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I got back from a vacation to Jamaica 5 days ago and now have fever ranging from 100-102, Distended, painful all over abdomen, headache, sweat/chills?

I got back from a vacation to Jamaica 5 days ago and now have fever ranging from 100-102, Distended, painful all over abdomen, headache, sweat/chills?

Infection: It appears you have an abdominal infection which may have been transmitted while you were on vacation abroad. A lot of times, it's a simple virus that runs its own course, however sometimes it's more serious. If yoy are having any associated diarrhea and/or vomiting along with the fever, you may also become dehydrated. You should contact your doctor and have a plan ready if you worsen clinically. ...Read more

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16 wks pregnant. From a week getting mild pains, palpitations in abdomen, freq gas formation, short painful gas discharge, distended, crampy abdomen. Isok?

16 wks pregnant. From a week getting mild pains, palpitations in abdomen, freq gas formation, short painful gas discharge, distended, crampy abdomen. Isok?

Call your OB: Gas, pains, abdominal distension, and 'palpitations in abdomen' at 16 weeks are not normal. They may just be because of something you ate but abnormal symptoms during pregnancy should always be evaluated. Be safe. Call your OB now. ...Read more

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How can I know what causes a distended abdomen?

How can I know what causes a distended abdomen?

Swallowing air.: A distended abdomen may be caused by many things, however, gas in the intestinal tract is most common. Gas is normal and too much may cause distension. We continuously swallow air every time we swallow; this is normal. Avoiding carbonated beverages, including soda or beer, will help decrease the excess air we swallow. ...Read more

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Swollen, distended abdomen?

Swollen, distended abdomen?

Depends: There can be many causes for a swollen distended abdomen like constipation, diverticulitis or viral infection etc. But also more serious things like perforation or appendix or ascites. Check with your doctor to be diagnosed properly. ...Read more

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Really distended abdomen and diahorrea with creon?

Really distended abdomen and diahorrea with creon?

Pancreatic therapy: Creon can produce nausea or vomiting, mild stomach pain or upset, diarrhea or constipation, bloating or gas, greasy stools, rectal irritation; headache, dizziness, cough; or weight loss as side-effects.. ...Read more

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What is causing a distended abdomen after appendectomy?

What is causing a distended abdomen after appendectomy?

Gas: Gas and bloating in the abdomen can be normal for a few days after appendix surgery. Was surgery laparoscopic, as gas is used during that surgery for visualization & causes bloated feeling for a few days. Slow inestinal function (ileus) is also common. Eat light small foods. See your surgeon for evaluation & sooner if vomiting or fevers. ...Read more

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Distended abdomen in 16 month old, no constipation, on and off screaming n crying...Should we go to er?

Distended abdomen in 16 month old, no constipation, on and off screaming n crying...Should we go to er?

Yes.: If pain is severe and sustained then you should go to the er immediately. If everything is ok after that then I urge you to follow up with your child's doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Why are drs concerned about a bloated or distended abdomen after liver biopsy? What would this indicate?

Why are drs concerned about a bloated or distended abdomen after liver biopsy? What would this indicate?

Multiple possibiliti: Liver biopsy is not without risks. The liver can bleed. Bowels can get injured with the needle. They are most likely concerned with excess bleeding from the biopsy site. Possibly concerned about bowel injury. ...Read more

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2-3 days of foul smelling burps, diarrhea, distended abdomen and pain. How can I treat this at home to see if it runs it's course. Thanks!

2-3 days of foul smelling burps, diarrhea, distended abdomen and pain. How can I treat this at home to see if it runs it's course. Thanks!

See answer: You may be suffering from a viral gastroenteritis. However there is not enough information to give you specific advice. Go the following links discussing gastroenteritis and abdominal pain. Then you will be more informed as to what you should do. See a physician if needed for proper diagnosis and treatment. Http://bit. Ly/1vxEW0V and http://bit. Ly/1L7sqOK and http://bit. Ly/10RdXop ...Read more

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Why would c diff give me constipation and distended abdomen when most people get diarrhea?

Why would c diff give me constipation and distended abdomen when most people get diarrhea?

C. Diff/Constipation: Only obtain stool studies for c. Diff. Infection if you are having diarrhea. There is a small percentage of people carried c. Diff., but will not have symptoms. If you are having abdominal pain, this is likely related to diarrhea. Only in severe c. Difficile infection that cause ileus (toxic megacolon), then you will not have loose stools. With you being at home, non toxic, unlikely to be inf. ...Read more

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Fluttering in upper abdomen 3 days, with distended abdomen 2 days. No pain and not excessive gas.

Fluttering in upper abdomen 3 days, with distended abdomen 2 days. No pain and not excessive gas.

Gas, fluttering: These may be signs that you are worried, anxious and even may have some gastritis which can cause excessive gas and excess acid production, distension of abdomen and burping, passing gas etc. ...Read more

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I have gastritis...Severe nausea. Heartburn. A gross distended abdomen...No relief with any meds. Been 8 months. What else could be going on?

I have gastritis...Severe nausea. Heartburn. A gross distended abdomen...No relief with any meds. Been 8 months. What else could be going on?

See GI: It could be several things including, but not limited to, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel syndrome, peptic ulcer disease, etc. The moral is you need to see a gastroenterologist who can further evaluate your symptoms and hopefully come up with a treatment plan. ...Read more

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Can doxycycline hyclate 100mg twice daily for 9 days cause distended abdomen. If so, is it a dangerous side effect, should I discontinue taking it?

Bloated: It's possible that 10 days of doxycycline caused abdominal bloating and it's worth asking your physician if you can safely discontinue it as he/she knows why it was prescribed and whether you need any more antibiotic treatment.As long as you don't have associated abdominal pain, vomiting or stoppage of bowel movement, there is no present danger. ...Read more

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Hoping you can tell me, is distended abdomen a side effect of hiatal hernia surgery?

Hoping you can tell me, is distended abdomen a side effect of hiatal hernia surgery?

Maybe: A distended abdomen is common during the early recovery period after hiatal hernia repair. Long term, it should not be a problem, but if it is, see your surgeon. You could try some simethicone which is in over the counter anti-gas formulas. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of hypothyroidism in the beginning stages? So far I have some hair loss, I workout a lot but still have a distended abdomen

What are some symptoms of hypothyroidism in the beginning stages? So far I have some hair loss, I workout a lot but still have a distended abdomen

Weight gain,: Hot and cold intolerance, dry skin, constipation, sluggishness and fatigue, menstrual irregularity or cessation of periods. There are many others which you can read about on a good medical website like mayo clinic. ...Read more

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Can ibuprophen cause a distended abdomen and/or liver? I have had hep c and irritable bowel syndrome.

Can ibuprophen cause a distended abdomen and/or liver? I have had hep c and irritable bowel syndrome.

Unlikely: Ibuprofen very rarely causes liver damage, although you need to be extra careful to avoid alcohol (alcohol also accelerates liver damage with hcv). If people already have advanced cirrhosis they can get more complications, so it is very important to find out with your doctor how well the liver is functioning and how much scarring has occurred. ...Read more

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5mo born w/ & continues 2 have distended abdomen now has vomited & had diarrhea for 3 days & stomach is flattening, decreased appetite fussy @ night??

5mo born w/ & continues 2 have distended abdomen now has vomited & had diarrhea for 3 days & stomach is flattening, decreased appetite fussy @ night??

Abdomen: The vomiting and diarrhea might be a separate issue on what's going on. I am seeing lots of stomach viruses in the office right now. The decreased appetite can go with the illness. If less wet diapers then see the pediatrician to evaluate if dehydrated. The distended abdomen might be related to gas and/or constipation, if extremely distended might need a sonogram. ...Read more