I have had persistent and possibly increasing (albeit slowly) water balloon type feeling and difficulty with my abdomen since my surgery and chemotherapy about 3.5 years ago. I, of course, am worried that I have a recurrence and have tried to be vigilant with my self care routine of walking daily and eating really well. I had a CT scan a couple of years ago and they did not come forth with any significant finding. But it has not been easy for me to be relaxed about this situation since then because of the feeling that no matter what type of restrictions I put on myself, I cannot get rid of this pendulous abdomen that feels like a water balloon. At times, I have some pain in my abdomen too. The pain is recurrent aching up under my right rib cage and into the back. I have had this previously and thought it was my gall bladder. But when they did the CT scan the gall bladder apparently looked fine. I additionally have had perfect lab work over the last two years with no increase in my CA 125 and no problems with anemia or blood cell count problems. I have an EXCELLENT appetite and have not lost weight/nor gained any this years despite vigorous exercise routines and trying to go vegan in my diet. I do have a bulge in my middle and think there is a hernia there which has gotten a bit larger appearing. It does not give me pain in that site though and I have had that hernia since my first pregnancy.View Thread
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