Sudden Abdominal Swelling

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First starting on NYE, I've been experiencing unexplained abdominal swelling. i literally woke up that day fine, and by that evening looked about 3-4 months pregnant. This lasted for exactly 1 week, and then subsided, No pain or any other symptoms arose during that time. I thought I was in the clear, and then it reoccured last Friday. It has been 10 days and counting, and it still has yet to subside. This time around, there have been frequent diarrhea bouts. I have not made any changes in my eating/drinking habits. I'm 28 years old, I workout 5 days a week, do not eat processed sugars or white flour, and little to no carbs. There hasn't been a change in my weight, and I've successfully passed a pregnancy test with a negative. I did see a midwife @ my obgyn and she verified that my uterus, liver, and pancreas all are normal size(did not perform an exam, however). I also had a blood test from my primary care Dr, and everything came back normal for my liver, kidneys, and glucose levels. Other than that, she had no idea as to what this could be from. I have an appt with the GI in a few weeks, but I'm seriously freaking out about this, as I pride myself on excercising to maintain my body, and now I just feel demotivated and frustrated about how I look, even to the point where I haven't even wanted to go to the gym over the last week.I'm just really tired about waiting for another hit and miss suggestion or guess at my Dr's office. If anyone can help I'd really appreciate it.

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  • Posted

    Hi ashleigh58940

    If you are exercising intensely you can stress your body and bring about raised cortisol levels the stress hormone...which can have an adverse effect on your body....go to popular search engine and search 'exercise and cortisol levels' ask your doc to check your cortisol levels. I have mentioned this to you due to the fact you mentioned you exercise wishes...

  • Posted

    See your gnae doctor again and ask for a pelvic ultrasound. How could she know everything was a normal size without doing an examination?
    • Posted

      She just pushed on my stomach and sides and said everything felt normal. She then referred me to my primary care dr, who basically did the exact same thing. After the blood results came back normal, I actually had to request the GI referral. I did also call my gyn office back, but they won't see me again for the same issue until after I see the GI.

    • Posted

      The other possibility is IBS which can feel worse during your periods.  Ask your GI specialist about Irritable Bowel.


    • Posted

      Pippa, stop telling everyone about ibs when they haven't had one test yet. She needs to have an ultrasound first.

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