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What causes abdominal swelling other than fluid retention, gas and fat ?

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
Intestinal: Obstruction, urinary obstruction, abnormal organ enlargement, malignancy, to name a few.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

How dangerous is excessive fluid retention and abdominal swelling?

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Dr. George ALLIBONE
Internal Medicine 50 years experience
Depends upon extent: Can compromise breathing. Can cause reflux can interfere with venous return if causes liver failure.

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Last updated Dec 30, 2013

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