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y when you eat my stomach swells and gets rock hard?

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Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Unclear: It's unclear based on your description. It is true that everyones stomach will enlarge with a full meal - and it is possible that it might feel more firm. If you are experiencing any other related symptoms, it is possible that you would benefit from an exam. Other factors such as your age and risk factors for GI tract diseases might also put more urgency around an exam or endoscopy. Hope it helps!

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A 16-year-old female asked:

My lower stomach area feels full and weird, like there's a small rock inside it, what is it?

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Dr. Jonah Essers
Pediatric Gastroenterology 18 years experience
Hard to say: Constipation would be my first thought. But i would definitely go see your primary care doctor for an abdominal exam. They may decide to do an x-ray or ultrasound if something hard is felt in there and they aren't sure what it is. If this is constipation they can prescribe a bowel regimen.

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