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Will a heating pad help with a bloated stomach?

Will a heating pad help with a bloated stomach?

Maybe but...: There are lots of reasons for abdominal discomfort & bloating, & not all of them are due to the gynecologic tract. Even "functional" syndromes may be present without underlying "disease." however partial sbo due to metabolic & inflammatory conditions nearby (like an untreated infection of the urinary tract) must be considered & addressed. Check with doctor for examination & treatment options. ...Read more

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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Is it safe to use a heating pad on an inflamed stomach?

Is it safe to use a heating pad on an inflamed stomach?

Generally yes: Never on high heat! or while sleeping!
one can get burned.
If it is comfortable it is unlikely to be harmful anywhere.
( except diabetic, or neuropathic feet where real damage can occur since the feeling is diminished or absent). ...Read more

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Is it okay to use a heating pad on abdomen after csection?

Is it okay to use a heating pad on abdomen after csection?

Heating pad: Have something like a towel under it, between your skin and the heating pad but yes you can use one. ...Read more

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Can you use a heating pad to relieve pain from an ulcer in the intestines and stomach?

Can you use a heating pad to relieve pain from an ulcer in the intestines and stomach?

Ulcer pain: A heating pad is not going to help with ulcer pain. The relief for this kind of pain is avoiding spicy and greasy foods as well as high acidic foods. Medications like Zantac (ranitidine) and Prilosec as well as antacids like Mylanta can help to heal and sooth an ulcer. Most important is you see an MD, be sure you have an ulcer and then be treated under the care of the MD. Going it alone is a bad idea. ...Read more

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Is heating pad good for pain in lower left abdomen women?

Is heating pad good for pain in lower left abdomen women?

Yes, if...: If it helps decrease the discomfort. But if this is chronic, you need a diagnosis. Could be many things, including diverticulitis. ...Read more

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I had first IUI today then got a massage. Woke up in the middle of massage with heating pad on my abdomen for 30-60 mins. Is this a problem?

I had first IUI today then got a massage. Woke up in the middle of massage with heating pad on my abdomen for 30-60 mins.  Is this a problem?

No: Heat is only a problem for sperm when it is stored in the testicle (boxers versus briefs) but not at body temperature inside of the female. ...Read more

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After excessive use of a heating pad to treat cramps I have gotten brown spots on my stomach. This was over a year ago and are not gone. What do I do?

After excessive use of a heating pad to treat cramps I have gotten brown spots on my stomach. This was over a year ago and are not gone. What do I do?

Need diagnosis: A heating pad should not cause brown discoloration on the skin that have lasted for over a year. A visit to a dermatologist either in person or though a virtual visit on healthtap is advised. Once a cause is determined then a treatment plan can be designed. ...Read more

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A lot of pain in lower back and abdomen! Pain is off and on. Been this way for 3 weeks. Pain 8-9! Take ib and tylenol (acetaminophen) with heating pad! No other sympt?

A lot of pain in lower back and abdomen! Pain is off and on. Been this way for 3 weeks. Pain 8-9! Take ib and tylenol (acetaminophen) with heating pad! No other sympt?

Go to ER NOW!: Enough is enough! You are a trooper, but 8-9 out of 10 on a pain analogue scale, uncoltrolled with OTC or other meds, and a heating pad is enough torture. Go to the ER or Urgent Care Center today and get relief! There may be something going on that you won't know without a physical exam done by a doctor. Don't delay! ...Read more

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Having moderate constant stomach ache all around my stomach from last 84 hours. Visited doctors twice with no help. Rubbing it or heating pad no help.

Having moderate constant stomach ache all around my stomach from last 84 hours. Visited doctors twice with no help. Rubbing it or heating pad no help.

Get re-evaluated pls: It's normal to be concerned about your health, ; to worry why you feel bad. The possibilities are numerous--ranging from acid reflux (i.e., heartburn) or a peptic ulcer to pancreatic or biliary disease ; even stress. Alarm signs include weight loss, bleeding, recurrent vomiting, significant tenderness. Not enough information here to help you, but a fresh look by another doctor may find your answer. ...Read more

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Freq stomach issues told ulcer, ibd, ibs, Crohn's seein GI soon heating pad makes pains worse n anything i eat or drink causes pain any oc meds to help?

Freq stomach issues told ulcer, ibd, ibs, Crohn's seein GI soon heating pad makes pains worse n anything i eat or drink causes pain any oc meds to help?

No: You need to be under the care of a good GI doctor, and be able to see what is going on. You have a lot of issues- and if it is an ulcer- then you need to have the ulcer taken care of. Doubt you have all of those diseases - hope you don't at this age. The pain needs to be diagnosed and fixed. ...Read more

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All of a sudden last night i started experiencing knee pain.I have had no trauma and did not fall. I have used a heating pad but it is stillput weight?

See Ortho if Needed: Usually most pain resolves on its own, however if it persists or you have swelling noted you may want to see an orthopedic doctor to evaluate it further. Use Ibuprofen or aleve (naproxen) around the clock for the next several days to help as well. ...Read more

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If I lose weight, will the stretch marks on my stomach go away?

If I lose weight, will the stretch marks on my stomach go away?

No: Stretch marks are permanent. Losing weight may make them narrower as the skin shrinks back, but the only way to eliminate stretch marks is to surgically cut away the affected skin. ...Read more

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If I lose weight will the stretch marks on the sides of my stomach go away?

If I lose weight will the stretch marks on the sides of my stomach go away?

No: In fact, if you lose a lot of weight quickly they actually can get worse. Unfortunately, there are not any really effective treatments for stretch marks. Over-the-counter remedies like cocoa butter don't work. Laser treatments may help to lighten red or dark stretch marks. Fortunately they do tend to fade on their own over time. ...Read more

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My stomach now feels firmer than it has for the past month. Is this good? By the way i'm dieting and trying to lose weight

Sounds good if: weight loss is indicated. For flatter abdomen eat healthy & get physically active. Calories burned > calories consumed. To tighten ab's: crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge & “bicycling” exercise on back. Engage in regular aerobic exercise (i.e. running, swimming, Nordic track, bicycling, kickboxing, walking, cross country skiing, > ...Read more

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What do you think is the most effective exercise to lose weight on stomach and bum?

What do you think is the most effective exercise to lose weight on stomach and bum?

Cardio Mix: You can not target the abdomen specifically for weight loss - if you have adipose tissue to lose (not everyone does), then consider an increase in cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with walking, running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read more

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I want to lose weight from my stomach and thighs. will a waist twisting disc benefit this?

I want to lose weight from my stomach and thighs. will a waist twisting disc benefit this?

No. : There is no exercise which can cause you to lose weight from a focused area. These exercises may build muscles in the intended areas, but can't direct focal fat loss. Overall aerobic exercise will help lose weight in general. ...Read more

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What exercises can I do to lose weight, tone my body, make curves, flat stomach, smaller thighs and butt?

What exercises can I do to lose weight, tone my body, make curves, flat stomach, smaller thighs and butt?

Cardio Mix: If you adipose tissue that you'd like to lose then consider an increase in cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read more

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Can you please list the most common home exercises to lose weight on my stomach and flatten my chest down?

Can you please list the most common home exercises to lose weight on my stomach and flatten my chest down?

Cardio Mix: You can not target specific areas for weight loss - if you have adipose tissue to lose (not everyone does), then consider an increase in cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with walking, running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read more

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Trying to get a flat stomach; i don't want to lose weight because i think it'd look way too skinny. Should I do toning excersises?

Trying to get a flat stomach; i don't want to lose weight because i think it'd look way too skinny. Should I do toning excersises?

Abs: 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 (i.e., running, swimming, nordic track, bicycling, kickboxing, walking, cross country skiing, hiking, etc.). ...Read more

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My daughter 11 years old wants to lose weight in her thighs and stomach ( she weighs 106) what foods and exercises can she use and for how long?

My daughter 11 years old wants to lose weight in her thighs and stomach ( she weighs 106) what foods and exercises can she use and for how long?

Healthy lifestyle: She should not be "dieting" or losing weight at this age. She is still growing and losing weight on purpose could stunt her growth. She should try to make healthy changes in her life like eating more fruits and vegetables, drink lots of water. avoid fried/fatty foods and try to exercise for at least 30 minutes 5 times a week. Even if she gains a little weight she will thin out due to getting tall ...Read more

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What can be done to lose weight/ tone up stomach fat?

You can't tone fat : But you can tone your abdominal muscles. Ou would need to lose weight in general & a certain proportion of that will be abdominal fat. This can be done by eating healthfully, being physically active and making sure that calories burned exceed calories consumed. However you can improve your appearance by toning your abs. To tighten your abdominal muscles consider doing crunches, reverse crunches. ...Read more

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Want to tone up my stomach and lose weight in my thighs. Need some good exercises for this?

Want to tone up my stomach and lose weight in my thighs. Need some good exercises for this?

Cardio Mix: You can not target the abdomen or thighs specifically for weight loss - if you have adipose tissue to lose , then consider an increase in cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with walking, running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read more

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Losing weight from my stomach and none from like my legs and butt. How can I lose weight in my legs and butt and not my stomach?

Losing weight from my stomach and none from like my legs and butt.  How can I lose weight in my legs and butt and not my stomach?

No selectivity: Although you can tone & sculpt your muscles, the only effective strategy to target loss from specific areas is surgery. There is no natural way to spot reduce. ...Read more

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Can i tell me how i can lose weight//how to get my stomach smaller?

Can i tell me how i can lose weight//how to get my stomach smaller?

Spot fat loss does : Not occur naturally. By losing weight in general some will probably be abdominal fat. But, we don't get to choose what area of body fat is lost from. Eat healthy ; be physically active. Calories burned must > those consumed. Tighten ab's: crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge ; “bicycling” exercise on back. Engage in regular aerobic >. ...Read more

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Heating Pad (Definition)

Heat can ease muscle pain. Be careful not to overheat ...Read more