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Difference between abdominal distension and bloating?

Difference between abdominal distension and bloating?

None.: They are one and the same; it's just a difference in terminology. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Swollen Belly (Definition)

Abdominal swelling, or distention, is more often caused by overeating than by a serious illness. This problem can be caused by: air swallowing (a nervous habit), buildup of fluid in the abdomen (this can be a sign of a serious medical problem), gas in the intestines from eating foods that are high in fiber (such as fruits and vegetables), irritable ...Read more


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\what kind of treatment can somebody get for abdominal distension?

\what kind of treatment can somebody get for abdominal distension?

Abdominal distension: A distended abdomen is only normal during pregnancy or after an enormous meal. If persistent or recurrent, you are best served by a medical evaluation to localize what's swollen, and what can be done to fix it. This question was recently asked on healthtap, so i refer you to that answer which details the differential diagnosis of abdominal swelling, and what questions to expect from your doctor. ...Read more

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How long does abdominal distension associated with hirschsprung disease last?

How long does abdominal distension associated with hirschsprung disease last?

Age of correction: Most hd is diagnosed in infants and children. If delayed, the intestine become very dilated and less functional and remains distended. Early only, regular enemas will allow the bowel to come down in size. However, it may be a sign of recurrent/retained hd or a dysfunctional anal sphincter. This should be evaluated if continues. It also can be a sign of enterocolitis. Needs evaluation. ...Read more

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Is abdominal distension a sign of some disease?

Is abdominal distension a sign of some disease?

It depends ...: Abdominal distension is a non-specific finding ... It can represent the entire gamut of medical conditions, from mild constipation to life-threatening intestinal ischemia. It's significance needs to be taken in context with a large number of other factors. ...Read more

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How much should I worry about abdominal distension?

How much should I worry about abdominal distension?

Depends: Abdominal distension is a very vague symptom, it could mean something as simple as gas or something more worrisome. Associated symptoms will help determine what to do next. My recommendation is a good history and physical exam by your physician will help determine how to proceed. ...Read more

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What do doctors do for abdominal distension?

What do doctors do for abdominal distension?

Find the cause.: Abdominal distension is a symptom that can be associated with a lot of different diseases including gallbladder disease, (diabetic) gastroparesis, irritable bowel syndrome, (intestinal) cancer, just to name a few. In order to find the cause, we need to do a full examination often supplemented with blood tests and x-rays. Thankfully, we usually get to the cause pretty quickly. ...Read more

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What is cause of abdominal distension and belching ?

What is cause of abdominal distension and belching ?

Maybe your diet: I would keep a food diary . Do you have it every night? What did you have for dinner the nights you do have it? Food diary may answer these questions and solve your misery. ...Read more

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How long does abdominal distension associated with volvulus last?

How long does abdominal distension associated with volvulus last?

Minimal: Once the volvulus is relieved the distension will resolve. If mechanical relief of volvulus is used then relief should be fairly rapid. If surgery is used it may be a few days for the ileus to resolve. ...Read more

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How long can I wait with abdominal distension to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

How long can I wait with abdominal distension to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

Short time: Sometimes abdominal distension is transient and associated with flu or constipation or just something we ate. It should be short-lived and not associated with pain, nausea, or vomiting. If so, then see a doctor. ...Read more

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What do you do if get abdominal distension with inguinal hernias?

What do you do if get abdominal distension with inguinal hernias?

See a Surgeon ASAP: The most serious complication associated with an inguinal hernia is bowel incarceration, where a portion of the intestine gets"stuck" within the hernia; if not treated promptly, the blood supply to the intestine can get cut off, requiring emergency bowel resection. If your abdominal distention is due to your hernia, you would notice that the hernia is tender and nonreducible. This is an emergency. ...Read more

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