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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

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

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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?

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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How to tell if stomach is bloated if overweight?

How to tell if stomach is bloated if overweight?

Bloating: Bloated usually means full of gas and uncomfortable. Overweight people with large abdomens are uncomfortable if they are bloated, not so if they are not. ...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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My stomach for two days is bloated, painful, making weird noises, and rock hard. The noises have been going on for weeks. I am overweight. Can you please tell me what it could be and what to do?

My stomach for two days is bloated, painful, making weird noises, and rock hard. The noises have been going on for weeks. I am overweight. Can you please tell me what it could be and what to do?

Be evaluated.: These symptoms can be seen in many different diseases including bowel obstruction, gastritis, gastric ulcers, pancreatitis or gallbladder issues. Rarely upper GI cancers could have these symptoms. Depending on your pain level and how firm the abdomen, it may be a good idea to visit urgent care or the emergency department for evaluate for any possible perforations. Evaluation and testing needed. ...Read more

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I'm 20lbs overweight but stomach feels hard underneath and looks 17 weeks pre. Blood test was 0.2hcg. What's the chance of the test being inaccurate?

I'm 20lbs overweight but stomach feels hard underneath and looks 17 weeks pre. Blood test was 0.2hcg. What's the chance of the test being inaccurate?

Very low: Have you missed any periods? If you have, you may do a home pregnancy test, but blood test is generally more accurate.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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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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Can being overweight cause stomach pain?

Can being overweight cause stomach pain?

Probably not: Simply being overweight should not cause stomach pain. See your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Hello. I've got a bruise on my stomach I got over ten years ago. It doesn't hurt. I am overweight and always attributed the fact it didn't go as it wa?

Hello. I've got a bruise on my stomach I got over ten years ago. It doesn't hurt. I am overweight and always attributed the fact it didn't go as it wa?

Not all spots that: Look like bruises are, in fact, bruises. Solitary bruises are usually a result of injury to the soft parts of your body and will go away when the injury heals. I think an exam by a doctor is indicated so that you can find out what this "bruise" actually is. Fortunately, if hasn't changed in10 years, it's unlikely to be something serious. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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My weight is 67 now and my height is 5'3 I know that I am overweight but how can I reduce my weight and I want to reduce fat near stomach and back fat?

My weight is 67 now and my height is 5'3 I know that I am overweight but how can I reduce my weight and I want to reduce fat near stomach and back fat?

Lifestyle changes: Eat small balanced meals every 2-3 hours consisting of a whole, unprocessed foods such as a lean protein, veggies, and healthy fat (eg - avocado) Reduce your starch/carbohydrate intake from breads/pasta as low as possible. Daily exercise to increase calories burned throughout the day is important to maintain good health as well. Last, reduce calories by limiting drinks with calories-water is best ...Read more

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I am 17 years old. Turning 18 soon. I keep feeling my heartbeat in my stomach. I'm not thin or overweight. My BMI is totally fine.?

I am 17 years old. Turning 18 soon. I keep feeling my heartbeat in my stomach. I'm not thin or overweight. My BMI is totally fine.?

Probably normal.: It is not unusual for young people to be able to feel a pulse in their abdomen. It usually occurs in people who are thin, although people who are normal weight can occasionally feel it also. It would be a good idea to see your doctor and have your blood pressure checked, but it will probably turn out to be innocuous. Good luck. ...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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What causes visible veins on stomach (clean liver ultrasound) and sides? Been developing them for years and I'm also a little overweight.

What causes visible veins on stomach (clean liver ultrasound) and sides? Been developing them for years and I'm also a little overweight.

Can be normal: The veins from the lower abdominal wall drain down into the groin. In a patient with very fair skin and delicate skin these can be visible. You mentioned that liver is normal and I assume that you donot have varicose veins in the legs. ...Read more

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Overweight (Definition)

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