The Stomach Is Enlarged And Hard When The Menstruation Is 8 Months Late?
Hello, I want to ask. My stomach was enlarged and hard. Sometimes large and sometimes flat. I haven’t had my period for 8 months? When I’m not drinking enough, my stomach feels hard and hurts
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Need to clarify beforehand, have you ever had sexual intercourse?
A stomach that looks enlarged, hard, painful, accompanied by a delay in menstruation for months can indicate a pregnancy. This condition is of course only possible if you have previously had sexual intercourse. Pregnancy usually will cause the stomach to appear enlarged since the womb is more than 12 weeks. Not only that, women who are pregnant also often feel pain in their stomach, especially due to muscle pain and excessive abdominal strain when supporting the growing size of the fetus.
However, if you feel that you have never had sex at all, then your complaint could also occur due to other causes, for example:
Ovarian cysts (disorders of maturation of eggs in the ovaries, so that the eggs fail to ovulate and form a fluid-filled sac)
Myoma (benign uterine muscle tumor, often occurs in women over 35 years)
Other intra-abdominal tumors (benign or malignant), eg bowel tumors, bladder tumors, liver tumors
Enlarged liver (hepatomegaly) or spleen (splenomegaly), for example due to hepatitis, liver cancer, thalassemia
Dyspepsia (increased stomach acid)
Irritable bowel syndrome
Obstructive ileus (intestinal obstruction)
Myalgia (muscle pain)
Psychic stress, and so on
Complaints in your stomach are not always directly related to menstrual disorders that you are experiencing. It could also be, your menstrual disorders arise due to disturbed reproductive hormone balance when stress hormone production increases due to the pain in your stomach that you suffer.
It is better if your complaints are checked directly to the doctor. Some examinations, such as laboratories, X-rays, CT scans, etc. may be done by doctors to establish the best diagnosis. If it is true that the doctor suspects that you are pregnant or have other abnormalities in the reproductive organs, the doctor can refer you to an obstetrician for further treatment.
At this time, you should not over-press the enlarged stomach. Excessive pressure on the stomach generally triggers nausea and vomiting. If the stomach feels sore, simply compress it using warm water while getting plenty of rest. Get used to always eat and drink regularly, don't be late. Reduce consumption of foods that contain too much gas, such as mustard greens, cabbage, tubers, and soda. Drink plenty of water too. Be diligent in exercising, especially sports that can help tone your abdominal muscles, for example sit ups, jogging, yoga, and so on (if you are pregnant, avoid doing extreme sports). Maintain your ideal body weight, avoid alcohol consumption, and also avoid taking drugs at random. Last but not least, manage your stress and emotions well.
Hope it helps ..