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What causes a swollen abdomen in older women?

What causes a swollen abdomen in older women?

Intestines uterus : As we age there is less muscle and our intestines and other organs can seem to protrude. Also, the elderly can sometimes appear to be swollen due to constipation and women can have a prominent lower abdomen due to a large uterus or fibroids. Other reasons include hernias of the belly button or from a previous incision on the belly. ...Read more

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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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 would cause a swollen abdomen only in the evening?

What would cause a swollen abdomen only in the evening?

Fatty food/gallstone: Intermittent swelling of your abdomen may be related to fatty foods and gallstones. Dinner is usually the highest fat meal. Fat triggers gallbladder to squeeze, empty its load of digestive bile into your GI tract. If you have gallstones, dietary fat triggers an abnormal system and bloating/swelling occur. Ultrasound can be diagnostic. Others causes: constipation, gastric bloat, mass. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Swollen abdomen?

What is the definition or description of: Swollen abdomen?

Large abdomen: 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, constipation, and liver problems. ...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

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What should I do if i had swollen abdomen specially after eating?

What should I do if i had swollen abdomen specially after eating?

Take Gas medicine: Get checked for diabetes. Slow motility maybe related. Are you on pain meds? Does bloating hurt? ...Read more

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I am experiencing swollen abdomen. The following also describes me: Appetite changes. What should I do?

I am experiencing  swollen abdomen. The following also describes me: Appetite changes. What should I do?

Bloat is a symptom.: Bloating is not a condition unto itself. It's a symptom that would be indicative of some underlying condition. That condition, depending on what it is, could have long-term consequences. The reason for your bloating needs to be identified. You should see a doctor for specific testing. ...Read more

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I have a swollen abdomen and rapid weight gain. What could it be?

I have a swollen abdomen and rapid weight gain. What could it be?

See a doctor ASAP: This should not be a presentation for online consult. Your doctor needs to ask specific questions, look at your abdomen and physically check for clues. You will likely need blood tests and x-rays for a diagnosis and treatment planning. ...Read more

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Restricted lungs due to swollen abdomen of triplets. What is relief?

Restricted lungs due to swollen abdomen of triplets. What is relief?

Perhaps only deliver: If you have dyspnea or orthopnea with triplets, you may be getting close to delivery. Consult with your maternal-fetal medicine physician to determine the optimal time for your cesarean section. ...Read more

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Why am I suffering from cramps, swollen abdomen, sore ovaries?

Why am I suffering from cramps, swollen abdomen, sore ovaries?

Many possibilities: These could be bad menstrual cramps, ovulation pain, ovarian cysts, also more problematic things like endometriosis. Go see your doctor to see if there is something more going on then bad menstrual cramps and to get effective treatment. ...Read more

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Why swollen abdomen, breasts and legs while on warfarin?

Why swollen abdomen, breasts and legs while on warfarin?

Warfarin: Swelling of face and legs was reported as warfarin side effect, but not swelling of abdomen and breasts. Hence, it may not be from warfarin. Consult your physician for full physical exam and work-up to come to a diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a swollen abdomen and there is fullness feeling down below?

I have a swollen abdomen and there is fullness feeling down below?

Doctor: I recommend that you see a doctor. Could be a simple problem as constipation but can be a serious problem. ...Read more

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Restricted lungs due to swollen abdomen from twins. Can they deliver ealy?

Restricted lungs due to swollen abdomen from twins. Can they deliver ealy?

Bad idea: You should sit at the edge of a chair and stay upright to help your lungs — this is difficult understandably. The best thing you can do for your twins is to keep them inside as long as possible. Studies recently have shown that each week after 36 is beneficial to brain and lung maturity. Get a cheerleader and a breathing partner. This is exhausting work especially in the summer. ...Read more

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What causes pain on left side of abdomen, back pain, cramps and swollen abdomen?

What causes pain on left side of abdomen, back pain, cramps and swollen abdomen?

Constipation: Constipation can present with these symptoms but so can several other medical conditions. Would recommend you see your physician for evaluation. Diverticulitis, a potentially serious common colon infection, and colon cancer should be ruled out. ...Read more

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Pancreatitis pain has gotten pretty bad. Usually manageable with Tramadol very swollen abdomen and chills?

Pancreatitis pain has gotten pretty bad. Usually manageable with Tramadol very swollen abdomen and chills?

See your doctor...: If you have a known medical condition, you should be following with a primary doctor as they prescribe. With any increase or change in your symptoms, you should be sure to see them again. Reach out to their office today. If the pain is significant, consider going to the ER. Take care. ...Read more

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Hi, I'm 35 years old & just starting spotting after intercourse & off an on other time & have a swollen abdomen.?

Hi, I'm 35 years old & just starting spotting after intercourse & off an on other time & have a swollen abdomen.?

May be PID: You may have pelvic inflamatory disease, not necessorily by std could acquire even from sanitry napkins etc see your gyn doctor for exam tests and treatment. ...Read more

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Swollen abdomen hip back pain moves about burping acid n breaking wind feels hot suffer with IBS is this linkd?

Probably: These could all be symptoms of severe constipation with bloating, poor periatalsis and releasing gas up and down.

If an enema does no get you going, see a doctor. ...Read more

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I am experiencing side pain, tender abdomen and swollen abdomen. My daughter had an accident last night and horse fell with her.?

I am experiencing side pain, tender abdomen and swollen abdomen.
My daughter had an accident last night and horse fell with her.?

Be seen...: I'm not sure if this is trying to say that the one who had the accident is having abdominal symptoms. If so, she needs to be evaluated in ER now. Either way, even if the symptoms are not being experienced by the one who had the accident, they warrant medical evaluation. ...Read more

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I have been feeling like I smell weird but I'm not sure.i have had swollen abdomen and also lots if lower back pain what could this be?

See a doctor ASAP: You don't provide much detail. But if you mean you have a smelly vaginal dsicahrge, and also pain in the lower abdomen (along with swelling), you may have pelvic inflammatory disease. PID is infection in the fallopian tubes, usually due to gonorrhea or chlamydia. Discharge with odor often is bacterial vaginosis, which often goes along with STDs and PID. See a doctor right away. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have a swollen abdomen due to water retention for years and take a water pill daily, but they do not seem to work that well of late. What to do next?

I have a swollen abdomen due to water retention for years and take a water pill daily, but they do not seem to work that well of late. What to do next?

Need to find reason: Fluid in the abdominal cavity is called ascites. There are many reasons for ascites, some related to malignant reasons, most to benign but serious causes, such as heart, liver and kidney failure. While diuretics (water pills) can improve the amount of ascites, it is critical to find out the underlying reason and address that. See your physician for further testing. ...Read more

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How long can a person live when he has swollen abdomen and extremities, confusion, memory loss, and jaundice,?

How long can a person live when he has swollen abdomen and extremities, confusion, memory loss, and jaundice,?

Hepatic enceph: You describe hepatic encephalopathy perhaps secondary to liver failure (cirrhosis). Many therapeutic interventions can prolong life, including a liver transplant. Ask the current therapy team regarding plans and decisions. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Swollen Belly (Definition)

abnormal distension of the ...Read more