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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Swollen Upper Stomach

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What causes a swollen abdomen in older women?

What causes a swollen abdomen in older women?

Intestines uterus : As we age there is less muscle and our intestines and other organs can seem to protrude. Also, the elderly can sometimes appear to be swollen due to constipation and women can have a prominent lower abdomen due to a large uterus or fibroids. Other reasons include hernias of the belly button or from a previous incision on the belly. ...Read more

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What causes a swollen pimple on right side of abdomen?

What causes a swollen pimple on right side of abdomen?

"Swollen pimple": If a little red raised bump on your body you initially thought was a pimple starts to swell, it may be a signs of an infection, especially if there is associated redness & tenderness. These may progress to more advanced infections. After you are examined, your doctor will be able to decide on specific treatments, such as antibiotics or incision & drainage. These are easier to treat if done soon. ...Read more

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What would cause a swollen abdomen only in the evening?

What would cause a swollen abdomen only in the evening?

Fatty food/gallstone: Intermittent swelling of your abdomen may be related to fatty foods and gallstones. Dinner is usually the highest fat meal. Fat triggers gallbladder to squeeze, empty its load of digestive bile into your GI tract. If you have gallstones, dietary fat triggers an abnormal system and bloating/swelling occur. Ultrasound can be diagnostic. Others causes: constipation, gastric bloat, mass. ...Read more

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3 hours into sleep II wake up with sob and abdomen swollen and right up under my ribs.After standing up for 5 minutes it goes back to normal. Cause?

3 hours into sleep II wake up with sob and abdomen swollen and right up under my ribs.After standing up for 5 minutes it goes back to normal. Cause?

You need to c ur: Primary care doc or a cardiologist.It sounds like you may be having episodes of paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea.This is a heart condition that causes s o b after lying down for a few hours.Go in today. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is hernia a possible cause of abdominal part swollen?

Can you tell me is hernia a possible cause of abdominal part swollen?

Hernia Bulge: One of the most common signs of a hernia is a bulge in the area of the hernia. A hernia is a defect/hole in the abdominal wall. As a result the contents of the abdomen push through this defect and create swelling in the area. While this may only represents fat from inside the abdomen, sometimes it is intestine. Hernias should be evaluated by your physician and most should be repaired surgically. ...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