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when did this start?
Any other medical problems or medications?
The full feeling, like there is a balloon or something in my stomach has been going on for about 6 months
the rib pain, like its my kidneys just started a few weeks ago. I have high blood pressure
have you gained any weight? Are you periods still normal?
any issues with eating? Do you feel full easily?
I have actually lost a few lbs. my periods are sporadic now.
I don't eat much. I feel full very easily.
the skin feeling numb is in various areas. my legs, stomach, lips.
have you seen a physician for this? are you trying to lose weight?
I havent been back to the Dr recently. I'm trying to eat better, less fast food, so I think the weight loss is normal.
I do drink alcohol quite a bit, so everytime I go to the Dr, that's what they contribute everything to.
I understand. Have you had an ultrasound done of your liver and belly?
how much do you drink a day?
yes, about 3 yrs ago. They said I have a slightly fatty liver.
I have cut back to about 3 shots of liquor a day.
I'm trying to quit.
Okay. Well, to be honest with you. I think that the full feeling that you are having is fluid in your abdomen called ascities
This is caused when your liver is not working very well
As well, when you drink you can cause vitamin deficiencies, such as vitamin b12 and thiamine which can cause your weird numbing feeling
This can also be caused by low thyroid
But you need to see your physician and have labs done including and ultrasound of your liver again
Ok. Thank you for your help.
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Where is the button at?
there should be a green button somewhere..
Got it. Thank you.
also- DO NOT take tylenol!