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How to reduce my omentum fat?

How to reduce my omentum fat?

Not easy.: Some exercises like sit ups, push ups and light weight lifting may help. Cut down on carbs, fat and alcohol intake. Liposuction is the last recourse. Take care! ...Read more

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Is it normal to have pain several months after surgeons remove your omentum?

Is it normal to have pain several months after surgeons remove your omentum?

Omentum: Is intrabdominal tissue that covers, like an apron, the small intestine. It is removed usually when ovarian cancer spreads to it. Without knowing more detail about your case, it is not possible to comment any more. ...Read more

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Is an omentum hernia dangerous?

maybe: By this i will presume you mean that a portion of the omentum is herniated through part of your abdominal wall. This is not dangerous per se, and has a very low risk of becoming life threatening. In time however, more omentum can herniate, and then intestine can follow, this putting you at higher risk. Reapir of the hernia for preventing this in the future is a resonable consideration. ...Read more

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What is the omentum cancer survival rate?

Primary Omentum?: Do you mean a cancer that started in the peritoneum (omentum) or a cancer that has traveled to the omenum. Primary peritoneal cancer is rarer than cancers traveling to the omentum. Generally cancers that have traveled (metastases) to the omentum tends to have a poor survival rate. The survival rate will depend on type of cancer, how much of it is there and how its responding to treatment. ...Read more

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Can hernia containing omentum be cancerous?

Can hernia containing omentum be cancerous?

Depends but rare: Omentum inside the hernia sac is a low risk incarceration. In comparison if a loop of bowel were stuck/incarcerated in the hernia sac this can turn into ischemia bowel with perforation, very serious health risk. There have been cases where a tumor/cancer in the omentum is the lead point to hernia incarceration, a coincidence. Best to get checked by your doc, get the hernia repaired. Be well. ...Read more

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What are the visible signs of a malignant omentum? I was shown a picture of one that was removed from family member

Omental cancer: ... Is a rather uncommon type of cancer. It usually does not show any symptoms until it has grown in size. They can occasionally get quite large before discovery. Some people will have weight-loss as a sign, but often people have no symptoms. I hope your family member is doing well. ...Read more

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Please doc, i had a.Inguinal surgery. And the said he had cut part of my omentum. What is that?

Abdominal fatty: There is a structure called omentum which is fatty mobile structure which hangs from upper stomach and which fills some hernias. Loss of part or even all is not serious in itself. ...Read more

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If I had a small bowel obstruction with a closed loop and herniation in to the omentum, what is the likelyhood it could happen again?

Unlikely: If you had surgery, which i assume you did, the chances of a recuurent bowel obstruction are low but possible. It is very infrequent that people require multiple surgerires for recurrent bowel obstructions. ...Read more

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Hi i would like to ask if is having omentum germ cell cancer specifically means that its ovarian cancer? Besides having a mullerian anomaly.

Hi i would like to ask if is having omentum germ cell cancer specifically means that its ovarian cancer? Besides having a mullerian anomaly.

Ovarian cancer: Most likely it started in the ovary. Primary germ cell cancers of the omentum are even more rare than ovarian germ cell cancers. Hopefully, the gyn oncologist that did the surgery removed all visible tumor so only 3 cycles of chemo are needed. ...Read more

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CT-Prominent appendix ill-defined enhance soft tissue at base of appendix & stranding of adjacent omentum.Colonscpy/gastroscpy-chronic gastritis.Mean?

CT-Prominent appendix ill-defined enhance soft tissue at base of appendix & stranding of adjacent omentum.Colonscpy/gastroscpy-chronic gastritis.Mean?

Symptoms?: These results must be clinically correlated. I can explain what it means but ultimately no diagnoses can be made without a good history and physical. The CT basically- ill defined ... means they see something at the base of the appendix but it does really have definition (does not resemble anything particular), stranding- often represents inflammation, chronic gast.- stomach inflamed but not new. ...Read more