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I am having mild pain in my back I am having real bad pelvic pressure and abdomen is real tight and painful?

I am having mild pain in my back I am having real bad pelvic pressure and abdomen is real tight and painful?

Pelvic problem: Back pain rarely causes pelvic pain but pelvic problems often cause back pain. So are you pregnant? Of course other problems can occur with the same symptoms such as urinary tract infections, ovarian cysts, colitis, etc. See your family practioner or gynecologist. ...Read more

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I am 29 weeks pregnant and have vomited 2 and had terrible diarrhea. My abdomen is extremely tight and hurting bad (7/10) also having mild back aches?

I am 29 weeks pregnant and have vomited 2 and had terrible diarrhea. My abdomen is extremely tight and hurting bad (7/10) also having mild back aches?

Seek care now.: You need immediate evaluation at the hospital. Call your doctor and head in for evaluation. Hopefully there is something simple but you may have a serious complication of pregnancy. ...Read more

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Tried different diets and exercises but i just lose weight and my skin won't tighten back up. How can I tighten my belly up again?

Tried different diets and exercises but i just lose weight and my skin won't tighten back up. How can I tighten my belly up again?

Metabolism: To tighten up skin that is slack after weight loss, it usually takes monumental effort when done via exercise and when the person is over 35 years of age. One of the best exercises which gives overall toning is swimming laps (repetitive anaerobic exercise). Running long distances is also helpful, but can be stressful to joints. Short of exercise, surgery might be a consideration. ...Read more

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Struggling with loss of appetite, fatigue and mild nausea for two months. Rumbling, tight stomach. No blood in stools and all tests come back negative. Exercise and eat FODMAP diet but no joy. Any ideas?

Struggling with loss of appetite, fatigue and mild nausea for two months. Rumbling, tight stomach. No blood in stools and all tests come back negative. Exercise and eat FODMAP diet but no joy. Any ideas?

Food sensitivity?: Have you had lab tests for food sensitivity? Great Plains Lab in Kansas USA has a good one. It can be done in other countries also. Some labs do "all or nothing" type tests but food sensitivity varies. Please see your doc first. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Which exercises to help tighten a post-pregnancy tummy are considered effective?

Which exercises to help tighten a post-pregnancy tummy are considered effective?

Planks: Try planks. You hold yourself as if you were going to do push ups but don't go down. Hold as long as you can, then you can work on side planks to define the obliques. ...Read more

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What are good exercises to lose belly fat and tighten your abdomen?

What are good exercises to lose belly fat and tighten your abdomen?

Spot fat loss does : Not occur naturally. By losing weight in general a certain amt will probably be abdominal fat. However, we don't get to chose what area of the body the fat is lost from. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Calories burned must > calories consumed. To tighten ab's do crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge ; “bicycling” exercise on your. ...Read more

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Can we tie a cotton cloth on abdomen post a c sec to tighten the muscles and incision had a c sec 3 weeks back?

Can we tie a cotton cloth on abdomen post a c sec to tighten the muscles and incision had a c sec 3 weeks back?

Post C-section: For continuity of care and since the OB/GYN surgeon who performed your c-section knows your case and post operative course the best, it is very important to simply call them and ask about what you can and can not do regarding the post operative course. Most surgeons will want to see you post operatively anyway and then you are assured to be getting the best advice and care. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I am on birth control, and I have had unprotected sex My tummy feels tight,and I have been having back pain,and being feeling sick could I be prego?

I am on birth control, and I have had unprotected sex  My tummy feels tight,and I have been having back pain,and being feeling sick could I be prego?

Definitely: You could also be experiencing side effects of the pill. ACOG recommends long-acting methods for all adolescents, such as IUD or Implanon. Use a pregnancy test and see your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Stomach muscles involuntarily tighten, lower back pain, sharp stabbing and throbbing pain upper and lower right abdomen. What is this? Help.

Stomach muscles involuntarily tighten, lower back pain, sharp stabbing and throbbing pain upper and lower right abdomen.  What is this? Help.

If severe and>4 hrs: If the pain is severe and has been going on for at least four hours or you feel you need to be seen sooner, you are going to need a full evaluation to find out what it is. Things that come to mind include passing a kidney stone as well as the possibility of appendicitis but the potential causes are really numerous and you should be evaluated in an emergency room asap. ...Read more

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