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Is abdominal swelling a sign of some disease?

Is abdominal swelling a sign of some disease?

Can be: Swelling can be due to gaseous distension, stool in the colon, a baby in the uterus, urine in the bladder, poor muscle tone. It can also be due to abnormalities of the ovaries (cysts, tumors), kidneys (cyst, tumor, failure), uterus (fibroids, tumors), tubes (ectopic preg), liver (tumors, fat, scarring, failure), fluid deposition from sick liver, tumors, heart failure, tumor masses, etc. C ur doc. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Swollen Abdomen (Definition)

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


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How much should I worry about abdominal swelling?

How much should I worry about abdominal swelling?

Yes, worry about it: Is your distension acute, &/or associated with fever, nausea, vomiting, bleeding? If so, please get medical attention now. If, on the other hand, associated with painful constipation then consider possible c-ibs. Medical evaluation under the rome 3 criteria can exclude obstruction, ileus, ischemic disease, tumors, dysmotilities of the gut, rectal dysfunction. Urgency of care depends on the cause. ...Read more

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How to find out what's causing my abdominal swelling?

How to find out what's causing my abdominal swelling?

See your: Primary doctor and let them examine you and order the appropriate tests and consults if necessary. It may besimply your diet and fluids or something more involved but let your primary doctor determine that. ...Read more

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Hello doctors, what does abdominal swelling mean?

Hello doctors, what does abdominal swelling mean?

Varies: Bowel can be full, intestine can fill with gas or fluid, colon can fill and have constipation,
Ascites is fluid filling abdominal cavity.
Liver and spleen can enlarge and be associated with swelling. ...Read more

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What does it mean abdominal swelling and pmdd?

PMS: Pmdd usually means premenstrual dysphoric disorder which means feeling bad just before a period starts. This can often be associated with abdominal swelling or bloating. ...Read more

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What can cause abdominal swelling and poochy belly?

What can cause abdominal swelling and poochy belly?

Variety: Common: air, fluid, stool, overall weight gain. Less common: tumor (colon, ovarian, uterine, kidney, etc) or some process unrelated to abdomen (endocrine disorder). ...Read more

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Please advise what is causing my painful abdominal swelling?

Please advise what is causing my painful abdominal swelling?

Check-up: That cannot be answered in any simple way. It could be serious and you should be seen and physically examined by your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you have a hiatial hernia without abdominal swelling?

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Can you have a hiatial hernia without abdominal swelling?

Yes: Sliding hiatal hernias are the most common of the hernias that occur around the lower esophagus and are commonly associated with reflux. Clinically significant reflux can occur with or without a hiatal hernia and is usually the cause of the symptoms mistakingly attributed to the hernia. Gastro-esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) can also co-exist with other digestive diseases. GERD medications work. ...Read more

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Can a kidney stone cause abdominal swelling?

Can a kidney stone cause abdominal swelling?

No: Kidney stones can can cause back pain with or without fevers. If the stones drop into the ureter, they will cause colicky pain whic can be severe until they pass, which most will do on their own. Abdominal swelling is usually. Caused by distended bowels, enlarged organs, especially the liver, or fluid buildup (ascites) in the abdominal cavity. ...Read more

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Hello docs, is abdominal swelling a sign of cancer?

Hello docs, is abdominal swelling a sign of cancer?

Not a specific one: Many disorders can cause abdominal swelling, including obesity, ascites - fluid in the belly, obstruction of intestine and tumor in the belly. By the time tumor in the abdomen causes swelling it is likely to be advanced. ...Read more

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I get lower right abdominal swelling which goes after urinating, no pain?

I get lower right abdominal swelling which goes after urinating, no pain?

Exam needed: Swelling in the lower abdomen should not occur simply from a full bladder unless it is retaining abnormally large amounts of urine (like a quart). An abdominal hernia is a possibility in that area. An exam by your Gynecologist or a urologist is recommended. ...Read more

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Can cymbalta (duloxetine) cause extreme abdominal swelling and constipation?

Can cymbalta (duloxetine) cause extreme abdominal swelling and constipation?

See a doctor: I'm worried by the phrase, "extreme abdominal swelling". You need to see a doctor who can examine you and find out what's going on. ...Read more

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Abdominal swelling after appendectomy how long it lasts I had a laproscopic surgery?

Abdominal swelling after appendectomy how long it lasts I had a laproscopic surgery?

Few days: Usually feel gassy or bloated feeling for a few day or more. Resolves once bowel function back to normal too. ...Read more

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At my last check up, I forgot to tell the doctor about abdominal swelling. Is that ok?

Let your doctor know: It is always good policy to, and most physicians welcome when you, express medical concerns. Never hesitate to communicate with your doctor--he needs to hear from you. The two most important pieces of information upon which a physician bases his diagnosis and treatment plan is 1) patient history and 2) physical exam. Thanks in advance for helping us help you, so call or e-mail him/her soon. ...Read more

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Abdominal swelling daily, what could be wrong?

Celiac disease: You notice daily abdominal swelling. Consider seeing your doctor to discuss medical conditions. Celiac disease is a condition that makes people sick if they eat wheat, barley, etc. Some people notice bloating. You doctor can do a blood test and more importantly you can work with your doctor to get better even if it is not celiac. ...Read more

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What can cause abdominal swelling and pain in one day?

What can cause abdominal swelling and pain in one day?

Air, stool, but...: Can be gas, stool, spasm, but can also be from serious causes like bowel obstruction, perforation of a hollow organ like stomach, small bowel, colon, gyn issue. Call your doc today. Er if fever, vomiting, oan't pass gas, urine, or stool. ...Read more

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Could anyone know what could cause left abdominal swelling?

Several things: Colon, small bowel can get full, gas, air.
Fluid in abdomen.
Local swelling of soft tissue or hernia are also possible in left abdomen.
Rarely an enlarged kidney or mass can occur.
FIND out by seeing your PCP with full history and good physical exam, and the testing as guided by these factors. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what can cause abdominal swelling and pain?

I'm curious as to what can cause abdominal swelling and pain?

Several causes: There are several potential causes of abdominal swelling. Gas trapped in the bowel, from partial obstruction, bad gallbladder, gastric reflux are a few. If you are vomiting or running fever get checked right away. If you are okay, try a bowel regimen, low fat diet, small frequent meals and more hydration. If not better in a week or so, get checked by your doc. ...Read more

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Abdominal swelling after total gastrectomy?

Abdominal swelling after total gastrectomy?

Depends: It depends how long after gastrectomy. If the swelling happens a few days later, it can be due to infection or bleeding. If it's just mild swelling, sometime it is just due to bloated intestines. If the gastrectomy was several weeks or months ago, the considerations include ascites (abdominal fluid), a hernia, versus tumor regrowth. Talk with your surgeon to learn more. ...Read more

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What cause lower abdominal swelling and bloat?

What cause lower abdominal swelling and bloat?

Something or nothing: Bloating is a common symptom of ibs which is usually a self-limiting but annoying gastrointestinal syndrome. The bloating is usually from swallowed gas and/or bacterial imbalance in the gastrointestinal tract. If it is just the lower abdomen, and the patient is female, it may be due to gynecologic problem or even gyn malignancy. If it is with constipation, a laxative may help. ...Read more

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Are there some genetic reasons I get abdominal swelling off and on?

Are there some genetic reasons I get abdominal swelling off and on?

Unlikely: Episodic swelling is generally not related to any genetic condition. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for abdominal swelling?

WHOA: Get the cause of the swelling diagnosed and treated.
Call your doctor now or latest tomorrow. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to get rid of abdominal swelling after surgery?

Can you tell me how to get rid of abdominal swelling after surgery?

Time: Presuming you are referring to an abdominal operation, I commonly hear from patients that their abdomen is swollen for weeks after the operation despite the fact that they don't look swollen to me. The patient however is a much better judge about their abdominal girth than me. What I do know is that it is common, and resolves without treatment. Severe cases may require more investigation however. ...Read more

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Can long term antibiotic use cause abdominal swelling and if so, why?

Can long term antibiotic use cause abdominal swelling and if so, why?

bacterial imbalance: There can be many problems assoc with prolonged abx use. The abx will sometimes kill off the "the good bacteria" that helps us with digestion and results in the overgrowth of other organisms (bacteria and fungi-yeast) witch can effect us adversly. The goal is to take abx only if absolutely neccessary and for short periods, the use of prebiotics and probiotics has been shown to be of benifit. ...Read more

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How long does it take abdominal swelling to go down after tubal ligation?

How long does it take abdominal swelling to go down after tubal ligation?

Depends: Normal post operative temporary paralysis of bowel will clear with in 24 hrs. ...Read more

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What's the chance of having tricuspid stenosis if I have abdominal swelling?

What's the chance of having tricuspid stenosis if I have abdominal swelling?

Echo to answer: Tricuspid stenosis could be a cause for abdominal swelling among many other things. An echo and physical exam will help define the answer. Your doctor will also get a thorough history as tricuspid stenosis rare. ...Read more

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Had been having bad pelvic pain on my left side and now abdominal swelling what can this be?

Had been having bad pelvic pain on my left side and now abdominal swelling what can this be?

Could be serious: You should see your doctor for bad pelvic pain since several of the possible causes are quite serious. You could have a tubal pregnancy or an ovarian cyst that has ruptured and is bleeding into the abdomen causing swelling. You could have a twisted ovary that is losing its blood supply. You could have diverticulitis of the bowel which can rupture causing an abdominal infection. ...Read more

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Causes of lower right abdominal swelling with inconsistent pain. Sonogram showed nothing wrong?

Causes of lower right abdominal swelling with inconsistent pain. Sonogram showed nothing wrong?

Need CT: If a ultrasound is not helpful, often a CT scan of the abdomen and pelvis will better be able to identify if you have a hernia (defect in the abdominal wall fascia) It will also look at your intestines to see if you have an appendicitis or small bowel or colon problem. Sometimes a CT can be better at identifying other pathology such as an ovarian cyst or urachal cyst that would not be seen on US ...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


Dr. Otto Placik
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Tummy Tuck (Definition)

A tummy tuck involves enhancing the appearance of the abdomen. In order to provide the best results there is skin resection, liposuction and muscle tightening ...Read more