’t enough pregnancy … 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. 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 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. When you say you were tested, did you go to the doctor, or was it a home test? Full story: I'm NOT pregnant! It is actually a new phenomenon. I'm Not Pregnant. Tried pregnancy test so many times but it is negative. 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. Anyways I can give you certain information about the uterine fibroid. The doctors said that since this was my first abortion that everything would be fine. ? I have pain most days and have severe cramps and vaginal muscle cramps/contractions during my period. A big belly from fluid trapped like in one post is often from liver problem and can be very serious. 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. They say that poly cystic ovarian syndrome causes such or anything to do with metabolic syndrome (which is the root for poly c. ). Ps: i usually last a day without drinking water. Just keep in mind we are not doctors. I hope she’s having better luck with them than I did. I look at my baby when I’m not holding her and feel like she deserves better than me. I also bleed a lot. The ugly strech marks you pointed can be due to an excessive abdominal fat. Keep it Quiet This is huge news—so give yourself some time to revel in your secret for a few days (or weeks). Page 1 of 2 - I eat 400 calories and look pregnant. I have had big stomach etc. Im worrying myself sick that im pregnant, when im 100% sure i havnt had sex. 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. But im pretty sure im not pregnant. Very rapidly. I knew something was wrong and it wasn’t something that the next OTC medication was going to fix. Why are you not getting pregnant? Women become pregnant under varied circumstances, not all of them planned or positive, so even the go-to congratulatory comments are not always appropriate. Hello!! A simple “How are you feeling?” is a neutral option. 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. I'm not certain about weight gain, but a pregnant looking belly can be from uterine fibroids. I dont think a uterine fibroid can be as big as to cause abdomen to be like a pregnant form. 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. 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. A pregnancy test may be negative if: You tested too early. I’m going through menopause. And I don’t know the reason why I’m upset I just cry all the time. It looks like you’re trying to trick people into thinking you’re pregnant.”. I’m so happy to know there is a name for this. I’m ready to kick this things ass and hopefully never look back! Have you been to see a doctor? I would suggest you to consult a gynecologist. The pregnancy performance also encompasses the notion that pregnant women’s bodies are public property, available for anyone to grope. The doctor I saw was not helpful and … Can I ask if you have noticed an increase sensitivy in your breast and or nipples? Don’t stress if you’re not gaining the advised weight. I have always been small 140 to 150 lbs. Help, what's wrong with me? It sounds as if you are frightened by these problems and that is understandable. Once during a crowded subway ride, an elderly woman looked at me knowingly and said: “Here you go, honey. Yet an hour later I look like this...and before I ate my stomach was flat. I’m 42 I have had uterus and ovaries removed. Now I look like Im about to birth triplets. I'm normally size eight, and it's devastating to go through such a drastic change." Yes, you can have ovarian cysts that are so big they make you look pregnant. My period is 12 days late. 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 feel like I’m doing it all wrong even tho I’m not I try and do everything right. 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 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. Talk with your parents or another trusted adult about your health problems so that you get some medical attention. Im 14, 5"6 or 5"7... and quite skinny. I use warn castor oil pack on my belly, which helped to reduce the cyst . I was just a well-fed woman in her 30s on her evening commute wearing an empire-waist dress. I have the same issues. Being constantly bloated can also be a sign of ovarian cancer. I’m not a very religious person but I know for sure there’s something in the universe looking over us. If it was a home test, there are possible false negatives, and you need to see a doctor to be sure. In rare cases, some fibroids may interfere with pregnancy. In Europe, they used to be very open-minded about nudity and sexuality, but in … Concern and comments regarding a woman’s decisions surrounding motherhood are probably coming from a good place; few people actually endeavor to be patronizing. I’m not on hormones. 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. Your doctor or a nutritionist can help create a meal plan for you. But that does not provide people with an open invitation to involve themselves in the process. I cant book an appointment with OB. I am having the same problem. 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. I know most people have flatter stomachs even those who don’t eat as well as me. I know I am not pregnant, I have gotten my period since my little pouch showed up. Liked by Rosemary, Volunteer Mentor, Teresa, Volunteer Mentor, foreverhaefish, version 188.8.131.52.3.2Page loaded in 0.728 seconds, "Hello!! My figure doesn't really look bad... but mostly b/c I've learned to hold my stomach in pretty well. 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’ve been worried lately because my belly looked like I’m 4 or 5 months pregnant. 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