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Unread 11-11-2002, 06:15 PM

how can I tell if I am bloated? My tummy is so hard all the ime like I am prego. Its not down low where my belly button is but its up high, between my belly button and a inch or so below my breasts. Everyone says its as hard as when you are prego. Its been like this for a LONG time.
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Unread 11-11-2002, 08:45 PM

Hi Jennifer,

I've read alot of complaints with bloating...seems that I remember alot of fibroids being involved and putting pressure on the GI tract because of the enlarged uterus. But that's not your diagnosis so

Try a search on bloating and see if you can find any common grounds. And don't make the mistake of blaming everything on your gyn symptoms ...if you're having bloating or pressure in that area of your chest it could be upper gastric or nerves or heart or many other things. Call your doctor, your gyn and then your GP. Often we are so use to hurting that we assume it is all due to our female problems.

I hope you find some relief and comfort soon. call OK?
Unread 11-12-2002, 08:04 AM
just got home

Well I dont know if this will help you or not I just got home on Sunday and my god I felt like I was dying I was so bloated I just wanted to stick a pin in me and let the air out, and it was up high on me to, im not a so you might want to talk to your but im going to tell you what I did, for one you need to get some gas x and start taking them right away, then when Im laying down ill rub my stomach with just a little pressure as if your trying to push it through, I know it sounds dumb, but it worked for me I would do this as much as possible and sometime it hurt a little, but what really helped is when I layed on my side, when I did that I just blew, im still working on it but its allot better now, it was really hard to get on my side so soon after surgery but it was well worth it to me, the told me when they put you under the meds, that they do kind of put your internal organs asleep and they need to be woken up, so your best bet would be to call your and if you dont want to do that start rubbing your tummy, and dont forget the gas x, im sure with time youll come around just take it easy and dont over due. keep us up to date we all worry about you.

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Unread 11-12-2002, 11:29 AM

Thanks you all
Unread 11-12-2002, 11:36 AM
Gentle pressure

As a massage therapist, I know that the rubbing of your swelly-belly will help lots. Just be sure to keep 2 things in mind....
1.) Always rub in the SAME direction as digestion occurs (right to left actross upper belly and then dow the left side, this is the way your large intestine goes towards your colon)
2.) Very gentle pressure, it should never hurt. If it hurts stop. Don't rub directly on any stitches.
I hope this helps.
Peace, Jill

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