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Causes Of Increased Abdominal Girth
See your dr: A late period with cramping could be a sign of pregnancy. Could be other causes (hormones, etc) or an abnormal pregnancy such as a miscarriage or tubal pregnancy. Or it could be the menopausal transition causing your period to be late and a completely separate reason for the cramping--such as an intestinal problem. See your dr to find out the causes. ...Read more
Maybe your diet: I would keep a food diary . Do you have it every night? What did you have for dinner the nights you do have it? Food diary may answer these questions and solve your misery. ...Read more
Several things: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many things: There are too many possiblties to mention. You need to see a medical doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more
Constipation, etc...: A person who feels bloated (in the tummy) off and on is not normal, especially if the bloating is new. A doctor can evaluate to figure out the cause. Problems can be due to eating things the person cannot digest. Some parasites cause bloating. More serious causes of bloating include a build-up of fluid in the abdomen due to kidney disease, liver problems, heart failure, abdominal cancers, etc... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lots: Any change in the bowel habits could be seriuos so the first thing to do is see a physician it could mean what your dietary habits are ie change , to pyscho social issues , ie anxiety and stress to interaction with people and jobs as the neuro GI is an emerging field , it could be again inflammatory or neoplastic reasons so please see a physician and dont ignore. ...Read more
Possible answers..: There are many causes of heartburn besides diet. True acid reflux can be caused by infections (viral, H. Pylori, etc.), change in body weight, stress, other meds (including OTC meds), pregnancy, age, etc. Sometimes we do not have a specific cause. Also, it is important to be evaluated to make sure your symptoms are caused by reflux. ...Read more
Causes are : Different than symtoms - a belly ache is a symptom; rebound tenderness and a fever and high white count are signs, and an inflamed appendix is this cause. Anorexia is a symptom...It is not very specific, and not often seen as the only problem with stomach cancer, that is virtually not seen at age 22. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
RECURRENT STOMACH PAIN AND BLOATING / Excessive stomach gases which is causing loss of appetite and weight loss.....?
Possible infection: There are many possible reasons for this and more information is needed to help guide you. If the skin is hot and red, this could related to a skin infection called cellulitis which normally requires antibiotic treatment. If the symptoms are more internal, it could be related to a urinary tract infection. I would recommend having your medical provider examine you and advise on treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe not related?: First distinguish fluid weight (like edema, ascites, "third spacing") from tissue weight (e.g. Bodybuilding, reparative, tumors, adipose). There are lots of metabolic reasons to rule out (organ disease like heart, liver, kidneys), insufficiency (thyroid, adrenal, kidney), more. Often high calorie (but low volume) foods & drink may add up quickly (3000-3500 extra calories per pound gained). ...Read more
Cramping: It may be an electrolyte imbalance need to get some lab work it may also be related to some of the medications you are taking. ...Read more
Will high blood sugar of 500+ for 4 months cause sudden extreme rapid unintended weight loss. Also protrusion of upper half of belly button.
Cardio Mix: You cannot target specific areas for weight loss - if you have adipose tissue to lose (not everyone does), then consider an increase in cardio & a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same ex or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up w/ walking, running, biking, swimming, elliptical, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers