Upper abdominal hardness
For around two months now I have noticed a distention of some sort in my upper abdomen. It is located directly above the navel and its length is across the entire upper front. I am a 23 slender female so it's pretty noticible. The upper abdomen sticks out probably 1/2 an inch to one inch further than the bottom. It is also very firm to touch, hard as a rock. However when I lie down on my back I can't see it anymore, and I can view my normal ab muscle line again.
Since I've noticed this, my appetite has been horrible, but I still eat like normal, and yet I've lost ten pounds in the past two months. Not every day, but pretty much, I have a constant dull pain right at the bottom of my ribs on my right side/back. This is also making my breathing harder. My breathing is like it was when I was pregnant, I feel like something is always pushing on me. I can eat just a few bites of something and feel stuffed. Also having daily dizziness.
I've dealt with constipation problems my entire life, and I eat the daily amount of fiber needed and yet still have to take Colon Cleanse pills or I can't go. I never take stimulants in fear of becoming addicted.
Has anyone else experienced this? Or have any clues to what it could be? I'm worried of a bowel obstruction or tumor of some sort. I plan to go to the dr. in two weeks or so due to money issues, as I have no insurance. Just wanting some answers until then.
Last edited by xastur7; 04-24-2007 at 12:31 PM.