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been bloated for 2 months! What's the deal?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 16, 2007
  • 10:01 PM

I'm a 30 year ol woman. I'm not pregnant but I've been holding extra water for the past 2 months. Primarily it's in my upper/lower stomach (abdomen), lower back, hips and thighs.

I thought maybe I was gaining weight (fat) so I kicked up my cardio regimen. I'm pretty lean for a woman. My body fat% is between 16-18. I exercise frequently (5 to 6 days a week), but even more-so the last 6 weeks to try and get rid of this extra weight. I'm drinking more water (and only water), I've cleaned up my diet the past 6 weeks as well and I've had minimal changes.

It is extremely abnormal the way I'm holding water weight and I'm starting to get a little worried. I do have Crohn's Diease (diagnosed March 1998) and am wondering if there's something going on lately with my lower GI system. My stomach is VERY distended, awkward looking and feeling.

I sometimes feel lower abdominal pain and I have noticed that I have to urinate more often but when I do, nothing much comes out.

I have researced kidney disorders, UTI's and pregnancy-but they don't seem like any of my symptoms.

Does anybody have a clue about this???? I would really appreciate your insight.

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  • Have you had your circ system , thyroid tested ,or checked for diabeties recently? Adrenal glands checked?? Kidneys checked??Too much salt intake, hidden in diet /lowfat foods??? Hope this helps,~~Dee
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • I'm a 30 year ol woman. I'm not pregnant but I've been holding extra water for the past 2 months. Primarily it's in my upper/lower stomach (abdomen), lower back, hips and thighs.I thought maybe I was gaining weight (fat) so I kicked up my cardio regimen. I'm pretty lean for a woman. My body fat% is between 16-18. I exercise frequently (5 to 6 days a week), but even more-so the last 6 weeks to try and get rid of this extra weight. I'm drinking more water (and only water), I've cleaned up my diet the past 6 weeks as well and I've had minimal changes. It is extremely abnormal the way I'm holding water weight and I'm starting to get a little worried. I do have Crohn's Diease (diagnosed March 1998) and am wondering if there's something going on lately with my lower GI system. My stomach is VERY distended, awkward looking and feeling. I sometimes feel lower abdominal pain and I have noticed that I have to urinate more often but when I do, nothing much comes out.I have researced kidney disorders, UTI's and pregnancy-but they don't seem like any of my symptoms.Does anybody have a clue about this???? I would really appreciate your insight. Dear Thread, I just jumped on this sight to find some answers to my abdomenal swelling. Your letter printed here is exactly what I have been going through. I am a 44 year old woman who has always exercised and been in shape. I also feel the awkwardness of my abdomen and it is bothering me greatly. I had liver and hepatitus blood work done and it all came back perfect. Very perplexing to me. Hope we can find out what's going on with our bodies. Good luck to you, DGAO
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  • Ovarian? Have you had a pelvic exam lately?Fallen plumbing which might be pressing on bladder, rectum? Look up prolapse of uterus. Bladder can also fall.
    rad-skw 1605 Replies Flag this Response
  • get urine test,ultrasound kidney any test for kidneys.....
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • also get tested for celiac disease...3 panel test.Check out the celiac foundation website for more information. Good luck!
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