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How To Reduce My Omentum Fat
Abominal obesity: The omentum is a fold of tissue inside the abdomen, over the intestines and other organs. It accumulates fat in overweight people. That it's in your omentum isn't important. However, abdominal obesity is the most risky kind in predicting health problems like diabetes and coronary disease. Losing abdominal fat is hard, but it's basically the same as anywhere else: sensible diet, exercise. ...Read more
Yes, Can't pick where: I assume you're dieting. If so, you're not unique--most of us want what we can't have! Exercise (walk the mall, bike riding a paved trail) should distract you and burn calories. Devoting time to a passion may help. Cheating on your diet twice a week will help you feel less deprived, but make up for it the next day. Research fun low-cal recipes. Or, eat anything you want just in small portions. ...Read more
Is it possible to distinguish what is omental fat and what is mesenteric fat by visual or physical examination?
Terms mean the same thing!
Hope this is helpful ...Read more
Is it possible to distinguish what is omental fat and what is mesenteric fat by visual or physical examination? (not the same!)
Fat in belly.: They are the same usually. Just different terms. Buy maybe not in NY. Discuss with your Dr what you mean. ...Read more
I looked up my abd US & it says (small break in the fascial plane suggesting a small hernia at the site with minimal omental fat herniation) serious??
Talk with your doc..: Refer this Q to your doctor since the marginal findings of US have to always correlate with clinical profile so to make a reasonable, not perfect, judgement since no test bears a 100% of accuracy and specificity. Besides, all life events always display on their pattern of full spectrum; therefore, it is hard to make a perfect diagnosis especially at their early almost non-discernable stage. ...Read more
" There is a mantle fat stranding in the pelvis and may represent inflammatory changes. Omental metastases are not excluded" what does this mean?
Possible cancer: The omentum is a large fat pad hanging from the transverse colon. Because of the high levels of TGF-B present it is a common site for omental metastasis. The fat pad can extend as a large mass into the upper pelvis replaced most commonly by ovarian cancer which then induces vascular permeability factor and induction of ascites. PET/CAT may be helpful in dx primary and metastasis. ...Read more
My abdomen report hav come. Small umbilical hernia noted with defect measuring 16mm and mild herniation of omental fat. Wt treatment I hav to go?
Repair it if...: If clinical evaluation confirms manual reduction of the hernia relieves its related symptoms like pain, go to be surgically repaired since there would be no other option likely for permanent relief. More on HOw to Handle Sickness? Go to http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html. More? Contact me and I can help. ...Read more
Anatomy 101: =a membranous double layer of fatty tissue that covers and supports the intestines and organs in the lower abdominal area. The omentum is made up of the greater omentum which is an important storage for fat deposits and the lesser omentum which connects the stomach and intestines to the liver. Ref: http://www. Laparoscopic. Md/digestion/omentum ...Read more
Maybe: By this I will presume you mean that a portion of the omentum is herniated through part of your abdominal wall. This is not dangerous per se, and has a very low risk of becoming life threatening. In time however, more omentum can herniate, and then intestine can follow, this putting you at higher risk. Reapir of the hernia for preventing this in the future is a resonable consideration. ...Read more
Do you mean a cancer that started in the peritoneum (omentum) or a cancer that has traveled to the omenum.
Primary peritoneal cancer is rarer than cancers traveling to the omentum. Generally cancers that have traveled (metastases) to the omentum tends to have a poor survival rate. The survival rate will depend on type of cancer, how much of it is there and how its responding to treatment. ...Read more
Depends but rare: Omentum inside the hernia sac is a low risk incarceration. In comparison if a loop of bowel were stuck/incarcerated in the hernia sac this can turn into ischemia bowel with perforation, very serious health risk. There have been cases where a tumor/cancer in the omentum is the lead point to hernia incarceration, a coincidence. Best to get checked by your doc, get the hernia repaired. Be well. ...Read more
There is a structure called omentum which is fatty mobile structure which hangs from upper stomach and which fills some hernias.
Loss of part or even all is not serious in itself. ...Read more
If I had a small bowel obstruction with a closed loop and herniation in to the omentum, what is the likelyhood it could happen again?
Hi I would like to ask if is having omentum germ cell cancer specifically means that its ovarian cancer? Besides having a mullerian anomaly.
CT-Prominent appendix ill-defined enhance soft tissue at base of appendix & stranding of adjacent omentum. Colonscpy/gastroscpy-chronic gastritis. Mean?
Symptoms?: These results must be clinically correlated. I can explain what it means but ultimately no diagnoses can be made without a good history and physical. The CT basically- ill defined. .. means they see something at the base of the appendix but it does really have definition (does not resemble anything particular), stranding- often represents inflammation, chronic gast.- stomach inflamed but not new. ...Read more
Mixed borderline serous & mucinous tumor of both the ovaries with foci of microinvasion and invasive implants in the omentum / should I take chemother?
It depends on...: It depends on the extent of tumor in the peritoneal areas. Is it only in the pelvic area or does it involve upper abdominal peritoneum as well. We need to know the stage and the grade of this tumor. How is the ca125 now and check itx2-3. You will likely benefit from chemo unless the tumor is entirely diagnosed as "borderline malignant" tumor). Get a second opinion also before you rush into chemoth. ...Read more
If a large fungating signet ring cell mass is discovered in the gastric antrum blocking the pyloric canal in a 24-year-old female. Stage IV with metastasis to omentum. Was it was there 1 year earlier?
Signet cell cancer: Stomach cancer with signet ring cell features on pathology is an aggressive and fast growing cancer which by virtue of omental/mesenteric or peritoneal involvement becomes stage 4 disease. I think this tumor probably grew in few months and not more than a year. Without treatment most patients only survive few months. ...Read more
Mix echogenic area cnt pt of bowel loop n omentum noted in rt inguino scrotal region. No abnormally is seen. No lymphadenopathy seen. What's your advice.
Mother was diagnosed with stage 4 nsclc in 10/2012 tumors in lung, omentum, spine, ribs, has now spread to liver and other lung. How much time?
I'm not an oncologist; however, from reviewing the prognosis tables available to me from an online reference (7th TNM staging system), the median time (50% are deceased and 50% are still alive) is around 8 months. The five year survival rate is < 10%.
I'm sorry she's so sick. ...Read more
Stage 4 her2+ breast cancer with mets to omentum. Just finished 6 rounds of herceptin/pertuzimab. NED. Now progression in omentum returning. Any hope?
Consider omentectomy: Consult your oncologist. They might want to remove the omentum (debulking) the another round of chemo ...Read more
Your question?: Hi. From what you've told us, I assume you're wondering if the cancer in the omentum is recurrence of the ovarian cancer 7 years ago. First of all, I'm so sorry for your situation. A pathologist will be able to tell you if the omental cancer is ovarian in origin. The best guess (and guessing doesn't count) would be ovarian, however. When the surgical pathology comes back, chemo will be planned. ...Read more
How long does it take for the pain associsted with a 1cm omental infarction to subside? Is it normal to have pain 36hrs after the initial onset of sx?
Few days: Omentum itself will not give pain. As it has no sensory nerves, peritonial irritation is the cause of pain should subside in few days. Add 1 cm infraction is unusual cause of it need to be assed. 1cm infraction due to torsion of blood vessel is not a plausible explanation, may be got stuck in a undetected hernial orifice look for a hernia. ...Read more
"incarcerated"hernia: The omentum is a large apron of fat that covers the abdominal organs. An inguinal hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall thru which abdominal organs can get stuck, or incarcerated. In your case, the omentum has gotten stuck--while this is less worrisome than bowel, it still can cause a lot of pain and should prompt hernia repair. I recommend that you see a hernia surgeon. ...Read more
I had tubal ligation in 2004 and I'm looking at the procedures done and they said that it was significant omental adhesions. What does that mean?
Omentum is: Intra abdominal tissue that covers, like an apron, the small intestine. Adhesions are scar formations that occur in response to intra abdominal surgery, infection, or inflammation. "significant" is kind of difficult to define, except that it was more than routine. So significant omental adhesions means that you had more than routine amount of scarring from the omentum to the pelvic organs. ...Read more