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protuding Abdomen

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 17, 2009
  • 10:50 PM

Hello,
I have a protruding abdomen i have been this way since my third c-sec it is a terribel way to have to live I am still stuck wearing maternity clothes my stomac/abdomen is the largest part of my body and every time i go out in public people mistaken me for beiging pregant I really need help in getting a diagnosis at first he drs told em it was just baby fat but i have lost 20 lbs and not an inch from my stomach it is very ******n your self esteem to have to consatanly tell people that I'm not expecting and it happens all the time I am very weary of looking like this. I have know rolls or tire My stomach sticks out in an egg shape form as if i were 5-6 months pregnant I have treiibel back pain also from all this diformity the rest of me is in good physical shape and this is not my fault I don't over eat. I am in tears as i right this and i just wonder if any one else has gone thruogh this before the drs told em i need to see a cosmetic sergeon but i can't afford that and i don'tthink it should be my resposibility to fix this situaiton any one have any suggestions or feed back it is welcome ty
tired of looking pregnant!!!

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  • Hello, I have a protruding abdomen i have been this way since my third c-sec it is a terribel way to have to live I am still stuck wearing maternity clothes my stomac/abdomen is the largest part of my body and every time i go out in public people mistaken me for beiging pregant I really need help in getting a diagnosis at first he drs told em it was just baby fat but i have lost 20 lbs and not an inch from my stomach it is very ******n your self esteem to have to consatanly tell people that I'm not expecting and it happens all the time I am very weary of looking like this. I have know rolls or tire My stomach sticks out in an egg shape form as if i were 5-6 months pregnant I have treiibel back pain also from all this diformity the rest of me is in good physical shape and this is not my fault I don't over eat. I am in tears as i right this and i just wonder if any one else has gone thruogh this before the drs told em i need to see a cosmetic sergeon but i can't afford that and i don'tthink it should be my resposibility to fix this situaiton any one have any suggestions or feed back it is welcome ty tired of looking pregnant!!!Hi, I had a c section years ago and I agree your stomach muscles do get very flabby and you have to work to get them back into shape. If you start excercising by doing a few sit ups and using weights every day you should soon tone up and loose the excess flab, I do pilates which is really good at stretching the muscles, good look.
    maggiemay 68 Replies
    • October 18, 2009
    • 11:31 PM
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  • Hello,I have a protruding abdomen i have been this way since my third c-sec it is a terribel way to have to live I am still stuck wearing maternity clothes my stomac/abdomen is the largest part of my body and every time i go out in public people mistaken me for beiging pregant I really need help in getting a diagnosis at first he drs told em it was just baby fat but i have lost 20 lbs and not an inch from my stomach it is very ******n your self esteem to have to consatanly tell people that I'm not expecting and it happens all the time I am very weary of looking like this. I have know rolls or tire My stomach sticks out in an egg shape form as if i were 5-6 months pregnant I have treiibel back pain also from all this diformity the rest of me is in good physical shape and this is not my fault I don't over eat. I am in tears as i right this and i just wonder if any one else has gone thruogh this before the drs told em i need to see a cosmetic sergeon but i can't afford that and i don'tthink it should be my resposibility to fix this situaiton any one have any suggestions or feed back it is welcome ty tired of looking pregnant!!! Friend, my wife has the SAME problem. She weeps about it a lot. She had the most awesome, perfect body before the C-section. She was 42 and looked about 30. The C-section caused her incredible problems. I want to ask another question or two. Did you suffer afterward from mood swings? Depression?Extreme listlessness, lack of energy?Are you having problems with bloating after meals? Especially foods with high fat content such as pizza or lasagna with cheese?Have you had any new problems with cholesterol levels?Has anyone diagnosed you with a problem with your gall bladder or Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)? BTW: when you had your last C-section, did you get a tubal ligation?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 19, 2009
    • 09:28 PM
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  • ... BTW: when you had your last C-section, did you get a tubal ligation? I should have clarified that my wife had had a c-section previously, withotu problems. But after #2, she got a tubal and that's when the problems started. Our Ob-gyn had told us that the tubal was easy, he'd already be in there and it would be done in minutes, no problems, etc etc. Immediately she felt different. She started crying constantly, felt depressed, at times was so low on energy she could not get off the couch. The Ob-gyn told her there were NO side effects to tubal ligations, it was in her imagination, it was just depression, she should go to church, etc. She could not lose weight or get her stomach to flatten--at least, not for long. It would go down for a while and then swell up again. Especially after eating certain meals. Finally, the same Ob-Gyn offered to remove her uterus. My wife freaked out. No way. I took her to other doctors, one of whom said she probably had IBS and either needed some pills to relax the sphincter between teh gall bladder and intestine or surgery. At this point, she refuses to allow any more doctors to cut her open, so she tried pills. We went to a female doctor who dropped a bombshell on us: it is NOT true that tubal ligations are free from side effects. According to her, when they cut through the tube and cauterize it, they kill a nerve that runs to the ovaries, and this throws the hormonal balance off. She prescribed testosterone cream and that helped regulate her moods considerably. She got more energy and came out of that deadly funk that just was destroying her. Now, the sad part is that the hormonal imbalance appears to have affected the way fat is digested in the body. This apparently contributed to the problem with the gall bladder, which helps regulate how fat is digested. She exercises and lost a little weight, but it's still not the way it was. So doctors offered to remove her gall bladder and that would fix it all. (Apparently, doctors have it all figured out: most of our internal organs are just "spare parts" and can be cut up and removed at will. Appendix? Don't need it. uterus? It's just hanging around being worthless now that we cut up your tubes. Gall Bladder? Another one of God's mistakes.) And just when you thought you couldn't stand it: We asked my mother and my stepmother if they had had tubal ligations. Both had.Had they had depression, listlessness, other symptoms?Both had.My mother never developed the symptoms that caused her doctor to remove her gall bladder. But my step mother had.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 19, 2009
    • 09:42 PM
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  • I would like to say that I have had an enlarged stomach about 30 years since my 1st child was born. I look slim in my arm and legs and when I exercise I can lose in my hips and upper arms. Even sometimes my upper torso gets smaller, but my stomach still has the pregnant look. I get tired sometimes of trying to suck it in all the time. I have had 4 children and only the last one, 17 yrs ago was a c-section. But each pregnancy I got so huge. my first weighed 9 lbs 10 ozs. the second and 3rd both weighed 10lbs 10 oz. Because my last doctor tested me for gestational diabetis, I was positive for it and had to give myself insulin shots. He still weighed in at 8lbs and 6 oz. I would like to know what I can do about it, besides surgery.
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