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464 Possible Causes for Abdominal Distension, Abdominal Tenderness, Gastric Pain

  • Pancreatitis

    Between 50 and 90 percent of patients have signs of abdominal distension or muscle spasms with epigastric pain and left upper-quadrant tenderness. 3, 6 Other signs are fever[web.archive.org] Acute pancreatitis generally causes severe pain and the sufferer will need emergency treatment in a hospital.[web.archive.org] […] rate, abdominal tenderness, and sometimes jaundice and even shock.[pancreatica.org]

  • Stomach Perforation

    The clinical presentation is often nonspecific, with most common symptoms being abdominal distension and pain accompanied by an abnormal sensation in the epigastric area and[symptoma.com] […] in the epigastrium to the right of the midline indicating the perforation of a duodenal ulcer, while a gastric ulcer perforation reveals itself by burning pain in epigastrium[en.wikipedia.org] There is usually an accompanying generalised abdominal tenderness, worse on movement (known as the rigid abdomen).[teachmesurgery.com]

  • Acute Cholecystitis

    When a gallstone gets trapped, it can lead to an intestinal obstruction, called gallstone ileus, leading to abdominal pain, vomiting, constipation, and abdominal distension[en.wikipedia.org] […] upper abdominal pain that improves with eating.[1] With a gastric ulcer, the pain may worsen with eating.[8] The pain is often described as a burning or dull ache.[1] Other[en.wikipedia.org] On examination she had right mid-abdominal tenderness. Laboratory studies demonstrated leukocytosis with normal liver function tests.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma

    Abdominal distension: Swelling of the abdomen, usually due to an increased amount of intestinal gas.[webmd.com] A 78-year-old man was admitted to our hospital due to upper gastric pain. Examinations revealed a 20 mm mass in the pancreatic body, for which EUS-FNA was performed.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Patients may present in early stages with normal examination findings or in advanced stages with manifestations of liver involvement such as abdominal tenderness, jaundice[aafp.org]

  • Gastric Rupture

    The clinical manifestations include severe abdominal distension, vomiting, and respiratory distress.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The physician should consider an emergent evaluation for gastric rupture and necrosis in individuals with PWS who present with vomiting and abdominal pain.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The majority of patients with gastric rupture will present with signs of shock or abdominal tenderness.[freethesaurus.com]

  • Intestinal Obstruction

    A 27-year-old male presented with a history of gastric pain combined with nausea and abdominal distension that had been present for 5 d.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Vomiting (161, 74.2%), abdominal pain (152, 70%), abdominal tenderness (113, 52.1%), constipation (111, 51.2%), and abdominal distension (104, 47.9%) were the predominant[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] , currant jelly stools Alert In gastric bypass patients, consider: Internal hernia: sudden onset of abdominal pain, vomiting, abdominal distention, and “whirl” sign on CT[unboundmedicine.com]

  • Duodenal Ulcer

    The patient was admitted through the emergency department due to severe hematochezia and ongoing anemia; he presented with neither abdominal pain nor abdominal distension.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Both types of ulcer cause pain, particularly gastric pain, climbing up to the esophagus. However, with a gastric ulcer, pain cannot be relieved by eating foods.[differencebetween.net] His blood pressure was 154/65 mmHg and he had no abdominal tenderness.[scielo.isciii.es]

  • Gastric Ulcer

    distension If you think you or someone you know is having an ulcer emergency, seek immediate medical attention.[everydayhealth.com] Epigastric pain which occurs after meals is the most common symptom of gastric ulcers. Abdominal pain is the most common symptom of gastric ulcer.[symptoma.com] RESULTS: Of the 183 patients, 57 who were treated conservatively had less abdominal tenderness, lower levels of serum C-reactive protein, and shorter time to presentation[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome

    All symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome were exacerbated by bran, with bowel disturbance most often adversely affected, followed by abdominal distension and pain.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Lin C, Al-Chaer ED 2003 Long-term sensitization of primary afferents in adult rats exposed to neonatal colon pain. Brain Res 971 : 73–82 41.[doi.org] Red flag symptoms include: - Vomiting blood or blood in bowel movements - Fever - Unexplained weight loss - Severe abdominal pain or a rigid abdomen, tender to the touch -[home.bt.com]

  • Gastric Volvulus

    A 2.5-year-old boy was referred to the emergency room for a sudden onset of diffuse and increasing abdominal pain with lethargy, abdominal distension, and vomiting, all in[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] I've been having problems eating a normal size meal for about 18 months now (gastric pain / reflux/vomiting after eating).[patient.info] A 17-year-old boy with dextrogastria, asplenia, and left diaphragmatic eventration presented with acute onset of nonbilious emesis, jaundice, and diffuse abdominal tenderness[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

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