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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Increased Abdominal Girth

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Would it be typical of a rib cage tumor to cause increased abdominal pain while eating and while walking?

Would it be typical of a rib cage tumor to cause increased abdominal pain while eating and while walking?

Need more info: Do you have a known rib cage tumor? The benign ones aren't likely to do this unless they're massive an impinging on your stomach. The malignant ones are treacherous and can do anything. Symptoms like this require a full diagnostic workup, whether or not a tumor is present; imaging should show whether there's a tumor if that's your concern. ...Read more

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Am 27. Bloating daily for 8 months now, abdominal pain especially when i sit down, increased abdominal girth and feeling full quickly. Ovarian cancer?

Am 27. Bloating daily for 8 months now, abdominal pain especially when i sit down, increased abdominal girth and feeling full quickly. Ovarian cancer?

Worrying re cancer: Worrying about developing cancer is common, but the risk of getting ovarian cancer is low. If you have a family history of breast or ovarian cancer, then you should check with your doctor and have an ultrasound done to look for swelling of the ovaries or fluid collection in the abdomen. Hepatitis or other liver disease could be a serious alternative diagnosis, but start with blood tests and an us. ...Read more

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Abdominal distention CT "liver 20cm, increased in superior to inferior diameter 2 cm" comp. Ct 2 days prior w/no abdom. Distention. What causes this?

Abdominal distention CT "liver 20cm, increased in superior to inferior diameter 2 cm" comp. Ct 2 days prior w/no abdom. Distention. What causes this?

Can't answer: How far apart were the ct scans? Why did you have them? Was contrast given? Too many unknowns. One possibility is that there was no real change and the measurement was in error. Hopefully, the ct report offers some information on why there was an apparent change. ...Read more

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Causes of constant upper left abdominal pain-tenderness around the stomach, w/constipation & increased belching for about 10 days? Help please.

Causes of constant upper left abdominal pain-tenderness around the stomach, w/constipation & increased belching for about 10 days? Help please.

Start w/ evaluation: There are lots of reasons for abdominal pain as described ; many are not due to the GI tract. Bowel "problems" often accompany GI disorders--whether functional or "organic." if pain with meals consider peptic (acid), biliary, or pancreatic disease. If bleeding or tenderness is present, this suggests inflammation, ischemia, or infection. Please see your doctor for help. ...Read more

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Will chronic straining / increased intra-abdominal pressure cause the colon veins to become enlarged the same way it causes hemorrhoids?

Will chronic straining / increased intra-abdominal pressure cause the colon veins to become enlarged the same way it causes hemorrhoids?

No: The anatomy of the internal veins and the hemorrhoid veins is different. But the colon can become enlarged and distended and sluggish, and colon diverticulosis can occur instead. ...Read more

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Any indication to do a contrast abdominal CT in a patient with marginally increased lipase levels probably caused by elevated triglycerides?

Not enough info.: generally, a contrasted CT would not be necessary in this instance, but more information about the symptoms, other lab values, such as amylase and white blood count, and the results of a physical exam could change that recommendation. If your lipase is elevated, follow through with your doctor's advice. Good luck. ...Read more

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No bowel issues 6weeks constant pelvic/lower left abdominal pain increased girth, urination (not painful) & fatigue could this be ovarian cancer?

No bowel issues 6weeks constant pelvic/lower left abdominal pain increased girth, urination (not painful) & fatigue could this be ovarian cancer?

See exerts timely...: For a young lady as you're, the first things to look into are how you void and defecate. If all alright, see a gynecologist timely; it's better than online second-guessing. Meanwhile, practice healthy lifestyle and avoid overindulgence and obsession of any form. Best wish... ...Read more