First let me state I am definantly not pregnant. I had a tubal ligation in 2009, and have also had 2 pregnancy tests in the last month due to other issues.
I look like I'm about 3 months pregnant! The rest of my body seems properly proportioned, but my belly has people asking me when I'm due. It feels similar to how it felt when I was pregnant...not flabby feeling, more like it's stretched taunt and has a firm feeling to it. I've noticed weight gain over the last month, and it seems to be limited to my belly.
A little more: I have been diagnosed with 'suspected' Adenomyosis, and U/S found a mid sized hemorrhagic cyst. That's it. Wondering if anyone else has had this issue, if it's possible that my enlarged uterus could be making me look like this? (My dr feels my uterus is not majorly enlarged, just a bit), or if theres anything else I should be looking into. I have noticed if I cut caffeine I seem to drop weight everywhere else, but not in this area.
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Adenomyosis occurs when endometrial tissue, which normally lines the uterus, is present within and grows into the muscular wall of the uterus. The uterus may double or triple in size. Although a woman with adenomyosis may not notice that her uterus is enlarged, she will notice that her lower abdomen appears bigger or feels tender. This sounds like what you are experiencing.
If your gynecologist doesn't think you have adenomyosis, what is the cause of your symptoms? Where is the hemorrhagic cyst located? Is the cyst a suspected cause of your enlarged abdomen?
Has your physician recommended a gastrointestinal evaluation? I am wondering if there might be something going on with your gastrointestinal tract. Possible causes of a blotted abdomen include celiac disease,a food intolerance or a food allergy.
MaryannSeptember 6, 2013 - 4:46pm