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A 34-year-old male asked:

Noticed that my upper abdomen (just below my rib cage) in the center protrudes a little bit more. it feels very firm but cant feel a singular bulge. no pain when pressing. i have been overeating more than normal and im overweight. is this just fat?

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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Overeating: You are supplying body with more calories/fuel than it requires. Excess calories are converted into fat by the body & is most noticeable in abdominal wall. Suggest you obtain nutritional advice. In mean time, try drinking 2 glasses of water before every meal, avoid snacks, have frequent small healthy meals high in fruit & vegetables & low in carbs. Difficult but essential for long & healthy life

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