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why is the top of my stomach firm and the bottom soft

A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience in Gastroenterology
Likely gravity...: ...Seriously, unless i'm missing something in your question, it's the same thing that happens with your breasts (try it--stand up then lay down). Of c ... Read More

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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Pregnant?: Could you be pregnant?
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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience in Internal Medicine
It : It is difficult to assess with your description, but if this is muscular, it seems you have strained your groin or hip muscle. This could have happene ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Lori Lange
Specializes in Family Medicine
Constipation: Hard stools are due to needing more water and fiber in your diet. They could be due to hypothyroidism but that is usually not found. Change your diet ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience in Internal Medicine
Spasm of stom wall: Firmness, spasm, pain of any part of the gut/ gastrointestinal tract is caused by the muscular part of the gut going into spasm, either due to irrita ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
39 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Diff possibilities : A swelling of top of the stomach may be due to stomach ulcer, severe reflux, pancreatitis, colitis, or gall bladder disease. If not promptly better wi ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience in Urology
Here are some...: If the described hardness has been there as long as what you could remember, of no change in its "size", and you have felt no pain, no fever, and ener ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
In order to lose : That fat you would need to lose weight in general. This can be done by eating healthfully, being physically active and making sure that calories burne ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience in Gastroenterology
Xiphoid process?: what you may be feeling is your xiphoid process, which may be inflamed. Xiphoid process is the bone which is attached to the end of your sternum. If y ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
18 years experience in Neurology
Fasciculations: This kind of movement is common to muscles when they undergo a change in activity- for example, a lot more sit ups, or a lot less sit ups. It is some ... Read More

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