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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

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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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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 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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Left upper quadrant abdominal swelling under ribs and shortness of breath when exercising. What could this be?

Need to see a doctor: Left upper quadrant pain could cardiac or gastrointestinal, but short of breath on exertion need further evaluation, you should see your doctor for further testing. ...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

Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Chronic Pain (Definition)

classic definition is pain older than 6 months. More recent definitions: Pain beyond the normal healing period, pain associated with psychological impact. Any pain that started as acute after and injury to surgery, but continues beyond the healing ...Read more


Dr. Praveen Mambalam
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Persistent Pain (Definition)

Persistent pain is a symptom in which a person's pain doesn't come and go, but instead is present all the time. The pain can be mild, moderate, or severe, but its constant presence usually means there is ...Read more