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Can Fibroids Cause Abdominal Swelling
Uterine fibroids are the most common pelvic tumor in women. 1 of every 3 women of child-bearing age have these tumors and up to 80% of african-american women have fibroids. They are often asymptomatic but they can also cause significant symptoms. It is the most common cause of heavy menstrual bleeding. Pelvic pain and increased urinary frequency ...Read more
Simple liver cysts — fluid-filled cavities in the liver — usually cause no signs or symptoms and need no treatment: However, they may be large enough to cause pain or discomfort in the upper right part of the abdomen. Most liver cysts can be detected on ultrasound or computerized tomography (CT) scans. When needed, treatment may include drainage or removal of the cyst. The cause of simple liver cysts isn't known, but they may be the result of a malformation present at birth. Rarely, liver cysts may indicate a serious, underlying condition such as: Polycystic liver disease, an inherited disorder, Echinococcus infection, a parasitic infection, Liver cancer. ...Read more
YES: Yes it cit can still ovulate and cause ovulation pain that can transfer to rectum and or either because if you llost the ovary because of surgery scar tissue can cause rectal pain or if you had any history of endometriosis that still cab stay active and cause pelvic and rectal pain. ...Read more
Possibly: As the scope is advanced and air placed in the colon some degree of stretch and distortion can occur putting tension and possibly tearing adhesions in the abdominal cavity. These can cause pain and even potentially bleeding.If you are having pain especially with a fever or nausea, please call your endoscopist and discuss with them. They need to be aware to determine if a complication has occured. ...Read more
Can fibroids and/or endometriosis cause hormone fluctuations? Breast pain and swelling, abdominal pain and swelling, not pregnant.
Hormones screwed up: The out of balance hormones cause the other problems and are first . The underlying problem may be toxins the are causing the entire set of problems. ...Read more
Obstruction, Pain: As a general surgeon, I am called frequently to care for people whose small intestine has become twisted on itself due to adhesions from prior abdominal surgery (sbo-small bowel obstruction). Often, this will correct itself with in-patient mgmt, but it occasionally requires surgery. My gynecology colleagues care for many patients with pelvic pain presumed to be due to adhesions to the ovaries. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several causes: There are several potential causes of abdominal swelling. Gas trapped in the bowel, from partial obstruction, bad gallbladder, gastric reflux are a few. If you are vomiting or running fever get checked right away. If you are okay, try a bowel regimen, low fat diet, small frequent meals and more hydration. If not better in a week or so, get checked by your doc. ...Read more
Something or nothing: Bloating is a common symptom of ibs which is usually a self-limiting but annoying gastrointestinal syndrome. The bloating is usually from swallowed gas and/or bacterial imbalance in the gastrointestinal tract. If it is just the lower abdomen, and the patient is female, it may be due to gynecologic problem or even gyn malignancy. If it is with constipation, a laxative may help. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
No: Kidney stones can can cause back pain with or without fevers. If the stones drop into the ureter, they will cause colicky pain whic can be severe until they pass, which most will do on their own. Abdominal swelling is usually.Caused by distended bowels, enlarged organs, especially the liver, or fluid buildup (ascites) in the abdominal cavity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have had hernia above belly button since I was baby, 38 now. Would that cause abdominal swelling day after abdominal workout?
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?
What would cause extreme lower abdominal swelling in a thin 35 year old? It is only really bad from ovulation to period. I have pelvic pain as well.
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?
What could cause chronic groin pain, abdominal swelling (4-6 weeks now) with a recent onset of sinus tachycardia?
What causes episodes of extreme subcutaneous abdominal swelling? No associated bowel problems. Ct shows nothing. Dr is puzzled.
Venous blockage?: Has a ct been done during. One of the swelling episodes or only between them? Is there any associated arm or leg swelling during the episodes? Do episodes relate to menses? May be some form of pelvic congestion syndrome or intermittent abdominal venous congestion. May consider an opinion from a vascular surgeon or gyn with experience in pelvic congestion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can cause abdominal swelling? Enough that causes you to breathe differently, especially with any excretion. Normal chest X-ray, BP, cbc, & sugar
Why do I feel and hear fluid between rib cage and pelvis? What is the cause? What causes hard abdominal swelling?cant eat or drink w/o vomiting
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
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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