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Doctor insights on: I Only Gain Weight In My Stomach

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I want to gain weight in my legs but i only gain weight in my stomach & back its genetics but my legs are unproptionate to my body :( what do I do ?

I want to gain weight in my legs but i only gain weight in my stomach & back its genetics but my legs are unproptionate to my body :( what do I do ?

Certain things: Certain things you can not change, like the genetic predisposition you just described. Exercise and a diet to mantain a healthy weight (decreasing your perception of disproportion) should help improving your image of yourself. Certain things you can change. ...Read more

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Why do I gain the majority of my weight in my stomach?

Why do I gain the majority of my weight in my stomach?

Genetics: This is a complex question. No doubt genetics plays a major role in this. Your sex is a variable (men tend to gain around the center, women hips/thighs). Other variables include the amount of carbohydrates in your diet, alcohol/sugar intake, and exercise regularity. ...Read more

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If I am now dieting and exercising but it looks like I am gaining weight in my stomach region, why?

If I am now dieting and exercising but it looks like I am gaining weight in my stomach region, why?

Gaining weight: It is common for an individual to lose weight in a non-uniform pattern across the body. So your arms and legs may have responded quicker with more visible weight loss which effectively makes you abdomen seem like it has grown. In actuality, your abdomen may be the same size as before or even slightly smaller, but it just doesn't look like it relative to your arms and legs. ...Read more

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Im now 20 days late for my period. I've took notice I've gained weight in my stomach area and is some what hard specially after i eat. ?

Im now 20 days late for my period. I've took notice I've gained weight in my stomach area and is some what hard specially after i eat. ?

Pregnant?: Your symptoms are consistent with pregnancy. Please check a home pregnancy test. If negative, repeat in a week. If positive see your OB or midwife. ...Read more

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I've gained (finally) some weight, but it's mainly on stomach. What can I do to even it out? 

I've gained (finally) some weight, but it's mainly on stomach. What can I do to even it out? 

Weight train: If you're trying to gain weight, it should be healthy weight. Sounds like you've put on more fat than muscle. Weight training along with moderate aerobic activity and a diet rich in lean protein sources and complex carbohydrates will help you gain healthy weight. ...Read more

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I had my son 4mths ago & gained weight mostly on my stomach. What can I do to lose this "baby fat" ?

I had my son 4mths ago & gained weight mostly on my stomach. What can I do to lose this "baby fat" ?

Weight loss: The only way to lose weight is to burn more calories or eat less calories. An exercise regimen balanced in cardio and strength training with a diet balanced in meat vegetables, fruit and low carbs should do the job. ...Read more

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My stomach has been hard for several weeks now and I have been gaining a little weight. I don't know what to do. Help!

My stomach has been hard for several weeks now and I have been gaining a little weight. I don't know what to do. Help!

Is there any: Possibility that you could be constipated as it can cause these symptoms. If so, hydrate well with water (at least 8 - 8 ounce glasses of water per day). Try to get in at least 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit per day. Be physically active everyday. Consider otc laxative. Seek medical care for severe abdominal pain. ...Read more

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My stomach has been hard and i've gained a little weight. I has been late the last couple months too. I don't know want to do?

My stomach has been hard and i've gained a little weight. I has been late the last couple months too. I don't know want to do?

Doctor can evaluate: For a young, healthy, fertile woman, being "late" for a period can mean a pregnancy if she was having sex. A urine pregnancy test done correctly will give a reliable result the week after missing a period. If not pregnant, then the doctor's exam will help decide if the stomach has too much poop (constipation), too much gas, or something worse like big liver, big spleen, a cyst, a tumor, etc... ...Read more

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Have a big stomach and wanted to know how can I lose weight to gain a nice shape?

There isn't such a: Thing as natural spot fat loss. You need to lose weight in general ; a certain % will be abdominal fat. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Calories burned must > calories consumed. To tighten ab's do crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge ; “bicycling” exercise on your back. Engage in regular aerobic exercise. ...Read more

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How can I gain weight quickly but not get over sized or get big from just my stomach ?

Controlling fat: If i knew how to control where fat decides to go, i'd be a very wealthy person. Fat usually distributes itself according to a genetic predisposition. Gain weight by eating healthy protein/wt gain smoothies or shakes in between meals, and slowly take in more volume with each meal. Doing anything quickly is not a good idea--unless it is quitting smoking! ...Read more

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What if i try to gain weight but do only stomach exercises, would my butt and chest grow bigger?

What if i try to gain weight but do only stomach exercises, would my butt and chest grow bigger?

Based on weight now: If you are very obese, you will lose more weight on such a low calorie diet, than if you are only 10 lbs overweight. You need a deficit of 3500 calories to lose 1 lb. We usually recommend 250 cal worth of exercise, and 250 calorie reduction in food intake, . ...Read more

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What to do if I'm aware I have gained weight for sure for the past year, n just today I noticed a linea nigra on my stomach?

What to do if I'm aware I have gained weight for sure for the past year, n just today I noticed a linea nigra on my stomach?

Is the weight: gain related to endocrine abnormalities. Linea Nigra can develop during pregnancy, with use of some oral contraceptives & due to change is hormones. Adrenal gland insufficieny and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome can be associated with Linea Nigra. Linea Nigra is not a pregnancy indicator. ...Read more

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What to do if i'm aware I have gained weight for sure for the past year, and just today i noticed a linea nigra on my stomach?

What to do if i'm aware I have gained weight for sure for the past year, and just today i noticed a linea nigra on my stomach?

Home pregnancy test: Linea nigra (Latin for "black line") is a dark vertical line that appears on the abdomen in about three quarters of all pregnancies. ...Read more

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My weight has been in 123 pounds for the last year, i havent gained weight but my stomach is getting bigger, im 16 and im a guy?

My weight has been in 123 pounds for the last year, i havent gained weight but my stomach is getting bigger, im 16 and im a guy?

Several possiblities: In a 16-year-old adolescent male there are several possibilities for enlarging abdomen without any weight gain. The most common would be constipation or stool compaction. Less common would be fluid in the abdomen which can be caused by liver disease ,inflammatory bowel disease. Benign and malignant tumors can also cause an overarching abdomen without weight gain. Intestinal blockage or partial o ...Read more

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I’m 27yearsold female somehow I lose weight because of the stomach issues so how can I gain weight Iam only 120 pounds. Thank you very much.

I’m 27yearsold female somehow I lose weight because of the stomach issues so how can I gain weight Iam only 120 pounds. Thank you very much.

How tall are you?: 120 pounds is a good weight unless you are more than 5 foot 8 inches tall. If you are not losing weight now. Let it be. You will gain weight as you get older and will look back fondly at this time when you could eat and not gain weight.
Wish you 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, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more

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Do anti imflammatories make you gain water weight? i stopped them a month ago cause it was hurting my stomach and now ive lost about almost 10 lbs.

Do anti imflammatories make you gain water weight? i stopped them a month ago cause it was hurting my stomach and now ive lost about almost 10 lbs.

Possible: NSAIDS are primarily metabolized via the kidney. Some people have decreased kidney function while on NASIDS, and this can cause fluid retention and water weight gain. Talk with your PCP about options. ...Read more

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Recently over 3days I have gained a lot of weight. It brings pain in my stomach and makes me feel bloated all the time. What is causing this to happn?

Recently over 3days I have gained a lot of weight. It brings pain in my stomach and makes me feel bloated all the time. What is causing this to happn?

Water ;/or constipat: Many things can cause a lot of weight gain in 3 days. One is to retain water from hormone changes, too much salt, kidney, heart or liver problems. Another is constipation. If the weight gain is more then 5 lbs or continues to cause you distress see your pcp. ...Read more

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For what reasons might an abdominal hernia make me gain weight?

For what reasons might an abdominal hernia make me gain weight?

It won't: A hernia is essentially a hole in the muscle layer if the abdominal wall through which intra-abdominal contents can protrude. This by itself does not have any impact on weight gain. If there is intestine trapped in it and causing pain made worse by eating, it can be associated with weight loss however. ...Read more

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I have sudden weight gain only in abdomen area. Sometimes feeling bloated. What could be the reason?

I have sudden weight gain only in abdomen area. Sometimes feeling bloated. What could be the reason?

Pregnant?: Make sure you are or are not. Could be other gyn, bowel issues. Increased belly could be fetus, feces, fat, other fertile issues(fibroids, ovarian cysts, etc), fluid (as cites). See your doc. ...Read more

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I have a lot of weight gain in my stomach how can I lose this weight?And my stomach is real hard at the top what can be causing this?

I have a lot of weight gain in my stomach how can I lose this weight?And my stomach is real hard at the top what can be causing this?

Need evaluation.: See a doctor and review your history, get a careful evaluation. You will likley need further disgnostic studies such as blood work, perhaps x-rays or other imaging studies, maybe a biopsy or using a scope to check . Since the possibility could include cancer, it would be best to see the doctor soon. ...Read more