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Why Is My Stomach Swollen And Hard
I have pain in the top part of my stomach all day....My stomach is swollen with a few weeks and hard...When i press on it, it hurts?
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
My upper right abdomen just below rib cage is swollen and rock hard. Experiencing sporadic pain in same area. What could it be & should I be worried?
Many causes: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more
I am 26 year old female i am obese. My upper stomach is very hard and swollen for the past couple of months. Ive lost about ten pound. What could itbe?
I'm a virgin but my partner and I have been very intimate for about 3 months. My stomachs swollen and hard however, what does that mean?
Mild constant pain right abdomen. It is swollen and harder than left & feels like something is in ribs. Colo, endo and ultrasound clear. What is this?
Below: Continue seeing your DR who has been ordering the testing. You will need additional testing done to get your answer. ...Read more
I have chronic pancreatitis and fatty liver disease and now I have a swollen hard stomach - could they be connected?
I'm currently in an intimate relationship however we are not sexually active. Lower stomach has become hard and swollen. What does this mean?
Hard to say.: This is not due to your relationship if you are not sexually active. If this problem continues for much longer see a doctor. ...Read more
Laying down on my stomach, it feels swollen and hard just below my sternum. I also have what feels like a knot underneath my left ribcage. Any ideas?
Xyphoid process: There is a nub of a bone just below the sternum ( breastbone) called the xyphoid process that most people don't know they have. It sticks out a bit and you may only notice it when you are laying on your stomach. The knot under your left rib cage may be the end of your 11th rib. Another possiblity is something called a lipoma which is really just a hardend peice of fat. No worries. ...Read more
My stomach is very bloated after diner tonight (pasta and salmon) it is almost a swollen area and is very sore firm near the center and left rib.
Gastric distension: The stomach distension and discomfort may be simple indigestion with gas accumulation in which case drinking some hot(not too hot) water and applying heat to the abdomen will help break down the gas and move it along. Other possibilities include acute gastritis, gall bladder attack or pancreatitis. If symptoms persist or worsen, if vomiting or significant abdominal tenderness develop, go to er. ...Read more
I have swelling and bloating for four days- upper abdomen is swollen and hard- when I touch upper right abdomen ribs are painful to touch
Cholecystitis/Pancre: See MD ASAP or go to ER. ...Read more
I get hard swollen knots on each side of my lower stomach towards my pelvis bone (I think when Im ov but idk) followed with bad pain what could it be?
LYMPH NODES?: If these knots are located at the flexion point between the thigh and the pelvis (inguinal region), they could be swollen lymph nodes. If my description fits your condition, you should see a local doctor for a full examination and blood work up. The different conditions that could cause bilateral swelling of the lymph nodes is quite broad and some conditions can be serious. ...Read more
Hi i had my gall bladder removed two weeks ago via keyhole and my stomach is still swollen and hard. Is this normal? The incisions have mostly healed apart from my belly button which is still really sore, especially to touch
Cholecystectomy?: ShontelleR242 ~ you had a lap chole and that involves 2 small incisions in abdomen to insert scopes and the abdominal cavity gets distended with air to push the other organs away for op site. That can give distension after the op. If not severe and no other symptoms, you're ok. The belly button is expected till healed ~ 6 weeks. Any change see MD thanks ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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