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A 71-year-old male asked:

After 6 surgical operations to fix fractured t4 & t5 vertebrae, and pain relief surgeries, i now have a hugely protruding stomach. can this be fixed?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Hard to tell: Unfortunately, this would have to be addressed in a face to face setting with a doc. It's not clear what causes your stomach to protrude and how fixable the condition is without actually seeing you and doing a work up.
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