Looking 6 months preg is not a good look...
Hi folks- not sure if anyone can shed some light on this...... I am fairly fit & I weigh just over 8stone so not exactly obese and yet I look like I have the beer gut of a darts player. Seriously when I look at myself sideways I can see my ribs but then underneath protrudes like I've got a watermelon stuffed up there- I'm just waiting for someone to ask when it's due...... I know my stomach muscles are non-existant but surely there's more to it than just needing a girdle?
That's what you pay for Camlo. Seriously, if you're worried, your GP is a place to start.
Cam - I get this sometimes too. Do you feel bloated with it also? I'm also quite slim and you can see my ribs too, but then I think my stomach sticks out a little (not in a 'fat' way, just like you've explained - almost balloony) Sometimes it even seems the actual gut is sticking through my skin - gross.
Whenever I moan about looking fat though my friends/family reassure me that I'm really thin, so maybe it's all in our heads!
Have you had any intolerance tests done? Could be a foodie thing...
Are you female?
I had a fibroid tumour - I've never had kids and have quite a bit of muscle, but I still looked pregnant. No other symptoms except feeling bloated sometimes. I tried dieting as i had put on a few pounds in weight, got to the point where I looked gaunt and felt ill, then went to see Dr. Nearly too late.
However you feel, go see the GP and tell him what's up. It maybe something, it maybe nothing. It's better to act early than ignore something. Prevention is better than cure. That's what the GP is for.
You're typical gynae exam wouldn't necessarily pick up problems with fallopian tubes/ovaries. It could be food related - can you think of any pattern re. dietary intake and appearance of the belly? It might be worth keeping a food and symptom diary for a week or so to see...
Definitely worth seeing the doc though - better safe than sorry
Hi Camlo, is the bloating uncomfortable? Could it be a candida infection? Tons of stuff on the web about it. I've found cutting out sugar and yeast has massively cut down my bloating.
Another possibility you could look at ,although along similar lines to some of the posts above. My Brother experienced very similar symptoms with the beer belly apearance. He has always been sports mad and muscular then all of a sudden developed the belly. It turned out he was dairy intolerant and once he addressed that it all returned to normal.
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