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Doctor insights on: Exercises For Flat Stomach After Pregnancy

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Dr. Donald Alves
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Which are the exercises that will tighten up my stomach after having a baby?

Which are the exercises that will tighten up my stomach after having a baby?

Many: Check out "core " exercises online. Everything from crunches to leg lifts will help tighten muscles, but remember to lose the fat around the midsection you have to lose total body fat, and that often involves aerobic exercise. Spot losing fat is a myth, as are most fad diets and contraptions. Stick to the basics of good nutrition and exercise. ...Read more

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Normally how long after open abdominal surgery for gallbladder removal before yoga and light cardio workouts can resume without causing more pain?

Normally how long after open abdominal surgery for gallbladder removal before yoga and light cardio workouts can resume without causing more pain?

Consult your surgeon: I recommend that you consult your surgeon about the risk and befits of the surgery as well as what to expect for outcome and recovery. Wishing you the best. ...Read more

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What can cause lower abdomen pains for several days after normal monthly period? Pain is worse after i eat, early in the morning, and after to much movement. I have taken ibuprofen, pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) on the first couple of days.

What can cause lower abdomen pains for several days after normal monthly period? Pain is worse after i eat, early in the morning, and after to much movement. I have taken ibuprofen, pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) on the first couple of days.

There : There are many possible causes of lower abdominal pain. These include urinary tract infection (uti), peptic ulcer, infection, ovarian cysts, etc. Etc. The fact that it is worse in the am and after eating leads me to lean towards a gastritis or ulcer. You should stop the Ibuprofen as it can cause further abdominal pain. You should be evaluated by your doctor to find the cause of your problems and begin appropriate treatment. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Does a tummy belt help in toning tummy post pregnancy?

Does a tummy belt help in toning tummy post pregnancy?

No, not a good idea: Actually the opposite is true. Although you may feel and look thinner while wearing a tummy belt, wearing the belt regularly will weaken the underlying muscles, resulting in lose of muscle tone. On physical examination, older women who wore girdles for years stomachs protrude due to weakness of abdominal muscles. It is far better to strengthen the muscles through exercise. ...Read more

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Can I do stomach exercises after a hernia operation? And how long is the recovery period after a hernia operation?

Can I do stomach exercises after a hernia operation?   And how long is the recovery period after a hernia operation?

Restrictions: Restrictions after hernia surgery vary, so best to confirm with your surgical team. In general it is 6 weeks of not lifting more than 20 pounds. So wait on sit ups and abd work until you are cleared by your surgery team. Be well. ...Read more

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I get loose motions after stomach crunches exercise. Is this normal?

I get loose motions after stomach crunches exercise. Is this normal?

Exercise diarrhea: It is not likely that the stomach crunches cause diarrhea/loose bms (unless there is a small hernia somewhere), but abdominal exercise could certainly accelerate bowel peristalsis if the stools are already loose. This would be my guess as to what's happening in you. If it lasts less than a week, i wouldn't worry. If more than a week, consult a physician. ...Read more

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36weeks pregnant, major stomach contractions after I eat. Happening for a couple weeks. Walking even is uncomfortable bc of so much pressure. ?

36weeks pregnant, major stomach contractions after I eat. Happening  for a couple weeks. Walking even is uncomfortable bc of so much pressure. ?

Evaluation: If you are 36 weeks and experiencing regular contractions that do not resolve then you need to see your Obgyn to evaluate for preterm labor. ...Read more

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Can implantation last for 4 days? If so when can I test for pregnancy? What are Chances of pregnancy due to tummy cramps,sore breast & sore lower back

Can implantation last for 4 days? If so when can I test for pregnancy? What are Chances of pregnancy due to tummy cramps,sore breast & sore lower back

Implantation: Implantation bleeding is not really as common as the internet would have you believe. When it does happen it's usually 6-12 days after ovulation. A pregnancy test 7-10 days after unprotected intercourse is much more helpful. Implantation bleeding occurs exclusively in pregnant women. ...Read more

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Can I join gym for stomach exercise after a laproscopic operation?

Can I join gym for stomach exercise after a laproscopic operation?

Yes: Once you are cleared by your surgeon, you may begin an exercise regimen that works your abdominal region. ...Read more

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Should I have the tummy tuck, before or after weight loss?

Should I have the tummy tuck, before or after weight loss?

After weight loss : If you do tummy tuck and then loss significant weight you will end up with loss abdominal skin . It is best that you follow up with a doctor specializing in medical weight loss . Some times medical weight may result in less lose skin reducing need for tummy tuck. ...Read more

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Implanon for a year. Sex 3 weeks ago. Urinating very often, headaches, bloating, back and stomach pain, cramps. Is pregnancy possible?

Implanon for a year. Sex 3 weeks ago. Urinating very often, headaches, bloating, back and stomach pain, cramps. Is pregnancy possible?

Not likely: Implanon now called Nexplanon is one of the most effective methods around. It is considered to be about 98% effective. Pregnancy is always possible but very unlikely. Why not take a home pregnancy test and ease your mind? Then schedule a visit with a doctor for an exam and to evaluate all of your different symptoms. ...Read more

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Am 27. Bloating daily for 8 months now, abdominal pain especially when i sit down, increased abdominal girth and feeling full quickly. Ovarian cancer?

Am 27. Bloating daily for 8 months now, abdominal pain especially when i sit down, increased abdominal girth and feeling full quickly. Ovarian cancer?

Worrying re cancer: Worrying about developing cancer is common, but the risk of getting ovarian cancer is low. If you have a family history of breast or ovarian cancer, then you should check with your doctor and have an ultrasound done to look for swelling of the ovaries or fluid collection in the abdomen. Hepatitis or other liver disease could be a serious alternative diagnosis, but start with blood tests and an us. ...Read more

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My stomach still growls after being on the h-pylori therapy for 7 days and i also feel full all time. After a period of fast a glass of water fills me?

My stomach still growls after being on the h-pylori therapy for 7 days and i also feel full all time. After a period of fast a glass of water fills me?

Finish your meds. : The growling sound should be no cause for concern. Drink lots of water. Cut down on coffee, soda, orange juice , spicy foods, alcohol. Tomatoes and chocolates. Hope u feel better soon! ...Read more

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Wore pants were too tight on waist 4 a day, now having indigestion ,pressure in stomach acid reflux after I eat will it go away? Symptoms for 2 days.

Wore pants were too tight on waist 4 a day, now having indigestion ,pressure in stomach acid reflux after I eat will it go away? Symptoms for 2 days.

Unlikely : It is unlikely that the pants are still causing the problem. Check with your doctor since something else may well be going on. Hope you feel better soon. The holidays aren't a good time to be sick. ...Read more

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Im 20 days late on my period with weight gain in my stomach area sickness at night a hard belly after i eat and i get full fast and out of breath ?

Im 20 days late on my period with weight gain in my stomach area sickness at night a hard belly after i eat and i get full fast and out of breath ?

Hard to say: Symptoms could be pregnancy related, but would be way too early. Check a pregnancy test and contact your physician for a full evaluation. ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more