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I have been off my period for weeks but I been gaining weight stomach and body getting wide I have white milky discharge now can I be pregnant.

I have been off my period for weeks but I been gaining weight stomach and body getting wide I have white milky discharge now can I be pregnant.

Maybe. Maybe not.: It can be hard to tell if a woman is pregnant because some of the symptoms seen in early pregnancy can also happen in non-pregnant women. A urine pregnancy test gives a reliable result if done correctly. One can test about 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. An Ob-Gyn doctor can evaluate any persistent or worrisome symptoms. ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

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If I am now dieting and exercising but it looks like I am gaining weight in my stomach region, why?

If I am now dieting and exercising but it looks like I am gaining weight in my stomach region, why?

Gaining weight: It is common for an individual to lose weight in a non-uniform pattern across the body. So your arms and legs may have responded quicker with more visible weight loss which effectively makes you abdomen seem like it has grown. In actuality, your abdomen may be the same size as before or even slightly smaller, but it just doesn't look like it relative to your arms and legs. ...Read more

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Should I take my daughter to the doctor? My daughter is almost 15 and she has been eating a lot more than usual. She had sex last month but she didn't have protected sex. She has been gaining weight in her stomach and she is alway hungry. I made her tak

Should I take my daughter to the doctor? My daughter is almost 15 and she has been eating a lot more than usual. She had sex last month but she didn't have protected sex. She has been gaining weight in her stomach and she is alway hungry. I made her tak

Yes: Depending on when the first period is, a teenager can get pregnant even with "protected sex." She should see her MD asap. Encouraging teens towards abstinence if possible helps prevent many sexually transmitted diseases, unwanted pregnancies, future anxiety, depression, etc. ...Read more

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In may my white blood cell count was 12, three months later it's 14. I'm only tired and feel like I'm gaining weight and my upper stomach buldges like?

In may my white blood cell count was 12, three months later it's 14. I'm only tired and feel like I'm gaining weight and my upper stomach buldges like?

Elevated WBC: Well, it's too hard to know what's going on just with a piece of lab result and not knowing the whole history, I suggest that you follow closely with an Internist or your family doctor. High blood cell count could be normal variant, due to infection, inflammation and sometimes blood cancer but your symptoms are not consistent with blood cancer. ...Read more

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What could be wrong if im having abdomen pain lower back pains breast are bigger I have gas and lately I been gaining weight an my stomach gets tight?

What could be wrong if im having abdomen pain lower back pains breast are bigger I have gas and lately I been gaining weight an my stomach gets tight?

Abdominal pain: With symptoms like abdominal pain and gas, there could be many things that cause this. Try to think if you have changed your diet significantly recently. If the symptoms persist or worsen, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Could I be pregnant? Had unprotected sex a few times in the last 2 1/2 months. Every time the guy pulled out before he ejaculated. In the last two months stopped being active everyday. Didn't put on a lot of weight but gaining weight in the stomach. Could

Could I be pregnant? Had unprotected sex a few times in the last 2 1/2 months. Every time the guy pulled out before he ejaculated. In the last two months stopped being active everyday. Didn't put on a lot of weight but gaining weight in the stomach. Could

"Pulling: "pulling out" is not a reliable form of birth control since there are sperm present in the fluid released by the penis during sex, but before ejaculation. If you have missed a period or have any other concerns that you might be pregnant, you should take a pregnancy test.

You can either take a home pregnancy test as long as it has been 5- 6 weeks since your last normal period, or you can go see your doctor and they can test you. A home pregnancy test is 97% accurate if taken a week or more after the missed period and a doctor's urine test can tell if you are pregnant right around when your next period should come. Even if you are not pregnant, if do not want to become pregnant at this time, you should talk to your doctor about reliable birth control options for you. Good luck! ...Read more

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Pop up stretch marks on stomach I'm losing weight not gaining weight so how can I be getting stretched marks on my stomach?

Pop up stretch marks on stomach I'm losing weight not gaining weight so how can I be getting stretched marks on my stomach?

Weight Loss: Stretch marks happen when your skin stretches. If you're losing weight then the skin had already been stretched as you gained the weight. As you lose weight, the skin relaxes and the lines become raised and more prominent. Congrats on losing the weight, but stretch marks are frustrating for both patients and physicians. ...Read more

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I'm 32 weeks and still have a small stomach...if my stomach isn't big does that mean the baby isn't gaining weight? Could I still have a normal size baby?

I'm 32 weeks and still have a small stomach...if my stomach isn't big does that mean the baby isn't gaining weight? Could I still have a normal size baby?

Yes: I'm sure your OB has been carefully watching the growth of your baby. Just because your stomach appears smaller, your baby is likely measuring appropriately on ultrasound. Everyone is different but you should discuss your concerns with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have horrible lower stomach pain in the left side im gaining weight as well wats wrong?

I have horrible lower stomach pain in the left side im gaining weight as well wats wrong?

Abd pain: Is the patient is female, have to r/o ovary cyst, ectopic pregnancy, ovulation. In both sex, check colon, feces changes, movements, rebound. Beside the pain you state are gaining weight, female, check hormone. For abdomen, better to check with you pcp, physical examination is important checking positive sings, help a good medical history and pe. ...Read more

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I feel as if I am gaining weight, particularly in the abdominal area buttocks and thighs. I exercise 5 times a week on average. Healthy diet, not preg?

I feel as if I am gaining weight, particularly in the abdominal area buttocks and thighs. I exercise 5 times a week on average. Healthy diet, not preg?

Genetic?: Part of this may be genetic (your mother's body shape can tell you a lot). Have you tried weight training and abdominal exercises to tighten your muscles? Tobacco smoking and alcohol intake also direct the fat to your abdomen. Consider consulting a trainer at your gym. ...Read more

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I drink nthing but water all day I work all day sweating but my stomach is so bloated & stuck out like im gaining weight but I'm not, suggestions??

I drink nthing but water all day I work all day sweating but my stomach is so bloated & stuck out like im gaining weight but I'm not, suggestions??

Over hydrated??: I don't know how much water you are drinking. But it possible that you are overdoing this water thing... And are all "water logged"??? There can be problems with drinking gallons of water each day such as electrolyte abnormalities hyponateremia or low serum sodium. You mention history of depression and anxiety. Please keep diary of how much water you ingest and present it to your doctor. ...Read more

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On lo ogestrel im tired moody upper stomach pain gaining weight what's going on should I switch pillsor let my body rest?

On lo ogestrel im tired moody upper stomach pain gaining weight what's going on should I switch pillsor let my body rest?

Seek other causes: The symptoms you describe sound very unlike symptoms related to birth control pills. I would look at other factors such as depression, dietary changes, total caloric intake, and your exercise routine. All of these would be much more likely causes of the symptoms you describe then a birth control pill. ...Read more

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I have frequently urination and have pain in both side of lower abdomen, gaining weight from last week, missed periods, what is the meaning of this?

I have frequently urination and have pain in both side of lower abdomen, gaining weight from last week, missed periods, what is the meaning of this?

UTI? Pregnancy?: Your symptoms could suggest several possibilities. Frequent need to urinate could be due to a urinary tract infection. Missing your cycle could be due to pregnancy, hormone imbalance, stress, use of birth control. I suggest you seek care to determine the cause as both issues require medical treatment. ...Read more

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