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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
My abdomen has 2 protruding lumped on either side of a surgical scar, could this be a hernia in the lower abdomen?
When I stand up I can feel this long bump sticking out of my lower abdomen. I don't feel it laying down. Could a CT scan miss a small hernia?
Diastasis: This may not be a true hernia but instead may be a separation (diastasis) of the abdominal rectum muscle that is not apparent when you are supine. It becomes noticeable when you tense the abdominal wall muscles. This is not a serious condition. Your physician can confirm the diagnosis after examining you and a CT scan is unnecessary. ...Read more
Hi. Am 22 yrs male I started putting on wait. Fat is accumulating more in my buttock n lower abdomen. What could be done to reduce my buttock fat? ?
Weight is lost: All over the body, not just in one area like the belly. Are you exercising? That is an important component. Make sure your doc thinks you are healthy enough to exercise and ask him/her about what food plan to use, probably low carbs. Please focus on who you are as a person, which is more important than waist size. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Many things: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more
You need to describe exactly, location, severity, anything that alters the sensation and your medical and medications history
That may guide to a cause. ...Read more
How bad is it?: If severe, go to er asap. Is the pain on the surface or deep in the abdomen? Does it come and go or change with coughing? Does it move? Does it radiate anywhere else? What makes it worse? Activity? Eating? Did u injure yourself? Is it improving or worsening or the same. Other symptoms? Fevers? Chills? Change in bowel movements? If not severe, make an appt with your md. ...Read more
Need more info: What you describe could be anything from muscle strain to hernia to menstrual cycle related to irritable bowel and other bowel problems It would help to know your age, what makes your symptom better or worse, the frequency of occurrence and how long the symptom stays when it occurs. You might want to set up a virtual formal consult to better answer your questions. I am Dr. Theresa Henderson. ...Read more
See a doctor: There are medical emergencies that come to mind when you say right lower abdominal pain, but there are so many different causes, that you really need to see a doctor and have a complete history and physical examination to figure out what is going on. ...Read more
Appendicitis?: Many very different causes are possible. Appendicitis is one of the most urgent. Work up will include differential temperature (oral-rectal), WBC and sometimes observation in the hospital. Nausea, vomiting associated are commonly associated with this condition. But only an actual consultation in er or dr s office will clarify what is your case. ...Read more
There are many explanations for your pain. It is helpful to mention if there are any associated symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting, any urinary symptoms.
. You should check with your pcp. In many cases, starting with ultrasound of abdomen might be a quick initial screening tool. ...Read more
Lots: The list is quite long from gynecological (cysts, infection, endometriosis, etc.), gastrointestinal (diverticulitis, appendicitis, irritable bowel, inflammatory bowel, etc.), anatomical (hernias etc.) among others. A proper history and physical exam will be necessary to narrow the options. ...Read more
Abdominal pain: Lower abdominal pain can be caused by GI issues (e.g. constipation, infection such as appendicitis, or colitis if you have diarrhea), GYN issues (e.g. pregnancy, ovarian cyst, etc), among others. If it becomes severe, an ER visit can start with an ultrasound and labs, possibly a CT scan if needed to rule out the emergent causes. ...Read more
Colon? Bladder? Gyne: Diverticulitis commonly causes sharp left lower abdominal pain, inflammatory colitises can cause symptoms. Obstruction. Constipation. Kidney issues. Herniae? Ovarian cysts? Bladder infections, endometriosis, fibroids, see ur md if if it has lasted longer than a few days or if it is severe and limiting your daily activities.. ...Read more
13 weeks pregnant?: I'm assuming you mean 13 weeks pregnant. If all is going well, you just feel a little bloated. You won't feel the baby moving yet. It's disappointing when you're eager for it. A good guide to pregnancy is the book "What to Expect When You're Expecting." It's fun to read ahead about what's coming. ...Read more
Many things: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more
Many things: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more
Diverticulitis, kidn: The most common cause of gi-related left lowed quadrant pain is acute diverticulitis. This may be also give you fever, and loose stools. Colitis can also do this but will often also have blood in the stool. Other common causes may include kidney stones, pelvic inflammatory disease in women and a number of musculoskeletal complaints like groin pulls. ...Read more