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Upper Abdomen (Definition)

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What can u do if water pills are not working? I feel bloated all over and espically my legs & ankles are worse. I am out of town so can't call dr.

What can u do if water pills are not working? I feel bloated all over and espically my legs & ankles are worse. I am out of town so can't call dr.

Swelling: Swelling of the legs due to water retention is not uncommon during air travel. Elevate the legs, wear compression stockings, minimize salt intake, avoid prolonged standing. The Hydrocortisone you are on might also be contributing to the edema. You may be able to double your diuretic but only with your doctor's instruction. A potassium supplement will likely be needed as well. ...Read more

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I hurt my lower right back on a boat it's been a week still in a lot of pain stomach is very bloated my right leg I have to lift to get in the car?

I hurt my lower right back on a boat it's been a week still in a lot of pain stomach is very bloated my right leg I have to lift to get in the car?

See your doctor : What was the mechanism of injury? The back pain is more than a sprain and needs to be physically and radiographically examined by your doctor. The stomach upset may be related to Ibuprofen listed in your profile. ...Read more

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I'm bloated, and when lifting my leg and bending at the waist, I have severe discomfort in my abdomen. Is this just bloating or maybe more serious?

I'm bloated, and when lifting my leg and bending at the waist, I have severe discomfort in my abdomen. Is this just bloating or maybe more serious?

If Severe, see a MD: Anytime you have severe discomfort it could be something more serious. Hernias, gallstones, infection of the colon, ovarian cysts can all cause bloating and severe abdominal discomfort. I suggest you go see a physician ...Read more

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I workout hard and switched my workout routine my legs and stomach are extremely bloated to the point where it is uncomfortable to bend them what can ?

I workout hard and switched my workout routine my legs and stomach are extremely bloated to the point where it is uncomfortable to bend them what can ?

Bloated?: How do you mean bloated? We can have bloating in the gut, but never heard that referred to in the legs... Are you feeling sensation of pressure due to overexertion of the muscles? It should get better in about 2 days if it is due to using new muscles that you are not used to using to that extent. ...Read more

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I have been having dizzy spells for days,weakness on both legs and bloated stomach , what could be wrong with me?

I have been having dizzy spells for days,weakness on both legs and bloated stomach , what could be wrong with me?

Pain: unusual combination of symptoms and there are many possibilities, the best approach is to have a systematic evaluation by a physician with emphasis on the presence of an abdominal mass that may be causing the bloating with compression of the vena cava with dizziness and leg pain ...Read more

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Edema ~ 3 mo affects all areas of body. pain in legs/feet prevent sleep. upper abdomen distended & tenderPCP unconcerned says drink more water?

Edema  ~ 3 mo affects all areas of body. pain in legs/feet prevent sleep. upper abdomen distended & tenderPCP unconcerned says drink more water?

Depends...: Not knowing your Medical Hx, Medications........Anemia, k idney, liver failure, CHF, Hypothyriodism can be responsible. So also medication side effect. Normal daily need of fluid is around 1200cc per day. If you are retaining fluid...you should limit fluid. A diuretic like Lasix (furosemide) will help. It all depends on your overall health condition. ...Read more

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My stomach is bloated and uncomfortable. Left hand gets numb when woking and difficulty in standing up due to back pain. Both legs and hands swell.

My stomach is bloated and  uncomfortable. Left hand gets numb when woking and difficulty in standing up due to back pain. Both legs and hands swell.

Maybe not one issue?: There are lots of reasons for abdominal discomfort & bloating, & not all of them are due to the GI tract. Even "functional" syndromes may be present without underlying "disease." however psbo (paralyzed gut) due to metabolic & inflammatory conditions nearby (like an untreated infection of the urinary tract)must be considered & addressed. Check with your doctor for examination & treatment options. ...Read more

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