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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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My Daughter is experiencing unintentional weight loss, stomach upset and sleepiness.

My Daughter is experiencing  unintentional weight loss, stomach upset and sleepiness.

Needs to be seen.: You have not told us her age or how long she has been sick. You may ask again and give more details, or call her doctor. If this is an infant or young child, immediate evaluation is a very good idea. Possibly in older kids, too. Ask again and clarify, how old, how long, etc. ...Read more

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What causes rapid weight gain and abdominal pain?

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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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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What foods cause weight gain in breasts?

What foods cause weight gain in breasts?

All Foods: The same foods that cause weight gain in the rest of the body. Most of the breast is just fatty tissue. ...Read more

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Abdominal pain, bloating, irritability, irregular periods, weight gain in abdomen despite diet and exercise? Help!

Abdominal pain, bloating, irritability, irregular periods, weight gain in abdomen despite diet and exercise? Help!

See your doc: Sounds like you have a lot of symptoms that could be explained related to GI tract, female organ issues or both... See your doc for a detailed history/ physical and some testing... ...Read more

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Sudden weight loss and sick after eating?

Unexplained weight : Anytime you are having a sudden unexplained loss of weight, there is possible underlying pathology. There are many possibilities however, so i recommend you see your physician as this needs to be explored. ...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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Burning pain in back and right side after eating itchy skin muscle loss weight loss ?

Burning pain in back and right side after eating itchy skin muscle loss weight loss ?

OK .....: I presume you have given us a list of symptoms & I'll insert some commas! Hearing about itchy skin, muscle loss & weight loss all make me think of potential liver disease. It's possible the liver or gall bladder would be involved with right sided pain after eating. In any event, this requires physician evaluation to carefully sort through these multiple symptoms. Make an appointment today! ...Read more

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Can i gain weight after extreme weight loss?

Can i gain weight after extreme weight loss?

Weight gain: Weight gain is always a product of calories in versus calories out. Meaning, if you have increased your exercise, and burn more calories, and decreased your food intake, or take in less calories, you loose weight. Thus, if you start eating more, or start exercising less, you will gain weight back. This happens in pro athletes after an injury, they gain weight rapidly-they burn less calories. ...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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Upper abdominal pain and rapid weight loss?

Upper abdominal pain and rapid weight loss?

See your MD: While you do not characterize the type of pain (constant, radiating, effect of eating) or the amount of weight loss, unintended weight loss coupled with abdominal pain is concerning - there can be several reasons, malignancy, blood supply problems and some infections. Please make an appointment with your physician for blood tests and ultrasound or ct scan ...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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Extreme weight lose lose appetite and thirst night sweats lump on right under my ribs tired and back n neck pain?

Extreme weight lose lose appetite and thirst night sweats lump on right under my ribs tired and back n neck pain?

See physician ASAP: There are many and various illnesses which could cause symptoms that you have described. I can appreciate your concerned about your health, but finding a proper diagnosis and treatment may be the answer to your worries. Rec.: see your physician for physical, labs and imaging (if needed) or specialist referral. Take good care. ...Read more

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Can gaining weight fill in upper pole fullness of breasts post weight loss? Age 23 my breast have no cleavage.any treatment?

Can gaining weight fill in upper pole fullness of breasts post weight loss? Age 23 my breast have no cleavage.any treatment?

Weight loss: can also cause loss of breast tissue mass. Diet and exercise are helpful; however, no guaranty that breast size or cleave will enhance. You should consult with both your GYN and a plastic surgeon. ...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