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what does one do to get rid of a severly swollen abdomen?

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Dr. Tracy Berg
General Surgery 32 years experience
Depends on cause: If you are lucky and the only problem is extra weight causing your swollen abdomen, then diet exercise and weight loss is recommended. Other causes of a swollen abdomen are ascites, fluid, mass, bowel distention, organ enlargement/dysfunction. A check up with your doctor, some simple diagnostic tests, like an ultrasound will guide you. Doctor approval before diet is important.
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
Medical examination: See a physician. There are too many possibilities that can cause abdominal swelling, and I do not know your personal medical history or background to make a medical diagnosis here.

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