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What do doctors do for abdominal distension?
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Dr. Barry Rosen
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In brief: Find the cause.
Abdominal distension is a symptom that can be associated with a lot of different diseases including gallbladder disease, (diabetic) gastroparesis, irritable bowel syndrome, (intestinal) cancer, just to name a few.
In order to find the cause, we need to do a full examination often supplemented with blood tests and x-rays. Thankfully, we usually get to the cause pretty quickly.

In brief: Find the cause.
Abdominal distension is a symptom that can be associated with a lot of different diseases including gallbladder disease, (diabetic) gastroparesis, irritable bowel syndrome, (intestinal) cancer, just to name a few.
In order to find the cause, we need to do a full examination often supplemented with blood tests and x-rays. Thankfully, we usually get to the cause pretty quickly.
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