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Abdominal swelling: Introduction

Abdominal swelling: Swelling or bloating of the abdomen. See detailed information below for a list of 499 causes of Abdominal swelling, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Abdominal swelling:

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

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Abdominal swelling

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Causes of Types of Abdominal swelling:

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Abdominal swelling: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Abdominal swelling, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Abdominal swelling Treatments

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Alternative Treatments for Abdominal swelling

Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed as possibly helpful for Abdominal swelling may include:

Stories from Users for Abdominal swelling

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Message Boards for Abdominal swelling

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Diagnostic tests for Abdominal swelling:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Abdominal swelling. Some of these are listed below :

  • General appearance - looking for jaundice, signs of recent weight loss.
  • Palpate any abdominal or pelvic mass - to determine site, tenderness, size, shape, surface, edge, and mobility.
  • Percussion of abdomen - to assess any ascitic fluid (abdominal cavity is filled with large volumes of fluid).
  • Examine neck and groin lymph nodes
  • more tests...»

Abdominal swelling: Animations

Medications or substances causing Abdominal swelling:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Abdominal swelling as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Drug interactions causing Abdominal swelling:

When combined, certain drugs, medications, substances or toxins may react causing Abdominal swelling as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Abdominal swelling: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Abdominal swelling may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Abdominal swelling

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Abdominal swelling. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

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Abdominal swelling: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Abdominal swelling

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, 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 aid digestion, 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 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. 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 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 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 more »

Abdominal swelling: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Abdominal swelling

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Abdominal swelling: Related Rare Diseases

Rare types of medical conditions and diseases in related medical categories:

Abdominal swelling: Undiagnosed Conditions

Conditions that are commonly undiagnosed in related areas may include:

Causes of Abdominal swelling listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Abdominal swelling as a symptom include:

Organs affected by Abdominal swelling:

The list of organs typically affected by Abdominal swelling may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Abdominal swelling

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

How Common are these Causes of Abdominal swelling?

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 swelling. Of the 499 causes of Abdominal swelling that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 9 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 19 causes are "common" diseases
  • 10 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 2 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 27 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 466 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Abdominal swelling:

The following list of conditions have 'Abdominal swelling' 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 swelling:

The following list of medical conditions have Abdominal swelling 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 swelling Based on Risk Factors

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

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Abdominal swelling?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Abdominal swelling, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    What are the alternative names for Abdominal swelling:

    Bloated abdomen, Abdominal distension, Abdo distended, Abdo distention, Abdomen distended
    - (Source - Diseases Database)

    Classifications of Abdominal swelling:

    Subtypes of Abdominal swelling:

    Abdominal mass (207 causes), Ascites (176 causes), Abdominal distention (68 causes), Abdominal fullness (19 causes), Pulsatile Abdominal swelling (6 causes), Stomach swelling (5 causes), Flank mass (14 causes), Protruding abdomen (56 causes), Abdominal tumor (29 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Abdominal swelling:

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

    Symptoms related to Abdominal swelling:

    Swelling (3730 causes), Edema (208 causes), Abdominal pain (2568 causes), Stomach pain (49 causes), Abdominal symptoms (5930 causes), Stomach symptoms (3217 causes), Stomach swelling (5 causes), Abdominal mass (207 causes), Ascites (176 causes), Abdominal distension (112 causes), Cirrhosis, Heart failure (274 causes), Portal hypertension (53 causes), Budd Chiari syndrome (21 causes), Intestinal obstruction (98 causes), Gastric cancer, Lymphoma (18 causes)

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    Medical News summaries about Abdominal swelling

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    Evidence Based Medicine Research for Abdominal swelling

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