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Painful Distended Abdomen
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
SevLwer right quad stom pain. Bloating,burping,gas,nausea,constip,occ. vomit.also have Vpainful enlarged lymph glands in groin near pain site.apendix?
Gallbladder removed, Diaphramatic hernia still fixed. Gets stabbing pain below her left ribcage. Pain subsides feel something contracts. Nausea?
???? Adhesions: May be post op adhesion's See your surgeon. ...Read more
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
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.
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
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 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
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
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 whats 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
Six weeks pregnant; 1st time. Spotted for 1.5 weeks. Now red bleeding 3 days. Lightheaded. Distended abdomen. Mild cramps. Do I wait or get checked?
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