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Sudden Belly Fat Weight Gain
What would be the cause of gaining sudden belly fat (no weight gain tho), bloating, stomach tightness, constipation, stomach gurgling, and abd twitch?
Fast Food Diet: These symptoms are expected when someone eats too much unhealthy fast food. ...Read more
I am twenty one weeks, no bump, no weight gain, but I am getting tons of lower belly fat, why am I getting so much fat with no weight gain?
Pregnancy: At 21 weeks, the uterus is usually slightly above the belly button. At you next OB visit please verify that you are growing appropriately. Pregnancy changes are common, and your redistribution of fat is not out of the ordinary. Most weight gain occurs as the baby gets bigger rather than in early pregnancy. I would expect weight gain soon. ...Read more
I want to reduce my weight and belly fat. After getting pregnant, my weight increased 15kgs. What is the best way to quit this execess weight gain?
It seems since taking asacol (mesalamine) hd I've experience weight gain and accumulated belly fat despite diet and exercise. Could this be caused by the med?
Unlikely: Most of the research reports quite a few side effects from Asacol (mesalamine) hd, but weight gain is not mentioned as a reported side effect. It does note, however that increased appetite and abdominal distinction can occur, but not often. Perhaps these last two possible side effects are contributing to your symptom. Might be a good idea to discuss this further with your doctor. ...Read more
Bloated stomach, gaining belly fat, no weight gain, stomach feels constantly tight, flutter feeling, twitching, and pulsing. What could be the cause?
I am experiencing obesity. The following also describe me: Abdominal obesity, Weight gain, and High fat diet. What should I do?
Is it possible that my GERD is all due to me being 5'3 & have recent (past 6 months) weight gain and now weigh 150, (normally 135) most fat in abdomen?
Yes: Intraabdominal weight gain is a precursor for the muscle between the esophagus and stomach to malfunction. Medications can also cause similar symptoms, especially high blood pressure Meds. Eat smaller amounts, drink water with your meals, do not lay down or sit or recline after meals, and elevate the back of your bed 1/2-1 inch. It all helps. Good luck, see the doc if not improving. Don't smoke! ...Read more
experienced a thick white/milky discharge, mild odor, sharp pain in lower left side of stomach, lower back pain, and weight gain. What could it be?
Infection: Infection is certainly possible especially if you are sexually active. Have this evaluated. ...Read more
I am experiencing abdominal obesity and black tar-colored stools. The following also describe me: Weight gain and Obesity. What should I do?
Examination: See your GP or a Gastroenterologist immediately. Bleeding (black tar colored stool) demands immediate investigation. ...Read more
See a doctor: It is impossible to say what it is wihtout a thorough medical exam. Go see your primary care physician. ...Read more
I have sudden weight gain only in abdomen area. Sometimes feeling bloated. What could be the reason?
Maybe not related?: First distinguish fluid weight (like edema, ascites, "third spacing") from tissue weight (e.g. Bodybuilding, reparative, tumors, adipose). There are lots of metabolic reasons to rule out (organ disease like heart, liver, kidneys), insufficiency (thyroid, adrenal, kidney), more. Often high calorie (but low volume) foods & drink may add up quickly (3000-3500 extra calories per pound gained). ...Read more
Umbilical hernia: Weight loss will be key. Severe pain will be of concern for strangulation. ...Read more
See a doctor ASAP: This should not be a presentation for online consult. Your doctor needs to ask specific questions, look at your abdomen and physically check for clues. You will likely need blood tests and x-rays for a diagnosis and treatment planning. ...Read more
What can cause unexplained weight gain and on snd off belly aches snd headaches about 3 times a week in a child?
Many things: With a collection of multiple symptoms that is not going away, it would necessary to see a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more
Ultrsnd at 38w measured my baby as average head but abdomen at 8p 11 ounces. No diabetes, am tall, 47 weight gain. Worried about shoulder disaplasia?
I have chrons also on Lansaprozol. Is this due to sudden weight gain, a very distended hard abdomen? Is this a side effect from the drug? Try Nexium (esomeprazole)?
With Crohn's: A very distended hard abdomen is more concerning for a developing intestinal obstruction. These signs are not side effects of lansoprazole. ...Read more
Stomach above belly button is distended, for a year +. I figured it was just weight gain. However, now I have some sharp pain & gurgling, thoughts? Ty
Sorry, but Yes.: Ovary hormone changes that trigger a period also change a brain hormone=vasopressin. It tells kidneys to keep water & salt --> feel bloated, swollen, & gain "water" weight. The gut doesn't squeeze/move as well=more digestive juices inside; also distends the belly & causes constipation. Some of us bleed out our vagina (period) and inside thru fallopian tubes & that blood can slow the guts too. ...Read more
Zyprexa caused weight gain. Now that I am stopped and switched to Abilify (aripiprazole) my belly is out. Is this from Abilify (aripiprazole) or what?
Was diagnised with a kidney stone yesterday and am currently experiencing a lot of bloating in my abdomen as well an irregular amount of weight gain.?
Unrelated: The kidney stone is likely unrelated to your symptoms. You need to be evaluated further with additional tests. ...Read more
I am tired a lot of the time, had a sudden weight lose and now a gradual weight gain. I also get a tightness in my lower belly when I eat.
?: There are many possible causes for your symptoms and there is no way to tell from the limited information available if your symptoms are related and due to illness (es). If your symptoms persist see your physician who will hopefully figure out what the cause or causes are. ...Read more
Period every other month, negative preg tests for 4 months, movement in the upper abdomen and had weight gain. Never had an irreg period. Preg?
Will fibroids cause weight gain in belly area. I have 4 small ones but no pain I'm 36.I just have constipation and heavy feeling. I like exercising.
I have 2 10cm ovarian cysts and have noticed my lower abdomen feeling heavy. I have been having some weight gain. Can this be caused by the cysts?
What's the plan?: Two 10 cm cysts? What's the plan? Schedule a visit with an Obgyn and discuss the options. These cysts need evaluation ...Read more
I have shortness of breatbreath even if I'm sitting. Extreme weight gain in a short period of time mostly in my abdomen. I have high blood pressure a?
Further eval: Your symptoms are concerning and necessitate further medical evaluation with more information, physical exam and very likely some tests. Fluid overload, and subsequently weight gain, can happen due to a number of conditions such as heart failure, liver cirrhosis, renal failure, low body protein such as malabsorption, etc. Limit your fluid and salt intake until seen by a doctor. ...Read more