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Stomach bulging after L1 Fracture.

I sufferred an L1 fracture in 2008 which resulted in 3 months flat bed rest. Ever since the accident my stomach has looked extremely bloated. Some days it can look as if I am 4 months pregnant . I am very slim, I eat a very healthy diet and exercise regularly. Prior to my accident I had a flat stomach. I have lost a lot of flexibility since my fracture - and feel like my spine has shortened. Doctors have ruled out IBS and digestive problems thanks to a Colonoscopy. I wondered if the change in my spinal curve (now very inward at my L1 point) is literally pusing my stomach forward? Any help or advice on why my stomach distends would be really appreciated. I should mention that I m female aged 33.
Asked On : Fri, 18 Feb 2011
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Cardiologist 's  Response
hi well come to Hcm
Pushing by L1 if at all can not be that much to push your stomach forward. IF
yOU have lot of gastric upset it could be simple gaseous distension. Still to remove
your doubt you may consult Gastro- enterologist
Answered: Thu, 11 Aug 2011
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Nephrologist Dr. Rakesh Madhyastha's  Response
Thanks for the query
Your prolonged bed rest has caused some weight gain and along with that I am sure ubwere on steroids which has added to the weight. You will need to cut down on the diet and also start exercising.
Have a healthy living
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