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Bloated Belly Chihuahua
No problem: Not at all. Your baby is well protected. ...Read more
Bloated: If you are bloated, it is likely water weight and/or intestinal gas, not fat. If it's water weight, it is possible to lose that fairly rapidly. However, in generally, trying to lose weight very rapidly is not only unhealthy, but is usually followed by regaining that weight back plus more. Just eat healthy and exercise. Weight loss will occur gradually but you have a better chance at keeping it off. ...Read more
Localized cystitis: Should not cause a bulge in your stomach. Have it checked. ...Read more
Common side effects: Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea are common side effects of Amoxicillin. Abdominal pain may potentially be a side effect, especially, in the setting of gastritis. The medication can cause liver inflammation and liver enzyme elevation particularly if there is already an underlying liver disease. If it does not subside, consult the doctor having prescribed the medication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My abdomen is hard & bloated , quite painful when pushed on , why does my dr think it's overweight related ?
My belly gets bloated from liquids or food and stays that way all day.What would cause that and what can I take for it?Thank you
Bloating...: Abdominal bloating is an extremely common symptom that has many potential causes - including food intolerance (dairy, gluten, fructose etc.), ibs (irritable bowel syndrome), intestinal bacterial imbalance, intestinal bacterial overgrowth, celiac disease to name a few. Dietary restriction of gas producing foods i.e. Low-fodmaps diet and taking a probiotic supplement is a good place to start. ...Read more
I'm currently 115 pds and just found out I'm pregnant. I look bloated but wondering what week will my abdomen start feeling hard? I'm showing already
Thin preggos!: JeanineH-first, Congratulations! Generally the uterus is at the belly button at 20 weeks, so this is when your belly will start "feeling harder". Your having bloating right now from all of the hormones you are secreting. When you are ready to have your baby, your uterus sits right under your breastbone. That's when your belly feels really hard! Good luck! ...Read more
Hi, i feel bloated. my redblood is 5.05, whiteblood is 10.52 and eisophils 7.ultrasound on abdomen is normal. should i pinpoint why i have 7 eisophil?
Repeat test: Always repeat a test with abnormal results before concluding it is valid. ...Read more
My abdomen has been bloated feeling and wretched type episodes when it feels like my left side is being pushed out and my rectum itches and then it's?
Well : Generally anybody with these type symptoms can have an acute abdomen meeting a surgical emergency. Recommend going to emergency room for prompt diagnosis and treatment ...Read more
See your doctor: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more
No. : No. There are plenty of older women who remain slim. And don't experience 'bloating'. ...Read more
Patience: You can't target weight loss from a specific area, but losing weight in general will help. You need to burn more calories than you consume. If your stomach is what you're unhappy with, you can tone up the muscles-sit ups are a good way to start. Anything that uses your abdominal muscles will add tone but in general, you need to lose overall fat before you notice improvement in belly. ...Read more
See below: Probably a combination of both. See your doctor. ...Read more
Constipation vs tics: Constipation can make you feel bloated, especially on the lower left quadrant. Diverticulitis, which is inflammation & infection of diverticulosis, can also make you bloated but usually associated w/pain & fever. If you're female, sometimes ovarian cysts can make you feel bloated. Best to check in w/your family doc for an evaluation. In meantime, eat lots of fiber, drink lots of water & exercise. ...Read more
Don't we all?: The GI tract has a very limited # of symptoms to signal its distress--nausea/vomiting, diarrhea/constipation, bloating, pain, fullness, bleeding, etc. As you know, many of these characterize ibs, but are also seen with inflammatory, infectious, ischemic, malabsorptive, and functional disorders. Directed lab work, imaging, biopsies, stool studies are appropriate in excluding non-ibs pathology. ...Read more
When last period?: Recently I had a patient who had the exact same problem. She felt bloated all the time and she came to me asking to help here. I asked her when her last menstrual period was and she said 5 months ago, But she said it normal for her to miss period for months. Long story short, I determined that she was pregnant with my history and physical. With my ultrasound I showed her her baby's heart beat ...Read more