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Swollen, distended abdomen?

Swollen, distended abdomen?

Depends: There can be many causes for a swollen distended abdomen like constipation, diverticulitis or viral infection etc. But also more serious things like perforation or appendix or ascites . Check with your doctor to be diagnosed properly. ...Read more

Dr. Kevin Passer
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Alcoholism (Definition)

Alcoholism, also known as alcohol use disorder, is an addiction characterized by increased cravings, consumption, and failed efforts to limit intake of alcohol. As the disease progresses, alcoholics develop increased tolerance and have withdrawal symptoms when they try to stop drinking. They continue to increase the amounts and frequency of alcohol consumption despite exposure to harmful situations, failure to perform daily obligations, and difficulty maintaining relationships. The denial, or inability of the alcoholic to see or admit that their drinking is causing havoc in their lives often makes treatment difficult without the ...Read more


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Distended abdomen in 16 month old, no constipation, on and off screaming n crying...Should we go to er?

Distended abdomen in 16 month old, no constipation, on and off screaming n crying...Should we go to er?

Yes.: If pain is severe and sustained then you should go to the er immediately. If everything is ok after that then i urge you to follow up with your child's doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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How can I know what causes a distended abdomen?

How can I know what causes a distended abdomen?

Swallowing air.: A distended abdomen may be caused by many things, however, gas in the intestinal tract is most common. Gas is normal and too much may cause distension. We continuously swallow air every time we swallow; this is normal. Avoiding carbonated beverages, including soda or beer, will help decrease the excess air we swallow. ...Read more

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Really distended abdomen and diahorrea with creon?

Really distended abdomen and diahorrea with creon?

Pancreatic therapy: Creon can produce nausea or vomiting, mild stomach pain or upset, diarrhea or constipation, bloating or gas, greasy stools, rectal irritation; headache, dizziness, cough; or weight loss as side-effects.. ...Read more

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Why are drs concerned about a bloated or distended abdomen after liver biopsy? What would this indicate?

Why are drs concerned about a bloated or distended abdomen after liver biopsy? What would this indicate?

Multiple possibiliti: Liver biopsy is not without risks. The liver can bleed. Bowels can get injured with the needle. They are most likely concerned with excess bleeding from the biopsy site. Possibly concerned about bowel injury. ...Read more

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2-3 days of foul smelling burps, diarrhea, distended abdomen and pain. How can I treat this at home to see if it runs it's course. Thanks!

2-3 days of foul smelling burps, diarrhea, distended abdomen and pain. How can I treat this at home to see if it runs it's course. Thanks!

See answer: You may be suffering from a viral gastroenteritis. However there is not enough information to give you specific advice. Go the following links discussing gastroenteritis and abdominal pain. Then you will be more informed as to what you should do. See a physician if needed for proper diagnosis and treatment. http://bit.ly/1vxEW0V and http://bit.ly/1L7sqOK and http://bit.ly/10RdXop ...Read more

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Why would c diff give me constipation and distended abdomen when most people get diarrhea?

Why would c diff give me constipation and distended abdomen when most people get diarrhea?

C. Diff/Constipation: Only obtain stool studies for c. Diff. Infection if you are having diarrhea. There is a small percentage of people carried c. Diff., but will not have symptoms. If you are having abdominal pain, this is likely related to diarrhea. Only in severe c. Difficile infection that cause ileus (toxic megacolon), then you will not have loose stools. With you being at home, non toxic, unlikely to be inf. ...Read more

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Fluttering in upper abdomen 3 days, with distended abdomen 2 days. No pain and not excessive gas.

Fluttering in upper abdomen 3 days, with distended abdomen 2 days. No pain and not excessive gas.

Gas, fluttering: These may be signs that you are worried, anxious and even may have some gastritis which can cause excessive gas and excess acid production, distension of abdomen and burping, passing gas etc. ...Read more

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What is causing a distended abdomen after appendectomy?

What is causing a distended abdomen after appendectomy?

Gas: Gas and bloating in the abdomen can be normal for a few days after appendix surgery. Was surgery laparoscopic, as gas is used during that surgery for visualization & causes bloated feeling for a few days. Slow inestinal function (ileus) is also common. Eat light small foods. See your surgeon for evaluation & sooner if vomiting or fevers. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Alcohol Dependence (Definition)

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