A 25-year-old female asked:
upper abdominal feels like its in knots. i ate some chips and gummy berries, could this be why?
1 doctor answer • 6 doctors weighed in
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Definitely!: Bad combination! The chips are salty, and probably fried. And if they're not organic or GMO, it's even worse. Then you add the gummy berries, that is made with different chemicals to create the hard gelatinous substance with food dyes, artificial coloring and flavoring agents all congealing with each other in your stomach. The gastric acids trying to break down 2 unnatural substances, and you get a rough, sticky goo. Drink lots of water to dilute!
A 30-year-old member asked:
What are the common causes of intermittent abdominal bloating/distention?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Constipation, etc...: A person who feels bloated (in the tummy) off and on is not normal, especially if the bloating is new. A doctor can evaluate to figure out the cause. Problems can be due to eating things the person cannot digest. Some parasites cause bloating. More serious causes of bloating include a build-up of fluid in the abdomen due to kidney disease, liver problems, heart failure, abdominal cancers, etc...
A 27-year-old member asked:
What are abdominal seizures?
4 doctor answers • 11 doctors weighed in
Neurology 58 years experience
It is rare: Some seizures produce certain symptoms before the actual epileptic phenomenon (aura). Rarely especially in children intermittent repeated short lived"attacks" occur the are either entirely related to GI symptoms or are preceded by these symptoms. They are termed abdominal epilepsy, if other causes are ruled out!?
A 24-year-old member asked:
What happens to the staples inside my abdomen?
7 doctor answers • 17 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Scar over: I understand that you had abdominal surgery where metal clips were used inside your abdomen. Those are not dissolvable and will remain there. Granulation (scar) tissue will develop over those areas to wall them off from the surrounding environment, but they should be ok, otherwise.
A 44-year-old member asked:
How can I increase my abdominal strength and durability?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
General Practice 18 years experience
Exercise: By doing abdominal strengthening exercises such as sit-up, crunches in a repetious manner over time will strengthen your abdominal muscle.
A 30-year-old member asked:
What is the success rate for abdominal herniation?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
General Surgery 39 years experience
Hernia repair: Hernia repair surgery is quite successful. It is a very common surgery. Your medical conditions, weight status, hernia size and location also has a factor on healing success.
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