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Hi, They Keep Closing The Thread For Some Reason. Bloating

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Posted on Fri, 3 Feb 2023
Question: Hi, they keep closing the thread for some reason.

Bloating still remains, I will attach pictures

I need to up my calories now because I'm already losing lots of weight and muscle on arms and legs, but the stomach remains the same size if not bigger now.

Pic 1: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1BVNjvhZrruFAPkgMp0_H2dY_JZjk8gW7/view?usp=share_link

Pic 2: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1lxQ6BARUpX4YMFs47Par_VcIvVfHcsKi/view?usp=share_link

I've tried lowering my calories for several weeks now to less than 2000 calories, I've lost muscle and mass on arms, back, legs shoulders, but not stomach. Stomach remains very bloated all the time.

I'm also taking daily probiotics and ginger tea, to try and improve digestion but nothing is working. I have regular bowl movements still, daily.


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Follow up: Dr. Ramesh Kumar (4 hours later)
Also, next to the 'reply to this' section, this website says 'You can upload any reports in image or pdf format in the right pane, which might help the doctor in giving you a better answer.' but there is no such area. No area to upload photos so my only choice is to send the links as I've done above.
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Answered by Dr. Ramesh Kumar (34 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Follow up.

Detailed Answer:
Hi there and thanks for query,
I don't know how to open the drives you have attached plus send whatever photos etc you want me to see at YYYY@YYYY
Sorry I am a very old person and am not at all tech savy.
Just send the photos etc at my mail id.
Regards!
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Ramesh Kumar (18 hours later)
Done, did you get them?
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Answered by Dr. Ramesh Kumar (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Follow up.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
It's potted belly.
Clear cut potted belly.
Individuals who consume high-fat and high-calorie foods and lead generally sedentary lifestyles are likely to develop excess fat on the body, including around the abdomen, where it may appear as a pot belly. Some individuals are genetically predisposed to storing fat around their midsection.
But as per your history you are working out regularly.
Few questions are you alcoholic or any other sort of medications tried like anabolic steroids etc?
What are the supplements tried by you till date.

And I would like you to go for an ultrasound of your liver and abdomen to rule out any major ongoing hidden problem.
Waiting.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Ramesh Kumar (20 hours later)
The confusing part is, it happened very, very quickly.

I never had any sign of a belly like this, and then within about 1-2 weeks it suddenly appeared, and wouldn't go away despite me cutting my calories way back down to losing weight calories

It also feels hard, and not soft like belly fat.
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Follow up: Dr. Ramesh Kumar (2 minutes later)
And I don't drink alochol or take steroids or anything like that and neither does my family really

Supplements I take are very basic, omega 3, vitamin D, multivitamin, magnesium/zinc, probiotic
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Answered by Dr. Ramesh Kumar (8 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Follow up.

Detailed Answer:
Hi as this happened over just 2 weeks I would suggest you to go for an ultrasound of abdomen to rue out any other pathology causing potting of belly.
And follow up with report plus liver kidney function tests should be done.
Thanks
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Ramesh Kumar (17 hours later)
Ok, thank you. Ultrasound booked. Anything specific to ask or look for? Or will they know and tell me what I need to know?

Can liver and kidney function tests be done at home?
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Answered by Dr. Ramesh Kumar (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Follow up.

Detailed Answer:
Hi again,
No they would scan things by themselves however if you want can mention potting of belly in 2 weeks.
Yes you can ask lab,they would collect 5ml blood sample from home.
Thanks!
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Ramesh Kumar (21 hours later)
Okay, thanks! Will try those things and come back in next week or so.

Any other suggestions for foods to eat or avoid?
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Answered by Dr. Ramesh Kumar (13 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Follow up.

Detailed Answer:
Hi again,
Just eat a plain simple easily digestible unprocessed natural food.
eg,
Vegetables,Fruits,Nuts.
Thanks!
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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Hi, They Keep Closing The Thread For Some Reason. Bloating

Also, next to the 'reply to this' section, this website says 'You can upload any reports in image or pdf format in the right pane, which might help the doctor in giving you a better answer.' but there is no such area. No area to upload photos so my only choice is to send the links as I've done above.