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Doctor insights on: Protruding Stomach Symptoms

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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.

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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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