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What does it mean if my top part of my stomach is hard I

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What does it mean if my top part of my stomach is hard?
I know that I'm definitely not pregnant. I'm a little overweight. I have gain weight (20 lbs) because I've stopped exercising due to a knee injury from last year and currently I have regular and sometime a little bit below average bowel movements. I plan to talk about this with my doctor and I have made the appointment to see him in two weeks. But in the meantime, I want to know what is it that I have. Is it normal? My stomach is a bit swollen and I look like I'm 5 or 6 months pregnant. Also, I don't have any pain or gas-like symptons.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr Bhumika replied 7 years ago.

Are you on any medications currently?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
No, I'm only taking mutli-vitamins daily required dosage.
Expert:  Dr Bhumika replied 7 years ago.

Do you have any symptoms of indigestion? Do you drink alcohol?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
A little indigestion of feeling very full after a meal, and a little uncomfortable fullness. I don't drink alcohol, maybe a glass of wine or a glass of margarita a week. I would say no more than 1 glass a week on average. I do however smoke a pack of cigaretts a day.
Expert:  Dr Bhumika replied 7 years ago.

The cause of your symptoms -
1. Being overweight
2. Smoking
3. Indigestion - mild form of GERD.

What needs to be done - A clinical examination and ultrasound if required.

What you need to do -
1. Stop smoking.
2. Start an exercise and diet regimen to help you lose weight.
3. Take antacid gels , eat small frequent meals, avoid large meals, avoid alcohol, tea, coffee.
4. Avoid processed foods.

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