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He has been having lower abdominal swelling inflammation on his left and right side for two weeks now. There is no pain though. ?

He has been having lower abdominal swelling inflammation on his left and right side for two weeks now. There is no pain though. ?

I hope he's ok: Take him to the dr. and get an examination and maybe some testing if the Dr. orders any, to properly diagnose why he is swelling in his lower abdominal area. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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 cause lower abdominal swelling and bloat?

What cause lower abdominal swelling and bloat?

Something or nothing: Bloating is a common symptom of ibs which is usually a self-limiting but annoying gastrointestinal syndrome. The bloating is usually from swallowed gas and/or bacterial imbalance in the gastrointestinal tract. If it is just the lower abdomen, and the patient is female, it may be due to gynecologic problem or even gyn malignancy. If it is with constipation, a laxative may help. ...Read more

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Causes of lower right abdominal swelling with inconsistent pain. Sonogram showed nothing wrong?

Causes of lower right abdominal swelling with inconsistent pain. Sonogram showed nothing wrong?

Need CT: If a ultrasound is not helpful, often a CT scan of the abdomen and pelvis will better be able to identify if you have a hernia (defect in the abdominal wall fascia) It will also look at your intestines to see if you have an appendicitis or small bowel or colon problem. Sometimes a CT can be better at identifying other pathology such as an ovarian cyst or urachal cyst that would not be seen on US ...Read more

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I get lower right abdominal swelling which goes after urinating, no pain?

I get lower right abdominal swelling which goes after urinating, no pain?

Exam needed: Swelling in the lower abdomen should not occur simply from a full bladder unless it is retaining abnormally large amounts of urine(like a quart). An abdominal hernia is a possibility in that area. An exam by your Gynecologist or a urologist is recommended. ...Read more

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What can cause lower abdominal pain, swelling and sciatica pain?

What can cause lower abdominal pain, swelling and sciatica pain?

Pinched Nerve: Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your back. I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...Read more

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Severe lower abdominal pain, swelling, and trouble walking or sitting. Would seeing an acupunturist help?

Severe lower abdominal pain, swelling, and trouble walking or sitting. Would seeing an acupunturist help?

Start with....: If you have new onset severe abdominal pain please go to your nearest emergency room for evaluation to rule out surgical problems. If the problem is more chronic then that, please still start with a comprehensive evaluation by your physician to determine cause. Your sxs sound serious. Start with standard evaluation. Depending on findings, acupuncture may be of benefit. D/w your physician. ...Read more

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I am 1 year post hysterectomy and having severe lower abdominal pain with abdominal swelling and pressure like pain in my right shoulder, please help?

Possible causes: If you still have your ovaries, they could be the cause; also could be an intestinal problem, or even your gallbladder (which can refer pain to the right shoulder). Appendicitis is a possible cause. Uncommon ovarian tumors can cause these symptoms. ...Read more

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I have had sex 3 days during my ovulation and I am experiencing lower abdominal pains and swelling what can this be?

Ovulation: The release of an egg from the ovary can sometimes lead to a small amount internal bleeding from the site of ovulation . Bleeding can be very irritating and cause pain. Ovulation also triggers cascade of hormonal changes, including the increased levels of Progesterone which can lead to a sensation of bloating. Totally normal, does not necessarily mean that you're pregnant but certainly possible. ...Read more

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I have what seems to be abdominal swelling on the right lower side of my abdomen with no pain just discomfort?

I have what seems to be abdominal swelling on the right lower side of my abdomen with no pain just discomfort?

Maybe hernia: If it gets smaller when you lie down and bigger when you stand, it might be a hernia.It might need to be surgically fixed. See a general surgeon. ...Read more

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Could you help me? I have lower abdominal. Lower back pain. Swelling and numbness lower back, hernia right side groin, weakness and cold sweat

Could you help me? I have lower abdominal. Lower back pain. Swelling and numbness lower back, hernia right side groin, weakness and cold sweat

See below: These are symptoms that could be potentially serious. Yous should discuss these with your physician. He/she will thoroughly evaluate you and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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Liquid like brown discharge with cramping. Now lower left abdominal pain with swelling and tender to touch. LMP was 8/11 and normal, hurts to walk.

Liquid like brown discharge with cramping. Now lower left abdominal pain with swelling and tender to touch.  LMP was 8/11 and normal, hurts to walk.

Sonogram: You should have an ultrasound to be certain that you don't have an ovarian cyst. In addition, have some cultures of the discharge. It may just be normal after your cycle or an infection. ...Read more

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Heavy vaginal bleeding for 3 weeks with clots. Upper abdominal swelling midline. Pelvic Cramps. Leg swelling. Lower back pain. What can this be?

Heavy vaginal bleeding for 3 weeks with clots. Upper abdominal swelling midline. Pelvic Cramps. Leg swelling. Lower back pain. What can this be?

See GYN: you need to see a specialist for that ,it could be a very simple problem, but needs to be checked by a GYN, for proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is abdominal swelling?

What sort of problem is abdominal swelling?

Many possibilities: Many things can cause abdominal swelling - it can be fluid, masses (e.g. Cancer), hernias, bleeding, and others. Imaging of your belly will help provide an answer, as well as the clinical scenario. ...Read more

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Is abdominal swelling a sign of some disease?

Is abdominal swelling a sign of some disease?

Can be: Swelling can be due to gaseous distension, stool in the colon, a baby in the uterus, urine in the bladder, poor muscle tone. It can also be due to abnormalities of the ovaries (cysts, tumors), kidneys (cyst, tumor, failure), uterus (fibroids, tumors), tubes (ectopic preg), liver (tumors, fat, scarring, failure), fluid deposition from sick liver, tumors, heart failure, tumor masses, etc. C ur doc. ...Read more

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Abdominal swelling daily, what could be wrong?

Celiac disease: You notice daily abdominal swelling. Consider seeing your doctor to discuss medical conditions. Celiac disease is a condition that makes people sick if they eat wheat, barley, etc. Some people notice bloating. You doctor can do a blood test and more importantly you can work with your doctor to get better even if it is not celiac. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Enlarged Abdomen (Definition)

An enlarged abdomen is a clinical finding in which the abdomen is larger than in ...Read more