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Abdomen Measures Larger Than Expected (Overview)

Abdomen measures larger than expected (increased abdominal girth) may occur for many reasons such as central obesity or ascites.


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What causes an enlarged kidney so large I can feel it poking out of my abdomen?

What causes an enlarged kidney so large I can feel it poking out of my abdomen?

See below: Most common cause of such enlarged kidneys is polycystic kidney disease, this is a inherited condition. It is important to seee a doctor and check your blood pressure as high blood presssure invariably accompanies this disorder. ...Read more

Abdomen Measures Larger Than Expected (Overview)

Abdomen measures larger than expected (increased abdominal girth) may occur for many reasons such as central obesity or ascites.


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How to treat large abdomen due to fibroid?

How to treat large abdomen due to fibroid?

Remove fibroid: If your abdomen is large from the fibroid, that fibroid should probably be removed. You may have options, or it may be so big already that you can only have an open surgery. You may be a candidate for robotic surgery. If you want to have children in the future, just have the fibroid removed. If not, , consider a hysterectomy so you are not in this position again. ...Read more

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Where should I measure my waist? At my belly button it measures to 46 inches, but below my belly button it is 38 inches-is this also too big a waist?

Where should I measure my waist? At my belly button it measures to 46 inches, but below my belly button it is 38 inches-is this also too big a waist?

Too big: Women should have a waist size of 33" or less, measured at the level of the navel. Higher measurements imply too much visceral fat, the most deadly & hardest to lose. Exercise, balanced diet with minimal saturated fat (animal products) & trans fat (deep fried foods) is the healthiest way to shrink the waistline. ...Read more

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Both ovary big in size. Peripheral cyst there. Abdomen and back pain and sometimes nausea. How to take treatment for this? Is it dangerous?

Both ovary big in size. Peripheral cyst there. Abdomen and back pain and sometimes nausea. How to take treatment for this? Is it dangerous?

Probably ok: A cyst is not pathology, it is merely descriptive. It is the type of cyst that is important. Also, what does large mean? In most women your age these "cysts" are either follicles or a corpus luteum. They can be treated by birth control pills, if treatment is even required- most need no treatment. Most "cysts" do not cause back pain, abdominal pain or nausea. ...Read more

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What is the best and fastest way to get rid of a large belly.?

What is the best and fastest way to get rid of a large belly.?

Belly fat: Diet and exercise is the only sure way to lose that belly fat. The only other option is liposuction or one of the new cold laser treatments that dr. Oz demonstrates. ...Read more

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Severe abdominal pain below ribs perhaps in large intestines, bruised to touch, wind. Been given acid tablets by doctor but had no tests done...Worried.?

Severe abdominal pain below ribs perhaps in large intestines, bruised to touch, wind. Been given acid tablets by doctor but had no tests done...Worried.?

Acid Reflux: General symptoms of acid reflux include:
-burning in the chest, known as heartburn
-burning in the throat or an acid taste in the throat
-stomach or chest pain
-trouble swallowing
-having raspy voice or a sore throat
-unexplained cough
the best treatment is to start and continue on acid reflux medications since these medications work by reducing acid in the stomach. ...Read more

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My wife crushed a morphine pill and used a diabetic needle and inserted into her abdomen and a small lump was present now big 2 wks later?

My wife crushed a morphine pill and used a diabetic needle and inserted into her abdomen and a small lump was present now big 2 wks later?

It is essentially: A foreign body. Her body could be trying to wall it off or she could have an infection. It sounds like her drug use is out of control. Please encourage her to have this lump evaluated and to get into a good detox program. Take care. ...Read more

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My mothers abdomen is very round (a ball like) and large its just like she is pregnant but she isn't and some times it get bigger what's the problem?

My mothers abdomen is very round (a ball like) and large its just like she is pregnant but she isn't and some times it get bigger what's the problem?

Liver disease: Can cause a fluid build up in the abdomen that can make an older person look pregnant--it's called ascites. She should go to the doctor to have basic blood work done to see if her liver is not functioning as well as it should. This can be a life threatening issue if not solved quickly. A history of hepatitis puts her at higher risk. ...Read more

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Is fat storage in my waist and abdominal region genetic?

Is fat storage in my waist and abdominal region genetic?

To some extent.: Truncal obesity is one of the major risk factors. There is a genetic predisposition, but just like with any case of obesity - it is a simple calory count math. If one uses more calories, then he or she consumes, the weight will reduce. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Abdomen measures larger than expected?

What is the definition or description of: Abdomen measures larger than expected?

Abdomen: Abdomen measures larger than expected (increased abdominal girth) may occur for many reasons such as central obesity or ascites. ...Read more

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Where should I measure my waist? At my belly button it measures to 46 inches, but below my belly button it is 38 inches-is this also too big a waist?

Too big: Women should have a waist size of 33" or less, measured at the level of the navel. Higher measurements imply too much visceral fat, the most deadly & hardest to lose. Exercise, balanced diet with minimal saturated fat (animal products) & trans fat (deep fried foods) is the healthiest way to shrink the waistline. ...Read more

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What is a fat containing supraumbilical defect measuring 15mm and second one larger is caudal to the previous one measuring 3.5cm in my abdomen?

What is a fat containing supraumbilical defect measuring 15mm and second one larger is caudal to the previous one measuring 3.5cm in my abdomen?

Hernias: These are hernias, or holes in the abdominal wall through which abdominal fat is protruding. The only treatment is surgery, usually done by a general surgeon. No urgency at all if no symptoms. You can find surgeons interested in hernia disease on the Americas Hernia Society website. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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My husband has an abdomen that has gotten really large and is hard he is normal weight and not fat any where he is complaining of pain under chest?

My husband has an abdomen that has gotten really large and is hard he is normal weight and not fat any where he is complaining of pain under chest?

See your doctor: What you are describing sounds like liver disease with accumulation of fluid in the belly, known as ascites. I would get him evaluated as soon as possible; if he doesn't have a history of liver disease, you want this diagnosed sooner rather than later to reduce the total amount of damage done. ...Read more

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Large abdomen in utero sign of down syndrome?

Large abdomen in utero sign of down syndrome?

Unlikely: Thick umbilical cord or short thigh length with positive quad screening is often noted in fetus with down syndrome. ...Read more

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How will having a large abdomen affect my back pain?

How will having a large abdomen affect my back pain?

Badly: Biomechanically, a large abdomen causes the spine to curve, causes the posture to significantly alter and places major stress of all of the trunk and back structures. One of the initial treatments for back pain is weight loss, postural improvement and core training of the muscles in the truck, back and upper thighs. ...Read more

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What causes an enlarged kidney so large I can feel it poking out of my abdomen?

See below: Most common cause of such enlarged kidneys is polycystic kidney disease, this is a inherited condition. It is important to seee a doctor and check your blood pressure as high blood presssure invariably accompanies this disorder. ...Read more

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How to treat large abdomen due to fibroid?

Remove fibroid: If your abdomen is large from the fibroid, that fibroid should probably be removed. You may have options, or it may be so big already that you can only have an open surgery. You may be a candidate for robotic surgery. If you want to have children in the future, just have the fibroid removed. If not, , consider a hysterectomy so you are not in this position again. ...Read more

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I have a big vein in my lower left abdomen. Why only one side?

I have a big vein in my lower left abdomen. Why only one side?

Seek help: The isolated vein may be collateral venous drainage, especially if you have had previous blood clot in the left leg, involving the major portion called the iliac vein. The blockage of blood return through the iliac vein resulted in the body opening other channels for blood return. If you have not had a prior blood clot, it may not be significant. Seek help from your doctor. ...Read more

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Is this booklice? I've only seen 2, tiny brown and fast, round head small abdomen, large thorax

Is this booklice? I've only seen 2, tiny brown and fast, round head small abdomen, large thorax

I am sorry: But despite your detailed description - won't be able to identify the organism in question. Please check this site for a clear photo of what they look like: http://ento. Psu. Edu/extension/factsheets/booklice ...Read more

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I feel heaviness and slight pain in my lower abdomen all the time, is it a sign of anything big?

I feel heaviness and slight pain in my lower abdomen all the time, is it a sign of anything big?

Needs to be checked: We do not have enough information to tell you what is causing your symptoms. I suggest it is about time you get it checked by your doctor or clinic. You will need a detailed history of your symptons, for how long and any associatd conditions and thorough examination, and may need lab testing or imaging if indicated. Don't wait and get it checked ...Read more

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Y every time I eat, no matter how big or small. My upper abdomen bloats & swells?? Been going on for months now. Any ideas?

Y every time I eat, no matter how big or small. My upper abdomen bloats & swells?? Been going on for months now. Any ideas?

Lots of things: Distension after meals suggests gastroparesis (a slow stomach) or dysmotility of the small or large intestine. Distension is often reported by irritable bowel syndrome patients who exhibit no structural pathology. Some simple testing may be reassuring. Get checked please. ...Read more

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My gyno thinks my unborn baby has iugr cuz her abdomen isn't as big as it should be compared to the rest of her, how worried should I be?

My gyno thinks my unborn baby has iugr cuz her abdomen isn't as big as it should be compared to the rest of her, how worried should I be?

Not enough info: A fetal ultrasound showing the abdominal circumference is smaller than expected is one way to diagnose iugr. How worried to be depends on other factors. Your doctor will be watching the fluid around the baby, non stress tests, baby's growth over time, blood flow in baby's blood vessels to know how your baby is doing. Speak with your doc and do the testing. Good luck! Most babies do fine. ...Read more

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I have a hard mass in my lower right abdomen it feels like a big ball. It doesn't hurt. Sometimes it's smaller. Could it be something serious?

I have a hard mass in my lower right abdomen it feels like a big ball. It doesn't hurt. Sometimes it's smaller. Could it be something serious?

Yes it could be: Any painless mass which is hard in consistency can be a serious matter. So get yourself over to see your doctor soon and find out what it is. It will take a physical exam and possibly a ct scan of the abdomen once the doctor has confirm the presence of a mass/growth. ...Read more