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Looks like i swallowed a beach-ball. What is the best way to lose weight from my belly?

Looks like i swallowed a beach-ball. What is the best way to lose weight from my belly?

Health blueprint: The answer lies within our own bodies. If we stop the assault of unhealthy habits, we can tap into the bodies inherent capacity to heal itself. And the best tool we have for doing that is the food we eat. Eating a whole food plant based diet and pursuing an active lifestyle will get you down to a healthy weight and you will lose belly fat in the process. Good luck! ...Read more

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I feel a small ball like item inside my belly. It is not painful or doesn't create any problem so far. But I want to know what's this.

I feel a small ball like item inside my belly. It is not painful or doesn't create any problem so far. But I want to know what's this.

Maybe a hernia: Depending on the location, it could be a hernia, a muscle spasm, or a cyst or fatty rumor under the skin. Best to get it checked out by a primary care provider. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I am 27 female experiencing a mild pricking pain on left side of abdomen.pain intensifies as i try to push the point of pain feels like a tiny ball.

I am 27 female experiencing a mild pricking pain on left side of abdomen.pain intensifies as i try to push the point of pain feels like a tiny ball.

How long, how deep?: could be a cyst, or a small herniation. Sometimes if you lose weight things that have been there before are suddenly visible or palpable. I'd suggest you consult with your own primary care practitioner, or perhaps an urgent care. ...Read more

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What is the pain in my right side abdomen, feels like a ball of fire, from front to my back, when i bend or sit something fizzles like like acid?

What is the pain in my right side abdomen, feels like a ball of fire, from front to my back, when i bend or sit something fizzles like like acid?

Get evaluated: Your pain sounds serious. If you have fever, vomiting or this pain lasts more than a few hours then get evaluated. You could have appendicitis. There are several other possibilities, kidney stone, hernia, mass but appendicitis needs urgent attention. Okay to call your doc, visit er or minor er. Good luck. ...Read more

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Baby age 2 month has severe pain in belly.Belly swing like a ball?

Baby age 2 month has severe pain in belly.Belly swing like a ball?

Colic?: How do u know that a two month old crying baby has pain in belly and not anything else? Like pain in ear? Go see your pediatrician to be sure; if all other causes ruled out, then treat as colic--- my election drops ( over the counter) help. ...Read more

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My belly gets round like a ball, food seems to going in one direction but not all the body . Any reason or solution.

My belly gets round like a ball, food seems to going in one direction but not all the body . Any reason or solution.

Weight loss: Obesity takes many forms and fat in the belly, apple shape, is considered worse. You need to curtail your intake of food and increase the exercise. There may be associated issues and you may wish to consult this site and your doctor. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/metabolic%20syndrome/ds00522. ...Read more

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I have a hard mass in my lower right abdomen it feels like a big ball. It doesn't hurt. Sometimes it's smaller. Could it be something serious ?

I have a hard mass in my lower right abdomen it feels like a big ball. It doesn't hurt. Sometimes it's smaller. Could it be  something serious  ?

Yes it could be: Any painless mass which is hard in consistency can be a serious matter.So get yourself over to see your doctor soon and find out what it is. It will take a physical exam and possibly a ct scan of the abdomen once the doctor has confirm the presence of a mass/growth. ...Read more

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My mothers abdomen is very round(a ball like ) and large its just like she is pregnant but she isn't and some times it get bigger what's the problem?

My mothers abdomen is very round(a ball like )  and large its just like she is pregnant but she isn't and some times it get bigger what's the problem?

Liver disease: Can cause a fluid build up in the abdomen that can make an older person look pregnant--it's called ascites. She should go to the doctor to have basic blood work done to see if her liver is not functioning as well as it should. This can be a life threatening issue if not solved quickly. A history of hepatitis puts her at higher risk. ...Read more

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My son has a ball on his belly button and I don't know what it is and it makes his belly button stick out?

My son has a ball on his belly button and I don't know what it is and it makes his belly button stick out?

Umbilical hernia?: Most likely it is an umbilical hernia. If he is a baby it is very common and may improve by itself. Otherwise the only way ro repair them is with surgery. In any case show it to the pediatrician. ...Read more

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I feel a ball that I assumed to be a part of my abdomen muscles. It will hide and I can pinch it and break it apart (doesn't hurt when touched.

I feel a ball that I assumed to be a part of my abdomen muscles. It will hide and I can pinch it and break it apart (doesn't hurt when touched.

Needs evaluation..: This could be related to many different things: hernia, lipoma(fat mass), tumor,among others. This requires direct exam and possible testing as necessary. My recommendation is to go and see a doctor for check up and final diagnosis. ...Read more

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Hard ball in the center of abdomen pain and moving around. What does this sound like?

Maybe a hernia.: Your description is not clear. Skin lesions are very superficial, there are fat tumors that could grow under the skin. Hernias come a little deeper through the muscle layer. And inside the abdominal cavity there are multiple organs many of which could have abnormalities that hurt or feel like a ball. Suggest a visit to your pcp. Hope is helps. ...Read more

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What will my postpartum belly look and feel like as a thin woman? All weight is in belly, very round like a ball. How will belly feel after i deliver?

What will my postpartum belly look and feel like as a thin woman? All weight is in belly, very round like a ball. How will belly feel after i deliver?

Squishy and stretche: After the baby is delivered your abdominal wall will remain stretched out and squishy for a couple of months. It takes a while for the muscles and fascia (the hard, fiber layer above and below the rectus muscles of the abdomen) to tighten back down. Exercise helps, but time is needed as well. ...Read more

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Hi I'm growing a big ball inside my belly button and I'm super scared because it started draining water today and on one side it looks like it's poppi?

Hi I'm growing a big ball inside my belly button and I'm super scared because it started draining water today and on one side it looks like it's poppi?

You should see a MD: It sounds like you may have a cyst and it should be examined. In the meantime, cover it with triple antibiotic (neosporin) and a bandaid or gauze and try not to get it infected by manipulating it. ...Read more

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My belly is a bowling ball. Big round and hard. Doesnt seem to be fatty, no love handels, the rest of me is inshape. I eat sensible.

My belly is a bowling ball. Big round and hard. Doesnt seem to be fatty, no love handels, the rest of me is inshape. I eat sensible.

Is this concerning?: If this is something new and uncomfortable you need to b seen by your regular doc. Have your bowel movements changed recently? Is it tender to push on your belly? There are a number of things that this could be from constipation to all sorts of abdominal issues. ...Read more

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Testical prob- a week ago experience pain in left ball\low abdomen.No pain now but both my ball hang too low more than use to be. can i send pics?

Here are some ...: For your testicular pain.. etc, if recurring, please watch, collect, & bring the info on the onset, degree, duration, interval, progress, other related discomfort of the symptoms over time to Doc for analysis, physicals, tests as needed to make sure of no testicular torsion, hernia, etc. As to the low-hanging scrotum, most likely, that is a normal anatomical variation, which usually requires no Rx ...Read more

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I have been having pain in my navel for about 3 years. The pain is on and off, when i touch it i could feel a ball in my belly button. Am worried?

Umbilical hernia?: A small, persistent umbilical hernia may be present. Alternatively, the lump you feel may be of dermatologic origin or from deeper inside (sister mary joseph's nodule). The longevity of your problem supports a benign process--so curtail worrying and get the problem checked for a definitive diagnosis. How big is the "ball" in question? Had a ct scan yet? ...Read more