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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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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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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?

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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I have chrons also on Lansaprozol. Is this due to sudden weight gain, a very distended hard abdomen? Is this a side effect from the drug? Try Nexium (esomeprazole)?

I have chrons also on Lansaprozol. Is this due to sudden weight gain, a very distended hard abdomen? Is this a side effect from the drug? Try Nexium (esomeprazole)?

With Crohn's: A very distended hard abdomen is more concerning for a developing intestinal obstruction. These signs are not side effects of lansoprazole. ...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

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Been on Nexium (esomeprazole) 40mg daily for 2 weeks! I still have acid reflux all day. Had recent weight gain 15lbs in 4 months in abdominal area, is that the cause?

Been on Nexium (esomeprazole) 40mg daily for 2 weeks! I still have acid reflux all day. Had recent weight gain 15lbs in 4 months in abdominal area, is that the cause?

Esophagitis vs GERD.: Sounds like you may have something more than just reflux. Should try another of the PPI meds such as omeprazole or lansoprazole. If this is not effective you really need to see your doc to understand why these are not getting you relief. ...Read more

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I am experiencing abdominal obesity and black tar-colored stools. The following also describe me: Weight gain and Obesity. What should I do?

I am experiencing abdominal obesity and black tar-colored stools. The following also describe me: Weight gain and Obesity. What should I do?

Examination: See your GP or a Gastroenterologist immediately. Bleeding (black tar colored stool) demands immediate investigation. ...Read more

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Period every other month, negative preg tests for 4 months, movement in the upper abdomen and had weight gain. Never had an irreg period. Preg?

Period every other month, negative preg tests for 4 months, movement in the upper abdomen and had weight gain. Never had an irreg period. Preg?

No: With 4 negative pregnancy tests the chance of pregnancy is almost nil, provided these are reliable tests. If you are gaining weight and have irregular periods, you may be developing polycystic ovary syndrome, get yourself evaluated ...Read more

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Does dhea supplementation cause weight gain/abdominal bloating and distention in women?

Does dhea supplementation cause weight gain/abdominal bloating and distention in women?

None: Clinical research by dr. Regelson in animals, showed that dhea promoted weight loss in overweight animals even when they ate their usual diet. Dr. Barrett-connor found that lower dhea levels in the blood were associated with increased body mass and impaired glucose tolerance. ...Read more

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I have shortness of breatbreath even if I'm sitting. Extreme weight gain in a short period of time mostly in my abdomen. I have high blood pressure a?

I have shortness of breatbreath even if I'm sitting. Extreme weight gain in a short period of time mostly in my abdomen. I have high blood pressure a?

Further eval: Your symptoms are concerning and necessitate further medical evaluation with more information, physical exam and very likely some tests. Fluid overload, and subsequently weight gain, can happen due to a number of conditions such as heart failure, liver cirrhosis, renal failure, low body protein such as malabsorption, etc. Limit your fluid and salt intake until seen by a doctor. ...Read more

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No period nearly 5 months, bloating, cramps and abdominal pain, weight gain?

No period nearly 5 months, bloating, cramps and abdominal pain, weight gain?

5 months: If you have gone without a period for about 5 months something is not working properly. Please make an appointment to see your doctor as soon as possible.
Hope all goes well - please keep me posted. ...Read more

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