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Abdominal distention: Introduction

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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Causes of Abdominal distention:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Abdominal distention. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Causes of Types of Abdominal distention:

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Abdominal distention: Symptom Checker

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Abdominal distention Treatments

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Stories from Users for Abdominal distention

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Abdominal distention: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Abdominal distention

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Abdominal distention: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Abdominal distention

Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be 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 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 kill the "good" bacteria in the 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 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 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). more »

Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases. Some of more »

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Hospitals & Clinics: Abdominal distention

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Abdominal distention: Related Rare Diseases

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Abdominal distention: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Detailed list of causes of Abdominal distention

The list below shows some of the causes of Abdominal distention mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Abdominal distention?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Abdominal distention. Of the 68 causes of Abdominal distention that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 1 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 67 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Abdominal distention:

The following list of conditions have 'Abdominal distention' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Abdominal distention:

The following list of medical conditions have Abdominal distention or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.


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Causes of Abdominal distention Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Abdominal distention based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Classifications of Abdominal distention:

    Subtypes of Abdominal distention:

    Flank mass (14 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Abdominal distention:

    Abdominal swelling (499 causes), Digestive symptoms (5299 causes), Abdominal symptoms (5930 causes), Swelling symptoms (3730 causes)

    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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