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Why do doctors push on my stomach? Weird!

Why do doctors push on my stomach? Weird!

Physical exam: Abdominal exam is an essential part of physical examination. Conditions such as enlargement of the spleen, enlargement of the liver, gall bladder, kidneys can be felt in related diseases. Additionally there are specific areas of the abdomen where pain with pushing(palpating) could tell about possible underlying disease condition such as appendicitis etc. ...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


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I have had severe pain in my lower abdomen stretching from left to right I can't feel it unless I start pushing on it like doctors normly do. ?

I have had severe pain in my lower abdomen stretching from left to right I can't feel it unless I start pushing on it like doctors normly do. ?

Rt lower quad pain: Always brings to mind appendicitis.However this usually hurts regardless of whether you press on it or not, and may be accompanied by fever. On the other hand, if it is EARLY appendicitis or if you have a high pain tolerance, it might not be as severe at first. You could also be having gas pain or severe constipation, which is why it would be good to have a Dr examine you. ...Read more

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My daugther is 12 and has not pooped in 5 weeks, has not had much pain but stomach is starting to push out, doctors here don't know why. Can you help?

My daugther is 12 and has not pooped in 5 weeks, has not had much pain but stomach is starting to push out, doctors here don't know why.  Can you help?

Take her to the Hosp: You need to eliminate everyday. After not going one day you could try a laxative. At this point she is impacted and needs to be hospitalized to be supervised while regaining normal bowel function. ...Read more

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Bulge that I can push back into my abdomen doctor says she can't feel a hernia hole? What could it be.

Bulge that I can push back into my abdomen doctor says she can't feel a hernia hole? What could it be.

Hard to know, but...: ...it may still be a hernia. You might want a second opinion, or at least an image of the abdominal wall (CT scan may help here). ...Read more

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Lost some weight & have some hanging abdominal skin. Doc said can do push-ups & don't need surgery cause not that much & not a lot of weight loss.True?

Lost some weight & have some hanging abdominal skin. Doc said can do push-ups & don't need surgery cause not that much & not a lot of weight loss.True?

Variable: There are no absolute answers to your question, and there are far too many variable to comment. Would need to be seen in person. Consider a second opinion or discuss further with your doctor. ...Read more

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My 4 year head and stomach gas problem in stomach I have not taken advantage doctors push but please suggest me some treatment?

My 4 year head and stomach gas problem in stomach I have not taken advantage doctors push but please suggest me some treatment?

Stomach gas: Simethicone (gas-x & other brands) may be of help in relieving stomach gas. 4 y/o may take 40 mg up to 4 times a day after each meal & at bedtime (also comes as 40 mg strips to be dissolved on tongue). Activated charcoal capsules may be an alternate treatment, but see pediatrician first to determine cause of gas & get his/her recommendations for treatment. ...Read more

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Should doctor help me on and off table in pain so bad & crying dr did nothing but cause more pain by pushing my legs up w/me on stomach. ?

Should doctor help me on and off table in pain so bad & crying dr did nothing but cause more pain by pushing my legs up w/me on stomach. ?

I am not sure.: Compassion is certainly a desirable trait for a physician. I wonder if the physician was observing to determine what you were capable of doing without assistance. I am also wondering if the doctor was performing a portion of his medical evaluation when he pushed your legs upward. Some of the medical examination techniques that are done can cause pain. The doctor can be assessing range of motion>. ...Read more

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I have a lump between pelvis & abdomen doctor said no hernia or tumors or cyst what could it be ? It causes pain but not when i push down to it

I have a lump between pelvis & abdomen doctor said no hernia or tumors or cyst what could it be ? It causes pain but not when i push down to it

Where exactly?: Where exactly is the lump? Between pelvis and abdomen is too vague. Is it a superficial (ie. Can you see it?) lump or is it something that is internal that was seen on an ultrasound or a ct scan? Also important to know how big it is. What type of dr told you it was not a hernia, tumor, or cyst? Did they see it or are they also answering your question based on your description? ...Read more

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What is involved when doctors scope your stomach?

What is involved when doctors scope your stomach?

EGD...: Egd (esophagogastroduodenoscopy) is the procedure doctors perform to look inside the stomach. You are sedated with IV medications then the doctor places the scope through your mouth and down the esophagus and into the stomach and duodenum (small intestine). It takes on average 10 minutes and much can be learned from the procedure. You wake up afterwards and will need a ride home. ...Read more

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How can doctor tell if ur missing a wall in ur abdomen?

How can doctor tell if ur missing a wall in ur abdomen?

I don't quite: Understand your question because i don't know what you mean by wall. But ct scans are very accurate in delineating anatomical defects. So if physical examination is inconclusive, ct scan will usually show all anatomical defects. ...Read more

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What would doctors recommend to help with roll on stomach?

What would doctors recommend to help with roll on stomach?

V weight & ab work.: There is no such thing as spot fat loss. You need to lose weight in general & a certain % will be abdominal fat. 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 back. Engage in regular aerobic exercise. ...Read more

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Which foods do doctors think are best to eat to get a flat stomach?

Which foods do doctors think are best to eat to get a flat stomach?

Its not food: Even the most toned abdominal muscles will not reveal the abdomen you want if they are buried under a beer gut. Decreasing body fat is a key component of 'washboard' abs. That said, anything that strengthens your core (sit ups, crunches, leg lifts, torsion, etc ) all play a role in building those muscles, so eat healthy and don't expect a magic food to do your hard work for you. ...Read more

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What are the reasons doctors say never lay a baby on their stomach?

What are the reasons doctors say never lay a baby on their stomach?

Incomplete thought: It is "never lay them down to sleep on their tummy".It is alright if they have tummy time awake.Studies have shown a decrease in 40% of the crib death rate in the us since the adoption of the "back to sleep " change.We are not sure why, and it is primarily for the first 6 months, but it does make a difference. ...Read more

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Sorry doctor, I have aflatulence in my abdomen and i don't know what is the problem ?!

Sorry doctor, I have aflatulence in my abdomen and i don't know what is the problem ?!

Many possibilities: Could be due to different reasons. Have it looked at and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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hi I have problems with my stomach. Local doctors think I have helicobacteria plore ?

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I have problems with my stomach.
Local doctors think I have helicobacteria plore ?

H pylori: Is a common bacterial stomach infection that causes pain/ discomfort, in many susceptible individuals. It is also a well known cause of certain Stomachache upper intestinal ulcers. Hard to eradicate. Need to tale multiple antibiotics for a period of time along with PPI medicines like Omeprazole. ...Read more

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Hi doc. I feel something bump inside my left abdomen and sometimes it hurt.. What is this?

Hi doc. I feel something bump inside my left abdomen and sometimes it hurt.. What is this?

Needs evaluation: I'm sorry, I don't completely understand what you mean by "something bump" inside my abdomen. Answer is probably the same whether you mean when you press down you feel a bump or lump, or whether you feel something which seems to move. You need to see a doctor for an examination and probably a test like an ultrasound to see what this "bump" might be. Call or go in today! Good wishes:) ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my wife has been sick for 2 years and doctors don't know why (stomach)?

What do you suggest if my wife has been sick for 2 years and doctors don't know why (stomach)?

See a GI doc: A GI doctor may help evaluate her symptoms. Sometimes, especially if all the workup being negative and pain still occurring, it may be irritable bowel or nerve hypersensitivity. This requires a different approach. ...Read more