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Swollen Stomach And Constipation
I got Flagyl n glucose drips for bloody diarrhea at hospital, nw m on cipro (ciprofloxacin) n rizek.Bt having swollen stomach, constipation n head aches.Hw to treat it?
Please help us...: ...By indicating what evaluation was accomplished when you were hospitalized, and what was found. Then we can offer you some targeted assistance. ...Read more
I have a seroma in my abdomen and my abdomen will swell and become hard and when it does i get constipated and have to urinate frequently is this nor?
Not normal: A seroma should not wax and wane and usually resolves over time i.e. 6-8 weeks. I might question the diagnosis unless you have had recent surgery. ...Read more
What causes the stomach to swell with a burning feeling from the stomach up to the mouth with servere gas and costipation?
Many possibilities: There are many possibilities, but the most likely is simple indigestion. If you eat bland, (and low fat) food for a week, take Prilosec every morning, and either gaviscon, maalox, Tums (calcium carbonate) or alka seltzer as directed for breakthrough pain, you should feel better. If your pain is not better after a week, see a doctor. If it is better, keep taking Prilosec daily for a month before tapering. ...Read more
Other way round : Hemorroids don't usually cause constipation but constipation is a common cause of hemorrhoids. Constipation causes us to stay on the toilet longer and push harder which can cause hemorrhoids to swell and become symptomatic. The best treatment is change your diet to include lots of fresh fruit and whole grains (fiber) and possibly a stool softener. Visit your doctor for more suggestions. ...Read more
Absolutely; due to..: small bowel distension after material in colon has accumulated & not moved on. One of the best strategies to prevent & ? recurrence is activity: e.g. walking 1-3 miles, along with ?ed hydration, dried prunes (several/day; trial & error amounts), ?ed soluble fiber in diet (however often requires days to a wk or more + trial & error amounts), rarely a bottle of Citrate of Magnesia, etc., to resolve. ...Read more
No: Ultrasound is best for solid organs like liver, spleen, and kidneys and for fluid filled structures like the gallbladder and the urinary bladder. Air impedes our ability to see organs and bowel loops usually contain air mixed with feces. An abdomen x-ray would best show bowel loops containing a large volume of feces suggesting constipation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Constipation: Fluid increase is essential. Fiber may help constipation but at the same time may increase your bloating, although, unless you try, you won't know how it will do in your case. Over-the-counter laxatives such as MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) or a stool softner, colace (docusate) may be tried. ...Read more
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