am looking almost pregnant at times...
Yes, it's the UC and for many it's IBS. I used to look like that all the time, and it has to do with food combining. If you miscombine foods, the result will be lots of gas, and that you can't digest your foods properly - all of it giving you a bloated stomach - sometimes it can be accompanied by pain as well.
Since combining my foods properly, I no longer have the "pregnant" look - my stomach is flat, and I don't have the bloating, gas, and pain.
Here's some good info on it: http://cureforulcerativecolitis.com/step-1-methodology-to-eating
Hope this helps.
Dx - UC 09/2010.Tried various Mesalamine enemas/suppos/pills with Prednisone for several rounds without any help.SCD Diet of proteins,veggies,salads, fruits, & protein shakes w/almond milk, Liquid Minerals& Vitamins,Maca powder,L-Glutamine 15g, D-Ribose 5g,L-ArgEthylEster,chia seeds,VSL#3,K2,VIt. D3 100,000 IU every 10 days.Canasa suppos. as maintenance.Transdermal LDN is working! I feel great!