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Had been having bad pelvic pain on my left side and now abdominal swelling what can this be?

Had been having bad pelvic pain on my left side and now abdominal swelling what can this be?

Could be serious: You should see your doctor for bad pelvic pain since several of the possible causes are quite serious. You could have a tubal pregnancy or an ovarian cyst that has ruptured and is bleeding into the abdomen causing swelling. You could have a twisted ovary that is losing its blood supply. You could have diverticulitis of the bowel which can rupture causing an abdominal infection. ...Read more

Dr. Praveen Mambalam
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Persistent Pain (Definition)

Persistent pain is pain that occurs most of the day, on most days. Pain that last for more than 4-6 months is called chronic pain. Persistent pain doesn't go away in an expected time frame for the injury. for example, your doctor says it'll be fine in a couple of weeks; if the pain is still present, more days than not, at 3-4 weeks out, its persistent. And, it should be ...Read more


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He has been having lower abdominal swelling inflammation on his left and right side for two weeks now. There is no pain though. ?

He has been having lower abdominal swelling inflammation on his left and right side for two weeks now. There is no pain though. ?

I hope he's ok: Take him to the dr. and get an examination and maybe some testing if the Dr. orders any, to properly diagnose why he is swelling in his lower abdominal area. ...Read more

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I am having a persistent pain on my right side between the ribcage and the pelvic bone. The right side it swollen and hurts to move or even walk. this has been going on for over a week now. I feel like I have gas on the rightside of my abdomen area all th

I am having a persistent pain on my right side between the ribcage and the pelvic bone. The right side it swollen and hurts to move or even walk. this has been going on for over a week now. I feel like I have gas on the rightside of my abdomen area all th

Right sided: pain in this region is worrisome for Gallstones. If you have not your gallbladder removed yet, it is best to let your Primary doctor know in order to get an Ultrasound of the gallbladdder. If it abnormal, you may nbeed it removed. ...Read more

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I have what seems to be abdominal swelling on the right lower side of my abdomen with no pain just discomfort?

I have what seems to be abdominal swelling on the right lower side of my abdomen with no pain just discomfort?

Maybe hernia: If it gets smaller when you lie down and bigger when you stand, it might be a hernia.It might need to be surgically fixed. See a general surgeon. ...Read more

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Abdominal swelling under left rib with chronic constipation. Should I see a doctor?

Abdominal swelling under left rib with chronic  constipation. Should I see a doctor?

Yes: Unusualy symptoms in face of constipation shold be explored. There are bad things that can happen. You need a good history and exam with lab testing and perhaps a colonoscopy and other tests. I woiuld not delay seeing your pcp and/or gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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I don t have very much pain often but I have had abdominal swelling on my right side for about a year or so now can you tell me what I should do ?

I don t have very much pain often but I have had abdominal swelling on my right side for about a year or so now can you tell me what I should do ?

Se a dr: There are many causes for right sided abdominal swelling( abdominal wall muscular related, liver or gallbladder just to name a few). Some females taking bcp;s can develop benign liver tumors . Therefore a visit to a dr can rule out all the bad things , they may order an ultrasound exam or a ct scan if something is there. ...Read more

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47 yr. Old male has lwr. Rt. Side abdominal swelling near groin, next to penis. Feelis movement in groin when coughing-what's the cause?

47 yr. Old male has lwr. Rt. Side abdominal swelling near groin, next to penis. Feelis movement in groin when coughing-what's the cause?

Hernia: Sounds like a hernia, which is a small hole in the abdominal wall muscles, allowing some fat or possible intestines to push through. Should be easy to confirm on a physical exam. Just go see your doctor and have it checked out. Good luck. ...Read more

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33 yr old female, with chronic right side abdominal pain, severe abdominal swelling, pain radiates down right leg. Been to ER many times no diagnosis?

33 yr old female, with chronic right side abdominal pain, severe abdominal swelling, pain radiates down right leg. Been to ER many times no diagnosis?

STOP: Going to er, find a family doctor or internist, get a thorough exam and hopefully a good plan of action with appropriate testing. Impossible to say what it is without exam. ...Read more

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Could anyone know what could cause left abdominal swelling?

Could anyone know what could cause left abdominal swelling?

Several things: Colon, small bowel can get full, gas, air.
Fluid in abdomen.
Local swelling of soft tissue or hernia are also possible in left abdomen.
Rarely an enlarged kidney or mass can occur.
FIND out by seeing your PCP with full history and good physical exam, and the testing as guided by these factors. ...Read more

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I have mirena (levonorgestrel) in. Have had abdominal swelling, pain, fatigue. I can't feel the mirena (levonorgestrel) strings. Could this be caused by mirena (levonorgestrel) and should I worry?

I have mirena (levonorgestrel) in. Have had abdominal swelling, pain, fatigue.  I can't feel the mirena (levonorgestrel) strings. Could this be caused by mirena (levonorgestrel) and should I worry?

Mirena (levonorgestrel): See your ob-gyn physician since these symptoms may indeed be related to the mirena (levonorgestrel). Even if not related, the cause should be determined since they are new symptoms without a ready explanation aside perhaps the mirena (levonorgestrel). ...Read more

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What can cause, upper abdominal swelling along with chest and back swelling?

What can cause, upper abdominal swelling along with chest and back swelling?

Cannot comment: Your symptoms are not specific enough to make a comment - is the swelling in the skin? Is it associated with shortness of breath? Any color changes? Weight? Difficulty swallowing?
Normally swelling is gravity dependent, affecting more the legs and lower abdomen. If indeed this is upper abdomen, chest and back, then you should see your physician for more testing to look at the heart and lungs. ...Read more

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Causes of lower right abdominal swelling with inconsistent pain. Sonogram showed nothing wrong?

Causes of lower right abdominal swelling with inconsistent pain. Sonogram showed nothing wrong?

Need CT: If a ultrasound is not helpful, often a CT scan of the abdomen and pelvis will better be able to identify if you have a hernia (defect in the abdominal wall fascia) It will also look at your intestines to see if you have an appendicitis or small bowel or colon problem. Sometimes a CT can be better at identifying other pathology such as an ovarian cyst or urachal cyst that would not be seen on US ...Read more

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I passed a skin like piece yesterday 2 in by 1 in. Have abdominal swelling, pain. Painful during sex. What could it be?I think it may be endometriosis

I passed a skin like piece yesterday 2 in by 1 in. Have abdominal swelling, pain. Painful during sex. What could it be?I think it may be endometriosis

See an OB/GYN: This sounds potentially serious and you should be seen and examined by an experience clinician. Good luck. ...Read more

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At my last check up, I forgot to tell the doctor about abdominal swelling. Is that ok?

Let your doctor know: It is always good policy to, and most physicians welcome when you, express medical concerns. Never hesitate to communicate with your doctor--he needs to hear from you. The two most important pieces of information upon which a physician bases his diagnosis and treatment plan is 1) patient history and 2) physical exam. Thanks in advance for helping us help you, so call or e-mail him/her soon. ...Read more

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I'll have hysterectomy by davinci robotic method. I heard there will be abdominal swelling for awhile and pre-operation clothing won't fit. How long?

I'll have hysterectomy by davinci robotic method. I heard there will be abdominal swelling for awhile and pre-operation clothing won't fit. How long?

Talk to your surgeon: This is a prime question to discuss with your GYN surgeon during a pre-operative Consultation. Most surgeons pass out handouts describing the procedure, complications, and recovery. Great surgeons ALSO verbally discuss the surgery with the patient (and designated family member) prior to surgery and answer any and all questions. Bring a list of your questions with you to that appointment. ...Read more

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Black stools, abdominal swelling and extreme fatigue. What is likely to be causing this?

Bowel lesion: Black stool represents blood from high in the bowel. With abdominal swelling one expects that the bowel is partially obstructed causing proximal dilatation. Fatigue would be due to blood loss so that one needs blood work up and a CAT scan of abdomen followed by colonoscopy. The scan would help define a site of origin of the problem and whether if malignant has it spread. ...Read more

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Does anyone have a suggestion on how to reduce abdominal swelling after surgery?

Ice and elevation: The best ways to reduce swelling are applying ice and elevation, if that is possible. Generally, it just takes time for swelling to reolve - normally 4 to 6 weeks. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to get rid of abdominal swelling after surgery?

Can you tell me how to get rid of abdominal swelling after surgery?

Time: Presuming you are referring to an abdominal operation, i commonly hear from patients that their abdomen is swollen for weeks after the operation despite the fact that they don't look swollen to me. The patient however is a much better judge about their abdominal girth than me. What I do know is that it is common, and resolves without treatment. Severe cases may require more investigation however. ...Read more

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Can long term antibiotic use cause abdominal swelling and if so, why?

Can long term antibiotic use cause abdominal swelling and if so, why?

bacterial imbalance: There can be many problems assoc with prolonged abx use. The abx will sometimes kill off the "the good bacteria" that helps us with digestion and results in the overgrowth of other organisms (bacteria and fungi-yeast) witch can effect us adversly. The goal is to take abx only if absolutely neccessary and for short periods , the use of prebiotics and probiotics has been shown to be of benifit. ...Read more

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I have severe abdominal swelling since my supracervical robotic hysterectomy, I am 9 weeks post op and the swelling has not gone down too much. Why?

I have severe abdominal swelling since my supracervical robotic hysterectomy, I am 9 weeks post op and the swelling has not gone down too much. Why?

Uncertain: You will need to see your surgeon for an exam. Could be a hernia, but doubtful due that a hernia in a small port site would cause generalized swelling or bloating. Also could be bowel dysmotility, but this would be unlikely 9 weeks out. If you have already sen your surgeon and are not satisfied, seek a second opinion. ...Read more

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I get lower right abdominal swelling which goes after urinating, no pain?

I get lower right abdominal swelling which goes after urinating, no pain?

Exam needed: Swelling in the lower abdomen should not occur simply from a full bladder unless it is retaining abnormally large amounts of urine(like a quart). An abdominal hernia is a possibility in that area. An exam by your Gynecologist or a urologist is recommended. ...Read more

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Can cymbalta (duloxetine) cause extreme abdominal swelling and constipation?

Can cymbalta (duloxetine) cause extreme abdominal swelling and constipation?

See a doctor: I'm worried by the phrase, "extreme abdominal swelling". You need to see a doctor who can examine you and find out what's going on. ...Read more

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What causes abdominal swelling other than fluid retention, gas and fat ?

Intestinal: Obstruction, urinary obstruction, abnormal organ enlargement, malignancy, to name a few. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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


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