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Do lots of people get bulging abdomen, or is it unusual?

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Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology
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In brief: Yes

Bulging can be many things from gas to bowel obstruction to fluid from heart, liver or kidney failure to hernia.
Associated symptoms like fever, timing and pain will narrow the diagnosis. If it's problematic and doesn't resolve, get it checked out.

In brief: Yes

Bulging can be many things from gas to bowel obstruction to fluid from heart, liver or kidney failure to hernia.
Associated symptoms like fever, timing and pain will narrow the diagnosis. If it's problematic and doesn't resolve, get it checked out.
Dr. Matt Malkin
Dr. Matt Malkin
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Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine

In brief: It depends

On what you mean by bulging.
If it seems like there is liquid in there, that can be a sign of ascites, fluid in the abdominal cavity from conditions like liver disease. Of course, overeating can cause a lot of bulging, and obesity is quite common in the US.

In brief: It depends

On what you mean by bulging.
If it seems like there is liquid in there, that can be a sign of ascites, fluid in the abdominal cavity from conditions like liver disease. Of course, overeating can cause a lot of bulging, and obesity is quite common in the US.
Dr. William Lizarraga
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