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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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Tender abdomen after painful stomach flu?

Tender abdomen after painful stomach flu?

Diagnosis: The initial assumption that you have a "stomach flu" (whatever that means), may well be incorrect, but would need more info. A tender (meaning painful to the touch) abdomen is a disturbing symptom and one which should be described to a doctor who can then examine this themselves. Please see a professional soon. ...Read more

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Why is gas painful after incarcerated abd wall hernia?

Why is gas painful after incarcerated abd wall hernia?

Distension : Usually from distension of the small and/or large intestine. Should resolve within a week or so. If the hernia was repaired, you can always call your surgeon to be sure. If it was reduced only, you should see a general surgeon for a consult regarding repair to avoid this in he future. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Abdomen feels numb gallbladder or appendix?

Abdomen  feels numb gallbladder or appendix?

Numbness is not: A symptom of either gallbladder or appendix problem. Quite the opposite, you will feel pain, in fact, pretty bad pain. ...Read more

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I have painful gas after incarcerated abd wall hernia?

I have painful gas after incarcerated abd wall  hernia?

Please clarify...: Have you been recently diagnosed with an incarcerated hernia (if so, get it fixed ASAP), has your hernia recently been repaired (if so, call your surgeon). Please refer to our other HealthTap answers regarding contributants to gassiness. ...Read more

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Severe pelvic pain when bladder is full . Right side pelvic bulge. Abdomen swelling, bloated. Right side lower abdomen bigger than left. Painfulmenses?

Severe pelvic pain when bladder is full . Right side pelvic bulge. Abdomen swelling, bloated. Right side lower abdomen bigger than left. Painfulmenses?

Needs evaluation: While I can speculate on potential causes of these symptoms, you need some serious, specific answers. That means a thorough examination plus some X-ray studies to define the problem. Start by calling your physician or gynecologist today to make an appointment to get started. ...Read more

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I have abdominal on lt side of belly button tender above belly button diarrhea constipation trapped gas lower back pain abdominal spasms?

I have abdominal on lt side of belly button tender above belly button diarrhea constipation trapped gas lower back pain abdominal spasms?

Doctor can evaluate: Abdominal pains and stool changes can be from many different causes. Infection with "stomach flu" viruses is a common cause. Other causes include eating "bad" food, medication effects, gall bladder problems, appendicitis, irritable bowel symptoms, ulcerative colitis, etc... A primary care doctor or a G.I. Specialist can evaluate and look for a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Upper left quadrant pain, lower abdominal pain, belly button pain, left groin pain, diarrhea, vomiting. What could it be?

Upper left quadrant pain, lower abdominal pain, belly button pain, left groin pain, diarrhea, vomiting. What could it be?

Sound like: infectious gastroenteritis, caused by virus or bacteria. Other possibilities are ulcerative colitis, amebic colitis, and serious bacterial infection such as typhoid. Also, if you have both diarrhea and vomiting, they could lead to rapid dehydration. You should see a doctor asap, or go to ED if symptoms do not resolve after 24 hours. ...Read more

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Tender lump lower left abdomen?

Tender lump lower left abdomen?

Maybe: An inguinal (groin) hernia. See a doctor for an examination. ...Read more

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Tender abdomen after painfull stomach flu or something?

Tender abdomen after painfull stomach flu or something?

Healing process: There are many inflammatory substances that the body releases in the process of an infection control or a toxic elimination. The effects of this process are felt in differents ways: decreased appetite and intolerance to food that one might have tolerated well before, abdominal distention, tenderness, changes in stooling patterns, less energy, etc. It might take a few weeks to resolve. ...Read more

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Ovarian cysts ruptured 2 wk ago. Severe abdominal pain &distended abdomen, fever, sweating, nausea, free fluid in abdomen, can't pass bm. Peritonitis?

Ovarian cysts ruptured 2 wk ago. Severe abdominal pain &distended abdomen, fever, sweating, nausea, free fluid in abdomen, can't pass bm. Peritonitis?

Free blood: When ovarian cysts rupture spontaneously the process is associated with release of free blood in the peritoneal cavity. This produces pain on abdominal and pelvic exam related to amt. of blood released. Peritonitis is usually not present and can be checked by blood count and exam indicating rebound tenderness associated with peritonitis. ...Read more

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IBS, left sided Abdo pain, pressure in lower abdo into rectum, painful when moving ?

IBS, left sided Abdo pain, pressure in lower abdo into rectum, painful when moving ?

ER/UC-NOW: you must be examined for possible diverticulits or colitis.Please proceed directly to the ER or local UC. ...Read more

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SevLwer right quad stom pain. Bloating,burping,gas,nausea,constip,occ. vomit.also have Vpainful enlarged lymph glands in groin near pain site.apendix?

SevLwer right quad stom pain. Bloating,burping,gas,nausea,constip,occ. vomit.also have Vpainful enlarged lymph glands in groin near pain site.apendix?

Get seen!: New abdominal pain that does not go away in a day or so, needs to be checked out right away. Call your doc or go to an ER. If you have had your symptoms for several days or weeks and they are not getting worse, get checked this week, for sure. Good luck! ...Read more

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Lower right quadrant abdominal pain, pain spreading across abdomen and into groin, nausea, vomiting and constipation? (Female)

Go see your doctor: Without more information (how long? how severe? pain w movement? related to period? fevers?), I'd say you need to be seen by a doctor right away who can examine your abdomen and gather more information. Might be as simple as gastritis, but may be much more serious, like ovarian torsion or appendicitis, both of which can be surgical emergencies. Call your doc now, or go to the ER if you're worried! ...Read more

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Sharp stabbing pain, 1-2 inches under belly button on right and left side. Swollen belly button, stomach feels heavy. Not constipated or gassy either.

Sharp stabbing pain, 1-2 inches under belly button on right and left side. Swollen belly button, stomach feels heavy. Not constipated or gassy either.

Need exam: If this doesn't get better over a few hours or if it is associated with vomiting or fever, best to go to an er for formal examination and history. In women, diagnosing abdominal pain becomes more complicated. ...Read more

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Unbearable burning sharp pain right rib cage/ middle upper abdomen, stinky burps, bloating and gas, swollen ankles, diarrhea 3 weeks. No Gull bladder ?

Unbearable burning sharp pain right rib cage/ middle upper abdomen, stinky burps, bloating and gas, swollen ankles, diarrhea 3 weeks. No Gull bladder ?

See your physician: With all your symptoms you should see your physician for a complete exam. Don't waste your time on self diagnosing on the internet, it will just be confusing. ...Read more

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I suffer from a painful distended abdomen (bloating) a few times per week. (Maybe food related?) What's the best way to find the cause and treat this?

I suffer from a painful distended abdomen (bloating) a few times per week. (Maybe food related?) What's the best way to find the cause and treat this?

GI symptoms: You can start w/a visit to your primary care doctor. He/she may refer you to a GI doctor. May be as simple as taking a probiotic or adjusting your diet but you need to know first. Peace and good health.


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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?

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?

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.

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