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Abdominal bloating/swelling, much more tightened after having meal or eaten anything. Heavy feeling. Regular constipation.

Abdominal bloating/swelling, much more tightened after having meal or eaten anything. Heavy feeling. Regular constipation.

Possible IBS: You may have a constipation/bloating- predominant form of ibs. See your doctor about getting a specific medication for this type of ibs. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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Every time I quit smoking I get awful warm swelling and bloating in back and lower stomach, can't eat or even lean on back area at times. Help :)?

Every time I quit smoking I get awful warm swelling and bloating in back and lower stomach, can't eat or even lean on back area at times. Help :)?

Withdrawal symptoms?: You might be experiencing nicotine withdrawal in this fashion. Have you tried nicotine replacement? Studies show nicotine replacement and phone therapy in combination have the best results in being able to quit cigarettes successfully ...Read more

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I have been suffering increasingly common bloating, indigestion, acid and inconsistent stools. Seem to have large defined swelling on abdomen. Causes?

I have been suffering increasingly common bloating, indigestion, acid and inconsistent stools. Seem to have large defined swelling on abdomen. Causes?

Many things: Symptoms of gallbladder disease: bloating, pain in abdomen, indigestion.
Symptoms of acid reflux: indigestion bloating, burning in upper abdomen.
Symptoms of colon problem: inconsistent stools, abdominal swelling.
So, it is best to check with your physician who can dissect the problem for you. ...Read more

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I have pain in my upper abdomen usually swelling pain, sharp pains in the upper left, and upper right quadrant of the abdomen, a congested type of pain in my lower right quadrant with bloating, also my sweat smells unusual. What might be wrong?

I have pain in my upper abdomen usually swelling pain, sharp pains in the upper left, and upper right quadrant of the abdomen, a congested type of pain in my lower right quadrant with bloating, also my sweat smells unusual. What might be wrong?

See a physician: There are too many possible causes for all symptoms to give you any specific advice. You need to discuss your symptoms with a physician and be examined. Please don't try to self diagnose yourself on the internet. You won't be able to. ...Read more

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I have stomach bloating and left foot swelling from 4 months. Abdonimal scann was normal. Could you please tell me the reason for this..

I have stomach bloating and left foot swelling from 4 months. Abdonimal scann was normal. Could you please tell me the reason for this..

Not sure related: Abdominal bloating has many causes, and can't be fully addressed here. Depends on location, timing with food, if localized or all over, what makes it better and worse, if it's associated with pain -- and a doctor should discuss this with you. Gallbladder problems are most common.

Left foot swelling can also be from various things, but a blood clot is most dangerous. Please see a doctor! Luck! ...Read more

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What can cause stomach pain, swelling, bloating and burning. Feels like a knife inside my stomach and nauseated.

What can cause stomach pain, swelling, bloating and burning. Feels like a knife inside my stomach and nauseated.

Possibly an Ulcer: Depending on certain risk factors, like excessive use of Motrin, your symptoms could be due to a Peptic Ulcer - causing inflammation in your stomach or duodenal lining. You can try an over the counter H2 blocker or PPI, along with mylanta/maalox. However, seek medical attention asap if your symptoms persist or worsen. Take Care! ...Read more

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Have abdominal swelling/bloating on and off six weeks after lap chole. And I feel like there is a rock under my right rib. Is this normal?

Have abdominal swelling/bloating on and off six weeks after lap chole. And I feel like there is a rock under my right rib. Is this normal?

No, not normal: Definitely contact your provider to have an evaluation and then follow recommendations for corrective action. From your description of the feelings it is not the result you wanted and it can not nor should not be ignored. Call ASAP, okay? Best wishes. ...Read more

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CT scan revealed a swollen gallbladder. Symptoms have gotten worse noticeable bloating on upper rt. Of abdomen. New swelling of low back. Urgent?

CT scan revealed a swollen gallbladder. Symptoms have gotten worse noticeable bloating on upper rt. Of abdomen. New swelling of low back. Urgent?

Abdominal pain: If you are having persistent symptoms you should go back and get rechecked. If you have a primary provider call them, or I would assume the ER gave you a provider to follow up with. ...Read more

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20 y/o F:Hospital for vomiting & extreme abdominal bloating & pain. CT: colon was 3x normal size & swelling between intestines. What could cause this?

20 y/o F:Hospital for vomiting & extreme abdominal bloating & pain. CT: colon was 3x normal size & swelling between intestines. What could cause this?

Enlarged colon: Could be Hirshsprung's -congenital absence of nerve cells, or congential absence of muscularis propria (usually in childhood) Crohns disease, C difficile infection, fecal impaction, CMV infection in HIV, Chagas disease (South America), use of risperidone, autoimmune, diabetes, hypothryoidism., ischemia adhesions/ twisting/ volvulus (usually in elderly), It is an acute emergency. Must decompress ...Read more

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How do I prevent bloating, stomach cramps, swelling and tenderness of the breasts two weeks before my period?

How do I prevent bloating, stomach cramps, swelling and tenderness of the breasts two weeks before my period?

Many: Talk to your gyn about the various methods available. Birth control pills may help. Cheap, safe, effective. ...Read more

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Migraine headache, muscle pain, joint pain and swelling, sudden and severe abdominal bloating, extreme fatigue? Please help : (

Migraine headache, muscle pain, joint pain and swelling, sudden and severe abdominal bloating, extreme fatigue? Please help : (

Needs Evaluation: Asap! These multi-system complaints are quite concerning. An internist or rheumatologist would be most efficient. Expect to have blood tests, possibly some imaging studies. ...Read more

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I'm 26, upset stomach, can't eat, abdominal swelling, bloating, always feel full, irregular cycle, can this be ovarian cancer, not on bcp, never had sex?

I'm 26, upset stomach, can't eat, abdominal swelling, bloating, always feel full, irregular cycle, can this be ovarian cancer, not on bcp, never had sex?

Cancer unlikely: Typically ovarian cancer has no symptoms until they are very advanced. Your symptoms are nonspecific, an don't point towards a single diagnosis. Ask your doctor if you could have irritable bowel syndrome, or if a referral to a gastroenterologist is appropriate. They can also do a proper evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I m experiencng stomach bloating n litle sweling in my breast I foled arnd with my bf 7 dy of my cycle n hd nrmal period aftr tht stl virgin m I prg?

I m experiencng stomach bloating n litle sweling in my breast I foled arnd with my bf 7 dy of my cycle n hd nrmal period aftr tht stl virgin m I prg?

? still virgin: If you are still a virgin, then you would not be pregnant. As long as the "fooling around" did not involve your bf ejaculating into your vagina, you would not get pregnant. ...Read more

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How to relieve bloating and swelling from eating too much flour?

How to relieve bloating and swelling from eating too much flour?

Less flour?: Consider a gluten free diet. Easily found on the internet. ...Read more

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Paracetamol allergy? Everytime im taking paracetamol my face is swelling and my body is bloating?

Paracetamol allergy? Everytime im taking paracetamol my face is swelling and my body is bloating?

Yes, it happens: Adverse reactions to paracetamol or Acetaminophen are not as common as Aspirin or even ibuprofen, but it does happen. The only treatment is avoidance of the drug that causes the allergy. ...Read more

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Finished my last Taxol (paclitaxel) chemotherapy last week, having a side effect of my fingers swelling, swelling hurts, what can I do to stop the pain & swelling?

Finished my last Taxol (paclitaxel) chemotherapy last week, having a side effect of my fingers swelling, swelling hurts, what can I do to stop the pain & swelling?

Hand swelling and pain: This is most likely side effect of Taxol (paclitaxel). Some side effects of taxol (paclitaxel) are neuropathy which is damaging of the nerve fibers joint pains and sometimes swelling of extremities. Most of this side effects get better after stopping the treatment but the neuropathy sometimes persists and requires lifelong medications. Follow up with your oncologist and discuss this problem. ...Read more

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I had a leep come biopsy of the cervix done 2 days ago. Now I'm swelling and bloating. Is this normal?

Prob Not related: During a leep procedure a very small area of tissue (usually about 1 cm) is removed from the top layer of the cervix. This would not cause bloating. The only area that would swell would be the cervix. I would look for other causes. ...Read more

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3wksPost Panniculectomy ↑ Pain/swelling after drains removed 1wk ago gained 20lbs in 1wk ↑ bloating Doc Lin says I am a hypochondriac is this normal?

3wksPost Panniculectomy ↑ Pain/swelling after drains removed 1wk ago gained 20lbs in 1wk ↑ bloating Doc Lin says I am a hypochondriac is this normal?

I don't think so!: Prob should go to the emergency room at the hospital where procedure was done, esp since a holiday weekend! Don't wait too long, could be an infection! You need to be examined!! ...Read more

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Bulimia bloating, how long till swelling goes down?

Bulimia bloating, how long till swelling goes down?

It depends: If you are bingeing and purging, yet feeling full, it usually takes 48 hours, but can vary depending on how quickly food moves through your GI track. If you have abused laxatives, it can vary from 24 hours to 4 or more days. ...Read more

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How long for bloating and swelling to away after a hysterectomy?

How long for bloating and swelling to away after a hysterectomy?

Typical 3 weeks: It's typical for this to last up to 3 weeks post operatively, however I have seen patients where it can take a little longer. Not much you can do, other than light exercise like walking. It can sometimes just take awhile for body to mobilize those fluids out of your skin and tissues in order to get the fluid into your blood stream and eventually come out as urine. Good luck! ...Read more

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Bloating and swelling immediately after sex. Should I be worried?

Bloating and swelling immediately after sex. Should I be worried?

Possibly: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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How long before all the bloating and swelling goes down after a total hysterectomy?

How long before all the bloating and swelling goes down after a total hysterectomy?

Varies: This varies from person to person and depends on the type of hysterectomy. For some it is a few days. For others it may last a few weeks. ...Read more

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Finished taking Taxol (paclitaxel) chemotherapy, hands and fingers swollen. What can I do for swelling to go away?

Finished taking Taxol (paclitaxel) chemotherapy, hands and fingers swollen. What can I do for swelling to go away?

It will go away: All the changes in your skin and hair will go away in a short time after your last dose of Taxol (paclitaxel). Most patients are fully recovered in 3 to 6 months. So do not worry about the swelling...there is no treatment for it but your body are repair and normalize it slowly but surely. ...Read more

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How long before the bloating and swelling goes down after hysterectomy?

How long before the bloating and swelling goes down after hysterectomy?

It depends: It depends on the manner of surgical hysterectomy, whether there was a post-operative infection, and the healing properties of your unique body. ...Read more

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3day embryo transfer when does implantation take place? When does the bloating stop and the swelling breast? My et was 13/4/13 and 2 embryo. 10q

3day embryo transfer when does implantation take place? When does the bloating stop and the swelling breast? My et was 13/4/13 and 2 embryo. 10q

Embryo transfer: Implantation takes place within 48 - 72 hours of the transfer but you won't detect any pregnancy hormones until 7 - 12 days after the transfer. In a fresh ivf cycle, the bloating and swelling may relate to the size of your ovaries. The Progesterone may cause the breast swelling. Still, follow your doctor's recommendations and do not stop any support until instructed by your doctor. ...Read more

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Riding in the back seat of the car or in overcast weather I sometimes get shortness of breath, dizziness, nausea, bloating and swelling in the nose

Riding in the back seat of the car or in overcast weather I sometimes get shortness of breath, dizziness, nausea, bloating and swelling in the nose

Car sickness?: There are many people who get a form of car sickness. This can mimic migraine symptoms with severe nausea as well as flu-like features even without definite headache. Try to sit in the front and watch the scenery and perhaps take medication prior to the trip. Get a thorough medical evaluation to be sure some other medical problem is not present. ...Read more

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Upper stomach pain with nausea and bloating can't have a bowel movement with out laxatives and swelling of ankle and feet for 2 years painful to eat?

Sounds serious: You have several things going on, and unfortunately no one can really help you without examining you. If by "painful to eat" you mean the abdominal pain comes on whenever you eat, this could be an emergency, even if some of it has been happening for years. You need to be seen by a clinician. Good luck. ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more