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16 year old with distended abdomen. What is the cause and treatment?

Hope you are doing good. I started working out when I was 16 years old (I am now 18), so far it's going perfectly well except for one little thing. My abdomen is swollen, all the time. My BMI is 7.8% so it's not fat that causes it, I can see abs but it is swollen. It's like if I was pregnant or something, the lower it is, the swollen it gets (especially in the pubis area). I thought it would go away if I kept training but it stayed. I then thought it might be that way because of constipation, but I'm never constipated and am going to the bathroom 2 times a day. Then I read somewhere it could be retention, but I don't eat pre-made meals and i never add salt and the few times I do it is very minimal. I eat fruits, vegetables and nuts. I also thought it might be wheat so I stopped eating food made out of it (pasta, bread, muffins ect...) and replaced them with spelt or corn flour which is the only thing that showed a tiny-bit-small change (really not that much) and ate no wheat for 3 months or so but nothing really changed. I'm thinking maybe it's because of the small the distance between my ribs and my pelvis (which is 3 inches). I amwondering; Is there anything, medically speaking, that could cause that? Or is there any medical treatments, or whatever, that could "fix" my "problem"? Thanks a lot in advance and sorry for the mistakes if there are any (english is not my first language) Good day!
Asked On : Mon, 25 Mar 2013
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Thank for choosing HCM, If you have family history of obesity then it is genetical problem you can not do anything for this, if there is no history of obesity then, you need to consult the physician to ruled out the under laying cause of over weight or increase west line fat, in my opinion better to consult the physician as early as possible, keep your stress level as low as possible,, Have nice day.
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