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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Swollen Middle Upper Abdomen

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Lower right q of stomach is swollen and chronic pain on and off for almost4 years. What would be the cause?

Lower right q of stomach is swollen and chronic pain on and off for almost4 years. What would be the cause?

Many things: The lower right quadrant has your appendix, right ovary and tubes. Pain may be simply menstrual or GI upset also but most likely a raptured cyst on your ovary which will resolve in a week or so. If symptoms get worse or persist, see a doctor. ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more


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I'm not able to have a bm without the help of a laxitive and my stomach is swollen and with the medicine the BM look sand. What can cause this?

I'm not able to have a bm without the help of a laxitive and my stomach is swollen and with the medicine the BM look sand. What can cause this?

Constipation: Is considered a bowel motility disorder: the coordinated muscular activity in the bowel wall which promote smooth movement through the GI tract (stomach, small and large bowel) becomes disordered. Causes seem to be multifactorial (several causes working together): diet, stress, glandular disorders, medication effects, etc. Need eval, consider GI specialist, to exclude underlying diseases and Rx ...Read more

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What is the cause of a swollen stomach, vomiting and general body weakness?

What is the cause of a swollen stomach, vomiting and general body weakness?

Pregnancy?: Swollen stomach can be due to pregnancy which could lead to vomiting (morning sickness). Without adequate hydration & nutrition, you could also feel general body weakness. Of course, anemia from pregnancy could also do this. Best to check w/your doctor. If you're pregnant, there are many other causes for your symptoms which must be evaluated by your doctor so you still have to go see her/him. ...Read more

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What causes swollen feet, legs, calves, thighs, groin, stomach, liver for 4 months?

What causes swollen feet, legs, calves, thighs, groin, stomach, liver for 4 months?

How exactly: Would you know your liver is swollen? You should see your internist! Swelling all over like that needs to be evaluated. ...Read more

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I have a bite from something on my stomach and it continues to get more red and swollen and feels very hot and itches. Any ideas what can cause this?

I have a bite from something on my stomach and it continues to get more red and swollen and feels very hot and itches. Any ideas what can cause this?

Infection: It may not be a bite but an infection. Many people mistake skin abscesses and cellulitis for spider or other insect bites. Bottom line, you need to see a doctor. You may need antibiotics. ...Read more

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I'm an obese woman who drinks very heavy on weekends can this be the cause of my back pain and stomach being swollen?

I'm an obese woman who drinks very heavy on weekends can this be the cause of my back pain and stomach being swollen?

That is possible.: Obesity can exacerbate back pain. Abdominal enlargement can occur with severe alcohol abuse or with abdominal obesity. I sincerely hope that you get medically evaluated and make healthier life choices. ...Read more

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Friend 45 yr old ultrasound swollen spleen pancreas and liver blood work fine liver area hurts what are the possibilities of cause?

Friend 45 yr old ultrasound swollen spleen pancreas and liver blood work fine liver area hurts what are the possibilities of cause?

Possibly from liver: If there is splenomegaly, one cause would be congested blood backing up from the liver venous circulation. The GI or hepatologist need to be involved to find the cause, benign or from other causes need to ruled out. Blood work may not show causes but a team with radiologist, internist, gastroenterologist need to look at your friend in the whole to evaluate causes and recommend course of action ...Read more

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What would cause pain in to of stomach to my belly? Its really swollen and over the last two week ihave had2 blood transfusion. Don't know.

What would cause pain in to of stomach to my belly? Its really swollen and over the last two week ihave had2 blood transfusion. Don't know.

Swelling may be bad: Retained air in the gut can certainly lead to bloating. However, a "hard" abdomen raises greater concern, such as fluid (ascites) in your abdomen or intestinal blockage. Ascites can be due to significant liver disease, infection, perforation of the gut, trauma to an organ with bleeding, or even cancer. Intestinal blockage, if present, risks rupture, peritonitis, death. Please get evaluated now. ...Read more

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My daughter was diagnosed yesterday with a stomach virus. Today she feels much better but she is swollen right above the tailbone. What can cause this?

My daughter was diagnosed yesterday with a stomach virus. Today she feels much better but she is swollen right above the tailbone. What can cause this?

Not Related: Stomach virus can cause abdominal pain, nausea&vomiting, and or diarrhea but will not cause swelling above the tail bone and that should be checked by the doctor who is treating her. We don't know how old is your daughter and what hr symptoms are. If the doctor who checked her saw the swelling above the tail bone. What did he/she say about it. If not it should be checked ...Read more

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What might cause swollen lymph nodes or stomach virus?

What might cause swollen lymph nodes or stomach virus?

Monitoring Centers: The lymphatic system absorbs and carries things too big to go into the arteries and veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. The lymph nodes "taste" the lymph to see if anything bad is there like bacteria, viruses, cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. ...Read more

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Can herbalife cause back, arm, leg & stomach pain, swollen & weak hands/arms and intermittent inability to move leg and arms after taking it 4 weeks?

Can herbalife cause back, arm, leg & stomach pain, swollen & weak hands/arms and intermittent inability to move leg and arms after taking it 4 weeks?

Maybe -- concerned: Herbalife is a multilevel marketing scheme providing pricey, non-evidence-based diet products and emotional support. I am more concerned about the spironolactone you are taking perhaps contributing to an electrolyte disturbance along with the diet plan. You need to get with your physician now, ask about bloodwork & more & discuss your diet plan, or the next muscle to fail may be your heart. ...Read more

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Cramping, back pain, tiredness, sore and swollen breasts, and stomach pains after orgasm. What's the cause?

Cramping, back pain, tiredness, sore and swollen breasts, and stomach pains after orgasm. What's the cause?

Many issues: Without delay you MUST see a Gynecologist as soon as possible. It might take a while to go through the problems but things should eventually be controlled.
Stay friends with your friend and before too long things will be OK. ...Read more

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I have swollen abdomen and spleen and really sick. What could it be?

I have swollen abdomen and spleen and really sick. What could it be?

Too many poss: This is too vague. I am not sure how u can feel ur spleen. If it is truly enlarged, there are many possibilities. You need to be seen in person by ur doctor and then referred to hematologist if appropriate. ...Read more

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I'm concerned because I have swollen abdomen and spleen and really sick?

I'm concerned because I have swollen abdomen and spleen and really sick?

See your PCP soon: How long this has been going on? You should be investigated for the reasons that caused your abdomen to swell, is it ascites/ why is your spleen enlarged/ see you primary care physician right away. ...Read more

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What happens if a swollen spleen burst and blood spills into the abdomen?

What happens if a swollen spleen burst and blood spills into the abdomen?

You will die unless: Emergent action is taken to stop the bleeding and to remove the ruptured spleen. ...Read more

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I have a hemangioma lesion on liver found on scan also gallstone in gallbladder swollen abdomen bk pain flank pain what test now need doing?

Check with your prim: Tests need to be looked at along with the labs. Hemangiomas generally don't cause any pain. Symptomatic gallstones can cause epigastric discomfort at times radiating to back along with nausea. R flank pain can be from gallbladder disease or from kidney stones. I see you are on metronidazole, you didn't state why? You need a complete bloodwork. Please check with your doctor who ordered the ct. ...Read more

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Why would upper stomach be swollen?

Many reasons: I could be simply increased gas. However problems such as Gastric Outlet obstruction, due to an ulcer or small bowel obstruction must be also considered. Do you have history of peptic ulcers? Do you have Nausea and vomiting.Please see a gastroenterologist SOON if thye answer is yes to either questions. ...Read more

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What to do about a swollen hard stomach?

Urgent Need: This is something that you do not sit home and wonder. Given your age and this symptom please get to your doctor urgently. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my liver or spleen is swollen?

How can I tell if my liver or spleen is swollen?

Physical exam: Perhaps the best place to start with determining if your liver or spleen is enlarged or abnormal is with a physical examination from a skilled provider such as a primary care physician. Such a person can take a history from you and then examine your body. If after that, there are questions left unanswered, imaging studies such as an ultrasound and/or a few lab tests might be helpful. ...Read more

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A part of my stomach is swollen, what is happening?

A part of my stomach is swollen, what is happening?

Don't know: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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The right side of my stomach is swollen what could it be?

The right side of my stomach is swollen what could it be?

Right abdomen: There are many organs in the right side of the abdomen, including the liver, gallbladder, intestines, pancreas, appendix, ovary, and fallopian tube, among others. Any persistent swelling warrants a work up from your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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My stomach feels swollen. What test would determine if it is swollen?

My stomach feels swollen. What test would determine if it is swollen?

A physical exam: A good physical exam is the best way to determine if there is fluid in your abdomen. If then there is any other doubt at that point, an ultrasound would be the best next test - extremely safe ad would answer your question. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a swollen stomach after a termination 3 days ago?

Is it normal to have a swollen stomach after a termination 3 days ago?

It's possible: If you are having pain and sighing often then it's possib, cramps the I would return to my doctor ...Read more

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Sudden stomach swollen within few hours, no pain. What could be reasons?

Sudden stomach swollen within few hours, no pain. What could be reasons?

Acute belly bloating: There are lots of reasons for acute abdominal distension/bloating, & not all of them are due to the GI tract. Even "functional" syndromes may be present without underlying "disease." However SBO (paralyzed gut) and/or ascites are just some of the serious conditions possible here that warrant you check with your doctor for examination now. ...Read more

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My stomach feels swollen after my termination that I had 3 days ago, is this normal?

My stomach feels swollen after my termination that I had 3 days ago, is this normal?

Can be: Bloating can be normal, BUT self limited
if your abdomen is hard and or tender or you have a fever,
or feel dizzy when arising, go back and get checked.
if a perforation occurred, it can cause internal bleeding, infection and even bowel injury--ALL emergencies.
alternatively go the ER for a possible CT scan and blood count ...Read more