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Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Enlarged Abdomen (Overview)

An enlarged abdomen is a clinical finding in which the abdomen is larger than in a normal, healthy person.


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Could having an enlarged abdomen cause major stomach pains?

Could having an enlarged abdomen cause major stomach pains?

Probably: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
103 doctors shared insights

Enlarged Abdomen (Overview)

An enlarged abdomen is a clinical finding in which the abdomen is larger than in a normal, healthy person.


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Why do I have a very enlarged abdomen after a hysterectomy 1 week ago?

Why do I have a very enlarged abdomen after a hysterectomy 1 week ago?

Postop Ileus: This is common after any abdominal surgery, primarily related to abnormal bowel function secondary to narcotic pain mediction. This can be worsened by stretching of the abdominal wall associated w/laparoscopy. The best solution is "time" and limiting pain meds. Feel better! ...Read more

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What is the treatment of enlarged lymphnodes in abdomen and groin ?

What is the treatment of enlarged lymphnodes in abdomen and groin ?

It depends: Enlarged lymph nodes can be due to several different diseases. The treatment is tailored according tothe cause. In other terms, we need to understand why they are enlarged to advise about the treatment. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for abdominal swelling?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for abdominal swelling?

WHOA: Get the cause of the swelling diagnosed and treated. Call your doctor now or latest tomorrow. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to get rid of abdominal swelling after surgery?

Can you tell me how to get rid of abdominal swelling after surgery?

Time: Presuming you are referring to an abdominal operation, i commonly hear from patients that their abdomen is swollen for weeks after the operation despite the fact that they don't look swollen to me. The patient however is a much better judge about their abdominal girth than me. What I do know is that it is common, and resolves without treatment. Severe cases may require more investigation however. ...Read more

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Are there some genetic reasons I get abdominal swelling off and on?

Are there some genetic reasons I get abdominal swelling off and on?

Unlikely: Episodic swelling is generally not related to any genetic condition. ...Read more

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Why do I have a very enlarged abdomen after a hysterectomy 1 week ago?

Postop Ileus: This is common after any abdominal surgery, primarily related to abnormal bowel function secondary to narcotic pain mediction. This can be worsened by stretching of the abdominal wall associated w/laparoscopy. The best solution is "time" and limiting pain meds. Feel better! ...Read more

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Why do skinny children in Africa have enlarged abdomen?

Why do skinny children in Africa have enlarged abdomen?

Water retention: Starvation eventually leads to leakage of water into the organs & tissues because there in not enough albumen, a blood protein to keep fluid in the blood vessels.The liver enlarges & loose belly muscles allow the sagging of the gut under the weight of the extra fluid ...Read more

Abdominal Swelling (Definition)

That depends based on what the patient means ...Read more