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Doctor insights on: How To Lose Inner Tube Fat Around Your Lower Stomach

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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


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When I press on right side of abdomen. I can feel a long thin tube type thing... Going from navel level to lower down what cud this be?

When I press on right side of abdomen. I can feel a long thin tube type thing... Going from navel level to lower down what cud this be?

Constipation: If you have stool palpable on the right side of your abdomen, you are really plugged up all around your whole colon. That is very dangerous, as it is really tough to get things going when that bad. Would attempt a MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) clean out. Put a capful of MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) in everything you drink over the weekend until you poop clear liquid. Recommend daily MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) after that, and/or Linzess is a great drug! ...Read more

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Would a lower abdominal ultra sound show faloupion tube problems? Or only a vaginal ultra sound?

Would a lower abdominal ultra sound show faloupion tube problems? Or only a vaginal ultra sound?

Both: If you have "pus tubes" (tubo-ovarian abscess) both forms of ultrasound will pick it up although the vaginal route is more accurate due to proximity to the area in obese patients. ...Read more

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My tubes have been tied for 9 years and now I feel flutters in my lower stomach? My cycle haven't been on in 3 months.

My tubes have been tied for 9 years and now I feel flutters in my lower stomach? My cycle haven't been on in 3 months.

Pregnancy Testing: We live in a world now where symptoms are not the way pregnancy is diagnosed. Flutters alone do not a pregnancy indicate. We live in a world where just down the street at almost any kind of store you can get a home pregnancy test. Go get tested. If you are pregnant then this is a big story in your life. If you are not pregnant then the flutters are gas in your intestines. ...Read more

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Hi, I have pain in testicles and the tube behind them and in lower stomach, but the pain is not severe and only happens when the testicles move?

Orchialgia: Orchialgia or testicle pain has many causes including infection, trauma (injury) & ischemia (loss of blood flow). Check out http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/symptoms/testicle-pain/basics/definition/sym-20050942 for starters. Then ask your parents or guardian to take you to see your Family Doc who may refer you to a Urologist if s/he is suspicious for torsion. Don't wait to see if pain will go away. ...Read more

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I am female, 30, and 123 lbs and 5'5". I feel a thick-like "tube" down my abdomen and to left of belt button with strong pulse. Is it aorta and norm?

I am female, 30, and 123 lbs and 5'5". I feel a thick-like "tube" down my abdomen and to left of belt button with strong pulse. Is it aorta and norm?

Normal aorta: Hi. The aorta is the largest artery in the body. Unless overweight/obese (which you're NOT), it is very easy to feel. Stay healthy! Good luck! ...Read more

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I am 51. Have had both ovaries removed and tubes. I have begun experiencing pain in my lower abdomen again. Could this be my uterus?

I am 51. Have had both ovaries removed and tubes. I have begun experiencing pain in my lower abdomen again. Could this be my uterus?

Pelvic pain: I am sorry you are having pain. There are many things in your pelvis that can cause pain: bladder, intestines, uterus, muscles, nerves. With an evaluation it is impossible to tell you where your pain is coming from. Make sure you stay well hydrated and take ibuprofen or Tylenol as needed for pain. If pain continues you may consider going in to your doctor for evaluation ...Read more

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Ectopic removed with right tube 4 months back when to try again still hv pain in lower abdomen on rt side?

Ectopic removed with right tube 4 months back when to try again still hv pain in lower abdomen on rt side?

Now if you want to..: 4 months after an ectopic is more than enough time to wait to try for another pregnancy. When you do get pregnant, see your doctor right away to make sure you don't have another ectopic pregnancy. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Its been 2 months that I been having pain in my lower left abdomen where my ovary nd tube is. I had a tubal ligation so I don't know what could it be?

Its been 2 months that I been having pain in my lower left abdomen where my ovary nd tube is. I had a tubal ligation so I don't know what could it be?

Several things: There are several things that can cause this including an ovarian cyst and problems with the sigmoid colon. Pain is your body's way of telling you that something is wrong. It is always a good idea to listen and see someone to find out what is causing the pain. ...Read more

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Is it possible for my baby to grow outside the tubes in my stomach?

Is it possible for my baby to grow outside the tubes in my stomach?

No: Fertilization will generally occur in the fallopian tubes and the cells will move to the womb for implantation and growth. Occasionally the cells hang up in the tubes and produce a tubal pregnancy. Very rarely, the cells have been known to attach outside the tubes inside the abdomen. There is no way for the fertilized cells to get into your stomach to develop. ...Read more

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What can be the likely cause of pain in the right side of the abdomen around the fallopian tube area.

What can be the likely cause of pain in the right side of the abdomen around the fallopian tube area.

Many causes: Many possible causes for pain in lower right side including cyst on the ovary, ovulation from that ovary, cyst on the tube, pelvic infection, an intestinal issue, appendix problem or abdominal wall muscle issue. You will need to see someone to get it checked out. ...Read more

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I get this sharp pain below my abdomen, it feels like inside a tube is stretching. I can't stand up straight after going to toilet due to pain?

I get this sharp pain below my abdomen, it feels like inside a tube is stretching. I can't stand up straight after going to toilet due to pain?

Be examined: There are many causes of abdominal pain. Some are not serious but if your pain is that severe you may be experiencing intermittent twisting of your bowel which is more serious. See you doctor or be reviewed where you can obtain an XR. ...Read more

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I had my tubes cut tied and burned 7 years ago but now I feel movement in my stomach?

I had my tubes cut tied and burned 7 years ago but now I feel movement in my stomach?

Pregnancy unlikely: Very unlikely to be pregnant but not impossible. A home pregnancy test will say for sure. Another cause of your symptoms might be gas or stool traveling through your bowels. ...Read more

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Expert opinions? What kind of treatments removes substances from the stomach via a plastic tube that suctions?

Expert opinions? What kind of treatments removes substances from the stomach via a plastic tube that suctions?

Nasogastric tube: A nasogastric tube is a tube that passes through the nose and down to the stomach. It is used for removing gastric contents, often in a postoperative setting, an overdose, or whenever the stomach is not operating well. ...Read more

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1week laprodcopic post op from tubes removed. Whole abdomen burns at night when laying down. (Not reflux) Why and how long will it hurt?

Not normal: It is not normal to have that much pain one week after minor surgery. Schedule follow up with your surgeon for an exam and testing. ...Read more

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I have bad pain in the left side of my abdomen. Sort of like where my fallopian tube is supposed to be. It's as if there was air in there. Is this bad?

Can't tell: It is impossible to answer that. But I can tell you that you cannot sense whether your pain is from the fallopian tube, ovary, urinary system or intestines or muscles, nor can you sense "air" as the problem. You should probably see your doctor. ...Read more

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Vp shunt tube protruding from abdomen, please help?

See your doctor: If the shunt is protruding out of the abdomen and you can see it, you need to have it addressed by your neurosurgeon right away. If you are saying that you can see the shunt tubing under the skin traveling from the head down to the abdomen, that is normal. It looks like a ridge that travels beneath the skin. Two very different scenarios. If in doubt have it examined by your neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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My husband is currently eating through a feeding tube (peg) inserted in stomach, I need professional advice on how it should be handled?

My husband is currently eating through a feeding tube (peg) inserted in stomach, I need professional advice on how it should be handled?

PEG tube handling: Everyone's different, based on reasons the peg tube was placed, duration of anticipated use, calorie requirements of the patient, patency of stomach outlet & the rate of GI functioning/motility, patient's tolerance to commercial feedings; feeding schedule (continuous versus bolus feeds), device used (button, traditional, etc.); &? Oral supplements permitted. Best to speak with your husband's doc. ...Read more

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Can abdominal ultrasounds detect pid, fibroids or blocked tubes?

Much of the time: Abdominal ultrasound is the easiest and least expensive way to image the pelvis, and often gives enough information to make treatment decisions. Sometimes it doesn't and another study is needed - such as transvaginal ultrasound, ct, mri, or hysterography. ...Read more

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I'm having pains in my stomach, not that time for my cycle and my tubes are tied is this. Serious?

I'm having pains in my stomach, not that time for my cycle and my tubes are tied is this. Serious?

Need more info: Like many gyn conditions, the cause of stomach pain can range from not serious at all to very serious. Your tubes being tied may or may not be related to the pain. Up to 10% of women who have had a tubal will require further gyn surgery for abnormal bleeding or pain. Contact your gyn to get to the cause of your pain and to offer solutions to the problem. ...Read more

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How does a g tube site close after removal, particularly the stomach. What complications could occur? It has some epitheliazed tissue on outside.

How does a g tube site close after removal, particularly the stomach. What complications could occur? It has some epitheliazed tissue on outside.

Natural healing: It closes by the body for in scar tissue, a natural healing process. On occasion, it does not close, and may need a surgical procedure to accomplish this. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I'm having stomach fluttering and dizziness my tubes have been tied for 5 years what could this be?

I'm having stomach fluttering and dizziness my tubes have been tied for 5 years what could this be?

Don't know but it's: Not your tubes. Missed a period? If so, get a home pregnancy test. If you've not missed a period you're not pregnant. There's a lot of viral shtuff going around the USA these days. Maybe you've got a bug? If you're feeling worse by 2morrow call your DOC. Maybe the Super Bowl will cure you? Seen any of the ads yet? If those don't chase the viral blues away then, I dunno- tough bugs I guess! ...Read more