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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

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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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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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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What could cause abdominal pain to the left of your belly button?

What could cause abdominal pain to the left of your belly button?

Diverticulitis: This is a common cause, you must stop eating and go to the ER and get this checked they may start you on antibiotics ...Read more

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What could cause nausea after sex and pain above belly button?

What could cause nausea after sex and pain above belly button?

See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately addressed by your doctor in real-time (face-to-face). Only after a thorogh evaluation, possibly including labs and other studies, can he/she determine what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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What might cause my pain in stomach by belly button?

What might cause my pain in stomach by belly button?

See below: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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What can cause lower abdominal pain and diarrhea?

What can cause lower abdominal pain and diarrhea?

See doctor: If this problem lasts more than a few days, see your doctor. There are many potential causes. ...Read more

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What can cause upper abdominal bloating?

What can cause upper abdominal bloating?

Get help for bloat: There are lots of reasons for abdominal bloat/pain, and not all of them are due to the GI tract. Even "functional" syndromes may be present without underlying "disease." if pain with meals consider peptic (acid), biliary, or pancreatic disease. If bleeding or tenderness is present, this suggests inflammation, ischemia, or infection. Evaluation is warranted. ...Read more

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What can cause abdominal tenderness all over abdomen? Only when pushed?

What can cause abdominal tenderness all over abdomen? Only when pushed?

Hundred of thing: practically hundred of things specially when you say all over the abdomen which make you include every organ inside your abdomen if you are more specific like RUQ or RLQ for example or PERIUMBILICAL we could make a better guess if pain is bad go and see your doctor or go to the ER good luck ...Read more

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What can cause lower abdominal pain and extra periods?

Pain ; Extra Periods: One possibility is ovarian cysts. It is best to see a doctor. ...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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What can cause a bleeding belly button?

What can cause a bleeding belly button?

Umbilical cellulitis: ...versus trauma, puncture/piercing, etc. Ref.: https://www.zocdoc.com/answers/3275/what-causes-belly-buttons-to-bleed

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Can your pancreas cause pain around belly button?

Can your pancreas cause pain around belly button?

Yes: Pancreatic related pain is more often in your back, but can be around the belly button as well. ...Read more

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What can cause lower abdominal pain and vaginal discharge?

What can cause lower abdominal pain and vaginal discharge?

So: Many possibilities that only an obgyn could answer your question if you have been properly examined. Do not delay as you can get a pelvic inflammatory disease with potential bad complications. All it takes to avoid this is a visit to the obgyn! doin't wait and procrastinate! ...Read more

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What can cause cramping in lower abdomen and nasuea?

What can cause cramping in lower abdomen and nasuea?

Bother in the Belly: Abdominal cramping and nausea usually occur in response to a "stretch" of the internal cavity of the intestinal wall; commonly from gas or very hard stool. In women ovulation can cause similar symptoms. An associated fever could indicate viral, bacterial or parasitic infection depending on your travel and consumption history. If you have unintended weight loss or bowel changes seek an exam. ...Read more

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What are causes of pain around belly button and bleeding in belly button?

What are causes of pain around belly button and bleeding in belly button?

Get it checked.: An infection may be the cause of naval bleeding – especially if there is discharge, pain or odor. A second cause for bleeding can be trauma. A frequent scenario is when someone sticks their finger in their umbilicus to search for “lint” and they scratch or abrade the skin. ...Read more

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What can cause lower abdominal pain?

What can cause lower abdominal pain?

Many possibilities..: Finding out the cause of lower abdominal pain is like solving a mystery: we collect clues from one's symptoms, history, examination+/- tests. Therefore, a "hands-on" eval is critical. In general, causes of lower abdominal pain can include irritable bowel, diverticular disease, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, intestinal or gynecologic cancers, urinary tract infections, appendicitis, hernias, etc... ...Read more

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What can cause, upper abdominal swelling along with chest and back swelling?

What can cause, upper abdominal swelling along with chest and back swelling?

Cannot comment: Your symptoms are not specific enough to make a comment - is the swelling in the skin? Is it associated with shortness of breath? Any color changes? Weight? Difficulty swallowing? Normally swelling is gravity dependent, affecting more the legs and lower abdomen. If indeed this is upper abdomen, chest and back, then you should see your physician for more testing to look at the heart and lungs. ...Read more

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What can cause mild abdominal pain when pressing slightly above/right of belly button? Feels too low to be major organ. Just intestines there?

What can cause mild abdominal pain when pressing slightly above/right of belly button? Feels too low to be major organ. Just intestines there?

Hernia?: Does the pain come and go? Is it only present when you push? Is there a bulge? I would consider an abdominal wall hernia as a possible cause ...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. James Krick
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Enlarged Abdomen (Definition)

An enlarged abdomen is a clinical finding in which the abdomen is larger than in ...Read more