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Why Is My Toddlers Belly So Bloated
See your doctor: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more
No. : No. There are plenty of older women who remain slim. And don't experience 'bloating'. ...Read more
Patience: You can't target weight loss from a specific area, but losing weight in general will help. You need to burn more calories than you consume. If your stomach is what you're unhappy with, you can tone up the muscles-sit ups are a good way to start. Anything that uses your abdominal muscles will add tone but in general, you need to lose overall fat before you notice improvement in belly. ...Read more
See below: Probably a combination of both. See your doctor. ...Read more
Constipation vs tics: Constipation can make you feel bloated, especially on the lower left quadrant. Diverticulitis, which is inflammation & infection of diverticulosis, can also make you bloated but usually associated w/pain & fever. If you're female, sometimes ovarian cysts can make you feel bloated. Best to check in w/your family doc for an evaluation. In meantime, eat lots of fiber, drink lots of water & exercise. ...Read more
When last period?: Recently I had a patient who had the exact same problem. She felt bloated all the time and she came to me asking to help here. I asked her when her last menstrual period was and she said 5 months ago, But she said it normal for her to miss period for months. Long story short, I determined that she was pregnant with my history and physical. With my ultrasound I showed her her baby's heart beat ...Read more
Check waist size: To determine if you are "bloated" (defined: abdominal distension), compare your baseline abdominal circumference (when not bloated) against a remeasurement when you feel bloating. The same comparison can be made to assess weight gain (check before & after scale weights). However, weights & abdominal circumference may vary throughout the day appropriate to food ingestion, laxation, water retention. ...Read more
My abdomen is hard & bloated , quite painful when pushed on , why does my dr think it's overweight related ?
Hie I have pain in my abdomen every time i press it down and there is a hard thing that hurts if i press it down it moves around the abdomen n bloated?
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