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What to do about a swollen hard stomach?

What to do about a swollen hard stomach?

Urgent Need: This is something that you do not sit home and wonder. Given your age and this symptom please get to your doctor urgently.

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It's going on 3 years that at least twice a month my stomach gets hard and swollen?

It's going on 3 years that at least twice a month my stomach gets hard and swollen?

More history: You need to give a better history of the issue for instance does it have anything to do with your diet? You need to see your doctor and perhaps have a colonoscopy if you have not had one. Look at your diet as well

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Why is my stomach is hard and swollen?

Why is my stomach is hard and swollen?

Many causes: Of abdominal distention, too many to mention here. If it is severe or recurrent, you must get medical exam.

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My stomachs all swollen and hard for no reason, what could be wrong?

My stomachs all swollen and hard for no reason, what could be wrong?

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.

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My upper stomach is hard and swollen but my lower stomach is soft and jiggly?

My upper stomach is hard and swollen but my lower stomach is soft and jiggly?

None: Does not seem to be a medical problem as no condition causes this situation. Most probably anxiety

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What would make my stomach hurt, the top of my stomach is hard feeling & swollen?

What would make my stomach hurt, the top of my stomach is hard feeling & swollen?

Diff possibilities: A swelling of top of the stomach may be due to stomach ulcer, severe reflux, pancreatitis, colitis, or gall bladder disease. If not promptly better with otc omeprazole, would see a doc to sort it out.

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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?

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.

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I am 26 year old female I am obese. My upper stomach is very hard and swollen for the past couple of months. I've lost about ten pound. What could itbe?

I am 26 year old female I am obese. My upper stomach is very hard and swollen for the past couple of months. I've lost about ten pound. What could itbe?

Need an exam: It's difficult to give any advice based on very limited information and no examination. Save yourself some time and see a physician for examination. I don't believe you will be able to self diagnose this problem on the internet. Best wishes.

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Is it normal to have a swollen stomach and firm abs 8 months after a tummy tuck?

Is it normal to have a swollen stomach and firm abs 8 months after a tummy tuck?

Ask The Surgeon: You really should go back to the surgeon who performed your surgery to review your symptoms and concerns.

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I have chronic pancreatitis and fatty liver disease and now I have a swollen hard stomach - could they be connected?

I have chronic pancreatitis and fatty liver disease and now I have a swollen hard stomach - could they be connected?

Yes: U will need to talk w ur GI doc. If u have portal vein hypertension, it can cause fluid build up. Also pancreatitis can cause ileus (slowing of bowel) and this can also b related to pain meds. Call ur doc as u will need further tests.

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I'm currently in an intimate relationship however we are not sexually active. Lower stomach has become hard and swollen. What does this mean?

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.

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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?

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.

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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.

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.

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I get hard swollen knots on each side of my lower stomach towards my pelvis bone (I think when I'm ov but idk) followed with bad pain what could it be?

I get hard swollen knots on each side of my lower stomach towards my pelvis bone (I think when I'm 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.

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Hi I'm 35 & week ago my abdomen has become swollen & hard & I have dull almost cramping pains off & on, I have regular bowel movements, ?

Need an exan: You need to be evaluated for an abdominal mass. Start with gyn, since bowels are nl. Did you check a pregnancy test? Fibroids and ovarian cysts are nother possibilities.

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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

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

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