Doctor insights on: Sudden weight gain and bloated stomach

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I have sudden weight gain only in abdomen area. Sometimes feeling bloated. What could be the reason?

I have sudden weight gain only in abdomen area. Sometimes feeling bloated. What could be the reason?

Pregnant?: Make sure you are or are not. Could be other gyn, bowel issues. Increased belly could be fetus, feces, fat, other fertile issues (fibroids, ovarian cysts, etc), fluid (as cites). See your doc. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Rothman
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Weight Gain (Definition)

Weight gain is an increase in body weight. This can be a result of increases to muscle mass, increases in body fat, or increases in body fluids like water. Occasionally, weight gain can be a symptom of ...Read more


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Can loratadine cause weight gain or bloated stomach?

Can loratadine cause weight gain or bloated stomach?

Weight gain: Antihistamine, usually the older ones, may be associated with weight gain. Loratadine in the recommended dose usually does not cause it however. I have not heard of this causing bloating which is more likely from something else but this is another complicated subject. ...Read more

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I have a 4cm cyst. Can this cause my stomach to be bloated or weight gain? I can't lose weight around my stomach even with lots of excerise & dieting

I have a 4cm cyst. Can this cause my stomach to be bloated or weight gain? I can't lose weight around my stomach even with lots of excerise & dieting

No: A cyst, should not stop you from losing weight. I would recommend a plant based/whole food diet. This diet has been shown to have multiple health benefits. If bloating and weight gain continue I would see your doctor for evaluation and blood tests. There are medicines available to help with this. Depending on where your cyst is, it can be removed as well. ...Read more

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Bloated distended stomach, weight gain. I eat ~1100 calories a day so what else can I do?

Bloated distended stomach, weight gain. I eat ~1100 calories a day so what else can I do?

Get a check up: If you are really eating 1100calories a day and gaining weight, you need to consult your doctor and get a thorough physical exam and test for thyroid as it makes no sense that you are gaining weight on 1100 calories. ...Read more

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I have wicked back pain, bloated stomach, badly constipated, hot flushes and weight gain. I am on constipated treatment and this makes no difference.

I have wicked back pain, bloated stomach, badly constipated, hot flushes and weight gain. I am on constipated treatment and this makes no difference.

Constipation Rx: Well, you can't really tell what role the constipation is playing until you have some results. If increasing water, fiber in diet, & exercise isn't producing results of easier passage of softer stool, then you may need a laxative (i.e. Miralax) or enemas, hopefully supervised by your doctor. You are likely having hot flashes from menopause; your doctor can help with hormone and other treatments. ...Read more

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I have pcos my symptoms are: weight gain, tiredness, moodswings, infertility, bloated stomach. How can I treat this specific to the symptoms I have?

I have pcos my symptoms are: weight gain, tiredness, moodswings, infertility, bloated stomach. How can I treat this specific to the symptoms I have?

It depends.: You indicate you have pcos. You have listed several symptoms/issues: weight gain, tiredness, mood swings, infertility, bloated stomach. Not all of these symptoms are attributed to the pcos. It is best to see a gynecologist for a full evaluation, in order to sort out your symptoms and give you the best treatment plan overall. ...Read more

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I am a diabetic type 1 and have bloated stomach plus weight gain 2 stones in approximately 3 months and excessive gas do I need to see doctor?

I am a diabetic type 1 and have bloated stomach plus weight gain 2 stones in approximately 3 months and excessive gas do I need to see doctor?

Diabetic: How is your diabetes being managed? Do you not have a doctor monitoring you and adjusting your insulin levels? You are developing gastroparesis or GI dysmotility which is very likely related to a poorly controlled diabetic condition. Of course you need top see your doctor, soon. ...Read more

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Bloated stomach, gaining belly fat, no weight gain, stomach feels constantly tight, flutter feeling, twitching, and pulsing. What could be the cause?

Bloated stomach, gaining belly fat, no weight gain, stomach feels constantly tight, flutter feeling, twitching, and pulsing. What could be the cause?

IBS?: These could potentially be irritable bowel symptoms, but this diagnosis cannot be made without a further workup is completed first, so I encourage you to get this checked out in person to make sure no other cause. ...Read more

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Persistent bloated/swollen looking stomach with full heavy feeling, gurgling and gas. Weight gain around hips thighs and bum despite very healthy diet.

Persistent bloated/swollen looking stomach with full heavy feeling, gurgling and gas. Weight gain around hips thighs and bum despite very healthy diet.

Re-evaluate: Your healthy diet may not be healthy for you. See healing digestive disorder by andrew gaeddert. Generally eating 6 small meals with 6 servings of raw vegetables and one fruit, 3 t of olive oil, high quality protein but not dairy, and low carb grains like quinoa, amaranth, or buckwheat groats (not wheat, rice, or corn), managing stress skillfully, and moving 60 minutes throughout the day helps. ...Read more

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Had miscarriage 3weeks ago. Stomach is very bloated and hard. Weight gain/cyst ovary/pid. Intercourse is uncomfortable and causes tummy to swell. Cause?

Had miscarriage 3weeks ago. Stomach is very bloated and hard. Weight gain/cyst ovary/pid. Intercourse is uncomfortable and causes tummy to swell. Cause?

See Ob/Gyn: I would worry about an infection in your bladder, uterus, ovaries or tubes; an incomplete miscarriage; and something rare called gestational trophoblastic disease. In my office, you would get an ultrasound, labwork and possibly a course of antibiotics. You should see your Ob/Gyn for evaluation of your symptoms to find out what is going on as this can sometimes be serious. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What can make your lower abdominal hard with 3 hpt negative. But I am very bloated, breast sore, lower back pain, weight gain. Is this normal?

What can make your lower abdominal hard with 3 hpt negative. But I am very bloated, breast sore, lower back pain, weight gain. Is this normal?

Need for examination: Your symptoms suggest that a physical examination along with detailed history and may be some tests would be needed to provide a meaningful opinion. It would be prudent to see your doctor as this forum may not be appropriate for your concerns. ...Read more

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Fatigue, weight gain, hair loss, swollen glands, bloated abdomen and legs, positive ANA test, negative lupus test, normal thyroid test...Help?!?

Fatigue, weight gain, hair loss, swollen glands, bloated abdomen and legs, positive ANA test, negative lupus test, normal thyroid test...Help?!?

See details: Your symptoms are not really specific but the positive ANA can be significant. See a rheumatologist. Is lupus possible in this setting? Yes, but that is only one possible diagnosis and the ANA by itself needs to be evaluated in the context of the entire clinical picture. ...Read more

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What causes weight gain, nausea and fullness in the abdomen?

What causes weight gain, nausea and fullness in the abdomen?

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

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I am consantly bloated, have had significant weight gain, excessive tiredness, bleching?

I am consantly bloated, have had significant weight gain, excessive tiredness, bleching?

Need for evaluation: Could it be that you are depressed that is leading to overeating? Depression is a chemical imbalance in the brain, not a moral failing, you should see a doctor to check it out. You need to reduce you intake of food, and despite your tiredness, exercise.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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I have a lot of weight gain in my stomach how can I lose this weight? And my stomach is real hard at the top what can be causing this?

I have a lot of weight gain in my stomach how can I lose this weight? And my stomach is real hard at the top what can be causing this?

Need evaluation.: See a doctor and review your history, get a careful evaluation. You will likley need further disgnostic studies such as blood work, perhaps x-rays or other imaging studies, maybe a biopsy or using a scope to check. Since the possibility could include cancer, it would be best to see the doctor soon. ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

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Dr. Jay Yepuri
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Bloating Or Abdominal Fullness (Definition)

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