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Swollen Abdomen In Women Causes
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
An enlarging abdomen over what is normal for you, can develop over a period of hours to weeks. This excludes obesity, common causes are gas in the intestine, fluid in the abdomen, pregnancy, and rarely cancer. A CAT scan or ultrasound will show what is going on. Would be helpful to know if there are other symptoms, such as pain, ...Read more
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
What could cause a noticeably swollen abdomen, fever, shortness of breath, pain over my left shoulder, and dizzy spells.?
I'm a 36 year old woman with symptoms of swollen breast, itchy breast, swollen abdomen and I'm bloated with gas and back pain. What can this be?
Large abdomen: An enlarging abdomen over what is normal for you, can develop over a period of hours to weeks. This excludes obesity, common causes are gas in the intestine, fluid in the abdomen, pregnancy, and rarely cancer. A CAT scan or ultrasound will show what is going on. Would be helpful to know if there are other symptoms, such as pain, constipation, and liver problems. ...Read more
I am experiencing swollen abdomen. The following also describes me: Appetite changes. What should I do?
Bloat is a symptom.: Bloating is not a condition unto itself. It's a symptom that would be indicative of some underlying condition. That condition, depending on what it is, could have long-term consequences. The reason for your bloating needs to be identified. You should see a doctor for specific testing. ...Read more
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
It's possible: Having an enlarged abdomen can shift your weight in such a way that it creates strain on your back. However, there are medical conditions that enlarged the abdomen that can cause pain as well. To be on the safe side, you should have it checked out by your doctor. ...Read more
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Fluid or ascites: Your mom needs doctor evaluation. If she is otherwise okay, abdomen getting more swollen over six months, it could be fluid expanding her abdomen. There are several other possible causes; mass, metabolic, enlarging liver and spleen. Fluid could be from cancer and/or liver dysfunction. An ultrasound will make the diagnosis. Fluid can be tapped, evaluated and treatments started. Don't delay. ...Read more
Warfarin: Swelling of face and legs was reported as warfarin side effect, but not swelling of abdomen and breasts. Hence it may not be from warfarin. Consult your physician for full physical exam and work-up to come to a diagnosis. ...Read more
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
Bad idea: You should sit at the edge of a chair and stay upright to help your lungs - this is difficult understandably. The best thing you can do for your twins is to keep them inside as long as possible. Studies recently have shown that each week after 36 is beneficial to brain and lung maturity. Get a cheerleader and a breathing partner. This is exhausting work especially in the summer. ...Read more
Pancreatitis pain has gotten pretty bad. Usually manageable with Tramadol very swollen abdomen and chills?
See your doctor...: If you have a known medical condition, you should be following with a primary doctor as they prescribe. With any increase or change in your symptoms, you should be sure to see them again. Reach out to their office today. If the pain is significant, consider going to the ER. Take care. ...Read more
Hi, I'm 35 years old & just starting spotting after intercourse & off an on other times & have a swollen abdomen.?
May be PID: You may have pelvic inflamatory disease, not necessorily by std could acquire even from sanitry napkins etc see your gyn doctor for exam tests and treatment. ...Read more
I am suffering from swollen abdomen, indigetion and loss of appetite. I cant have deep breath due to swollen belly?
POSSIBLE: BUT WOULD HAVE TO BE REALLY SWOLLEN TO PUT UPWARD PRESSURE ON YOUR LUNGS ...Read more
I am experiencing side pain, tender abdomen and swollen abdomen. My daughter had a accident last night and horse fell with her.?
Be seen...: I'm not sure if this is trying to say that the one who had the accident is having abdominal symptoms. If so, she needs to be evaluated in ER now. Either way, even if the symptoms are not being experienced by the one who had the accident, they warrant medical evaluation. ...Read more
I have been feeling like I smell weird but I'm not sure. I have had swollen abdomen and also lots if lower back pain what could this be?
See a doctor ASAP: You don't provide much detail. But if you mean you have a smelly vaginal dsicahrge, and also pain in the lower abdomen (along with swelling), you may have pelvic inflammatory disease. PID is infection in the fallopian tubes, usually due to gonorrhea or chlamydia. Discharge with odor often is bacterial vaginosis, which often goes along with STDs and PID. See a doctor right away. Good luck! ...Read more
2 days of chest mild intermittent chest pains, slight lightheadness but not passing out. Today no pain at all, swollen abdomen and legs. What happened?
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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