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I feel electric type "zaps" in my midsection whenever I'm carrying something that involves using both arms.?

I feel electric type "zaps" in my midsection whenever I'm carrying something that involves using both arms.?

Abdominal pain: Is difficult to pin down for a diagnosis without more detailed history and a physical exam. However, given this information, I would suspect something that is easily exacerbated by increasing intraabdominal pressure (by contracting abdominal muscles to support the arms). Hernia comes to mind. ...Read more

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I can't lose midsection weight.

I can't lose midsection weight.

Exercise: Research shows that high-intensity exercise is more effective than low- or moderate-intensity exercise at eliminating visceral (i.e., "midsection") fat.

See here:

http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/18845966

Consult your physician before beginning any exercise regimen. ...Read more

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How can I work out to get that hourglass look in my midsection?

How can I work out to get that hourglass look in my midsection?

Core workouts: Having good genes helps as well as optimal bone structure. However, attaining you ideal body weight is a beginning. Using workouts that focus on toning and training your rectus abdominis and oblique muscles using core strengthening principles can be beneficial. ...Read more

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Why did I gain more fat around my midsection as I lost fat from my butt and thighs? How did this happen?

Wt gain: This could be normal. Keep exercising and you will lose fat in midsection. If this is very noticeable should see a doctor. Sometimes cushing's syndrome cause making the midsection fat. ...Read more

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Not health per se, but why after dieting for a couple of weeks and my midsection looks thinner, scale hasn't changed?

Not health per se, but why after dieting for a couple of weeks and my midsection looks thinner, scale hasn't changed?

Exercising: If you exercise you may not lose pounds but still be able to lose inches. Muscle weighs more than fat. Take care. ...Read more

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Exercise-for females, can it help give the body a more feminine classic shape? My midsection is lumpy even tho I'm normal weight & I want a nicer shape

Exercise-for females, can it help give the body a more feminine classic shape? My midsection is lumpy even tho I'm normal weight & I want a nicer shape

These desirable: Anatomic features are somewhat genetically determined but many have been successful at sculpting their bodies. Follow a well-rounded workout routine and cut fat/calories from diet. Incorporate strength training targeting the "glutes" (gluteus maximus, etc). Reducing your waist size involves toning abdominal muscles and burning fat that is covering them. Engage a personal trainer. ...Read more

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When would one start to show in their midsection if they were pregnant?

When would one start to show in their midsection if they were pregnant?

After 4 months: The pregnancy does not show for first 4 months, then the stomach starts to get bigger slowly and becomes obvious after 6 months. ...Read more

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Why is it that the numbness and the pain in the midsection and back after c sections?

Why is it that the numbness and the pain in the midsection and back after c sections?

See below: After a c-section there may be some numbness in the midsection due to the irritation or damage of some of the abdominal nerves by the operation. This numbness will slowly improve over time (months). The numbness in the back should resolve more quickly since it is probably due to the anesthesia. If it does not resolve within a week I would talk to your OB surgeon or your anesthesiologist. ...Read more

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I'm 37 and weigh around 165.but the weight is starting to gather in my midsection, is it harder to lose weight now that im not 12 anymore?

I'm 37 and weigh around 165.but the weight is starting to gather in my midsection, is it harder to lose weight now that im not 12 anymore?

See answer: Go to the following sites for a comprehensive approach to loosing weight: http://bit. Ly/1ybbG2S and http://bit. Ly/1j3Dm7N There is no quick and easy way to loose weight and keep it off but the advice at these sites should help. ...Read more

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When I lay on my back and raise my shoulders off the floor, I get a bulge in the middle of my midsection, that runs perpendicular to my body. It rais?

When I lay on my back and raise my shoulders off the floor, I get a bulge in the middle of my midsection, that runs perpendicular to my body. It rais?

Exam required: Sounds like a hernia or maybe diastasis recti. Your doctor can diagnose after an exam, and guide your management. It may or may not require intervention, your dr will discuss options with you. ...Read more

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Unexplained weight gain in my midsection. Should I be concerned about diabetes?

Unexplained weight gain in my midsection. Should I be concerned about diabetes?

Possible: Weight gain always increases your chances of developing diabetes -- particularly if you have a positive family history. Risks increase as you get older and heavier. ...Read more

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Why the numbness and the pain in the midsection and back after c sections? How to treat this?

Why the numbness and the pain in the midsection and back after c sections? How to treat this?

See below: After a c-section there may be some numbness in the midsection due to the irritation of some of the abdominal nerves by the operation. This numbness will slowly improve over time (months). The numbness in the back should resolve more quickly since it is probably due to the anesthesia. If it does not resolve within a week I would talk to your OB surgeon or your anesthesiologist. ...Read more

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Midsection keeps beating (pulsing) its not painful but it feels weird. Any chance it's anything serious?

Midsection keeps beating (pulsing) its not painful but it feels weird. Any chance it's anything serious?

Abdominal aorta?: There have been several questions like yours during the last few hours. Every lean, fit male can feel his abdominal aorta just above his belly button if he can relax his abs. It's surprising how few people discover this -- often the medical students are surprised by it. If you feel healthy, this is almost certainly what you have. If it feels different from your friends, get seen. ...Read more

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My daughter grew up with midsection weight since childhood. Puberty was 4yr ago she's always eaten healthy exercises alot but it won't budge. Reasons?

My daughter grew up with midsection weight since childhood. Puberty was 4yr ago she's always eaten healthy exercises alot but it won't budge. Reasons?

Growth and puberty: This is a long topic. You probably mean to say she hasn't grown much since her first menses. Most girls don't grow much in height after 2 years after their first menses. Discuss this this with her doc and get a bone age and if he/she doesn't feel comfortable then go see a pediatric endocrinologist or you can make a virtual appt with me for a more thorough discussion over the 'net. ...Read more

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What happens when your on your period? There is brown gooey stuff coming from my midsection, but I haven't seen any blood

What happens when your on your period? There is brown gooey stuff coming from my midsection, but I haven't seen any blood

Likely light flow: If the blood from the period is coming out slowly then the blood can turn brown and be thick. It sounds like this period so far is different than usual. You can see what happens in the next few days - if it becomes more normal or not. If the bleeding stays much lighter than usual consider taking a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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I recently lost weight and now have excess skin around my midsection. Is there any way to tighten that skin without surgery?

I recently lost weight and now have excess skin around my midsection. Is there any way to tighten that skin without surgery?

Not reliably: Whoke some interventions will provide minor degrees of improvement, it is not typically sufficient to provide adequate control of loose skin following massive weight loss and surgery is commonly required for this. ...Read more

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I started Lithium about a week ago and have had problem gaining weight around my midsection even though I eat healthy, exercise regularly. Normal?

I started Lithium about a week ago and have had problem gaining weight around my midsection even though I eat healthy, exercise regularly. Normal?

Discuss w/ Dr: Weight gain is a common sode effect but if you really need this medication, you might have o find ways to minimize it and seek to et off ASAP or alternate Tx. Try psychotherapy to optimize benefits and shorten need if possible. Be sure of the Dx w/ a good Psych Eval by a Clin Psych PhD - if you do not need it, ask Doc to get you off. ...Read more

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Slight belly pouch, bloated look. Would it be wise to invest in one of those waist/belly bands to help flatten midsection? Any danger in using them?

Slight belly pouch, bloated look. Would it be wise to invest in one of those waist/belly bands to help flatten midsection? Any danger in using them?

Core muscles workout: Without an integrated core muscle training program I do not think the belly band will do much other than providing extra support for your core muscles. ...Read more

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Can macro prolactinoma cause weight gain around the midsection? Thanks!

Can macro prolactinoma cause weight gain around the midsection? Thanks!

Prolactinoma: Usually a macroprolactinoma does not cause weight gain/fat redistribution, just loss of periods, as described. Presumably you are on treatment w/ Cabergoline or bromocriptine. Are the other pituitary hormones ok? Sometimes, a pituitary tumor can damage the other hormones, or secrete something else. Check with your endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Hi ive had a neg. Blood test and urine test im 57 can I still be pregnant??? I just have gained weight in my midsection so much..

Hi ive had a neg. Blood test and urine test im 57 can I still be pregnant??? I just have gained weight in my midsection so much..

No: The likelihood of being pregnant despite negative blood & urine tests is negligible. While you didn't mention your menopausal status, it's even less likely for 57yo women to become pregnant, certainly, not after menopause. Average age of menopause is 51yo although some women still menstruate regularly past that time. More common cause of weight gain is imbalance btwn nutrition & physical activity. ...Read more

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How to gain weight in buttocks or breast instead of midsection?

How to gain weight in buttocks or breast instead of midsection?

Weight gain: You cannot target weight gain to a particular body part. You may want to to specific toning and sculpting exercise to firm and define your buttocks. There is nothing that will make your breasts grow Take care! ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have a thick white discharge tender brests and pain in my midsection all the way around and occasionally up my spine.

What does it mean if I have a thick white discharge tender brests and pain in my midsection all the way around and occasionally up my spine.

Lactating breasts: Could mean either pregnancy or hormonal imbalance. I would make sure to check a pregnancy test, then if negative check it again 1 week later. You do not want to have a pregnancy and not know it. If everything is negative, then you have irregular bleeding from cycle and may need to see a GYN to regulate it again, especially after 3-4 months of similar bleeding. ...Read more

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I had a baby 4 months ago, I've lost all the weight now I have excess saggy skin around my midsection how do I get rid of it? Prefer no surgery

I had a baby 4 months ago, I've lost all the weight now I have excess saggy skin around my midsection how do I get rid of it? Prefer no surgery

See below: This skin was stretched by the pregnancy, it will take time to recover. It is possible that it will never return to what you had before. Talk to your ob/gyn doctor, who has seen this problem before and get their suggestions about treatment options. ...Read more

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Can I designate the areas from which my fat is harvested for a butt lift? I am having a Brazilian butt lift, and would like to have the fat for the procedure taken from my midsection and waist. Will I be able to choose where my doctor takes the fat he inj

Yes you can: Fat is nearly always harvested from the midsection and waitst during a brazilian butt lift in order to achieve a nice result. So, you probably don't have to worry. However, make sure you discuss this with your surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the best cardio after healing from herniated disc? Can I get back the muscles of my midsection (six pack)?

What is the best cardio after healing from herniated disc? Can I get back the muscles of my midsection (six pack)?

Swimming or cycling: Will not put as much strain on your back as jogging. Abdominal exercises such as situps or crunches should be avoided. Planks or yoga will assist in regaining toned abdomen. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Can someone who is hypothyroidism also have Cushing syndrome? Since I have fatty deposits in the face, midsection, and fat back of the neck?

Can someone who is hypothyroidism also have Cushing syndrome? Since I have fatty deposits in the face, midsection, and fat back of the neck?

Cushing: Yes. If Cushing syndrome is caused by excess ACTH secretion from the pituitary gland, the pituitary tumor can compress TSH secreting cells nearby, causing hypothyroidism. Generally a pituitary MRI is done, and a dexamethasone suppression test to differentiate between various causes of Cushing's symptoms. See an endocrine specialist. ...Read more