How much should I worry about abdominal swelling?

Yes, worry about it. Is your distension acute, &/or associated with fever, nausea, vomiting, bleeding? If so, please get medical attention now. If, on the other hand, associated with painful constipation then consider possible c-ibs. Medical evaluation under the rome 3 criteria can exclude obstruction, ileus, ischemic disease, tumors, dysmotilities of the gut, rectal dysfunction. Urgency of care depends on the cause.

Related Questions

I have mirena (levonorgestrel) in. Have had abdominal swelling, pain, fatigue. I can't feel the mirena (levonorgestrel) strings. Could this be caused by mirena (levonorgestrel) and should I worry?

Mirena (levonorgestrel) See your ob-gyn physician since these symptoms may indeed be related to the mirena (levonorgestrel). Even if not related, the cause should be determined since they are new symptoms without a ready explanation aside perhaps the mirena (levonorgestrel). Read more...

I don t have very much pain often but I have had abdominal swelling on my right side for about a year or so now can you tell me what I should do?

Se a dr. There are many causes for right sided abdominal swelling( abdominal wall muscular related, liver or gallbladder just to name a few). Some females taking bcp;s can develop benign liver tumors . Therefore a visit to a dr can rule out all the bad things , they may order an ultrasound exam or a ct scan if something is there. Read more...
Abdominal swelling. Vague symptom. Have to give more information to get proper recommendations. Also best to follow up with your doctor when in doubt. Read more...

What sort of problem is abdominal swelling?

Many possibilities. Many things can cause abdominal swelling - it can be fluid, masses (e.g. Cancer), hernias, bleeding, and others. Imaging of your belly will help provide an answer, as well as the clinical scenario. Read more...
Many causes. It depends on what causes the swelling. It can be air, fluid, or blood. Each has a set of possible diagnoses. Read more...

Is abdominal swelling a sign of some disease?

Can be. Swelling can be due to gaseous distension, stool in the colon, a baby in the uterus, urine in the bladder, poor muscle tone. It can also be due to abnormalities of the ovaries (cysts, tumors), kidneys (cyst, tumor, failure), uterus (fibroids, tumors), tubes (ectopic preg), liver (tumors, fat, scarring, failure), fluid deposition from sick liver, tumors, heart failure, tumor masses, etc. C ur doc. Read more...

Abdominal swelling daily, what could be wrong?

Celiac disease. You notice daily abdominal swelling. Consider seeing your doctor to discuss medical conditions. Celiac disease is a condition that makes people sick if they eat wheat, barley, etc. Some people notice bloating. You doctor can do a blood test and more importantly you can work with your doctor to get better even if it is not celiac. Read more...

How to find out what's causing my abdominal swelling?

See your. Primary doctor and let them examine you and order the appropriate tests and consults if necessary. It may besimply your diet and fluids or something more involved but let your primary doctor determine that. Read more...

What can cause abdominal swelling and pain in one day?

Air, stool, but... Can be gas, stool, spasm, but can also be from serious causes like bowel obstruction, perforation of a hollow organ like stomach, small bowel, colon, gyn issue. Call your doc today. Er if fever, vomiting, oan't pass gas, urine, or stool. Read more...

Could anyone know what could cause left abdominal swelling?

Several things. Colon, small bowel can get full, gas, air. Fluid in abdomen. Local swelling of soft tissue or hernia are also possible in left abdomen. Rarely an enlarged kidney or mass can occur. FIND out by seeing your PCP with full history and good physical exam, and the testing as guided by these factors. Read more...