Stomach That Looks Bulging, Hard When Pressed, And Often Twitches Accompanied By 5 Months Late Menstruation?

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Good afternoon, I want to ask. R nI am 22 years old, this is about 2 months my stomach is bulging, but the lower part is felt when pressed hard while the upper stomach does not even when defecating or urinating, the upper stomach shrinks when was lying down. But when full or bloated again, but not as hard as the lower abdomen. R nThe stomach is hard, especially the right part around the navel like something, sometimes when lying down there is a continuous twitch. Is there a serious illness? R nI have not had my period for about 5 months, but there are no signs of pregnancy such as enlarged breasts or swelling of the legs. There is only a faint line from the navel to the upper part of the vagina. R n r nThat’s all and thank you for the answer.

1 Answer:

Hi Shizuka,


Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

A belly that appears bulging, is hard when pressed, and often twitches, especially at the bottom near the navel can result from a variety of reasons. If it is true that this complaint appears along with the absence of menstruation for months and a faint line appears from the navel to the genitals, then it could be that your condition is part of a sign of pregnancy.


At about 5 months of gestation, the uterus has generally reached the middle between the navel and the top of the pelvis, up to 2 fingers below the navel. Due to this enlargement of the uterus, it is possible that your lower abdomen will appear bulging and become harder when pressed. The twitch you feel may come from the movement of the fetus in your womb. Not all women can clearly feel the physical changes that occur during pregnancy, including enlargement and pain in the breasts, nausea, dizziness, weakness, swelling of the body, mood swings, frequent urination, difficulty defecating, and so on. Hence, not appearing these symptoms does not necessarily rule out the possibility that you are pregnant.


Apart from pregnancy, it can also be distended and the hardness of your lower abdomen occurs due to other causes, such as obesity, dyspepsia (increased stomach acid), irritable bowel syndrome, appendicitis (appendicitis), intra-abdominal tumors, urinary tract infections, urinary tract stones, ovarian cysts, myomas, pelvic inflammation, enlarged liver (for example due to hepatitis, cancer), hernias, pregnancy, psychosomatic disorders, and so on.


You can see a doctor directly so that further tests can be done, including blood tests, urine tests, ultrasound, and so on so that the cause of your complaint can be determined. If it is true that you are pregnant, the doctor can refer you to an obstetrician for further treatment.


As an initial treatment:

Compress the hardened stomach with warm water
Get plenty of rest, raise your legs a little while lying down so that the pressure in the lower abdomen reduces
Wear comfortable clothes and pants
Eat regularly
First, limit the consumption of foods and drinks that contain a lot of gas, for example, mustard greens, cabbage, tubers, coconut milk, spicy food, soda
Do not consume alcohol
Exercise regularly
Not pressing too much on a distended stomach

Hope it helps ..

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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