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Dr. Louis Gallia
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Swollen Abdomen (Definition)

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


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What are the symptoms of a swollen belly?

What are the symptoms of a swollen belly?

Symptoms: Symptoms are what a person feels. You could feel swelling, pressure, bloating, gas, discomfort, constipation, nausea or vomiting, indigestion, lack of appetite, etc. Causes may be liver disease, ascites, constipation, pregnancy, etc, etc. ...Read more

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Can a swollen belly be a sign of a dangerous condition?

Can a swollen belly be a sign of a dangerous condition?

Yes: If your baby's belly appears larger than normal, they should be examined right away. If they are fussy, the swelling could be a sign of infection or blockage. If not fussy, it could be due to a growth or mass. It could also be due to a less serious but more common condition such as constipation or gas. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Swollen belly?

What is the definition or description of: Swollen belly?

Swollen belly=: Abnormal distension of the abdomen, with various etiologies ...Read more

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What causes a swollen belly button?

What causes a swollen belly button?

Infection or hernia: The most likely problem associated with a swollen belly button, if this is the first time you are encountering this at age 37, is either an umbilical hernia (a defect in the wall of your abdomen) or an infection. If it is painful, red, swollen or if you are having nausea, vomiting and are unable to go to the bathroom, you should get checked as soon as possible. ...Read more

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When does your swollen belly go down after having a hysterectomy?

When does your swollen belly go down after having a hysterectomy?

Few months: It depends on the surgical approach, but it is not uncommon for women to experience "swelly belly" for a few months after hyst. A support girdle type undergarment may help with discomfort. ...Read more

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What is done for a swollen belly button lump and pain?

What is done for a swollen belly button lump and pain?

Maybe...: Surgery if you are describing a bulge from an umbilical hernia. See your doctor or a general surgeon for an examination. ...Read more

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Can having tubes tied lead to a sick feeling and swollen belly?

Can having tubes tied lead to a sick feeling and swollen belly?

No: Tubal ligation prevents ferttilization, 'will not cause sick feeling and swillen belly' very rarely if adhesions are formed like in any surgery, may result, se your doctor. ...Read more

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4 year old boy with red & swollen belly button. No discharge.?

4 year old boy with red & swollen belly button. No discharge.?

Hernia?: Need to see pediatrician ASAP. Could be an infecction or even a trapped umbilical hernia. Is there pain, warmth, fever, or vomiting? If so, call pediatrician, urgent care, or ER. ...Read more

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I've had a swollen belly for a few weeks, seems to get worse as day progresses. Also just noticed soreness and small lump in belly button.

I've had a swollen belly for a few weeks, seems to get worse as day progresses. Also just noticed soreness and small lump in belly button.

Possible hernia: You may have an abdominal wall or umbilical hernia. If you feel any pain or unable to reduce swelling by finger pressure or any change in overlying skin color should check with your doctor promptly. These are the signs of incarceration ...Read more

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Her period ended on 23/11, stayed only 2days, since then bloated and feeling tired due to swollen belly. What to do?

Her period ended on 23/11, stayed only 2days, since then bloated and feeling tired due to swollen belly. What to do?

Pregnancy test: Start with a pregnancy test if you have been having unprotected intercourse. If it is negative she needs to see her primary care provider for a full history and exam to find out what is going on. Hope this helps and she feels better soon. ...Read more

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What would pain in lower right stomach quadrant that aggravates 1 day after alcohol abuse indicate? No pain during boozing. Soft swollen belly.

What would pain in lower right stomach quadrant that aggravates 1 day after alcohol abuse indicate? No pain during boozing. Soft swollen belly.

Possibe gallbladder: Could be gall bladder or liver is inflammed ; if it happens all the time, need to get an ultrasound done to make sure there are no other issues. ...Read more

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55-yr-old friend has sudden swollen belly, belly pain, urgent urination. Has seen gastro but I think she needs GYN. Could she be wasting valuble time?

55-yr-old friend has sudden swollen belly, belly pain, urgent urination. Has seen gastro but I think she needs GYN. Could she be wasting valuble time?

Belly pain: What did "gastro" do for her?
What makes you think she needs a Gynecologist?
Is she 55 or 61?
Several unanswered questions are a problem for your friend.

Please have your friend go to a Gynecologist for advice and help! ...Read more

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I got a swollen belly a free weeks ago with the runs the runs lasted about 24 hours now my belly is still swollen but I don't have bowel movements some?

I got a swollen belly a free weeks ago with the runs the runs lasted about 24 hours now my belly is still swollen but I don't have bowel movements some?

Distended abd/ diarr: Sometimes after diarrhea there is a change in the bacteria in the bowel which can lead to bloating. Consider probiotic. Also may have relative food intolerances so see if changes with elimnation diet (one week avoid gluten, next week dairy, next week soy. Constipation can lead to bloatign as well try milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) 1 tablespoon at night for 3 nights. F/u/ w/ doc ...Read more

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How can a pt on high doses of steroids (sle serositis) tell the diff between having a swollen belly from the drug or true ascites? Abd is swollen/hard

How can a pt on high doses of steroids (sle serositis) tell the diff between having a swollen belly from the drug or true ascites? Abd is swollen/hard

See a doctor: A careful physical exam with a doctor can tell if there is ascites and an abdomen ultrasound can see if there is ascites too. ...Read more

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Dear doctor, recently read in a magazine for the spastic colon and found that l have many of symptoms such as constipation, rumbling and swollen belly.

Dear doctor, recently read in a magazine for the spastic colon and found that l have many of symptoms such as constipation, rumbling and swollen belly.

Thank you: Thank you for letting us know. Usually patients come to health tap to ask questions. Perhaps if you think you have a serious medical condition it would be wise to bring this concern to the physician who cares for you. ...Read more

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I'm 30 years old my mam has had breast cancer. I had a cyst in 2013 had it removed now I have 27cm septated cyst in right ovary swollen belly neusea?

I'm 30 years old my mam has had breast cancer. I had a cyst in 2013 had it removed now I have 27cm septated cyst in right ovary swollen belly neusea?

Breast ovarian CA: Sometimes breast cancer and ovarian can be inherited. Mom having breast cancer at an age less than 50 can increase chances of breast or ovarian cancer in the daughters. BRCA mutation is famous for this. As your complaint and the cyst, this needs to be addressed by a gynecologist right away. Ovarian cysts are frequent findings, but this size is concerning. It can give rise to pain, and nausea ...Read more

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Forgetfulness, Memory problems, Poor concentration, nerve pain in head, extreme fatigue, shortness of breath, tachycardia, swollen belly/legs/feet.

Forgetfulness, Memory problems, Poor concentration, nerve pain in head, extreme fatigue, shortness of breath, tachycardia, swollen belly/legs/feet.

Various symptoms: You have a variety of symptoms so you need to see your doctor. He/she will examine and test you and give you a diagnosis and provide help. Possibilities include cardiac issues, infection, GI issue, anxiety. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Could having a swollen abdomen lead to back pain?

Could having a swollen abdomen lead to back pain?

It's possible: Having an enlarged abdomen can shift your weight in such a way that it creates strain on your back. However, there are medical conditions that enlarged the abdomen that can cause pain as well. To be on the safe side, you should have it checked out by your doctor. ...Read more

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What does one do to get rid of a severly swollen abdomen?

What does one do to get rid of a severly swollen abdomen?

Medical examination: See a physician. There are too many possibilities that can cause abdominal swelling, and I do not know your personal medical history or background to make a medical diagnosis here. ...Read more

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I have swollen abdomen and spleen and really sick. What could it be?

I have swollen abdomen and spleen and really sick. What could it be?

Too many poss: This is too vague. I am not sure how u can feel ur spleen. If it is truly enlarged, there are many possibilities. You need to be seen in person by ur doctor and then referred to hematologist if appropriate. ...Read more

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I'm concerned because I have swollen abdomen and spleen and really sick?

See your PCP soon: How long this has been going on? You should be investigated for the reasons that caused your abdomen to swell, is it ascites/ why is your spleen enlarged/ see you primary care physician right away. ...Read more

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Mom has a swollen abdomen, with very little fat elsewhere, what is going on?

Fluid or ascites: Your mom needs doctor evaluation. If she is otherwise okay, abdomen getting more swollen over six months, it could be fluid expanding her abdomen. There are several other possible causes; mass, metabolic, enlarging liver and spleen. Fluid could be from cancer and/or liver dysfunction. An ultrasound will make the diagnosis. Fluid can be tapped, evaluated and treatments started. Don't delay. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Swollen Belly (Definition)

Abnormal distension of the ...Read more