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Abdominal Swelling Bloating
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Abdominal bloating/swelling, much more tightened after having meal or eaten anything. Heavy feeling. Regular constipation.
Abdominal swelling: No. The cause of the swelling should be identified to treat it. ...Read more
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
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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