Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
179 Doctors are Online

I have a extended stomach for two weeks

ihave a extented stomach for two weeks i look like im nine months pregnet. What do you think? Iam 52 year old female. I live in deerfieldbeach fl.
Asked On : Thu, 3 Mar 2011
Answers:  2 Views:  328
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Medical Topics
Homeopath 's  Response
first of all you need to have a ultrasound taken for your whole abdomen,the resons can be narrow down then.
Answered: Fri, 4 Mar 2011
I find this answer helpful
Internal Medicine Specialist Dr. Jasvinder Singh's  Response
Welcome to HealthcareMagic. The first possibility for any extended stomach or stomach bloating is gastritis. However there can be other causes of it as well like gastroparesis, lactose intolerance, fructose intolerance, eating fibrous foods, eating legumes or beans, abdominal masses etc.

Bloating as a result of over eating will go away once your body digests the food. It could be of concern if bloating is accompanied by symptoms of abdominal pain which gets worse, change in stool habit like constipation or diarrhea, abdominal lump, periods irregularity or heavy bleeding etc.

For gastritis, elevation of the upper body at night is recommended as this decreases reflux of acid from the stomach. Diet modification is essential - avoid the substances that increase your symptoms. You could take some over the counter antacids - approximately one hour after meals or just before the symptoms of reflux begin after a meal. You need to talk to your doctor about proton pump inhibitors and other prescription medications for GERD.

Hope it helps you. Regards.

Answered: Thu, 3 Mar 2011
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor