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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. Daniel Saurborn
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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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Cant get rid of abdominal distension. No diagnosis. Should I have laparotomy done?

No.: If i understand your (?) correctly, you are asking if exploratory surgery should be done. Presently, there are very few things that we can see at laparotomy that we can't see by radiologic or endoscopic examination. Distention is either due to a solid or hollow organ in the abdomen that's enlarged--this is best evaluated non surgically; if a "surgical" problem is found, then surgery is appropriate. ...Read more

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Are there foods should be avoided during chemotherapy? Because there are Abdominal distension and vomiting

Are there foods should be avoided during chemotherapy? Because there are Abdominal distension and vomiting

Ask oncologist: You should ask your oncologist, and/or the oncology nurses. They will have a better sense of what type of diet you should be on based on patient feedback they have received over the years. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What causes my abdominal distension?

What causes my abdominal distension?

Could be several: Things. You need a physical examination by a health care professional to rule out any conditions such as bowel obstruction which require urgent attention. I can't explain all of it here but the bottom line is that causes could be acute and chronic such as infection, tumor, bowel obstruction which could be functional and mechanical, and ascites in addition to a lot others. Please see you fam doc. ...Read more

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Can you die from abdominal distension?

Yes but not from: From the distension itself, but from what may be causing the distension. ...Read more

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Can I die from abdominal distension if I ignore it?

Can I die from abdominal distension if I ignore it?

Maybe: Abdominal distension is a symptom that can have many different underlying causes. It may be as simple as gas bloat but could be as serious as a tumor. You should start by seeing your pcp or general medical practitioner so they can start the appropriate workup. ...Read more

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Is it normal for someone to have abdominal distension?

Is it normal for someone to have 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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I started getting abdominal distension a couple of days ago. Will I be back to normal by next week?

Maybe: Difficult to tell without diagnosing the cause by taking a good history an examining you, so please see a doctor if not getting better. ...Read more

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5months menses twice amonth,I made a ultrasaund,uterus,ovaries were normal.Papsmear didn't do.I have abdominal distension&gases.doctor gave yasmin0,03?

5months menses twice amonth,I made a ultrasaund,uterus,ovaries were normal.Papsmear didn't do.I have abdominal distension&gases.doctor gave yasmin0,03?

Regulation of bleed: With abnormal uterine bleeding like you have had,I'm glad you had an ulltrasound but I would still recommend going back for the pap smear as well to rule out cervical problems causing the bleeding.The Yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) will hopefully regulate your hormones and periods better if the hormones are the cause of your twice monthly periods in the next 3 months or so.Need to rule out cervix as the cause though. ...Read more

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SIBO positive. First few days on Flagyl symptoms reduced. No gas less abdominal distension. Symptoms returned while still on 2 week Flagyl course. Why?

SIBO positive. First few days on Flagyl symptoms reduced. No gas less abdominal distension. Symptoms returned while still on 2 week Flagyl course. Why?

Talk with doctors...: Although antibiotic use may help, there is no guaranty. Furthermore, doctors have never cures anything, but modify something for someone at some degree with / without drug and/ or surgery at reasonable time in reasonable way to reasonable patients. So, report & talk with treating doctor. More on SIBO? Go to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Small_intestinal_bacterial_overgrowth. Best wishes to... ...Read more

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