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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Swollen Abdomen (Overview)

Swollen abdomen can be due to an increased amount of fluid or pressure in the area, excess stool, or a mass inside the abdomen.


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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

Dr. Creighton Wright
46 doctors shared insights

Swollen Abdomen (Overview)

Swollen abdomen can be due to an increased amount of fluid or pressure in the area, excess stool, or a mass inside the abdomen.


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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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Treating Swollen Feet or Ankles (Checklist)

Move your body. Avoid sitting or standing for long periods
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Don't wear tight garments
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Lose weight if needed
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Avoid standard diuretics as they won't solve the problem
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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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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 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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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

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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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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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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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Dr. Ralph Wharton
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Swollen Belly (Definition)

Abdominal swelling, or distention, is more often caused by overeating than by a serious illness. This problem can be caused by: air swallowing (a nervous habit), buildup of fluid in the abdomen (this can be a sign of a serious medical problem), gas in the intestines from eating foods that are high in fiber (such as fruits and vegetables), irritable ...Read more