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causes of swollen abdomen

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Prashant Sinha
19 years experience General Surgery
Intestines uterus : As we age there is less muscle and our intestines and other organs can seem to protrude. Also, the elderly can sometimes appear to be swollen due to c ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
32 years experience General Surgery
Fatty food/gallstone: Intermittent swelling of your abdomen may be related to fatty foods and gallstones. Dinner is usually the highest fat meal. Fat triggers gallbladder t ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Wolf
20 years experience General Surgery
Constipation: Constipation can present with these symptoms but so can several other medical conditions. Would recommend you see your physician for evaluation. Diver ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
33 years experience General Surgery
Coulld be serious: Fevers, abdominal distension and shortness of breath may represent a dangerous abdominal process. The shoulder pain might be from diaphragm irritation ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Clemens
37 years experience General Surgery
Large abdomen: An enlarging abdomen over what is normal for you, can develop over a period of hours to weeks. This excludes obesity, common causes are gas in the int ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rafael Lugo
28 years experience General Surgery
Doctor: I recommend that you see a doctor. Could be a simple problem as constipation but can be a serious problem.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Huilgol
35 years experience Gastroenterology
No idea: To whom you're referring.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kirpal Singh
24 years experience General Surgery
Too many poss: This is too vague. I am not sure how u can feel ur spleen. If it is truly enlarged, there are many possibilities. You need to be seen in person by ur ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Haider Goussous
63 years experience General Surgery
See your PCP soon: How long this has been going on? You should be investigated for the reasons that caused your abdomen to swell, is it ascites/ why is your spleen enlar ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael McGonigal
39 years experience General Surgery
It's possible: Having an enlarged abdomen can shift your weight in such a way that it creates strain on your back. However, there are medical conditions that enlarge ... Read More
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