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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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Overweight (Definition)

Nearly two-thirds of the United States population is overweight. There are many ways to determine if a person is overweight, but experts believe that a person's body mass index (BMI) is the best way to assess an adult's weight in relation to their height. * A BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered normal. * Adults with a BMI between 25 and 29.9 are considered overweight. There are exceptions. For example, an athlete may have a higher BMI but not be overweight. * Adults with a BMI greater than 30 are considered obese. * Adults with a BMI greater than or equal to 40 are considered extremely obese. * Anyone more than 100 pounds overweight is considered morbidly obese. A person with a high BMI may have a normal amount of body fat is they have ...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 ?

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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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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