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Glossary for Abdominal distension

Medical terms related to Abdominal distension or mentioned in this section include:

  • Abdominal Distension in Pregnancy: Abdominal Distension/Abdominal Fullness in Pregnancy is the sensation or appearance of the abdomen being enlarged more than expected.
  • Abdominal cystic lymphangioma: A rare form of benign tumor that occurs in infants. It is essentially a malformation of one of the abdominal lymph vessels where a portion is dilated and form a lymph fluid-filled cyst. Symptoms may vary depending on the exact location and size of the cyst.
  • Abdominal distension in children: Abdominal distension in children is bloating or enlargement of the abdomen in children.
  • Abdominal mass: Abdominal swelling with hard mass felt
  • Abdominal pain: Pain in the abdominal area or stomach.
  • Abdominal swelling: Swelling or bloating of the abdomen
  • Abdominal symptoms: Symptoms affecting the abdomen or digestive tract
  • Acute myelosclerosis: A rare disorder where the bone marrow makes too many blood cells. The disease progresses rapidly with death usually occurring within 6 months of onset.
  • Alternating Bowel Habit IBS: It is a functional bowel disorder characterized by chronic abdominal pain, discomfort, bloating, and alteration of bowel habits in the absence of any organic cause. IBS may be associated with pain disorders.
  • Amyloidosis: A disease characterized by the accumulation of insoluble amyloid protein in tissues and organs which in turn affects the functioning of these tissues and organs.
  • Ascites: The presence of serous fluid within the abdominal cavity
  • Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome: An inherited disorder marked by gigantism, exomphalos and macroglossia. Also called EMG syndrome and exophthalmos-macroglossia-gigantism syndrome.
  • Bladder symptoms: Symptoms related to the bladder and urination.
  • Budd chiari syndrome: A disorder where the main vein leaving the liver becomes blocked leading to symptoms such as liver enlargement and fluid buildup in the abdomen. Also called Chiari's syndrome or Rokitansky's disease.
  • Budd-Chiari syndrome: A disorder where the main vein leaving the liver becomes blocked leading to symptoms such as liver enlargement and fluid buildup in the abdomen. Also called Chiari's syndrome or Rokitansky's disease.
  • Celiac Disease: Digestive intolerance to gluten in the diet.
  • Chylous ascites: A rare disorder involving obstruction of the drainage of the abdominal lymph glands which results in abdominal accumulation of milky white fluid.
  • Cirrhosis of liver: diffuse hepatic process characterized by fibrosis and the conversion of normal liver architecture into structurally abnormal nodules
  • Colonic Inertia: The nerves and muscles of the bowel do not function normally resulting in chronic constipation.
  • Colonic volvulus: Twisting of the colon.
  • Congenital Diarrhea, Secretory Sodium, 3: A congenital condition characterized by diarrhea resulting form a defect in the sodium/hydrogen exchange. The severity of the condition is variable.
  • Congestive Heart Failure: A condition which is characterized by breathlessness due to oedema and congestion of the lungs
  • Congestive heart failure: A condition which is characterized by breathlessness due to oedema and congestion of the lungs
  • Constipation-predominant IBS: IBS is a functional bowel disorder characterized by chronic abdominal pain, discomfort, bloating, and alteration of bowel habits
  • Constrictive pericarditis: Constrictive pericarditis refers to an chronic inflammation of the sac that covers the heart (pericardium) that results in scarring of the pericardium.
  • Dermoid cyst: Benign cystic tumor often containing skin, hair, and other tissue
  • Diarrhea-predominant IBS: IBS is a functional bowel disorder characterized by chronic abdominal pain, discomfort, bloating, and alteration of bowel habits
  • Diffuse systemic sclerosi: A rare condition that characterized by skin tightness affecting the trunk and extremities as well as organ involvement. It involves an early period of internal inflammation which distinguishes it from other forms of scleroderma and the organ involvement can be severe and even life-threatening.
  • Digestive symptoms: Any symptoms affecting the digestive tract.
  • Diverticulitis: diverticulitis is inflammation of an abnormal pouch(diverticulum) in the intestinal wall. These pouches are usually found in the large intestine
  • Ectopic pregnancy: The occurrence of a pregnancy outside that of the uterus
  • Endometriosis: Misplaced uterus tissue causing scar tissue.
  • Enlarged liver: Swelling of the liver.
  • Familial Mediterranean fever: A rare inherited condition characterized by recurrent fever and inflammation. The inflammation usually involves the stomach, lungs or joints.
  • Fecal impaction: A condition where there is obstipation and impaction of faeces in the large intestines
  • Gastroparesis: A condition characterized by the paralysis of the stomach
  • Glycogen storage diseases: A condition which is characterized by a defect in the ability of the body to store glycogen
  • Groin Hernia: Lump in groin where segment of bowel has protruded through small imperfection in abdominal wall or inguinal canal
  • Heart failure: A condition which is characterized by an inability of the heart to pump blood efficiently and effectively
  • Helicobacter pylori bacteria: A bacteria that can infect the gastrointestinal system
  • Hepatocellular carcinoma (fibrolamellar variant): A rare form of liver cancer. The prognosis for this variant of hepatocellular cancer is better than for hepatocellular cancer.
  • Hernia: General term for an organ protruding where it should not.
  • Hirschsprung Disease: congenital disorder of the colon in which the ganglionic nerver cells are absent leading to constipation
  • Hirschsprung disease: congenital disorder of the colon in which the ganglionic nerver cells are absent leading to constipation
  • Hydronephrosis: Swelling of the kidney resulting from a blockage to the flow of urine.
  • Idiopathic intestinal pseudoobstruction: A rare disorder where the patient suffers symptoms of an intestinal blockage but no such blockage is present. Malfunction of the muscle tissue of the intestines prevents normal movement of food through the digestive system and results in symptoms similar to that of a blockage.
  • Imperforate anus: A congenital disorder where the anus is missing or located in the wrong position.
  • Intussusception: intussusception is the sliding of one part of the intestine into another
  • Kwashiorkor: A malnutrition state that is produced by severe protein deficiency
  • Liver cancer: The occurrence of malignancy that occurs in the liver
  • Liver failure: When the liver fails to function
  • Liver symptoms: Symptoms affecting the liver
  • Lymphoma: Any neoplastic disorder that occurs in lymphoid tissue
  • Malnutrition: Any disorder that relates to inadequate intake of nutrients.
  • Meconium plug syndrome: A condition that can occur in newborns where a mass of thickened meconium obstructs the large intestines. The condition may occur as a result of other disorders such as cystic fibrosis, colon atresia, narrowed colon, impaired intestinal motility (Hirschsprung disease) or for no apparent reason. Often, bowel function returns to normal once the meconium plug is passed from the body.
  • Mesothelioma: Type of lung cancer associated with asbestos.
  • Multiple endocrine neoplasia: A group of conditions that is characterised by the hyperplasia and hyperfunction of two or more glands of the endocrine system
  • Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1: Rare inherited disease causing tumors in multiple glands
  • Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2: Rare inherited disease causing tumors in multiple glands
  • Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 3: Rare inherited disease causing tumors in multiple glands
  • Necrotizing enterocolitis: A rare disease that is tends to occur in premature infants and involves inflammation and destruction of gastrointestinal tissue. It usually occurs within weeks of birth - often after the start of milk feeding. The condition can be extremely serious and even fatal.
  • Neoplasms: abnormal proliferation of cells.
  • Neuroblastoma: neuroblastoma is a malignant (cancerous) tumor of infants and children that develops from nerve tissue
  • Obesity: Excessive body weight especially fat.
  • Obstructive Jaundice: Condition where blockage of the flow of bile from the liver causes overspill of bile products into the blood and incomplete bile excretion from the body.
  • Ovarian Cancer: A condition which is characterized by a malignancy that is located in the ovary
  • Ovarian cyst: A cyst which is located in the ovary
  • Ovarian tumour: A tumour that is located on the ovary.
  • Paralytic ileus: Temporary intestinal paralysis
  • Peritonitis: Inflammation of the peritoneum.
  • Portal hypertension: Portal hypertension is a condition in which the blood pressure is abnormally high in the portal vein system, which carries blood from the digestive organs to the liver.
  • Post-infectious IBS: Post-infecttios IBS is a functional bowel disorder characterized by chronic abdominal pain, discomfort, bloating, and alteration of bowel habits following any infection affecting the body.
  • Prune belly syndrome: A hereditary condition affecting only males and involving a deficiency of abdominal muscles, urinary tract malformations, undescended testes and occasionally underdeveloped lungs.
  • Pseudomyxoma Peritonei: A rare type of cancer where mucous-producing cancer cells in the abdomen produce excessive mucous.
  • Sarcoma: Any cancer of the connective tissue.
  • Sarcoma botryoides: An aggressive form of cancer that arises from embryonic muscle cells. The tumor resembles a bunch of grapes and tends to occur in the genitourinary tract. Common locations are the cervix, vagina and bladder and very rare cases can occur in the bile duct or the soft tissues of the head and neck. It occurs most often in female infants and young children. Symptoms will vary depending on the exact location of the tumor.
  • Splenomegaly: The normal spleen is usually not palpable. The spleen moves with respiratory patterns and may only be palpable at the end of inspiration
  • Stomach pain: The occurrence of pain located in the stomach
  • Swelling symptoms: Symptoms causing swelling or enlargement.
  • Teratoma: A neoplasm made up of different types of tissue
  • Toxic megacolon: is a life threatening complication
  • Truncal obesity: fat body with thin limbs or centripetal obesity
  • Tuberculosis: Bacterial infection causing nodules forming, most commonly in the lung.
  • Vasculitis: A condition which is characterized by inflammation to blood vessels
  • Ventral Hernia: The protrusion of abdominal contents such as bowel through a defect in the abdominal wall caused by surgery or trauma.
  • WDHA syndrome: A syndrome characterized by watery diarrhea, hypokalemia and achlorhydria.
  • Wilms' tumor: A malignant kidney tumor that occurs in children.

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