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is it normal for a woman with central abdominal obesity to look pregnant?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Yes: Lots of abdominal fat can make you look pregnant.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

Is it normal for a woman who with central abdominal obesity to look pregnant even when she isnt?

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Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 35 years experience
Obesity: Obesity, defined as a bmi >35, can often involve the abdomen or trunk of one's body. This form of "central obesity" tends to be more dangerous in terms of the risks for developing diabetes, sleep apnea, and heart disease. Such a person might look pregnant in certain clothes.

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Last updated Oct 3, 2016

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