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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Protruding Abdomen (Overview)

It would be defined as a swollen or distended abdomen/belly, and one that is larger than it normally is in size. This can be due to many causes and if persistent and not transient be evaluated by your health care provider


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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. Jeffrey Stevens
13 doctors shared insights

Protruding Abdomen (Overview)

It would be defined as a swollen or distended abdomen/belly, and one that is larger than it normally is in size. This can be due to many causes and if persistent and not transient be evaluated by your health care provider


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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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Treating Swollen Feet or Ankles (Checklist)

Move your body. Avoid sitting or standing for long periods
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Don't wear tight garments
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Lose weight if needed
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Avoid standard diuretics as they won't solve the problem
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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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What is the definition or description of: Protruding abdomen?

What is the definition or description of: Protruding abdomen?

Abdomen: It would be defined as a swollen or distended abdomen/belly, and one that is larger than it normally is in size. This can be due to many causes and if persistent and not transient be evaluated by your health care provider ...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.

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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Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Swollen Abdomen (Definition)

An enlarging abdomen over what is normal for you, can develop over a period of hours to weeks. This excludes obesity, common causes are gas in the intestine, fluid in the abdomen, pregnancy, and rarely cancer. A CAT scan or ultrasound will show what is going on. Would be helpful to know if there are other symptoms, such as pain, ...Read more