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I am 46 years old. My stomach has been getting bigger and

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I am 46 years old. My stomach has been getting bigger and bigger with no pain. I am not pregnant and have had a menstrual period. I am being treated for high blood pressure. I have went from 130 lbs to 160lbs since January of this year. It has only been 4 mths but it feels like it is forever, since none of my clothes look right. I plan to see a gastroenterologist, can you give me some suggestions to what this could be.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  PK replied 5 years ago.
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I am sorry to hear of your discomfort

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Do you have any other complaints apart from the abdominal distension ?

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Are you suffering from any medical condition or on any medication ?

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Please answer the questions above so that it can help me understand your situation better .

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Thank you

Customer:

no i just recently started getting bloated. This seems exceptionally unusual. I thought it was a curse.

PK :

As you have this sudden distension of the abdomen this does warrant a check

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There could be a few reasons that could cause this .

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This can be caused as a result of increased fat and also due to other reasons like fluid accumulation in the abdomen

Customer:

what causes the fluid in the abdomen

PK :

Investigations like a complete blood count that should also check for your thyroid hormone levels along with an ultrasound or CT scan of your abdomen will help investigate this further .

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Fluid accumulation can be caused due to disease processes associated with abdominal organs

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As you have the bloating you can use a liquid like maalox available over the counter to help the bloating

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SO please discuss the points I mentioned with your doctor .

Customer:

i guess it is bloating my stomach hangs over my pants and is extremely big.

PK :

In that case too you need to get a complete blood check .

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This will also help recognize the cause of this problem

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IN the meantime you should avoid fatty and oily food

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Avoid red meat as well

Customer:

i look like im pregnant.

PK :

YOu should be on a light diet like fruits and vegetables

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If you do look like you are pregnant then you should get the investigations I mentioned at the earliest so that we know what we are dealing with here

Customer:

i will change my diet until I make my GI appt.

PK :

Yes please be on a light diet and do exercise regularly as well

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