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Reasons for a bug tummy?

(9 Posts)
lovecloud Mon 25-Jul-05 21:22:15


I started the thread "I think I'm pregnant"

Basically I look and feel like I am pregnant even though tests including clear blue say not!

My tummy has grown over the last two weeks into a nice neat high firm bump and in the evening after dinner it looks shockingly big (remeber that in 1st pregnancy)

Although I am hanging onto the hope that I am, I have to face facts that I am most likely not and wonder if you could offer any other explanations of why I have developed this pregnant looking tummy?

Also I have actually lost weight, I normally weigh about 9 and I am now 8.12 so the belly can not be due to too much food???

I poo 1-2 times a day so it cant be a blockage

What do you think???

Thanks x

lovecloud Mon 25-Jul-05 21:23:06

See I even have pregnant brains

I did not start that thread, I started "I look like I'm pregnant"

starlover Mon 25-Jul-05 21:29:11

if you were pregnant how many weeks would you be?

lovecloud Mon 25-Jul-05 21:32:27

7/8 weeks

I already have a little girl and I never got around to toning the old muscles so Im sure 2nd time they will expand fast!!!

I am 5.9 in height and weigh 8.12 so I notice any changes in my body. A few weeks ago my tummy was totally flat, not toned flat though.

starlover Mon 25-Jul-05 21:35:48

have you been to gp to rule out anything else?

lovecloud Mon 25-Jul-05 21:41:45

I went last week just before I did the clear blue, said they dont do urine tests anymore and told me to buyt a clearblue test and said that they are the best tests and would not fail me. she said she would do a blood test if still not happy to detect pregnancy, she did not feel or check my tummy.
i am due on this Friday, i dont normally get a swollen tummy before i come on and anyway I have had this for over two weeks so it can be connected to periods.
When you say rule anything else out, what else?
MY mil said fibroids - but that causes painful havy periods right? My last period was so light, i suspected pregnancy before it started... I have done 4 tests i think, last one was middle of last week!

starlover Mon 25-Jul-05 21:51:46

don't know really! lol
but presumably there are other things that can cause bloatedness etc.

if you're 7-8 weeks then you must've missed one period already?

lovecloud Mon 25-Jul-05 21:58:44

I had my period beginning of the month first day it was normal then stopped and came back so light.

This is what happened the first time I was pregnant, I only tested when my 2nd period did not come but I had no other signs then as I was fit with good tummy muscles and did not show until 5 months.

I really dont know what is happening, my dh jokingly said maybe I am having a phantom pregnancy as I want a baby soooooooooo much.

lovecloud Mon 25-Jul-05 22:54:38


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