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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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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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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

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Swollen Belly (Definition)

Abnormal distension of the ...Read more