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Distended Stomach Constipation And Internal Bleeding
Chronic constipation no obstruction or any disease, just an extremely boated and distended stomach. Howcan I clear out all the built up fecal matter?
Several options..: Patients with chronic constipation should understand they have a very efficient colon in reabsorbing water and holding on to residue. To have more regular bowel movements will mean providing the colon with daily help (supplement) — a fiber product (metamucil, prunes), stool softener (doss), or osmotic laxative (glycolax, mom). But not a stimulant laxative such as dulcolax or senna herbal products. ...Read more
Also known as an internal hemorrhage, internal bleeding refers to bleeding that occurs inside the body that is not seen from the outside. This happens when there is damage to an artery or vein from trauma, an injury to the spleen, a ruptured aneurysm, or erosion into an artery or vein from cancer or gastric ulcer. Internal bleeding is a medical emergency ...Read more
On day 73 of my menstural cycle, usually a 25-day cycle. My BMI is 17.0, I have constipation, dry/thinning hair, distended stomach, and burp a lot.
Weight: Your low weight may be a contributing factor — especially if you work out excessively. This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more
On day 73 of my menstural cycle, usually a 25-day cycle. BMI is 17.0,I have constipation, dry/thinning hair, insomnia, distended stomach, and burp a lot.
See doctor: A BMI or 17 and ammenorrhea suggest metabolic issues that are not discernible without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It is imperative that you see your doctor for an in-person evaluation. The reason for your excessively low weight needs to be determined. ...Read more
I had CT scan (oral barium sulfate & iv iodine contrast) yesterday and am very constipated w/ a distended stomach. Do I need to talk to my doctor?
I am a 23-year-old female who has had abdominal distention for 10 months in addition to constipation. I have a pulsating mass around my belly button?
Need an exam:
How long have you had the mass? How large is it?
Etc, etc. These are just a few of the questions a physician would want to ask you during a visit. Then he would examen you. It's not possible to give you a diagnosis in this limited format. Giving you a list of possible causes won't help you. You won't be able to diagnosis yourself.
It's time to see a physician if your concerned ...Read more
Is black and tarry stool and abdominal distention following an epidural steroid injection signs of gastric bleeding?
Severe pain: Trauma severe enough to cause intra-abdominal bleeding will likely result in severe abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, fast heart rate, low blood pressure, dizziness, and worsening tenderness of the abdomen. The presence of any symptoms just listed should prompt an immediate trip to the nearest emergency room without delay. ...Read more
How hard does a blow to the abdomen have to be to cause internal bleeding? How many hours before symptoms arise?
It depends: Any abdominal trauma has the potential to injure your spleen or other viscera, and cause internal bleeding. That said, it generally takes a great deal of force to cause internal bleeding, such as from a car wreck or serious altercation. However, if you have a condition that gives you splenomegaly, it is much easier to be injured. This is a common problem with infectious mononucleosis. ...Read more
Bloated constipation and swollen abdomen normal periods appetite is fine. Been ongoing for about 4 weeks and giving me back pain?
Gas, bloated, increased waist size, swollen abdomen, pain= lower abdomen, back & leg, constipation, frequent urination & pain in sex. Overian cancer?
Light cramps in abdomen and rectal bleeding no constipation, diarreah. I drink plenty of water... I heard it may be an early pregnancy symptom?
See your doctor: Rectal bleeding is not a sign of pregnancy. It can be related to constipation or polyps. It may be a minor problem or a serious problem. Please see your doctor and get yourself checked. Cramping can be due to constipation. Cramping if pregnant requires a check-up rightaway. ...Read more
I'm having symptoms of bloated and distended stomach regardless of diet, tried everything please help?
Yes: You need to be examined by a physician and between you and him/her decide what needs to be done especially if condition is acute in nature i. E of recent onset. ...Read more
I have a very distended stomach and bright orange stool. This has been going on for 4 days now. What could be wrong?
Get it evaluated: Then you need to see a doctor or go to the er to have this issue evaluated. ...Read more
Am i swallowing too much air throughout the day and while eating? Why do I have distended stomach? Acidity, anxiety? Will I go back to normal stomach
I have a distended stomach for 2 weeks now, it's very large and feels very uncomfortable just below my chest. Had colonoscopy and all clear.
Lots of things: Distension after meals suggests gastroparesis (a slow stomach) or dysmotility of the small or large intestine. Distension is often reported by irritable bowel syndrome patients who exhibit no structural pathology. Partial or complete obstruction of the bowel can cause distenstion. Accumulation of ascites fluid (benign or malignant causes), pregnancy, organ enlargement, herniation are others. ...Read more
Evaluation: A distended stomach is not ascites. An extended abdomen (area below the diaphram) may be from ascites. In any case an evaluation of the cause is needed. If ascites then imaging and likely a paracentesis for fluid analysis (diagnostic) and distension relief (therapeutic) may be performed. Ascites can be caused by liver disease, cancer, inflammation/infection (eg tb), and many other causes. ...Read more
Protien : The reason malnurished pts have distended abdomens is that of fluid accumulation and is called ascites. Protien and Albumin hold fluids in the vessels. Malnurished pts have low levels of these and fluids escape the vesels and accumulate in the abdomen. Supplements rich in protien may help ...Read more
Several weeks: This is very common, and usually takes several weeks to return to normal, but don't worry, because the distension will go down. As always, if you think something is really wrong, contact your surgeon. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Symptoms: 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
The answer...: The answer to what will help with a distended abdomen depends entirely on the cause of the distention. Probiotics are helpful with a lot of digestive issues, if you take them regularly. The two meds you mention reduce stomach acid and are unlikely to help with distention. If this is happening often, look to your diet for a solution. This problem is often diet related. ...Read more
Distended stomach from asthma? I'm trying to do belly breathing, but I think constant hyperventilation from untreated anxiety has affected my stomach.
Gas; distention: Can be caused by swallowing air, dairy products in people who lack enzyme to break down milk sugar, beans & peanuts, cruciferous veggies (broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, brussel sprouts), carbonated beverages. Gas-x (simethicone) can help in many cases. Lactaid provides the missing enzyme for digesting milk sugar. Beano has enzyme that helps digest oligosaccharides in beans & peanuts. ...Read more
Is it usual to feel better, then start having pain again on right side two weeks after lap appendectomy? Feel nautious, distended stomach still.
Appendix : I would speak to your surgeon about this and get yourself check out to rule out post op complication or alternative diagnosis. ...Read more
Aerophagia versus...: Aerophagia (swallowed air) distends stomach & may result in burping. Also, gassiness/ stomach distension after meals can reflect: 1) partial gastric outlet obstruction due to gastritis/ulcer; 2) pyloric narrowing from scar; 3) gastroparesis due to delayed emptying of stomach (as w/diabetic gut neuropathy); 4) bacterial overgrowth in gut; 5) any malabsorption; 6) pancreatic maldigestion 7) lots more. ...Read more
A distended stomach results from air in bowel loops. Air in the colon can result in bloat. The passage of gas can relieve this. Air in small bowel is less common and is indicative of some other process such as obstruction or crohn's. This is more concerning and needs work-up. Motility disorders can also cause bloat such as gastroparesis which also ...Read more
An enlarging abdomen over what is normal for you, can develop over a period of hours to weeks. This excludes obesity, common causes are gas in the intestine, fluid in the abdomen, pregnancy, and rarely cancer. A CAT scan or ultrasound will show what is going on. Would be helpful to know if there are other symptoms, such as pain, ...Read more