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Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more


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Can a swollen lymph node on child's lower abdomen be felt (not groin)?

Can a swollen lymph node on child's lower abdomen be felt (not groin)?

Not if...: ...due to Mesenteric Adenitis (enlargement of lymph nodes in abdominal mesentery) is commonly seen in conditions that mimic acute appendicitis. When accompanied by inflammation of the ileum, & crohn's disease has been excluded, consider bacterial infection caused by yersinia enterocolitica, campylobacter, salmonella. Adenitis may also reflect non-GI inflammatory processes in the abdomen or pelvis. ...Read more

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Why would upper stomach be swollen?

Why would upper stomach be swollen?

Many reasons: I could be simply increased gas. However problems such as Gastric Outlet obstruction, due to an ulcer or small bowel obstruction must be also considered. Do you have history of peptic ulcers? Do you have Nausea and vomiting.Please see a gastroenterologist SOON if thye answer is yes to either questions. ...Read more

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What to do about a swollen hard stomach?

What to do about a swollen hard stomach?

Urgent Need: This is something that you do not sit home and wonder. Given your age and this symptom please get to your doctor urgently. ...Read more

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What causes a swollen abdomen in older women?

What causes a swollen abdomen in older women?

Intestines uterus: As we age there is less muscle and our intestines and other organs can seem to protrude. Also, the elderly can sometimes appear to be swollen due to constipation and women can have a prominent lower abdomen due to a large uterus or fibroids. Other reasons include hernias of the belly button or from a previous incision on the belly. ...Read more

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A part of my stomach is swollen, what is happening?

A part of my stomach is swollen, what is happening?

Don't know: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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What causes a swollen pimple on right side of abdomen?

What causes a swollen pimple on right side of abdomen?

"Swollen pimple": If a little red raised bump on your body you initially thought was a pimple starts to swell, it may be a signs of an infection, especially if there is associated redness & tenderness. These may progress to more advanced infections. After you are examined, your doctor will be able to decide on specific treatments, such as antibiotics or incision & drainage. These are easier to treat if done soon. ...Read more

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What would cause a swollen abdomen only in the evening?

What would cause a swollen abdomen only in the evening?

Fatty food/gallstone: Intermittent swelling of your abdomen may be related to fatty foods and gallstones. Dinner is usually the highest fat meal. Fat triggers gallbladder to squeeze, empty its load of digestive bile into your GI tract. If you have gallstones, dietary fat triggers an abnormal system and bloating/swelling occur. Ultrasound can be diagnostic. Others causes: constipation, gastric bloat, mass. ...Read more

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The right side of my stomach is swollen what could it be?

The right side of my stomach is swollen what could it be?

Right abdomen: There are many organs in the right side of the abdomen, including the liver, gallbladder, intestines, pancreas, appendix, ovary, and fallopian tube, among others. Any persistent swelling warrants a work up from your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Swollen abdomen?

Large abdomen: 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, constipation, and liver problems. ...Read more

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I have a swollen abdomen and there is fullness feeling down below?

I have a swollen abdomen and there is fullness feeling down below?

Doctor: I recommend that you see a doctor. Could be a simple problem as constipation but can be a serious problem. ...Read more

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My stomach feels swollen. What test would determine if it is swollen?

My stomach feels swollen. What test would determine if it is swollen?

A physical exam: A good physical exam is the best way to determine if there is fluid in your abdomen. If then there is any other doubt at that point, an ultrasound would be the best next test - extremely safe ad would answer your question. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a swollen stomach after a termination 3 days ago?

Is it normal to have a swollen stomach after a termination 3 days ago?

It's possible: If you are having pain and sighing often then it's possib, cramps the I would return to my doctor ...Read more

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Sudden stomach swollen within few hours, no pain. What could be reasons?

Sudden stomach swollen within few hours, no pain. What could be reasons?

Acute belly bloating: There are lots of reasons for acute abdominal distension/bloating, & not all of them are due to the GI tract. Even "functional" syndromes may be present without underlying "disease." However SBO (paralyzed gut) and/or ascites are just some of the serious conditions possible here that warrant you check with your doctor for examination now. ...Read more

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My stomach feels swollen after my termination that I had 3 days ago, is this normal?

My stomach feels swollen after my termination that I had 3 days ago, is this normal?

Can be: Bloating can be normal, BUT self limited
if your abdomen is hard and or tender or you have a fever,
or feel dizzy when arising, go back and get checked.
if a perforation occurred, it can cause internal bleeding, infection and even bowel injury--ALL emergencies.
alternatively go the ER for a possible CT scan and blood count ...Read more

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It's going on 3 years that at least twice a month my stomach gets hard and swollen?

It's going on 3 years that at least twice a month my stomach gets hard and swollen?

More history: You need to give a better history of the issue for instance does it have anything to do with your diet? You need to see your doctor and perhaps have a colonoscopy if you have not had one. Look at your diet as well ...Read more

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Right side of stomach looks swollen, I've been having minor discomfort on right side of stomach.

Probiotic: Try adding a probiotic daily. Also getting rid of inflammatory foods in your diet can also be helpful. Those are nightshades such as eggplant, peppers and tomatoes. Red meat, dairy and shellfish can also cause an inflammatory response. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have pain on my left side of my stomach every morning. The left side of my stomach is also swollen?

I have pain on my left side of my stomach every morning. The left side of my stomach is also swollen?

Constipation: In a female of your age the most likely is constipation without any blood, which you did not mention, and only bloating and left sided pain. Do you have round or hard poops or strain when you go? Are you getting enough fiber in your diet (9 servings of fruits and veggies a day and 3 grains) and drinking your 64 ounces of water a day? The left side is colon, abdomen is the emptying side. No organs. ...Read more