I have a 13 year old, a 3 year old and a 16 month old. I train/exercise 6 days a week and compete in triathlons. I consider myself very fit. I am 163cm tall and weight 56kg, but ... I look like I am 4-5 months pregnant! I have a small separation in my stomach muscles and a very small belly button hernia. I have just been to the hospital (after being referred by my GP) - I was seen by a dr in the colorectal department. He has said that the hernia and the muscle separation has nothing to do with the 'bulge' that I have. Also I tummy tuck wouldn't fix it cause I don't have any flabby skin. He doesn't know what is causing it and wouldn't recommend trying to fix it. (I don't know why, if he doesn't even know what it is).
Anyway, obviously I'm going back to the GP for another referral to someone who will know what it is and may be able to give me some advice! But just wondering if anyone else has experienced/knows someone who has experienced the same problem. Basically, when I lay down, I have a flat stomach, when I do a sit up, you can see the ridge, vertically, down my belly where the muscles don't meet, my belly button is always an 'outie' (none of these things really bother me) but when I stand or sit up, my belly hangs out and it looks like I'm pregnant. It's not flabby, it relatively hard, and round like a beach ball.
I would love some opinions/suggestions/anything on what I could do, who I could see, what you have experienced. I know there's worse problems in the world and I am very lucky this is all I have to worry about. But at the same time I hate being asked when my baby is due. It hurts my feelings so much.