Organ Shifting

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    Aug 01, 2007 9:14 AM GMT
    This may sound strange. Since I lost 50 pounds, and my tummy has shrunk to its smaller size, are my internal organs naturally shifting to adjust to my new body?

    The reason why I ask, every time I suck in my gut, I feel my stomach (and antoher organ) move around.

    And because of this, I have a gurgly gut...I think.

    Or it could be caused by something I ate.

    I have no appetite, and my stools are all liquid. I can't keep a solid bowel.

    What gives?
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    Aug 01, 2007 12:55 PM GMT
    For safety's sake, watch the original "Alien" with Sigourney Weaver.
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    Aug 01, 2007 1:42 PM GMT
    Fatty weight gain in males can spread the internal organs apart but it does not reroute them differently.
    I would almost bet that you are dealing with gas. The stomach and intestines are constantly in motion. To loose 50 pounds (congrats btw), I bet your diet is different which may explain the gas.
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    Aug 01, 2007 1:51 PM GMT
    Well, I'm pretty thin, and I think that I know what you mean by 'feeling something moving' when you suck in your gut. I mean... that's sort of natural, unless I'm mistaking what you mean. Things -do- shift around just a little when you suck in your stomach. I especially feel something 'moving' on my right side when I suck in my stomach.



    I have to agree with McGay, though. Have you been on any intergalactic exploration missions lately? :D
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    Aug 01, 2007 10:07 PM GMT
    Go see a doctor.
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    Aug 01, 2007 10:16 PM GMT
    bodies are odd things and bodies do odd things. My sternum pops inexplicably. But I kinda like that.
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    Aug 01, 2007 10:41 PM GMT
    FormerFatso, I'm with Cmon....go see a doctor. If you haven't had a solid bowel movement in some time, that's not normal....weight loss or not.

    Anytime the abdomen is compressed, things will shift but you're internal organs are not going to change their position regardless of how thin or fat you are. The body fat that you lost was subcutaneous fat (between the skin and muscle) which is where your body tends to store most excess calories it cannot burn. You do have viseral fat in your body as well which is considered "essential" fat and part of that is a sheath or curtain of fat that is located between the rectus abdominus and the internal organs. This not only protects the internal organs but provides them with needed nutrients from the essential fat stored there for proper functioning.

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    Aug 01, 2007 10:59 PM GMT
    I agree with cmon and Shortnsexystud. Take there advice and see a doctor.

    Mike
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    Aug 02, 2007 1:19 AM GMT
    Yes, if you are having loose stools for an extended period of time you should probably as suggested be seen.

    My guess is that when you suck in your stomach you are mechanically stimulating the intestines and they then move and gurggle in response, but that in and of itself does not seem concerning.

    Fat is fat, and the visceral fat is no better than any other -- actually worse as the fat accumlated there is metabolically active and pumps out lots hormones to maintain itself. Also large amounts of visceral fat, think beer belly, or also referred to as centripital obesity has higher risk of DMII, and heart disease.
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    Aug 02, 2007 2:20 AM GMT
    No one is coming to you in the middle of the night and stealing your organs from you? Outside of Coffecup's Aliens from the planet Uranus (one of my favorite planets right now, just because of the name).

    Seriously though. If things aren't right you should get them checked out by a health care professional.
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    Aug 02, 2007 2:55 AM GMT
    Hey, you leave my Mexican friends out of this!

    ... or is that joke only funny in Texas? >.>


    I actually tend to agree with the others, now that one's suggested it. You might consider going to see a doctor.
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    Aug 02, 2007 7:24 AM GMT
    Sounds like a problem I had not too long ago, minus the weight loss part.

    Might be a pretty common infection, fixed up by a couple weeks on meds. Make sure they run a test for E. Colitis... it's pretty easy for doctors to miss that one.
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    Aug 02, 2007 10:48 AM GMT
    :) No one has asked this question, but...what is it your diet consists of right now? Are you drinking enough water? Are you getting enough fiber?
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    Aug 02, 2007 9:49 PM GMT
    CoffeeCup...

    I don't know if they are your Mexican friends but they look like the West Virginians I know...

    "Lookie here Leroy...I kin sell won o my kidnays fo twenty five dollar...hell, that would buy a half tank o gas and a can of skoal. Screw the gas...git a case of Budwizer"

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    Aug 02, 2007 10:36 PM GMT
    Hey guys, thanks for the HUGE concern!

    Yes, I am still alive, but barely!

    Here is the diagnosis...

    Since Monday evening, I began to feel uncomfortable since eating a hotdog from a local movie theater.

    That night, I could not get sleep due to irregualr bowel movements. I was also very tired and my body felt drained - perhaps my stomach's constant churning exhausted my body's energy levels.

    I was beginning to get worried, but my Tuesday morning, I was feeling better. I actually felt great, until I ate my breakfast. When food entered, my stomach would churn uncomfortably.

    I drove to San Antonio with no urge to go to the bathroom. I avoided eating food, because everytime I did, I would get extreme gas and my stomach would ache painfully.

    On Tuesday around 7:30pm, I only had enough money to get a $2 hamburger and a large ice water. It didn't go down very well, but it stayed. I hate vomitting, so I forced my reflexes to hold it.

    That night, I stayed with my neice and she made lasagna and salad. I wasn't hungry, but I ate anyway because I thought I needed something in me. I didn't want to be rude, but I knew it had cheese and I'm latcose intolerant. I didn't want to ask for something else.

    The cheese probably did me in that night. I went to the bathroom every 20 minutes, so she and i were up all night watching TV. I took Imodium and I don't think it worked. Again, my body was drained of energy and i was feeling like shit - pun intended!

    By Wed morning, the shits were gone and the lasagna was too. Food normally stays in the body for at least 18 hours, but something in my system was trying to expell a really bad bug. I was VERY tired!

    No breakfast, but that day I went to my old house and I picked up a few things and went to visit my older sister. She gave me some fiber tablets and slices oranges. When out other sister showed up, she made us her famous "Spaghetti 1980" (it's a long story)... LOL, but there was no way I would pass that dish up.

    After that meal, I wasn't in such turmoil as the night before. There was no cheese, and I ate some bread with it. I continued to rehydrate my body with sports drinks and water and electrolytes! Little by little, I was starting to feel more in control.

    That night, I went to HEB and bought some Kaopectate with the money my sisters gave me. I went to my old house and took the first dose. I felt gassy and my stomach was expanding to outrageous proportions. It was a big round balloon and tight to the touch. I looked in the mirror and I seemed pregnant. I laughed to keep from crying, but I knew that medicine would cause gas.

    I took another dose a hour later, and I managed to get some sleep.

    Thursday morning was a blessing. My stomach was not churning, and I was actually hungry for the first time in three days. There was no food, but I did find instant noodle soup, canned pinapples and three eggs and toast.

    All day, my stomach is finally behaving and I can eat food without getting the "churros".

    Right now, I'm gonna get a sandwhich because it's almost dinner time.

    By the way, I think my illness was caused my protein poisoning or a bad hotdog. Either way, I'm feeling better. Kaopectate really works.

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    Aug 02, 2007 11:41 PM GMT
    You really need to go see a doctor.

    The bad hot dog at the begining of the week already passed through your system. There is something at play here that bottle upon bottle of kaopectate is not going to fix.

    You might have a combination of problems ranging from irritable bowel syndrome to a viral infection. Constant diarreaha (spelling wrong) is going to cause your body to dehydrate and not eating will cause you to lose even more valuable nutriants your body is losing through the constant trips to the commode.

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    Aug 24, 2007 3:42 AM GMT
    This has been a couple of weeks now, but just for recordkeeping, this sounds exactly like a textbook case of food poisioning, most likely from contaminated food that was either a. spoiled, or b. handled by someone who passed something along in the food (didn't wash hands after bathroom, etc).

    You basically get "infected" by whatever from the food and causes stomach/intestine pain and usually results in your body trying to flush everything out to get rid of it (hence your physical symptoms).. takes about 3 days from start to finish to get over, usually with one really bad painful day.

    I went through this after a bad "deli" experience. Things like this happen with food handling by people who don't pay attention to health codes, i.e. the teenagers working at your local theater where you got the hot dog.
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    Aug 24, 2007 4:48 AM GMT
    FOR YOUR SAKE GET YOUR BEHIND TO A DOCTOR. That was not normal what you went through. Your lucky someone didnt find you passed out on the floor. Take it from someone whose grandmother was a nurse and mother was an EMT. Get to the doctor.