Top
20
Doctor insights on: Does Obese Stomach Put Pressure On Colon

Share
Dr. Heidi Fowler
13 doctors shared insights

Colon (Definition)

The colon is another term for the large intestine. This is the final portion of the digestive system, responsible for absorbing water and storing stool before evacuation. It is divided into sections described as cecum; ascending, transverse, descending and ...Read more


3

3
Will a stomach hernia resolve itself? How does part of your stomach wind up above diaphram, and sit beside esophagus?!?

Hiatal hernia: Not likely to resolve itself. The diaphragm is a large muscle that has a "hole" in it where the esophagus passes through. Stomach and lungs are constantly moving as you breathe and move. Sometimes a bit of the stomach can get pushed or pulled up above the diaphragm. Oftentimes it will slide up and down and can be seen on a chest xray. ...Read more

5

5
My lower right side of my abdomen is a bit bloated n bit distended. I'm medicated for H pylori. I want to know can the bacteria affect the colon?

My lower right side of my abdomen is 
a bit bloated n bit distended. I'm medicated for H pylori. I want to know can the bacteria affect the colon?

H pylori/RLQ pain: Though I have seen h pylori affect the colon as well, and you can have reactions / colitis to antibiotics, including c diff, whenever a person especially young person had Right sided abdominal pain you should go to ER or urgent care and be checked for appendicitis. ...Read more

6

6
I'm 23 with pulmonary hypertension and right heart failure. The pills my lung doctor puts me on constantly makes me sick. Could surgery help?

I'm 23 with pulmonary hypertension and right heart failure. The pills my lung doctor puts me on constantly makes me sick. Could surgery help?

PAH: Pulmonary arterial hypertension (pah) is best treated medically, assuming your doctor has excluded chronic lung blood clots as a cause. The only surgery for group 1 pah is lung transplant which is reserved for patients who fail medical therapy. There are several drugs available for pah, perhaps there are other options. Please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
7

7
Can pushing too hard on my stomach and intestines during a bowel movement cause an abdominal aortic aneurysm since I'm so skinny?

Can pushing too hard on my stomach and intestines during a bowel movement cause an abdominal aortic aneurysm since I'm so skinny?

Aneurysms are: usually formed as a consequence of arterial wall weakening from severe atherosclerotic disease or certain genetic or congenital dysfunctions of the fibrous supportive tissues of the vessels. Extreme uncontrolled hypertension could theoretically contribute to aneurysm formation but usually only in the setting of concomitant atherosclerotic disease. ...Read more

8

8
Have CKD stage 3 and feel pressure on the anus while urination?

Have CKD stage 3 and feel pressure on the anus while urination?

CKD & anal pain.: 35 F has CKD stage 3 and feels pressure on anus while urination? I assume you are asking if these high be related? ANS: I have been doing kidney medicine for 50 years and cannot think how the two might be related. Please discuss with your Dr. as they know you best. Happy to 2nd opinion to help figure out what is the problem and available now. ...Read more

9

9
When I sleep on one side, the opposite Hip goes numb. I'm overweight and it started after recent gastric by-pass surgery and 14% weight loss.

When I sleep on one side, the opposite Hip goes  numb. I'm overweight and  it started after recent gastric by-pass surgery and 14% weight loss.

Pressure: you are putting a pressure against a nerve for example when you sleep on the right side your weight because of gravity put the pressure on the nerve on the left hoping when you lose all the weight you need to lose that will ease up hopefully ...Read more

10

10
I'm wondering what effect does diet have on lower belly fat and love handles?

I'm wondering what effect does diet have on lower belly fat and love handles?

Everything: Energy imbalance, ie eating more calories than are spent in a day over time leads to weight gain. Fat commonly collects around the abdomen, thighs and "love handles". Good luck! ...Read more

11

11
I'm 27, overweight, non-smoker. Why does the right side of my chest ache after or while drinking alchol, and my whole stomach burn drinking wine? Ulcers were ruled out.

I'm 27, overweight, non-smoker. Why does the right side of my chest ache after or while drinking alchol, and my whole stomach burn drinking wine? Ulcers were ruled out.

Sounds like reflux: gastro-esophageal reflux disease (or GERD) occurs when acidic stomach contents are not held in the stomach because of a weak valve between the esophagus and stomach. Alcohol commonly brings it on and/or makes it worse. It is more common in people who are overweight and in smokers. Avoiding triggers and smoking cessation help, as do medications like Tagamet (cimetidine) or Omeprazole. Weight loss also may help ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
12

12
Why does drinking alcohol cause your stomach to blow up like a pregnant belly, why does the weight only sit in the stomach and not in other places?

Why does drinking alcohol cause your stomach to blow up like a pregnant belly, why does the weight only sit in the stomach and not in other places?

Alcoholism: It doesn't in general. You are describing a situation that sounds like too much alcohol too often. Most people do not have any effects as you describe them. I would try at least a thirty day trial of not drinking to see how your GI system works when it is not being stressed by alcohol. ...Read more

15

15
I have enlarged spleen and liver my weight is 154 age 32 i use blood pressure and sleeping pills.doctor said it is due to overweight.

I have enlarged spleen and liver my weight is 154 age 32 i use blood pressure and sleeping pills.doctor said it is due to overweight.

Liver Yes, Spleen ?: Fatty enlargement of liver, steatosis, is c/w low fat foods & obesity. Go Hi-Fat/Veg, moderate protein, very low carb, weigh & track daily, nude, after 1st up, toilet & review foods. Study Big Fat Lies, McGovern's Report, Mary Enig, DietDoctor.com, Gary Taubes, Petia Attia, NUSI.org, FatChance.html, etc. However, spleen enlargement does not necessarily fit the pattern, consider other reasons. ...Read more

16

16
I have a hiatal hernia 28f abdominal pain worse when stomache is pushed on weightloss. Loss of appetite also have fatty tumor in colon need answers?

I  have a hiatal hernia 28f abdominal pain worse when stomache is pushed on weightloss. Loss of appetite also have fatty tumor in colon need answers?

Not enough info: Hiatal hernia and colonic fatty tumors called lipomas are common findings in healthy people. It would be uncommon for these to be the cause of your weight loss and tenderness. This should be discussed further with your doctor. ...Read more

20

20
Breast pains when you put pressure on it?

Breast pains when you put pressure on it?

Iodine: Try taking iodine or lugol's iodine on a regular basis. 30mg (300mcg) daily should be enough. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
4,576 doctors shared insights

Obesity (Definition)

Having too much body fat. It is different from being overweight, which means weighing too much. The weight may come from muscle, bone, fat, and/or body water. Both terms mean that a person's weight is greater than what's considered healthy for ...Read more


Dr. Eric Weisman
12 doctors shared insights

Colonic (Definition)

This is a combining term referring to some condition, treatment or disease of the colon. Such as colonic enema, colonic ...Read more