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Have abdominal swelling/bloating on and off six weeks after lap chole. And I feel like there is a rock under my right rib. Is this normal?

Have abdominal swelling/bloating on and off six weeks after lap chole. And I feel like there is a rock under my right rib. Is this normal?

No, not normal: Definitely contact your provider to have an evaluation and then follow recommendations for corrective action. From your description of the feelings it is not the result you wanted and it can not nor should not be ignored. Call ASAP, okay? Best wishes. ...Read more

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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


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I'm 26, upset stomach, can't eat,abdominal swelling,bloating, always feel full, irregular cycle, can this be ovarian cancer, not on bcp, never had sex?

I'm 26, upset stomach, can't eat,abdominal swelling,bloating, always feel full, irregular cycle, can this be ovarian cancer, not on bcp, never had sex?

Cancer unlikely : Typically ovarian cancer has no symptoms until they are very advanced. Your symptoms are nonspecific, an don't point towards a single diagnosis. Ask your doctor if you could have irritable bowel syndrome, or if a referral to a gastroenterologist is appropriate. They can also do a proper evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Abdominal bloating/swelling, much more tightened after having meal or eaten anything. Heavy feeling. Regular constipation.

Abdominal bloating/swelling, much more tightened after having meal or eaten anything. Heavy feeling. Regular constipation.

Possible IBS: You may have a constipation/bloating- predominant form of ibs. See your doctor about getting a specific medication for this type of ibs. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is abdominal swelling?

What sort of problem is abdominal swelling?

Many possibilities: Many things can cause abdominal swelling - it can be fluid, masses (e.g. Cancer), hernias, bleeding, and others. Imaging of your belly will help provide an answer, as well as the clinical scenario. ...Read more

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Is it normal for someone to have abdominal swelling?

Is it normal for someone to have abdominal swelling?

Abdominal swelling: No. The cause of the swelling should be identified to treat it. ...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?

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

Dr. Ravi Chand
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Enlarged Abdomen (Definition)

An enlarged abdomen is a clinical finding in which the abdomen is larger than in ...Read more


Abdominal Swelling (Definition)

That depends based on what the patient means ...Read more