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Painful Distended Abdomen
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
16 wks pregnant. From a week getting mild pains, palpitations in abdomen, freq gas formation, short painful gas discharge, distended, crampy abdomen. Isok?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Distended abdomen in 16 month old, no constipation, on and off screaming n crying...Should we go to er?
Why are drs concerned about a bloated or distended abdomen after liver biopsy? What would this indicate?
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
I have itching @ distended abdomen. Started about a week ago with the itching @ distention started yesterday. Had gallbladder out in sept of 2012.
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
Fluttering in upper abdomen 3 days, with distended abdomen 2 days. No pain and not excessive gas.
I have gastritis...Severe nausea. Heartburn. A gross distended abdomen...No relief with any meds. Been 8 months. What else could be going on?
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
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
My pt had a huge bm formed in the AM around 2 they presented with nausea and vomiting and c/o pain on the L side. Upon assessment I noticed a very distended abdomen with the L side protruding out more than the R. At about 5 the distention had gone down a
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
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