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False pregnancy.

I am a female, 22 yrs old, CA. I recently started gaining weight just in the stomach and it looks like I'm pregnant but I have taken tests and bloodwork and I am not pregnant. i feel bloated all the time. frequent urination, full feeling, and missed periods. appetite is normal. constipated feeling, I am active an eat healthy. Sometimes feel moving in stomach which feels like either my stomach digesting or growling. Thank you
Asked On : Thu, 7 Jan 2010
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We can think of a few conditions in your case: 1) You may be putting on weight. Abdomen & buttocks are the most common areas where people tend to add on the extra pounds. 2) If you have had intercourse and are eager to get pregnant then it could be a chance of Pseudocyesis also known as false pregnancy, with signs and symptoms of pregnancy (Bloating as the sole symptom is very unlikely) and can resemble the condition in every way except for fetal presence. Please let us know few details to guide you better 1) The duration since the start of the swelling ? 2) Any medical illness that you have been suffering from ? 3) Has the swelling remained the same or increased ? if so has it been gradual or sudden ? 4) Any menstrual irregularities that you have been suffering ? 5) Habits of smoking or drinking ? 6) Your regular work routine ? These will help us come to a better conclusion. If any further query, you can have a Live Chat with one of our doctors online between 9am-9pm IST (GMT+5:30) on all 7 days a week at Alternatively, you can speak with them over phone at +91-80-41743045 between 12noon-6pm IST from Monday to Friday.
Answered: Sun, 10 Jan 2010
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