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Dr. Steven Griggs
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Swollen Abdomen (Definition)

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 intestine, fluid in the abdomen, pregnancy, and rarely cancer. A CAT scan or ultrasound will show what is going on. Would be helpful to know if there are other symptoms, such as pain, ...Read more


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I have a swollen abdomen and rapid weight gain. What could it be?

I have a swollen abdomen and rapid weight gain. What could it be?

See a doctor ASAP: This should not be a presentation for online consult. Your doctor needs to ask specific questions, look at your abdomen and physically check for clues. You will likely need blood tests and x-rays for a diagnosis and treatment planning. ...Read more

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Is abdominal swelling a sign of some disease?

Is abdominal swelling a sign of some disease?

Can be: Swelling can be due to gaseous distension, stool in the colon, a baby in the uterus, urine in the bladder, poor muscle tone. It can also be due to abnormalities of the ovaries (cysts, tumors), kidneys (cyst, tumor, failure), uterus (fibroids, tumors), tubes (ectopic preg), liver (tumors, fat, scarring, failure), fluid deposition from sick liver, tumors, heart failure, tumor masses, etc. C ur doc. ...Read more

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How much should I worry about abdominal swelling?

How much should I worry about abdominal swelling?

Yes, worry about it: Is your distension acute, &/or associated with fever, nausea, vomiting, bleeding? If so, please get medical attention now. If, on the other hand, associated with painful constipation then consider possible c-ibs. Medical evaluation under the rome 3 criteria can exclude obstruction, ileus, ischemic disease, tumors, dysmotilities of the gut, rectal dysfunction. Urgency of care depends on the cause. ...Read more

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How to find out what's causing my abdominal swelling?

How to find out what's causing my abdominal swelling?

See your: Primary doctor and let them examine you and order the appropriate tests and consults if necessary. It may besimply your diet and fluids or something more involved but let your primary doctor determine that. ...Read more

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Hello doctors, what does abdominal swelling mean?

Hello doctors, what does abdominal swelling mean?

Varies: Bowel can be full, intestine can fill with gas or fluid, colon can fill and have constipation, Ascites is fluid filling abdominal cavity. Liver and spleen can enlarge and be associated with swelling. ...Read more

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Abdominal swelling after total gastrectomy?

Abdominal swelling after total gastrectomy?

Depends: It depends how long after gastrectomy. If the swelling happens a few days later, it can be due to infection or bleeding. If it's just mild swelling, sometime it is just due to bloated intestines. If the gastrectomy was several weeks or months ago, the considerations include ascites (abdominal fluid), a hernia, versus tumor regrowth. Talk with your surgeon to learn more. ...Read more

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What cause lower abdominal swelling and bloat?

What cause lower abdominal swelling and bloat?

Something or nothing: Bloating is a common symptom of ibs which is usually a self-limiting but annoying gastrointestinal syndrome. The bloating is usually from swallowed gas and/or bacterial imbalance in the gastrointestinal tract. If it is just the lower abdomen, and the patient is female, it may be due to gynecologic problem or even gyn malignancy. If it is with constipation, a laxative may help. ...Read more

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What does it mean abdominal swelling and pmdd?

PMS: Pmdd usually means premenstrual dysphoric disorder which means feeling bad just before a period starts. This can often be associated with abdominal swelling or bloating. ...Read more

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What can cause abdominal swelling and poochy belly?

What can cause abdominal swelling and poochy belly?

Variety: Common: air, fluid, stool, overall weight gain. Less common: tumor (colon, ovarian, uterine, kidney, etc) or some process unrelated to abdomen (endocrine disorder). ...Read more

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Please advise what is causing my painful abdominal swelling?

Please advise what is causing my painful abdominal swelling?

Check-up: That cannot be answered in any simple way. It could be serious and you should be seen and physically examined by your doctor. ...Read more

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How dangerous is excessive fluid retention and abdominal swelling?

How dangerous is excessive fluid retention and abdominal swelling?

It can be: Excessive fluid retention can be the result of a benign process such the result of a diet resulting in a lot of gasseous abdominal distention or fluid retention due to excessive salt. However, it can also be due to serious medical conditions that effect fluid balance such as heart failure, liver failure, kidney failure. Although rare in this country, severe protein calorie malnutrition is a caus. ...Read more

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I have abdominal swelling after band over bypass. What should I do?

I have abdominal swelling after band over bypass. What should I do?

See your surgeon: Your abdominal distension may be related to your operation and see your surgeon to find the reason for your 'swelling'. ...Read more

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Are there some genetic reasons I get abdominal swelling off and on?

Are there some genetic reasons I get abdominal swelling off and on?

Unlikely: Episodic swelling is generally not related to any genetic condition. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for abdominal swelling?

WHOA: Get the cause of the swelling diagnosed and treated. Call your doctor now or latest tomorrow. ...Read more

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Can you have a hiatial hernia without abdominal swelling?

Can you have a hiatial hernia without abdominal swelling?

Yes: Sliding hiatal hernias are the most common of the hernias that occur around the lower esophagus and are commonly associated with reflux. Clinically significant reflux can occur with or without a hiatal hernia and is usually the cause of the symptoms mistakingly attributed to the hernia. Gastro-esophageal Reflux Disease(GERD) can also co-exist with other digestive diseases . GERD medications work. ...Read more

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Abdominal swelling daily, what could be wrong?

Celiac disease: You notice daily abdominal swelling. Consider seeing your doctor to discuss medical conditions. Celiac disease is a condition that makes people sick if they eat wheat, barley, etc. Some people notice bloating. You doctor can do a blood test and more importantly you can work with your doctor to get better even if it is not celiac. ...Read more

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What can cause abdominal swelling and pain in one day?

What can cause abdominal swelling and pain in one day?

Air, stool, but...: Can be gas, stool, spasm, but can also be from serious causes like bowel obstruction, perforation of a hollow organ like stomach, small bowel, colon, gyn issue. Call your doc today. Er if fever, vomiting, oan't pass gas, urine, or stool. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


Dr. Michael Rothman
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Weight Gain (Definition)

Weight gain is an increase in body weight. This can be a result of increases to muscle mass, increases in body fat, or increases in body fluids like water. Occasionally, weight gain can be a symptom of ...Read more