Hello can you please help me long story short i

Patient

Q: Hello can you please help me long story short i was always at the weight of 160pounds but last year of 2014 i chose to lose some weight and tone up. Im at 150pounds the problem is my stomach sticks out like im pregnant i lost weight every where else plus im lactose intolerant and i dont know what could i be . I use to fast to get a flatter stomach but now i fast my stomach is still big i dont know if its bad bloating or what? Please help im tired of people asking me am i pregnant.

Doctor

A:   Thank you for writing to us.

There are 5 causes of having a swollen abdomen. They all conveniently start with an F and thus are easy to remember:
Fat
Fetus
Flatus
Feces
Fluid

These are possible causes and based on your history I feel it is flatus but I need more information. Please either rewrite the whole disease with a detailed description or see a Doctor.

Hope this helps you. All the best.

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