I am 21 years old and have been suffering for 8 months. I have extreme visible abdominal distention where my normal 27 inch waist distends to about 33 inches. I do not feel pain other than the severe pressure from the distention, which is extremely uncomfortable. I have had a normal CT scan, upper endoscopy, and colonoscopy. I had normal antibody tests for Celiac Sprue, but my distention gets significantly worse with the ingestion of both gluten and dairy. The distention is centered around the navel, but larger right beneath the navel. I was recently diagnosed with Hashimotos Thyroid Disease. As they searched for the problem with my abdomen, they stumbled upon the antibodies for that disease. I taken thyroid medication, My doctors (primary, gastroenterologist, and endocrinologist) seem at a loss. Can anyone please help me? My quality of life is near to nothing, and the severe pressure in my abdomen has caused a hernia. Also, I've included a picture. I look pregnant, but I assure you that I am not.Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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