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What might cause bad stomach pain after eating and swelling?

What might cause bad stomach pain after eating and swelling?

See your doctor: 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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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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I have a sharp pain upper right abdomen that fluctuates to my back. It gets worse after eating. Really bad swelling of my belly and nausea Any causes?

I have a sharp pain upper right abdomen that fluctuates to my back. It gets worse after eating. Really bad swelling of my belly and nausea Any causes?

Exam: Suspicious for gallbladder disease. Get an examination and abdominal ultrasound. Pain radiating to back can be from stomach, pancrease or gallbladder- make an appointment NOW. ...Read more

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Swelling of abdomen,no pain, feel bloated. monthly period stopped last month not pregnant but look it. more pressure felt after eating in upper ab.

Swelling of abdomen,no pain, feel bloated. monthly period stopped last month not pregnant but look it. more pressure felt after eating in upper ab.

Belly bloating: There are lots of reasons for abdominal discomfort & bloating, & not all of them are due to the GI tract. Even "functional" syndromes may be present without underlying "disease." however psbo (paralyzed gut) due to metabolic & inflammatory conditions nearby (like an untreated infection of the urinary tract)must be considered & addressed. Check with your doctor for examination & treatment options. ...Read more

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Causes of constant pressure under left rib and swelling after eating. Discomfort increases after i eat a meal?

Causes of constant pressure under left rib and swelling after eating. Discomfort increases after i eat a meal?

Abd symptoms: You will need work up done to determine the cause of your problem. It could be pancreas, stomach, guts. Unfortunately, based on the paucity of the information provided, it's impossible to suggest any disease from the description. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with IBS. Does this cause the pain and pressure after eating and after emptying biwels. Plus how do.i get rid of the swelling?

I have been diagnosed with IBS. Does this cause the pain and pressure after eating and after emptying biwels. Plus how do.i get rid of the swelling?

Yes: Sounds like typical symptoms of IBS but also one or other problems. Consult with your family physician who may prescribe some tests and/or medication and /or refer you to a gastroenterologist. Don't delay. If it is only IBS, medication and better choices of diet will help. ...Read more

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I started getting headache after eating crab but i don't have itchiness or swelling. Am i allergy to crab? But i feel fine when eating shrimp. Cause?

I started getting headache after eating crab but i don't have itchiness or swelling. Am i allergy to crab? But i feel fine when eating shrimp. Cause?

Headache: Headache is not the usual symptom of a true food allergic reaction. The usual symptoms are hives, itching, swelling, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, respiratory symptoms or anaphylaxis. Most persons with crab allergy will also experience symptoms with shrimp also suggesting a different reason for the headache. There are many reasons for headache and your physician can review that list. ...Read more

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What causes the swelling of a stomach?

What causes the swelling of a stomach?

Find the cause: Many different things can cause stomach swelling true bloating due to a large amount of gas can best be avoided by avoiding the foods, activities that cause the gas accumulation. Many other things feel like bloating but may be due to inflammation or adhesions or gallstone problems etc. See your primary to figure out the cause of your symptoms http://digestive.Niddk.Nih.Gov/ddiseases/pubs/gas/. ...Read more

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What causes swelling/discomfort in upper stomach area?

What causes swelling/discomfort in upper stomach area?

Lots to consider...: An ache +/- distension in the upper abdomen may originate from the stomach, duodenum, mid-colon, small bowel, liver, pancreas, bile ducts and gallbladder, spleen, abdominal muscles themselves, hernias, blood vessels that feed the organs. Sometimes the cause is inflammatory, ischemic, infectious, obstructive, or just muscle spasms. Checking with your doctor can identify what's the problem area. ...Read more

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