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1.  Swollen Abdomen
A swollen abdomen occurs when your stomach area is larger than normal. This is sometimes called a distended abdomen or swollen belly. A swollen abdomen has a number of potential causes, and it is a common occurrence...
  • Abdominal swelling
2.  Pregnancy
Pregnancy occurs when a sperm fertilizes an egg after it is released from the ovary. An egg enters one of the fallopian tubes where it may be fertilized. The egg then enters the uterus where implantation occurs...
  • Abdominal swelling
  • Heartburn
  • Sciatica
  • Indigestion
  • Heart murmurs
3.  Irritable Bowel Syndrome
A syndrome is a collection of symptoms that often occur together. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common syndrome that causes many individuals to seek medical help. This condition is separate from inflammatory bowe...
  • Abdominal swelling
  • Depression
  • Burping
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal cramps
4.  Lactose Intolerance
Lactose intolerance is the inability to break down a type of natural sugar called lactose . Lactose is commonly found in dairy products, such as milk and yogurt. A person becomes lactose intolerant when his or her smal...
  • Abdominal swelling
  • Growth retardation
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Fatigue
  • Abdominal pain
5.  Gallstones
Many people can develop gallstones and never know it. Gallstones are hard deposits in your gallbladder, a small organ that stores bile, a digestive fluid made in the liver. Gallstones may consist of cholesterol, salt...
  • Abdominal swelling
  • Loss of appetite
  • Indigestion
  • Abdominal distension, gaseous
  • Dark urine
6.  Ascites
When fluid builds up inside the abdomen, it is known as ascites. Ascites usually occurs when the liver stops working properly. Fluid fills the space between the lining of the abdomen and the organs.People with ascite...
  • Abdominal swelling
  • Shortness of breath
  • Ascites
  • Abdominal bloating
  • Weight gain
7.  Teenage Pregnancy
Teenage pregnancy is pregnancy in a woman 19 years of age or younger. A woman can get pregnant if she has vaginal sex with a man at any age after she has started having regular monthly periods. Concerns for th...
  • Abdominal swelling
  • Dizziness
  • Breast swelling
  • Fainting
  • Constipation
8.  Appendicitis
Appendicitis is inflammation of the appendix. It may be acute or chronic. Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine states that appendicitis is the most common medical emergency in the United States. More than 250,00...
This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.
  • Abdominal swelling
  • Loss of appetite
  • Constipation
  • Change in bowel habit
  • Abdominal discomfort
9.  Cirrhosis
Cirrhosis is severe scarring of the liver and poor liver function seen at the end of chronic liver disease. The scarring is most often caused by long-term exposure to toxins such as alcohol or viral infections. Th...
  • Abdominal swelling
  • Liver enlarged
  • Breast enlargement in men
  • Pain
  • Weight loss
10.  Ovarian Cysts
The ovaries are part of the female reproductive system. They are located in the lower abdomen on both sides of the uterus. Women have two ovaries that produce eggs, as well as the hormones estrogen an...
  • Abdominal swelling
  • No menstrual period
  • Excessive growth of body hair
  • Long menstrual cycle
  • Excessive hair growth in female
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