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My two year has a runny nose, cough and now a swollen hard tummy. What should I do?

My two year has a runny nose, cough and now a swollen hard tummy. What should I do?

Symptoms: The runny nose and cough are common, but the swollen hard tummy is not. If the child is vomiting or has a fever, I would get checked. ...Read more

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My dad has pleural effusion on his lung, swollen n painful tummy, horrendous cough, weightloss, struggling for breath. Wat could be wrong?

My dad has pleural effusion on his lung, swollen n painful tummy, horrendous cough, weightloss, struggling for breath. Wat could be wrong?

Need evaluation: It is difficult to say exactly what organ involved. It can be liver. Heart. This problem need full complete evaluation and would need testing. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes in tummy and elevated liver enzymes. What does this indicate?

Swollen lymph nodes in tummy and elevated liver enzymes. What does this indicate?

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more

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My fibroids are 3cm all 3 of them I also have cysts on my ovaries. He described my uterus as 12 weeks what does that mean? And tummy look swollen?

12 weeks means...: That on your pelvic exam your uterus is enlarged because of the fibroids to the size a uterus would be if you were 12 weeks pregnant. If you're thin, an enlarged uterus can make your lower abdomen appear swollen/pregnant. Talk to your doctor about treatment options. ...Read more

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My tummy is hard and swollen and hurts when I press on it. Been like that for months now. Everything else is normal?

My tummy is hard and swollen and hurts when I press on it. Been like that for months now. Everything else is normal?

Must find out why: A normal tummy is not hard nor swollen. Therefore, one must be examined by her primary care doctor to see what is inside her tummy. After an exam, blood and urine testing may be needed, as well as "imaging studies" such as ultrasound or ct scans. The doctor will want to know how long the symptoms have been going on, whether or not there have been digestive, urination, or menstrual symptoms, etc... ...Read more

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I have been having pain in the right side of abdomen during sex and I've noticed my tummy is always bloated/swollen.

I have been having pain in the right side of abdomen during sex and I've noticed my tummy is always bloated/swollen.

Not normal: You could possibly have fibroids (benign growths of the uterine muscle) of possibly an enlarged ovary of ovarian cyst. You could be pregnant (check a pregnancy test). Regardless, pain with intercourse and this sort of bloating or swelling are not normal. See your doctor. ...Read more

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The inside of my vagina is swollen and hurts inside and my tummy hurts too. Should I be worried?

The inside of my vagina is swollen and hurts inside and my tummy hurts too. Should I be worried?

Get checked: There is not a reason to be worried but you should get checked. If you are having vaginal and abdominal pain then an evaluation by a doctor is warranted. Start with an Obgyn ...Read more

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After having an MTop 3 weeks ago my lower tummy is really swollen and I have really bad gas that seems to make me more bloated which is painful.

After having an MTop 3 weeks ago my lower tummy is really swollen and I have really bad gas that seems to make me more bloated which is painful.

Post-op bloating: The MT? Operation is an enigma, but I assume you may have had some kind of abdominal surgery. Post-op bloating is common (called an "ileus") and usually responds to time, increased activity and slowly advancing the diet. If you aren't passing the gas, or beginning to have stools, then f/u with your surgeon. Localizing pain should also be investigated. ...Read more

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I had a c-section delivery and seem to have swollen up. Feet, hands and tummy have swelled and I feel fatter than my pregnancydays. Is this normal?

I had a c-section delivery and seem to have swollen up. Feet, hands and tummy have swelled and I feel fatter than my pregnancydays. Is this normal?

CALL YOUR OB: As your OB knows you and what happened at the time of delivery, u need to be evaluated by your doc to make sure no problems form the c-section and no elevated BP after delivery and it depends how far post delivery u are and how much everything is swollen so your doc needs to examine u, so call your doc now, post partum is included in your delivery care and your doc needs to take care of it. ...Read more

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Hi I have reallty bad pain in tummy constant since sat. Swollen and tender. I have had bowel movements[long and thin]?

Hi I have reallty bad pain in tummy constant since sat. Swollen and tender. I have had bowel movements[long and thin]?

? diverticulitis: This needs evaluation. The causes differ based on your age but pain since saturday with changes in bowel habits needs to be checked. ...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 causes a swollen pimple on right side of abdomen?

What causes a swollen pimple on right side of abdomen?

"Swollen pimple": If a little red raised bump on your body you initially thought was a pimple starts to swell, it may be a signs of an infection, especially if there is associated redness & tenderness. These may progress to more advanced infections. After you are examined, your doctor will be able to decide on specific treatments, such as antibiotics or incision & drainage. These are easier to treat if done soon. ...Read more

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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

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What is the definition or description of: Swollen abdomen?

What is the definition or description of: Swollen abdomen?

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

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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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My upper right abdomen is a swollen, but it is soft to the touch and there is no pain. What could this be?

My upper right abdomen is a swollen, but it is soft to the touch and there is no pain. What could this be?

RUQ swelling: Swelling without pain or any palpable mass probably nothing need to worry about. If you are convinced you have a swelling get it examined by a professional and probably a ultrasound or ct scan to r/o underlying pathology. ...Read more

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I have a pain in my upper abdominal, it almost feels as if underneath my ribcage it is swollen or something. Help?

I have a pain in my upper abdominal, it almost feels as if underneath my ribcage it is swollen or something. Help?

Location: Location of the pain whether it is on the right or the left is important since it will tell us what organ is potentially involved. Equally important is onset, duration and radiation of the pain. In any case, pain in the upper abdomen or lower part of the chest needs careful evaluation ...Read more

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Swollen, distended abdomen?

Swollen, distended abdomen?

Depends: There can be many causes for a swollen distended abdomen like constipation, diverticulitis or viral infection etc. But also more serious things like perforation or appendix or ascites. Check with your doctor to be diagnosed properly. ...Read more

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My right side of abdomen is swollen, do feel discomfort and sometimes pain. What can it be.?

My right side of abdomen is swollen, do feel discomfort and sometimes pain. What can it be.?

Right side abdomen.: Organs of concern on the right side of your abdomen would include the liver, gallbladder, biliary tree, pancreas, large intestines, small intestines and appendix. Could also represent a hernia or muscular strain. ...Read more

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What do you recommend if my age is 21 and male my abdominal is swollen (very noticable) no pain, I do regular workout nothing?

What do you recommend if my age is 21 and male my abdominal is swollen (very noticable) no pain, I do regular workout nothing?

Not sure: What you mean by Swollen abdomen. Do you mean distended abdomen? You should see your doctor to make sure you do not have an underlying disease or dysfunction such IBD... ...Read more

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I recently noticed a swollen area, almost the complete right side of my abdomen. I have no pain or other symptoms. Any ideas?

NEED TO BE CHECKED: We can not really tell you what it could be. You have a sweeling of complete right side of abdomen, and it needs to be looked at and checked by your doctor. ...Read more

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For over a year now I've had an on and off sharp pain on my right side. And also feels as If both sides of abdomen are lightly swollen. Nothings worked?

For over a year now I've had an on and off sharp pain on my right side. And also feels as If both sides of abdomen are lightly swollen. Nothings worked?

See answer: There are many causes for abdominal pain. You need to see your physician for a careful evaluation. If you have seen your physician for this and still having pain, an online consultation at Health Tap may be helpful. Video or voice would be best. Next best would be an INBOX text consult: You would need to be available to answer Drs questions. ...Read more

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My abdomen is swollen and I have posterior prolapse. Is this normal?

Sometimes women with: A rectocele (posterior prolapse) also have other bowel problems like ibs or constipation which can cause bloating. You should make sure your doctor (s) know about this. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is hernia a possible cause of abdominal part swollen?

Can you tell me is hernia a possible cause of abdominal part swollen?

Hernia Bulge: One of the most common signs of a hernia is a bulge in the area of the hernia. A hernia is a defect/hole in the abdominal wall. As a result the contents of the abdomen push through this defect and create swelling in the area. While this may only represents fat from inside the abdomen, sometimes it is intestine. Hernias should be evaluated by your physician and most should be repaired surgically. ...Read more

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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

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Swollen sensation on the right side of my abdomen. When I stretch it is painful there. Should I go to the doctor?

Yes: It is difficult without examination to know what this is. Does sound like it might be a hernia, particularly if you have had surgery there although could also be some other internal mass/or some condition. At the very minimum this would need an abdominal examination and may need tests to sort it out. Recommend seeing your doctor urgently to sort this out. ...Read more

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Left side of abdomen below/under ribs to the midline is swollen and very painful. Left ribcage noticeably risen when lying. Help.

Left side of abdomen below/under ribs to the midline is swollen and very painful. Left ribcage noticeably risen when lying. Help.

Go to emerg. Room.: Need immediate evaluation of spleen, bowel, infection or even lungs...Need ct scan of chest and abdomen along with blood work...Do it now and go to e. Room. ...Read more