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Doctor insights on: Protruding Stomach In Children

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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

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more


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What are the causes of a protruding stomach?

What are the causes of a protruding stomach?

Protruding Stomach: A protruding stomach may be caused by excess intra-abdominal fat (internal fat), excess subcutaneous fat (external fat), weak or stretched out abdominal muscles, hernias or intra-abdominal disease (eg. Tumors). Intra-abdominal fat can only be reduced by weight loss. Subcutaneous fat can be reduced by weight loss or liposuction. Stretched out abdominal muscles are improved with a tummy tuck. ...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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Lower left side abdomen hurts, protruding slightly?

Lower left side abdomen hurts, protruding slightly?

Hernia vs colitis: Make sure you get check for a possible groin herna. Occasionally diverticulitis or simple colitis can produce some degree of abdominal tenderness and protrusion. ...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

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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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I have some sort of bubble protruding from my stomach. It about the size of a dime and around it is real dark red and black in the middle. Its soft?

Cyst/Growth: A picture is truly worth 1000 words and without the picture this definitely needs to be shown to your physician. Could be a.cyst perhaps filled with blood or some other type of skin growth that may very well need to be removed. See your doctor or dermatologist. ...Read more

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21 month old has very hard protruding belly lately she is averaging 2 bm per day and they seem healthy but stomach is so hard. Sometimes seems painful?

21 month old has very hard protruding belly lately she is averaging 2 bm per day and they seem healthy but stomach is so hard. Sometimes seems painful?

Constipation: Is one possibility. She can be backed up even though she poops daily. She could also have a digestive issue or food intolerance that causes gas. If it concerns you, have her seen. ...Read more

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I have stomach pain and a possable hernia but nothing protruding. Is tjis caised by a hernia?

I have stomach pain and a possable hernia but nothing protruding. Is tjis caised by a hernia?

Maybe: There are small hernias in the midline of the abdomen between the belly button and breast bone that can be very small and painful. They are however usually associated with a small lump under the skin, but may not be detectable due to obesity. See your doctor to check it out. May need an ultrasound or ct scan if it is severe, disabling pain. If it is a small hernia, it is probably not dangerous. ...Read more

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Lump above navel also with protruding stomach.?

Lump above navel also with protruding stomach.?

Hernia: This could be from a weakness in the tissue in the center of your abdominal muscles. This would be called a ventral hernia. Have your doc check it out. ...Read more

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Vp shunt tube protruding from abdomen, please help?

See your doctor: If the shunt is protruding out of the abdomen and you can see it, you need to have it addressed by your neurosurgeon right away. If you are saying that you can see the shunt tubing under the skin traveling from the head down to the abdomen, that is normal. It looks like a ridge that travels beneath the skin. Two very different scenarios. If in doubt have it examined by your neurosurgeon. ...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.

Spot fat loss does: Not occur naturally. By losing weight in general a certain amt will probably be abdominal fat. However, we don't get to chose what area of the body the fat is lost from. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Calories burned must > calories consumed. To tighten ab's do crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge ; “bicycling” exercise on your. ...Read more

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I have excruciating pain in my lower right abdomen, there is also a tennis ball size lump protruding out ofnthe area, I'm nauseous and doubled over.

I have excruciating pain in my lower right abdomen, there is also a tennis ball size lump protruding out ofnthe area, I'm nauseous and doubled over.

Go to the ER.: There can be many explanations for your symptoms. Two of those, though, are fairly urgent in nature, appendicitis and an incarcerated hernia. With either of those, you should be seen in the emergency room immediately. Call 911 if you have no other way there. Good luck. ...Read more

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My abdomen has 2 protruding lumped on either side of a surgical scar, could this be a hernia in the lower abdomen?

My abdomen has 2 protruding lumped on either side of a surgical scar, could this be a hernia in the lower abdomen?

Yes: What you are describing sounds like possible incisional hernias. This can usually be easily determined by a careful physical exam by a hernia surgeon. If in doubt, a ct of the abdomen may sometimes help. ...Read more

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On my stomach up high on my ribs I have a small bruise but it is also a protruding small lump and I didn't get hit there what could it be?

On my stomach up high on my ribs I have a small bruise but it is also a protruding small lump and I didn't get hit there what could it be?

See a doc: This may be a hemangioma, or other small blood vessel mass/ malformation. These are rarely of any concern. However, it is not possible to make a diagnosis on the internet. ...Read more

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Always have bad abdominal pain that comes & goes but I noticed/felt when laying down something is sticking out on left side of abdomin. Can't go to dr?

Always have bad abdominal pain that comes & goes but I noticed/felt when laying down something is sticking out on left side of abdomin. Can't go to dr?

Get checked: It may not be anything significant that you sense sticking out from the left side of your abdomen when lying down. Still your abdominal pain for two months is worth investigating initially by a good clinical examination to make sure that your organs and their functions are fine. ...Read more

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Could doing too many sit ups and crunches be the reason my abdomen is sticking out slightly?

Could doing too many sit ups and crunches be the reason my abdomen is sticking out slightly?

See a Provider: You need to be seen an evaluated because you could have a hernia. It does not sound like the problem is serious. Sit ups and cruches are supposed to flatten the abdomen! ...Read more

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I have a lil lump in my stomach to le left of my belly botton sticking out?

I have a lil lump in my stomach to le left of my belly botton sticking out?

Umbilical hernia: This sounds like a small hernia. Is there pain and/or tenderness? If so, have it checked soon. Can it be pushed back in? If so there is no urgency, but have your md examine you. ...Read more

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What can I do if my stomach after a c- section is still sticking out, some exercises that can help?

What can I do if my stomach after a c- section is still sticking out, some exercises that can help?

Cardio Mix: While sit-ups can increase abdominal muscle mass they will only minimially help you lose stomach fat, if any. To lose adipose tissue work on a cardio mix (walking, running, biking, swimming, circuit training, etc - mix it up). Keep in mind that you can not target one specific area of the body to loose weight, and over time the adipose will decrease in many areas of your body (stomach included). ...Read more

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Does the intestine have to be pretruding through a weak spot in the abdomen wall for it to considered a hernia?

Does the intestine have to be pretruding through a weak spot in the abdomen wall for it to considered a hernia?

No: Any abdominal contents protruding through a hole in the abdominal wall are referred to as a hernia. This is usually fat or intestines, but can include the urinary bladder, liver, spleen and even the kidney on rare occasions. ...Read more

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Why is my incision bulging? I had my 10th rib removed due to a "rib deformity acquired", though there was no injury. I woke up one morning after having gone to bed feeling fine, and had a rib sticking out of my stomach. Now, after having the rib removed

Why is my incision bulging? I had my 10th rib removed due to a "rib deformity acquired", though there was no injury. I woke up one morning after having gone to bed feeling fine, and had a rib sticking out of my stomach. Now, after having the rib removed

I: I can not make a diagnosis. Sometimes after surgery, the abdominal muscles may be weak in the area that the surgeon cut open. Because of the hole or weakness, you can see a bulge if internal organs or fat protrude trhough it. You would be most apt to see a bulge if you are bearing down (like coughing hard or lifting something heavy). This is called an incisional hernia. You need to contact your surgeon and notify him about your bulge.
You need to get emergency care if you are not able to gently push the bulge back through the hole and if the area becomes painful, you develop a fever or you start vomiting. The danger is that if a piece of one of your organs (like your intestine) protrudes out of a hernia and gets stuck there, it could get off from it's blood supply and the tissue could die. That would be very serious. Take care and let your surgeon know. ...Read more

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I have what looks like a vein sticking out from just under my rib cage and down my stomach it hurts if I touch it?

I have what looks like a vein sticking out from just under my rib cage and down my stomach it hurts if I touch it?

Pain in vein: You should have it evaluated by your internist and they may evaluate it with a sonogram to rule out a clot of some kind that is causing the enlargement of the vein. ...Read more

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I am very bloated, started birth control around a month ago. Stomach round and sticking out. Normal? Or is there something else that could cause it?

Could be frmm thator: Could be form something else like an ovarian cyst, I would recommend a pelvic ultrasound and to blood check kidney and liver function, assuming all of that is normal which it probably will be then it is most likely from pill, and if it does not go away on second pack or gets worse u may need to stop or drop down to a lower dose if u are not already on the lowest dose, loloestrin lowest pill. ...Read more

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I am experiencing bloating or abdominal fullness, darker yellow colored urine and stomach sticking out. Feels like big ball is in my stomach : (?

I am experiencing bloating or abdominal fullness, darker yellow colored urine and stomach sticking out. Feels like big ball is in my stomach : (?

Please seek eval: Hi Belicia,
Sorry to hear that you have been suffering with those symptoms. Hard to say what is going on without more information but with the combination of what you mentioned, I would recommend being seen by a physician as soon as possible. Hope this helps ...Read more

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Is a yellowish discharge after LEEP normal? What about bloating (I don't feel bloated, but my lower abdomen is sticking out much farther than normal).

Is a yellowish discharge after LEEP normal? What about bloating (I don't feel bloated, but my lower abdomen is sticking out much farther than normal).

LEEP discharge. ..: Is typically a blood-tinged watery discharge without odor. It also tends to decrease in volume over the next few days after the procedure. If the discharge gets worse, or there is a new odor, it is not considered normal. Uterine cramping can occur after a LEEP for 1-2 days but a LEEP should not abdominal distension. Good luck and call the doctor who did your LEEP for further instructions. ...Read more

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I just had ambilical hernia surgery and I have a large knot sticking out from my stomach that wasn't there before it looks like the end of a large egg that's sticking through my skin im freaking out its gross it hurts and I don't know if my surgen did a goo

I just had ambilical hernia surgery and I have a large knot sticking out from my stomach that wasn't there before it looks like the end of a large egg that's sticking through my skin im freaking out its gross it hurts and I don't know if my surgen did a goo

Swelling: Swelling after umbilical hernia repair usually reflects a seroma and not a recurrence of the hernia.
If the procedure was done laparoscopically a seroma is almost always present.
Seromas that last more than 2-3 weeks can be aspirated with minor side effects.
In general most seromas resolve spontaneously.
A swelling after an open repair indicates a small amount of blood rather than seroma and usually also resolves spontaneously. ...Read more