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Abdominal distention: The sensation and appearance of distention located in the abdomen. See detailed information below for a list of 68 causes of Abdominal distention, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.
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Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be misdiagnosed. The best known, irritable bowel syndrome, is over-diagnosed,...read more »
Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called intestinal imbalance. The digestive system contains a variety of "good" bacteria that...read more »
Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad" bacteria, but can also...read more »
Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. food poisoning). In fact, it's more likely to be an ...read more »
Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed (it can, of course, also fail to...read more »
Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive conditions is celiac disease, a malabsorption disorder with a variety of symptoms (see symptoms of celiac disease). A variety of other chronic...read more »
Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases. Some of the better known possibilities are peptic ulcer, colon cancer, irritable bowel syndrome, or GERD....read more »
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This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Abdominal distention based
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Subtypes of Abdominal distention:
Flank mass (14 causes)
Medical Conditions associated with Abdominal distention:
Symptoms related to Abdominal distention:
Abdominal swelling (499 causes), Swollen abdomen (499 causes), Swelling (3730 causes), Swollen organs, Abdominal pain (2568 causes), Stomach pain (49 causes), Stomach ache (385 causes), Diarrhea (2312 causes), Gas (201 causes), Abdominal mass (207 causes), Abdominal symptoms (5930 causes), Abdominal fullness (19 causes), Ascites (176 causes), Cirrhosis of liver (119 causes), Portal hypertension (53 causes), intestinal obstruction (98 causes), central obesity
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