Ask an expert
Question

19 Mar 2007

BLOATED TUMMY
HI I DO NOT KNOW IF IT IS JUST AGE RELATED (38) BUT LATELY MY STOMACH IS MUCH BIGGER THAN ABOUT SIX MONTHS AGO. IM FAIRLY SKINNY 1,55 TALL AND WEIGH 41 KG'S BUT MY STOMACH LOOKS LIKE I'M ABOUT 3 MONTHS PREGNANT - I DON'T KNOW IF IM JUST FAT AROUND MY WAIST I HAD MY TUBES TIED ABOUT TWO YEARS AGO AND THOUGHT IT MIGHT BE THAT, I USED TO HAVE A FLAT STOMACH IN THE MORNINGS -BUT LATELY IT'S SWOLLEN ALL THE TIME. I HAVE NOT CHANGED MY DIET EITHER - ANY ANSWERS??
THANKS GENIE
Answer 454 views
Expert
CyberDoc
cyberdoc

01 Jan 0001

Dear Genie
Easiest way to determine if it is fat is to pinch your stomach skin together - this will give you an idea of the layer of fat you have over your tummy. As one gets older, your waistline does expand unfortunately but you are still young! Maybe your dr should just check that you don't have an enlarged liver, or an ovarian cyst or enlarged womb?
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical examination, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.
Voting Booth
Have you entered our Health of the Nation survey?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Yes
32% - 9439 votes
No
68% - 20025 votes
Vote