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Worried Hardening Belly
Starting about 4" below my belly button I've noticed my stomach looks bigger/bloated. What are possible causes?
Very sore bloated feeling in abdomen , heart rate increased under belly button tender what could be causing this?
Irritation/infection: The redness signifies either irritation or infection. The former could be from allergy to clothing. If the area is itchy try applying a cortisone type ointment. If the reddened area burns or feels warm,apply antibacterial ointment like neosporin. If redness spreads, see your physician as oral antibiotics may be needed. ...Read more
Very distended belly, area around belly button is hard and lumpy and i've been having irregular bowel movements (not constipation). Any insight?
Hard belly sticking out(pot belly).Iv always had a belly like that.Its hard&sticks out when standing&flat laying. Visceral fat or weak muscles?
Belly fat?: Good question. The answer probably depends on your weight, specifically your bmi. The bmi is a calculation based on your weight and height and it its greater than 25 you are considered overweight and your protuberant abdomen is more likely belly fat. If your bmi is less than 25 then the problem may be weak abdominal muscles. Good luck! ...Read more
5 months I have experienced abdominal bloating, 'hard' central abdomen (5cm radius around belly button), very painful to touch, oily stools and gas?
Painful abdominal cramping high middle of abdomen, fantom "baby kicks", hardened abdomen, tubal ligation & gallbladder removed years ago. ANY idea?
Not at all : That is not a symptom of pregnancy. Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more
Scar right above belly button from laparoscopic gall bladder surgery 4 years ago. Suddenly scar is bulging when prev was indent. What causes this?
Pregnancy: You would have to be 20 weeks along for this size and it would be remarkable at age 48 to be pregnant. ...Read more
Heaviness lower abdomen w/ on/off pain right side near belly button. stomach felt heavy like air was circulating inside; irreg mens. Mom had ovarian C?
Needs to be seen: Needs to be seen for proper evaluation. Sooner rather than later. ...Read more
Having a gurgling feeling under left breast, sternum area. Not painful but scared! Possible blood clot or blockage in heart!? Freaking out.....
Symptoms: What you describe does not sound heart related. It also does not sound vascular. It is more likely gut or bronchial related. ...Read more
Belly button: Sounds like you have an infection. Please go in to see someone today before it becomes more severe. ...Read more
My belly is tad overweight but when i push down i feel "squishy like lumps" under skin is this belly fat or concerning? I've had ct's before and normal
Probably ok but: It sounds like it may be benign fatty tumors. Although just to be safe may want to get checked out by your physician. ...Read more
I have swollen neck face 1 yr Thyrod is good Now whole body swelling raised stretch marks below belly button feel like stomach dropped look preg not ?
U do need to see PCP: For physical exam and evaluation.Get a more detailed answer ›
Belly-smelly: Depends on exactly what part of your belly is emitting the smelly fluid, and what the fluid looks like. Please give more details. ...Read more
Interabdominal itch: Itching is a form of pain.If it lasts only an hour or so I would not be too concerned.If it lasts several days would follow up with MD. In certain conditions like liver or kidney disease may get itching,also with medications/vitamins like naicin. Discuss with MD/ urgent care. ...Read more
I have about 3 small lumps on my abdomen what are they and should I be worried? I'm a 25 year old man .
Lipoma vs hernia: If the lumps are relatively small and nontender and on top of muscle layer may be lipomas (benign fatty tumors). If made worse when you squeeze your abdomen could be hernias. Hernias would change in size and generally softer than lipomas. ...Read more
I have a pain in my lower left side of abdomen it comes and goes I am currently 27 weeks. Should i be worried?
Yes see your ob MD: Yes you shoould get it checked, it may be due to urinary tract infection, renal or ureteric stone etc and needs to be treated. ...Read more
I have a pain in my lower left side of abdomen. It comes and goes. I am currently 27 weeks. Should i be worried?
I just noticed today while i was bloated that one side of my abdomen is more bloated than the other, should I be worried?
Tingly, prickly sensation in my lower right abdomen area. Started a day ago, went away in the morning and now it's back. Something to b worried about?
Hard abdomen: Hard, board like rigid abdomen is an emergency. It is caused by bacterial infection to abdominal wall. It may be due to intestinal, appendices , gall bladder perforation or peritonitis. In your case may be abortion, if it is done very recently. Please go to hospital right away and get ct scan of abdomen and pelvis & antibiotics. Er should handle from there. Thanks. ...Read more
I am experiencing sharp pains on the right side of my abdomen that comes in waves. should I be worried?
E.R. checks appendix: Lower right abdominal discomfort can be from many things. For pain there, appendicitis is always a concern (pain usually worsens over time, with fever coming on). If one is constipated for several days, stool can back up all the way to the right side, and cause discomfort or pain. Gallstones and kidney stones can also cause pain. In such cases, a primary care doctor or an ER doctor can evaluate. ...Read more
No: An "outie"is strictly a cosmetic problem.Usually resolves by 2 years of age.If not , and it is bothersome, it is correctable by a surgery.This is not mandatory for the problem. ...Read more
There is a small, round, light green/blue, hard bump under my skin about 3mm in diameter on my abdomen. Should i be worried?
Blue Bumps: There are a number skin conditions that cause lumps and bumps to appear on the surface or just below the skin. Some of the most common ones include the following: skin cysts cherry angioma dermatofibromas epidermoid cysts folliculitis keratosis pilaris lipomas neurofibromas venous lake. ...Read more
My 10 year old has had a distanced belly since he was a baby. Always told it was baby fat but he is 10. He is otherwise healthy, should I be worried?
Growth Chart: It would be good to know his growth points and plot them on a chart for comparison. It is certainly unlikely that there is some kind of mass persisting this long. I suggest a physical exam and evaluation to address your concerns. On exam we size the liver, evaluate for other large organs, and rule out any other kind of palpable masses. If it's just " chub" we will see that reflected in growth. ...Read more
2 months ago I was in a rollover. Everything checked ok. Since then my abdomen has hurt a lot especially when I wear tight pants. Should I be worried?
Upper abdomen : You should have a ultrasound performed to see if everything is okay. ...Read more
Yes: If the leakage is spontaneous and not related to trauma or surgery then it may be a sign of a patent urachus. This can be addressed easily with surgery. An abdominal ultrasound and voiding cystogram will help to confirm diagnosis. This goes also for infants and children. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What to do.: You will 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, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, . ...Read more
Save your worry: I am a radiologist. Here is the way it's supposed to work: First when your doc writes for the MRI he tells you why he wants it. You get the study. Let's say you get the report/images before you go back to your doc and you are confused. Best is to make a list of questions for when you go back to see your doc. He/she explains it all and you both go from there. Other than that, "fa getta bout it". ...Read more
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