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Doctor insights on: Sudden Weight Gain Around Stomach

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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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Rapid weight gain around stomach, back, and neck. Purple/reddish rash outbreak on arm. Losing muscle mass. Erectile dysfunction.What could these sympt

Rapid weight gain around stomach, back, and neck. Purple/reddish rash outbreak on arm. Losing muscle mass. Erectile dysfunction.What could these sympt

Many possibilities: This is much too complex for an online reply. Many possibilities and maybe more than one problem. Cushing's disease (excess cortisone production). Treatment with steroids, e.g. prednisone. Side effects of other drugs, e.g. antiretroviral drugs if you have HIV. Underactive thyroid gland. Others. Presumably you're seeing a doctor; keep working with her. Maybe endocrinology consultation. Good luck! ...Read more

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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

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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

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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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What causes rapid weight gain and abdominal pain?

Eating too much: In the absence of uncommon medical problems or fluid retention, the only reason for rapid weight gain is rapid and excessive eating. ...Read more

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I have a swollen abdomen and rapid weight gain. What could it be?

I have a swollen abdomen and rapid weight gain. What could it be?

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

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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?

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

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What happens after you cure cushings? The stretch marks and weight gain in the stomach from the excess cortisolonce the tumor causing all the issues is removed.Will i lose the weight?

What happens after you cure cushings? The stretch marks and weight gain in the stomach from the excess cortisolonce the tumor causing all the issues is removed.Will i lose the weight?

Normalize hormones: Cushing's disease (presumably of pituitary origin) leads to excess cortisol secretion. This leads to hypertension, increased heart size, weight gain, diabetes mellitus, increased infection risk. With normalization of the cortisol levels, there is improvement in the blood pressure, blood glucose levels, and weight loss. Although there may be decrease in fatty tissue, the stretch marks may remain. ...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 would like some powerful advice.. Alcoholism, weight gain, stomach issues?

I would like some powerful advice.. Alcoholism, weight gain, stomach issues?

Not sure what you: Mean by 'powerful' advice. If you have alcoholism, it is common to gain weight - alcohol has 8 calories per gram (about 120 per drink) and if you are drinking enough, you can take in 1000's of extra calories. It also inflames the stomach, liver and pancreas. You need to stop, and most people need help stopping. Talk to your doctor about a referral to a treatment program and get help now. ...Read more

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Smelly stools, constipated stomach pain, weight gain?

Smelly stools, constipated stomach pain, weight gain?

Possible infection: These symptoms may be caused by infection, inflammation and other issues in the GI tract. Give your doctor or gastroenterologist a call for a consult. Feel better... ...Read more

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Can lower abdominal lipomas be caused from having been pregnant and weight gain?

Can lower abdominal lipomas be caused from having been pregnant and weight gain?

I don't think so: The cause of lipomas is not completely understood, but the tendency to develop them is inherited. A minor injury may trigger the growth. Being overweight does not cause lipomas. Pregnancy does not cause lipomas. ...Read more

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I am experiencing obesity. The following also describe me: Abdominal obesity, Weight gain, and High fat diet. What should I do?

I am experiencing obesity. The following also describe me: Abdominal obesity, Weight gain, and High fat diet. What should I do?

Nutritional: changes MAY be needed, e.g., good fat rather than bad fat intake. Exercise. Please see doctor to rule out or treat medical conditions, e.g., hormonal issues such as thyroid or insulin resistance. ...Read more

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Does wheat increase the amount of fat that is stored in abdominal cavity? I was curious if a primarily carb diet from wheat leads to more weight gain.

Does wheat increase the amount of fat that is stored in abdominal cavity? I was curious if a primarily carb diet from wheat leads to more weight gain.

Yes if large amounts: A diet high in sugars and starches is probably the greatest contributor to obesity. The book wheat belly makes the case that wheat is a major factor. See http://thehealingproject.Us/2012/09/22/book-summary-wheat-belly-by-william-davis-md/ for a good summary. However, there are some strong critiques http://noglutennoproblem.Blogspot.Com/2012/03/wheat-belly-busted.Html see my comments for more:. ...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