Abdominal Swelling Overview
What is abdominal swelling?
A person with abdominal swelling has abnormal enlargement of the abdomen. The swelling may be caused by air or fluid inside the abdomen.
What are the symptoms of abdominal swelling?
Most with abdominal swelling will complain of abdominal distention or fullness. A smaller number may complain of constipation, abdominal pain, weight gain, and leg swelling.
How does the doctor treat abdominal swelling?
The treatment of abdominal swelling depends on the underlying cause for the swelling. In most cases, mild abdominal swelling goes away by itself. An abnormal collection of fluid within the abdomen may need to be treated with medications or surgery.
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