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Cant get rid of abdominal distension. No diagnosis. Should I have laparotomy done?

Cant get rid of abdominal distension. No diagnosis. Should I have laparotomy done?

No.: If i understand your (?) correctly, you are asking if exploratory surgery should be done. Presently, there are very few things that we can see at laparotomy that we can't see by radiologic or endoscopic examination. Distention is either due to a solid or hollow organ in the abdomen that's enlarged--this is best evaluated non surgically; if a "surgical" problem is found, then surgery is appropriate. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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Swollen Belly (Definition)

Abdominal swelling, or distention, is more often caused by overeating than by a serious illness. This problem can be caused by: air swallowing (a nervous habit), buildup of fluid in the abdomen (this can be a sign of a serious medical problem), gas in the intestines from eating foods that are high in fiber (such as fruits and vegetables), irritable ...Read more


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\what kind of treatment can somebody get for abdominal distension?

\what kind of treatment can somebody get for abdominal distension?

Abdominal distension: A distended abdomen is only normal during pregnancy or after an enormous meal. If persistent or recurrent, you are best served by a medical evaluation to localize what's swollen, and what can be done to fix it. This question was recently asked on healthtap, so i refer you to that answer which details the differential diagnosis of abdominal swelling, and what questions to expect from your doctor. ...Read more

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What do you do if get abdominal distension with inguinal hernias?

What do you do if get abdominal distension with inguinal hernias?

See a Surgeon ASAP: The most serious complication associated with an inguinal hernia is bowel incarceration, where a portion of the intestine gets"stuck" within the hernia; if not treated promptly, the blood supply to the intestine can get cut off, requiring emergency bowel resection. If your abdominal distention is due to your hernia, you would notice that the hernia is tender and nonreducible. This is an emergency. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to get rid of abdominal swelling after surgery?

Can you tell me how to get rid of abdominal swelling after surgery?

Time: Presuming you are referring to an abdominal operation, i commonly hear from patients that their abdomen is swollen for weeks after the operation despite the fact that they don't look swollen to me. The patient however is a much better judge about their abdominal girth than me. What I do know is that it is common, and resolves without treatment. Severe cases may require more investigation however. ...Read more

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I have extra skin on lower abdomen I guess it's genetics I don't know i'm 18 and been having it. I'm not over weight or anything is their a way I can get rid of this extra skin with out surgery?

I have extra skin on lower abdomen I guess it's genetics I don't know i'm 18 and been having it. I'm not over weight or anything is their a way I can get rid of this extra skin with out surgery?

Genetic testing: You may need to see a genetic specialist or dermatologist as there are rare skin conditions , e.G "pxe", that cause loose skin. Were you ever heavier & then lost weight: that can cause loose skin, hrs www.Thepmc.Org. ...Read more

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Not long ago I had abdominal paid which is only sudden and either hurts on my left or, how do you get rid of them, do you have to have surgery?

Not long ago I had abdominal paid which is only sudden and either hurts on my left or, how do you get rid of them, do you have to have surgery?

Diagnosis: Cause of pain has to be determined before treatment can be recommended. Could be simple or serious. Please call your Physician for an examination. ...Read more

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Since my abdominal surgery I've been retaining water horribly. What is the best/safest way to get rid of water retention and bloating? Can you?

Since my abdominal surgery I've been retaining water horribly. What is the best/safest way to get rid of water retention and bloating? Can you?

Several causes...: Your fluid retention may be from the intravenous fluids you received during your operation and recovery. You may also be (relatively) , malnourished, with decreased protein stores which can also cause swelling. Follow up with your surgeon. Good luck, feel better. ...Read more

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How does one get rid of an abdominal aortic aneurysm; it sounds really major surgery?

How does one get rid of an abdominal aortic aneurysm; it sounds really major surgery?

AAA: By endo vascular non-invasive intervention or by open abdominal surgery to replace that segment of the aorta. Decisions depend of risk factors (age, health situation, risk of post-op complication, comorbidities...). ...Read more

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Are there foods should be avoided during chemotherapy? Because there are Abdominal distension and vomiting

Ask oncologist: You should ask your oncologist, and/or the oncology nurses. They will have a better sense of what type of diet you should be on based on patient feedback they have received over the years. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Difference between abdominal distension and bloating?

Difference between abdominal distension and bloating?

None.: They are one and the same; it's just a difference in terminology. ...Read more

Dr. Jon Krook
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Laparotomy (Definition)

Laparotomy is abdominal surgery. Often, special enemas are sufficient to treat intussusception. If not, a ...Read more