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Alcoholism 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
Visibly, it is continuing to drink in ways that are "out of control" despite negative consequences.It is a metabolic disorder where alcohol is not processed normally. Over time tolerance develops, (it takes more to get the desired effect). In later stages there are often withdrawal symptoms when you stop, but not always. Many relapse after abstaining for a while, esp. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have itching @ distended abdomen. Started about a week ago with the itching @ distention started yesterday. Had gallbladder out in sept of 2012.
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
Why are drs concerned about a bloated or distended abdomen after liver biopsy? What would this indicate?
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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