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bumps on arms related to being overweight, should i be concerned?

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Dr. David Shenouda
Cardiology 21 years experience
Hyperlipidemia: These bumps may be fat deposits. You need to get them checked along with your lipid / cholesterol levels.

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Will a c-section be more complicated if I am overweight?

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Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Yes: There are a few increased risks if you are overweight including a higher risk of infection and slower healing of the cesarean wound. To help yourself, you can work on eating a balanced diet and exercising before your c-section.
A 40-year-old member asked:

If I am overweight, will I be able to see my baby's heartbeat?

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Yes: Increased abdominal fat can make ultrasound more difficult, but with today's technology we can still scan all but the most morbidly obese patients. Monitoring during labor can be more difficult in very overweight women.
A 26-year-old member asked:

How can I improve my outlook when it comes to feeling overweight and unattractive during pregnancy?

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Lifestyle: It starts with a positive outlook. Exercise everyday, take a brisk walk. Eat lots of unprocessed fruits and vegetables.
A 33-year-old member asked:

What might cause sudden small bumps on my arms?

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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Have it evaluated.: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment.
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A 23-year-old female asked:

What causes an abscess? I have one in my arm and it's leaking puss non stop and i've been squeezing it to help get it out but it's a lot and hurts.

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Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Drainage- stop squee: Abscess caused by an infection of bacteria. Squeezing usually makes it worse and spreads the infection into otherwise healthy areas. Drainage is the only treatment. Heat may help and keep it covered and clean. I will have patients wash it with hydrogen peroxide. If it is bad then see your doctor to have it opened and drained.

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