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A 40-year-old member asked:

is it possible to live without a stomach?

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Dr. Shaym Puppala
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Absolutely: Dietary changes and vitamin/mineral supplementation are needed, and a visit with a dietician familiar with gastrectomy is an important part of coping with gastrectomy (surgical removal of stomach).
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 40 years experience
Yes but: You will need life long supplement of vitamin b 12 injected or sublingual and possibly iron supplement too. They both have to be monitored.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
Can take them all: Thyroid medicines have 7 day half life so can to taken together unto 7 days if missed. Take glutamine in addition to clear mental fogginess.

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Should I be worried about a hardening feeling across my belly?

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Yes: Actually it is not a straight forward yes/no answer. It depends on whether or not the hardening is painful and how often it is happening.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Is it normal to feel embarrassed about my big belly?

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Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Yes: A lot of women feel very self-conscious about their weight and their new body in pregnancy. And it doesn't help that everyone you see wants to comment on how big you are getting. They are trying to tell you how happy they are for you and you are trying to forget about the basketball suddenly attached to you. It can be tough. Remember that the rest of the world thinks your big belly is beautiful.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What are some tips for coping if I am embarrassed about my big belly?

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Dr. Ian Taras
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Celebrate it: The big belly may be most embarrassing during the middle (2nd trimester) because it almost looks like you're simply gaining a lot of weight and so you become self-conscious. As you get to the last 2 months, it is so big that there is no mistaken that you're pregnant. Celebrate it! speaking of celebrate... Go google celebrity pregnant belly images and check out how they look.
A 29-year-old member asked:

How can I lose a few inches on my belly?

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Dr. Videh Mahajan
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Belly fat: Good health habits including watching diet and exercise.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What are the long-term effects of gallstone disease?

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Dr. Terry Simpson
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Pain, cancer: Associated with pancreatitis and gallbladder cancer and just pain.

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