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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Since coming off my period I have felt like I'm due back on. My breasts are sore, I have a bad back and my tummy feels very tight. What could it be?

Since coming off my period I have felt like I'm due back on. My breasts are sore, I have a bad back and my tummy feels very tight. What could it be?

Hormonal imbalance: Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD. Consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Dr. Edward Smith
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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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Dr. Lydia Collins
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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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Dr. Theresa Henderson
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I've had mid-back pain and upper middle and left abdominal pain that has been very bad at night for the past week. I haven't had much sleep or restful sleep. My chest feels tight, also. Should I go to the ER or wait to be seen on Monday?

I've had mid-back pain and upper middle and left abdominal pain that has been very bad at night for the past week. I haven't had much sleep or restful sleep. My chest feels tight, also. Should I go to the ER or wait to be seen on Monday?

Go to the ER: What you describe could be a pancreatitis, a colitis, and esophagitis with severe heartburn. This could also be an ulcer. As your abdominal pain is on the left side, it is less likely but still possible to be a gallbladder problem. As it is worse at night a hiatal hernia with gastritis and acid reflux or an ulcer are more likely. It is time to get a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Susanne Gee
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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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Dr. John Munshower
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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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