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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Left Side Abdominal Swelling

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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.

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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


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He has been having lower abdominal swelling inflammation on his left and right side for two weeks now. There is no pain though.?

He has been having lower abdominal swelling inflammation on his left and right side for two weeks now. There is no pain though.?

I hope he's ok: Take him to the dr. And get an examination and maybe some testing if the Dr. Orders any, to properly diagnose why he is swelling in his lower abdominal area.

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Had been having bad pelvic pain on my left side and now abdominal swelling what can this be?

Had been having bad pelvic pain on my left side and now abdominal swelling what can this be?

Could be serious: You should see your doctor for bad pelvic pain since several of the possible causes are quite serious. You could have a tubal pregnancy or an ovarian cyst that has ruptured and is bleeding into the abdomen causing swelling. You could have a twisted ovary that is losing its blood supply. You could have diverticulitis of the bowel which can rupture causing an abdominal infection.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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I don t have very much pain often but I have had abdominal swelling on my right side for about a year or so now can you tell me what I should do?

I don t have very much pain often but I have had abdominal swelling on my right side for about a year or so now can you tell me what I should do?

Se a dr: There are many causes for right sided abdominal swelling (abdominal wall muscular related, liver or gallbladder just to name a few). Some females taking bcp;s can develop benign liver tumors. Therefore a visit to a dr can rule out all the bad things, they may order an ultrasound exam or a ct scan if something is there.

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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.

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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.

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I have what seems to be abdominal swelling on the right lower side of my abdomen with no pain just discomfort?

I have what seems to be abdominal swelling on the right lower side of my abdomen with no pain just discomfort?

Maybe hernia: If it gets smaller when you lie down and bigger when you stand, it might be a hernia.It might need to be surgically fixed. See a general surgeon.

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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).

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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).

Dr. David Schleimer
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