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I have swollen abdomen and spleen and really sick. What could it be?

I have swollen abdomen and spleen and really sick. What could it be?

Too many poss: This is too vague. I am not sure how u can feel ur spleen. If it is truly enlarged, there are many possibilities. You need to be seen in person by ur doctor and then referred to hematologist if appropriate. ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more


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I'm concerned because I have swollen abdomen and spleen and really sick?

I'm concerned because I have swollen abdomen and spleen and really sick?

See your PCP soon: How long this has been going on? You should be investigated for the reasons that caused your abdomen to swell, is it ascites/ why is your spleen enlarged/ see you primary care physician right away. ...Read more

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What happens if a swollen spleen burst and blood spills into the abdomen?

What happens if a swollen spleen burst and blood spills into the abdomen?

You will die unless: Emergent action is taken to stop the bleeding and to remove the ruptured spleen. ...Read more

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I have a hemangioma lesion on liver found on scan also gallstone in gallbladder swollen abdomen bk pain flank pain what test now need doing?

I have a hemangioma lesion on liver found on scan also gallstone in gallbladder swollen abdomen bk pain flank pain what test now need doing?

Check with your prim: Tests need to be looked at along with the labs. Hemangiomas generally don't cause any pain. Symptomatic gallstones can cause epigastric discomfort at times radiating to back along with nausea. R flank pain can be from gallbladder disease or from kidney stones. I see you are on metronidazole, you didn't state why? You need a complete bloodwork. Please check with your doctor who ordered the ct. ...Read more

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Why would upper stomach be swollen?

Many reasons: I could be simply increased gas. However, problems such as Gastric Outlet obstruction, due to an ulcer or small bowel obstruction must be also considered. Do you have history of peptic ulcers? Do you have Nausea and vomiting. Please see a gastroenterologist SOON if thye answer is yes to either questions. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my liver or spleen is swollen?

How can I tell if my liver or spleen is swollen?

Physical exam: Perhaps the best place to start with determining if your liver or spleen is enlarged or abnormal is with a physical examination from a skilled provider such as a primary care physician. Such a person can take a history from you and then examine your body. If after that, there are questions left unanswered, imaging studies such as an ultrasound and/or a few lab tests might be helpful. ...Read more

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A part of my stomach is swollen, what is happening?

A part of my stomach is swollen, what is happening?

Don't know: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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The right side of my stomach is swollen what could it be?

The right side of my stomach is swollen what could it be?

Right abdomen: There are many organs in the right side of the abdomen, including the liver, gallbladder, intestines, pancreas, appendix, ovary, and fallopian tube, among others. Any persistent swelling warrants a work up from your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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My stomach feels swollen. What test would determine if it is swollen?

My stomach feels swollen. What test would determine if it is swollen?

A physical exam: A good physical exam is the best way to determine if there is fluid in your abdomen. If then there is any other doubt at that point, an ultrasound would be the best next test — extremely safe ad would answer your question. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a swollen stomach after a termination 3 days ago?

Is it normal to have a swollen stomach after a termination 3 days ago?

It's possible: If you are having pain and sighing often then it's possib, cramps the I would return to my doctor ...Read more

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Sudden stomach swollen within few hours, no pain. What could be reasons?

Sudden stomach swollen within few hours, no pain. What could be reasons?

Acute belly bloating: There are lots of reasons for acute abdominal distension/bloating, & not all of them are due to the GI tract. Even "functional" syndromes may be present without underlying "disease." However, SBO (paralyzed gut) and/or ascites are just some serious conditions possible here that warrant you check with your doctor for examination now. ...Read more

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My stomach feels swollen after my termination that I had 3 days ago, is this normal?

My stomach feels swollen after my termination that I had 3 days ago, is this normal?

Can be: Bloating can be normal, BUT self limited
if your abdomen is hard and or tender or you have a fever,
or feel dizzy when arising, go back and get checked.
If a perforation occurred, it can cause internal bleeding, infection and even bowel injury--ALL emergencies.
Alternatively go the ER for a possible CT scan and blood count ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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Right side of stomach looks swollen, I've been having minor discomfort on right side of stomach.

Probiotic: Try adding a probiotic daily. Also, getting rid of inflammatory foods in your diet can also be helpful. Those are nightshades such as eggplant, peppers and tomatoes. Red meat, dairy and shellfish can also cause an inflammatory response. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have pain on my left side of my stomach every morning. The left side of my stomach is also swollen?

Constipation: In a female of your age the most likely is constipation without any blood, which you did not mention, and only bloating and left sided pain. Do you have round or hard poops or strain when you go? Are you getting enough fiber in your diet (9 servings of fruits and veggies a day and 3 grains) and drinking your 64 ounces of water a day? The left side is colon, abdomen is the emptying side. No organs. ...Read more

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Hello. I am feeling that my left lower side of stomach is more swollen than the right without any pain?

Hello. I am feeling that my left lower side of stomach is more swollen than the right without any pain?

Needs to be checked: We can not tell you why your left side of stomach is more swollen. If you have no pain and no lump is palpable it may be nothing serious. But since it is a concern for you, i suggest you have it checked if it is abnormal swelling and if it is what is the cause ...Read more

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My stomach is big and swollen when I stand but disappears when I lay down...It's also worse of a night...?

My stomach is big and swollen when I stand but disappears when I lay down...It's also worse of a night...?

Maybe ok, maybe not: Depending on a person's medical history, her physical body shape, her muscle tone, etc., a protruding tummy may or may not be ok. An internal mass or organ that is big enough will appear as a protruding tummy. Excess fluid in the abdomen also shows up as a big tummy. For somebody with thin, weak abdominal muscles, a big meal can be protruding, so a doctor should evaluate to see what is happening. ...Read more

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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?

Gastritis,ulcer,gall: It may be gastritis, peptic ulcer, gall bladder sones or inflammatin or pancreatitis. You should seek medical help asap, see your doctor or go to er. ...Read more

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I have a pain in the right side of my stomach which also feels swollen now... Please help, any suggestions of what it could be and how to cure it?

I have a pain in the right side of my stomach which also feels swollen now... Please help, any suggestions of what it could be and how to cure it?

Some possibilities: If one has very uncomfortable tummy pain, and is normally in good health, plus is not pregnant, the possibilities include: appendicitis (usually has fever), gall stones, kidney stone (very painful), constipation (crampy), stomach flu, etc... Most people with "moderate pain," meaning more than mild pain, need a doctor's evaluation to be sure it is not appendicitis, which usually needs surgery. ...Read more

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It is a bout a week that I have noticed the right side of my stomach is standing out (or swollen). I have no pain or any other symptoms. Female and 33?

It is a bout a week that I have noticed the right side of my stomach is standing out (or swollen). I have no pain or any other symptoms. Female and 33?

? Hernia: Based on your description you might have a hernia which is a bulging due to weekend abdominal muscle fibers. This is most common in people who have had surgery, but could also appear randomly. Even though it does not bother you, I would suggest having a health care professional take a look. Good luck. ...Read more

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My stomach feels torn apart/swollen, painful hemorrhoids. What could this be?

My stomach feels torn apart/swollen, painful hemorrhoids. What could this be?

Hmmm ... separate??: Hard 2 know what "torn apart" =, but assume pain all over abdomen. Ulcers, gallbladder*, crohns disease*, stomach irritation could cause this, and * ones can give swelling. More talk w/a doctor is needed to sort this out.
Painful "hemorrhoids" (only word most know for pain @ butt) might be a tear, hems w/clot, tumor, warts, abscess -- see someone soon. Only thing w/both is cirrhosis of liver. ...Read more

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I have RA It's IN MY ORGANS TOO? I HAVE SWOLLEN AND DISTENDED PANCREAS &GALLB$STOMACH I DON'T UNDERSTAND THIS. ISN'T THIS LUPAS NOT RA??????

I have RA It's IN MY ORGANS TOO? I HAVE SWOLLEN AND DISTENDED PANCREAS &GALLB$STOMACH I DON'T UNDERSTAND THIS. ISN'T THIS LUPAS NOT RA??????

Complex question.: Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis are both diseases of the connective tissues of the same class. There are common symptoms in both & both can be severe and affect multiple organ systems. The treatment for both is often almost the same. Discuss your questions with your doctor. Knowing more about the disease you have, is always smart and helps you help your doc to get the best treatments and results ...Read more

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My veins are swollen in my stomach what is the reason?

My veins are swollen in my stomach what is the reason?

This condition can b: Associated with advanced liver disease (Caput Medusae). C ur doc for an evaluation. ...Read more

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My stomach is swollen and I am peeing more frequent what could it be?

My stomach is swollen and I am peeing more frequent what could it be?

Here are some ...: A swollen stomach — by too much gas in the GI-tract or too much thickness of abdominal wall or pending urinary retention? If from the former two, the whole abdomen tends to be round and protuberant; if from the latter — pending U-retention, the abdominal roundness tends to be limited to lower half of abdomen. To define the causes for your concerns, go to see Doc timely. ...Read more

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Three year old's stomach swollen?

Three year old's stomach swollen?

Distension: Abdominal distension or swelling can have multiple causes. Most common is from bowel ditsension which could be related to gastroenteritis, bowel obstruction, slow gastric emptying, constipation etc. Enlargement of organs such as liver and spleen can distend the abdomen. Sometimes fluid in abdomen called ascites can enlarge the abdomen. If persists should see pediatrician for physical examination. ...Read more