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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Protruding Abdomen (Overview)

Protruding abdomen is a symptom in which a person's tummy sticks out (protrudes). A protruding tummy can be due to excess fat, constipation, fluid in the abdomen, wasting of abdominal muscles, pregnancy, malnutrition, etc


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What is a protruding abdomen?

What is a protruding abdomen?

Distension?: A protruding abdomen literally means the belly is sticking out. Of course, this can have many causes such as obesity, pregnancy, increased bowel gas, intra-peritoneal fluid (ascites), etc. Persistent protrusion should warrant a visit to your doctor for evaluation! ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
13 doctors shared insights

Protruding Abdomen (Overview)

Protruding abdomen is a symptom in which a person's tummy sticks out (protrudes). A protruding tummy can be due to excess fat, constipation, fluid in the abdomen, wasting of abdominal muscles, pregnancy, malnutrition, etc


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What's the best treatment to get rid of protruding abdomen?

Depends on the Cause: This question is difficult to answer appropriately without more information. There are many different things which can cause a protruding abdomen (obesity, hernias, ascites, tumors, etc). These all have different treatments. It is important to see your physician who can take a history and physical examination and recommend the appropriate treatment for you. ...Read more

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What is a protruding abdomen?

Distension?: A protruding abdomen literally means the belly is sticking out. Of course, this can have many causes such as obesity, pregnancy, increased bowel gas, intra-peritoneal fluid (ascites), etc. Persistent protrusion should warrant a visit to your doctor for evaluation! ...Read more

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How fast can I make my protruding abdomen go away?

How fast can I make my protruding abdomen go away?

Depends: It really depends on the reason why your abdomen is protruding. Some causes of a protruding abdomen can be quite serious and need to be evaluated by a doctor. Sometimes an abdomen protrudes from a hernia, which may need to be repaired surgically. If the protrusion is from constipation, this should resolve once the constipation resolves. ...Read more

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Is there a way to control and reduce the fat deposition of a protruding abdomen ?

Is there a way to control and reduce the fat deposition of a protruding abdomen ?

Eat less and exercis: I know, that is not the answer you wanted to hear. Eating less and getting regular exercise is the best way to reduce the fat you are talking about. It is hard work, but it is the most durable way to fix your problem. ...Read more

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Is nontender, protruding abdomen normal for a 2 year-old?

Is nontender, protruding abdomen normal for a 2 year-old?

Usually is: The protruding belly of most 2 yo reflects loose belly muscles and a relaxed posture.They also accumulate gas when they eat which aggravates the bloating. By the time they reach 4-6 most have lost their baby fat and may seem tight and skinny. ...Read more

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Can anybody suggest me how to reduce the fat depostion on protruding abdomen ? Never had it before this job.

Lifestyle change: Time to make some changes. Belly fat is very dangerous fat: it puts you at high risk for diabetes, high triglycerides, heart disease, high blood pressure, sleep apnea and stroke. Stop drinking any liquids that have sugar, including pop, real fruit juice, gatorade, etc. Eat fruit but do not drink fruit juice. Get daily exercise for 20+ minutes. See your doctor asap and get a plan for health. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment to get rid of protruding abdomen?

Depends on the Cause: This question is difficult to answer appropriately without more information. There are many different things which can cause a protruding abdomen (obesity, hernias, ascites, tumors, etc). These all have different treatments. It is important to see your physician who can take a history and physical examination and recommend the appropriate treatment for you. ...Read more

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What can be done to reduce my protruding abdomen? Checked with plastic surgeon for possible liposuction.....He said it is not fat but, i believe he said, herniated abdominal muscles. Said surgery would involve a tightening of these muscles with a proced

What can be done to reduce my protruding abdomen? Checked with plastic surgeon for possible liposuction.....He said it is not fat but, i believe he said, herniated abdominal muscles.   Said surgery would involve a tightening of these muscles with a proced

Mommy Makeover Magic: Pregnancy stretches the fibrous components of the abdominal wall. This can't be improved with exercise! sit-ups strengthen the muscles but there is nothing wrong with the muscles! if indeed this is due to pregnancies, a tummy tuck will do three things for you: 1. Remove excess fat. 2. Remove excess skin. 3. Most importantly, tighten the central part of the abdominal wall. Best, kc. ...Read more

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Can you tell me any exercise for protruding lower abdomen?

Can you tell me any exercise for protruding lower abdomen?

Fat or muscle?: Is your lower abdomen protruding because excess abdominal fat or lack of muscle tone? Or perhaps both? Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/fitness/multimedia/core-strength/sls-20076575 & http://www.mensfitness.com/training/endurance/5-crunch-free-core-exercises-to-get-ripped-abs for core strengthening exercises. Bodyweight exercises plus good nutrition can help shed abdominal fat. ...Read more