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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

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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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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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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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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?

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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