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Causes Of Swollen Middle Upper Abdomen
Lower right q of stomach is swollen and chronic pain on and off for almost4 years. What would be the cause?
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
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
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
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?
Probably not: Related to your operation. Consult with your gyn just to be sure. ...Read more
I'm an obese woman who drinks very heavy on weekends can this be the cause of my back pain and stomach being swollen?
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
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
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
Does simvastatin 20 mg causes swollen in legs and bloating in stomach? My mom starting thèse symptômes after starting this médication. Thanks
Simvastatin: This could be the side effect of the medication. Try stopping it and see whether the symptoms disappear. ...Read more
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
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
Cramping, back pain, tiredness, sore and swollen breasts, and stomach pains after orgasm. What's the cause?
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
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
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
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
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
Gas medicine: Gas x or meds with simethicone should relieve gas. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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