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What would cause a swollen abdomen only in the evening?

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Dr. Tracy Berg
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In brief: Fatty food/gallstone

Intermittent swelling of your abdomen may be related to fatty foods and gallstones.
Dinner is usually the highest fat meal. Fat triggers gallbladder to squeeze, empty its load of digestive bile into your GI tract. If you have gallstones, dietary fat triggers an abnormal system and bloating/swelling occur. Ultrasound can be diagnostic. Others causes: constipation, gastric bloat, mass.

In brief: Fatty food/gallstone

Intermittent swelling of your abdomen may be related to fatty foods and gallstones.
Dinner is usually the highest fat meal. Fat triggers gallbladder to squeeze, empty its load of digestive bile into your GI tract. If you have gallstones, dietary fat triggers an abnormal system and bloating/swelling occur. Ultrasound can be diagnostic. Others causes: constipation, gastric bloat, mass.
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