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Doctor insights on: I'm Not Overweight But I Have A Big Tummy

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Why does it say that 146 pounds for my height of 5'2 is overweight? I have an hourglass body shape with a very big butt and hips and flat stomach

Why does it say that 146 pounds for my height of 5'2 is overweight? I have an hourglass body shape with a very big butt and hips and flat stomach

Charts and graphs: The average, less curvaceous 22 year old would be expected to weigh a a bit less. BMI is calculated based on charts and is used to predict risk of medical issues. In some cultures 5'2" is considered to be tall for a woman. I would celebrate your anthropomorphic beauty. Carry yourself well, forget the charts: women in NYC will envy you and pay money to have procedures done to look just like you ...Read more

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Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Overweight (Definition)

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Why is my husbands belly so big?He looks like he's 10m pregnant!he hasn't always been like this!he's not really overweight.Very active, a workaholic

Why is my husbands belly so big?He looks like he's 10m pregnant!he hasn't always been like this!he's not really overweight.Very active, a workaholic

Carries fat: Inside the abdomen not out like most wen so it does not jiggle. It is a more harmful way to carry fat when the waist circumference gets too large as it corresponds to cardiovascular disease. A healthy diet and cardiovascular exercise is important , . ...Read more

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I'm a virgin, and im not overweight my diet is normal but my belly is big. Is it possible this is colon cancer?

I'm a virgin, and im not overweight my diet is normal but my belly is big. Is it possible this is colon cancer?

Can't tell: I would dare say it's unlikely but we don't have enough info and more importantly, can't examine you here. See your doctor please. Hope it's all ok. ...Read more

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Is a person considered fat or overweight because they have slightly big stomach? Their body is not big and round only their stomach is a beer gut.

Is a person considered fat or overweight because they have slightly big stomach? Their body is not big and round only their stomach is a beer gut.

Men and Bellies: There are a lot of possible answers to your question based upon how different scientists and others define obesity. But, that is moot in the case of men in the middle of their lives. Having abdominal fat is the main key in diagnosing heart disease, pre-diabetes, hypertension and hypogonadism. Abdominal fat represents the metabolic syndrome and in men this is the time when health risk is highest. ...Read more

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Do i need to lose weight before i can have a mini tummy tuck? I’m about 40 lbs. Overweight. Do i need to lose weight before having a mini tummy tuck, or can I get one now? .

Do i need to lose weight before i can have a mini tummy tuck? I’m about 40 lbs. Overweight. Do i need to lose weight before having a mini tummy tuck, or can I get one now?

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If : If you are planning to lose 40 pounds, it is best to do so before having a tummy tuck, even a mini tummy tuck. This will enhance your results and could potentially make your surgery safer. ...Read more

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I am a 14 year old male. I weigh 198lbs. Am I over weight.(I have a big belly)?

I am a 14 year old male. I weigh 198lbs. Am I over weight.(I have a big belly)?

Yes you are: may be rather obese, but we don't know your height, at any rate you need to watch your weight, your diet and increase your physical activity. See your doctor for routine check and advice on losing weight and healthy lifestyle, good luck, Check this link too https://www.cdc.gov/growthcharts/data/set1clinical/cj41c021.pdf ...Read more

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On period, but lower abdomen feels fat. I'm not overweight but it looks like i'm getting a fat upper pubic area. What causes this and what should I do?

On period, but lower abdomen feels fat. I'm not overweight but it looks like i'm getting a fat upper pubic area. What causes this and what should I do?

Sounds like: Bloating. Bloating can be a symptom while you are on your period. You can always take midol if this is affecting you but it should go away once your period is done. ...Read more

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The right side of my abdomen bulges outwards visible through my clothes. No pain and I feel OK . I'm overweight, could it be uneven fat distribution?

The right side of my abdomen bulges outwards visible through my clothes. No pain and I feel OK . I'm overweight, could it be uneven fat distribution?

Yes: I would get checked out by your doctor. Humans are often not completely symmetrical, so you could have an uneven distribution of your excess fat, but you could also have curvature of your spine (scoliosis) or a leg length discrepancy, hernia or growth (like a lipoma). ...Read more

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I'm overweight and have a lot of belly fat. So when I have pains in my abdomen, how do I know where the pain is coming from if I feel pain in the fat?

I'm overweight and have a lot of belly fat. So when I have pains in my abdomen, how do I know where the pain is coming from if I feel pain in the fat?

Loose weight: One does not feel pain in "Fat" because it does not have nerve endings. Constipation and Menstrual Cramps are probably the commonest reason for pain in your age group. Wy are you on Clindamycin? Please do not get pregnant while on it or with Prestiq. ...Read more

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My abdomen is hard & bloated , quite painful when pushed on , why does my dr think it's overweight related ?

Unsure: If your belly is hard and hurts, you may have a serious issue - including an incarcerated (trapped) hernia, infection, and many other issues. See another doctor or specialist or seek urgent care if you are in pain. ...Read more

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Excellent health, not overweight, exercise 5 to 6 times a week. When i bend over, i sometimes feel discomfort (like a tear) in my lower left abdomen?

Excellent health, not overweight, exercise 5 to 6 times a week. When i bend over, i sometimes feel discomfort (like a tear) in my lower left abdomen?

Suspect strain : You could be experiencing pain from an abdominal muscle strain or tear. You also should be evaluated for a possible inguinal hernia. See you primary care doc first and maybe expect a referral to a specialist. ...Read more

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Have had a cluster spread across my ribs to abdomen of fatty lumps.Different shapes+sizes.Some randomly cause pain. Mostly when pressed on.Overweight.

Have had a cluster spread across my ribs to abdomen of fatty lumps.Different shapes+sizes.Some randomly cause pain. Mostly when pressed on.Overweight.

Fatty lumps: These lesions sound like subcutaneous lipomas. They are usually benign. I would recommend that you see a dermatologist. The presence of these lipomas can be confirmed by a biopsy. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with fatty liver disease by CT abdomen. I'm overweight. I'm on Bupropion HCL XLpast 6 months any interactions with antidepressant and liver?

Diagnosed with fatty liver disease by CT abdomen. I'm overweight. I'm on Bupropion HCL XLpast 6 months any interactions with antidepressant and liver?

Rare liver probs: Bupropion is metabolized by the liver, and in people with impaired liver function, the dose needs to be kept on the low side as an adjustment. Bupropion reportedly can cause fatty liver disease, and more commonly mild liver enzyme elevations - there are reports of rare acute liver damage from this medication.Speak with you doctor about monitoring and liver issues as well. ...Read more

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Quit smoking can result in overweight?!i use isotonic drinks during training and creatine during biking at weekend.I was 83 now 88.Abdomen is dilated!

Quit smoking can result in overweight?!i use isotonic drinks during training and creatine during biking at weekend.I was 83 now 88.Abdomen is dilated!

Watch food intake: The reason people may gain weight after quitting smoking is because they substitute the pleasure from smoking for other oral satisfaction like eating/snacking/drinking. Increase calories leads to weight gain. Usually after a few months of successfully quoting most people return to baseline weight. My advice exercise to take your mind of cravings. Check the calories in those "isotonic drinks". ...Read more

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