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I drink nthing but water all day i work all day sweating but my stomach is so bloated & stuck out like im gaining weight but I'm not, suggestions ??

I drink nthing but water all day i work all day sweating but my stomach is so bloated & stuck out like im gaining weight but I'm not, suggestions ??

Over hydrated??: I don't know how much water you are drinking.. But it possible that you are overdoing this water thing... And are all "water logged"??? There can be problems with drinking gallons of water each day such as electrolyte abnormalities hyponateremia or low serum sodium. You mention history of depression and anxiety. Please keep diary of how much water you ingest and present it to your doctor. ...Read more

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I feel as if I am gaining weight, particularly in the abdominal area buttocks and thighs. I exercise 5 times a week on average. healthy diet, not preg?

I feel as if I am gaining weight, particularly in the abdominal area buttocks and thighs. I exercise 5 times a week on average. healthy diet, not preg?

Genetic?: Part of this may be genetic (your mother's body shape can tell you a lot). Have you tried weight training and abdominal exercises to tighten your muscles? Tobacco smoking and alcohol intake also direct the fat to your abdomen. Consider consulting a trainer at your gym. ...Read more

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I recently quit drinking diet coke and only drinking water. I feel bloated and gaining weight. Is this due to quiting diet coke?

I recently quit drinking diet coke and only drinking water. I feel bloated and gaining weight.  Is this due to quiting diet coke?

No: I applaud your decision to quit an unknown concoction(coke's secret formula) for something that has sustained us forever.I suspect another cause for the bloating and weight gain-unless the coke had a secret diuretic to get you to drink more coke.Keep up with the water and i expect you to get back to normal. ...Read more

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If I am now dieting and exercising but it looks like I am gaining weight in my stomach region, why?

If I am now dieting and exercising but it looks like I am gaining weight in my stomach region, why?

Gaining weight: It is common for an individual to lose weight in a non-uniform pattern across the body. So your arms and legs may have responded quicker with more visible weight loss which effectively makes you abdomen seem like it has grown. In actuality, your abdomen may be the same size as before or even slightly smaller, but it just doesn't look like it relative to your arms and legs. ...Read more

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I took Plan B a week ago, and have been severely bloated despite being my healthy life. I have been bleeding and gaining weight. When will this stop?

I took Plan B a week ago, and have been severely bloated despite being my healthy life. I have been bleeding and gaining weight. When will this stop?

Plan B: Plan B is just a single dose of Progesterone. It is designed to delay or disrupt ovulation to decrease the chances of pregnancy. As a result sometimes spotting occurs. Long term bloating or weight gain are not likely side effects as the medication is out of your system very fast. ...Read more

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I'm 32 weeks and still have a small stomach...if my stomach isn't big does that mean the baby isn't gaining weight? could I still have a normal size baby?

I'm 32 weeks and still have a small stomach...if my stomach isn't big does that mean the baby isn't gaining weight? could I still have a normal size baby?

Yes: I'm sure your OB has been carefully watching the growth of your baby. Just because your stomach appears smaller, your baby is likely measuring appropriately on ultrasound. Everyone is different but you should discuss your concerns with your doctor. ...Read more

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The last week or so I have been very bloated. I don't overeat . I am on birth control for several months. Can it be the pills? I am also gaining weight

The last week or so I have been very bloated. I don't overeat . I am on birth control for several months. Can it be the pills? I am also gaining weight

Pills: It sure can be the pills, some ladies get very bloated on birth control, but if you missed a pill or two and now your period is late i would suggest to contact your doctor to check for pregnancy. ...Read more

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I have horrible lower stomach pain in the left side im gaining weight as well wats wrong ?

I have horrible lower stomach pain in the left side im gaining weight as well wats wrong  ?

Abd pain: Is the patient is female, have to r/o ovary cyst, ectopic pregnancy, ovulation. In both sex, check colon, feces changes, movements, rebound. Beside the pain you state are gaining weight, female , check hormone . For abdomen , better to check with you pcp , physical examination is important checking positive sings , help a good medical history and pe. ...Read more

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