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Can fibroids cause abdominal soreness?

Can fibroids cause abdominal soreness?

If they are: Large enough, yes. It can outgrow its blood supply and become necrotic. If you have lower abdominal pain and large fibroids, you should see your gyn. ...Read more

Dr. Louis Gallia
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Fibroids (Definition)

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


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Can liver cysts cause abdominal pain?

Can liver cysts cause abdominal pain?

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

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Can ovarian remnants cause rectal pain?

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

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What can cause pelvic discomfort in women?

What can cause pelvic discomfort in women?

Endometriosis. : Usually we do a physical exam, followed by ultrasound, then laparoscopy if needed. Pain could be due to fibroids, ovarian cysts, or endometriosis. ...Read more

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Can hemorrhoids cause vaginal swelling?

Can hemorrhoids cause vaginal swelling?

Should not: Should not cause vaginal swelling. Would see your gyn. ...Read more

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Can abdominal adhesions cause pain after colonoscopy?

Can abdominal adhesions cause pain after colonoscopy?

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

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Can fibroids and/or endometriosis cause hormone fluctuations? Breast pain and swelling, abdominal pain and swelling, not pregnant.

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

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Can pelvic adhesions cause gastritis?

Can pelvic adhesions cause gastritis?

No: Pelvic adhesions cannot cause gastritis. These are 2 separate processes. ...Read more

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What can cause abdominal swelling and poochy belly?

What can cause abdominal swelling and poochy belly?

Variety: Common: air, fluid, stool, overall weight gain. Less common: tumor (colon, ovarian, uterine, kidney, etc) or some process unrelated to abdomen (endocrine disorder). ...Read more

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Can constipation cause abdominal pain?

Can constipation cause abdominal pain?

Yes: One of the sign of constipation is pain because of the difficulty of passing the stool. ...Read more

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Can hashimotos cause abdominal bloating?

Can hashimotos cause abdominal bloating?

Unlikely: Severe untreated low thyroid levels may cause this but if you are properly treated, the abdominal symptoms would be unrelated. ...Read more

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Can fibroids cause pain under ribs?

Maybe: I have seen fibroids large enough to press on the organs of the upper abdomen. Smaller fibroids are unlikely to cause upper abdominal pain. ...Read more

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What can pelvic adhesions cause?

What can pelvic adhesions cause?

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 more

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Can fibroids and polyps cause nausea?

Complicated fibroids: Yes a complicated fibroid undergoing degeneration, necrosis with infection can lead to nausea and vomiting. Same applies to endometrial or endocervical polyps. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what can cause abdominal swelling and pain?

I'm curious as to what can cause abdominal swelling and pain?

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

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What cause lower abdominal swelling and bloat?

What cause lower abdominal swelling and bloat?

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

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Can long term antibiotic use cause abdominal swelling and if so, why?

Can long term antibiotic use cause abdominal swelling and if so, why?

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 more

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Causes of lower right abdominal swelling with inconsistent pain. Sonogram showed nothing wrong?

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

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What can cause abdominal swelling and poochy belly?

Variety: Common: air, fluid, stool, overall weight gain. Less common: tumor (colon, ovarian, uterine, kidney, etc) or some process unrelated to abdomen (endocrine disorder). ...Read more

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Can a kidney stone cause abdominal swelling?

Can a kidney stone cause abdominal swelling?

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 more

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Can cymbalta (duloxetine) cause extreme abdominal swelling and constipation?

Can cymbalta (duloxetine) cause extreme abdominal swelling and constipation?

See a doctor: I'm worried by the phrase, "extreme abdominal swelling". You need to see a doctor who can examine you and find out what's going on. ...Read more

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What can cause abdominal swelling and pain in one day?

What can cause abdominal swelling and pain in one day?

Air, stool, but...: Can be gas, stool, spasm, but can also be from serious causes like bowel obstruction, perforation of a hollow organ like stomach, small bowel, colon, gyn issue. Call your doc today. Er if fever, vomiting, oan't pass gas, urine, or stool. ...Read more

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Could anyone know what could cause left abdominal swelling?

Could anyone know what could cause left abdominal swelling?

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

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What can cause, upper abdominal swelling along with chest and back swelling?

What can cause, upper abdominal swelling along with chest and back swelling?

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 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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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?

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?

Mirena (levonorgestrel): See your ob-gyn physician since these symptoms may indeed be related to the mirena (levonorgestrel). Even if not related, the cause should be determined since they are new symptoms without a ready explanation aside perhaps the mirena (levonorgestrel). ...Read more

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What causes episodes of extreme subcutaneous abdominal swelling? No associated bowel problems. Ct shows nothing. Dr is puzzled.

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 more

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What can cause abdominal swelling? Enough that causes you to breathe differently, especially with any excretion. Normal chest X-ray, BP, cbc, & sugar

What can cause abdominal swelling? Enough that causes you to breathe differently, especially with any excretion. Normal chest X-ray, BP, cbc, & sugar

Physical Exam: Sounds like you need a complete physical exam including a Pelvic exam! The swelling you describe IS NOT NORMAL and needs attention sooner rather than later. Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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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

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

Mgt workup: This should be further evaluated. Please have your BP, blood tested for electrolytes and renal function. You may be retaining fluid and avoiding excess salt intake is suggested. If you have a cough or pulmonary symptoms, please have a pulmonary/cardiac evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Swollen Abdomen (Definition)

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


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