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72 Possible Causes for Abdominal Protuberance

  • Metabolic Syndrome

    Abdomen was protuberant due to excess intra-abdominal fat. He had been on protease inhibitor containing antiretroviral therapy for more than 7 years. From Garg A.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Osteoporosis

    In severe cases, this results in impaired pulmonary function, a protuberant abdomen, and—because of compressed abdominal organs—early satiety and weight loss. 16 Complications[web.archive.org] The rib cage presses down on the pelvis, reducing thoracic and abdominal space.[web.archive.org]

  • Lumbar Compression Fracture

    protuberance, compression of abdominal organs with early satiety and loss of weight.[symptoma.com] […] result, the individual has to actively contract the paraspinal muscles to maintain posture leading to fatigue and in severe cases, it can lead to impaired lung function, abdominal[symptoma.com]

  • Ventral Hernia

    Abdominal Hernia A hernia is a protuberance of an organ or its fascia through the cavity wall where it normally is contained.[ihealthblogger.com] One of its more common types is abdominal hernia.[ihealthblogger.com]

  • Muscular Dystrophy

    Weak abdominal muscles result in a protuberant abdomen and contribute to the lumbar lordosis.[fshsociety.org] Lower abdominal muscles are weaker than the upper abdominal muscles, causing a strikingly positive Beevor’s sign, a physical finding fairly specific for FSHD” (2).[fshsociety.org]

  • Diaphragmatic Hernia

    […] than a normal newborn's and feels less full when touched A chest x-ray may show abdominal organs in the chest cavity.[nlm.nih.gov] An exam of the infant shows: Irregular chest movements Lack of breath sounds on side with the hernia Bowel sounds that are heard in the chest Abdomen that looks less protuberant[nlm.nih.gov]

  • Bone Metastasis

    Abdominal CT detected no space-occupying lesion in the liver or swelling of peritoneal lymph nodes.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Colonoscopy revealed a 1/2-circumferential ulcerated tumor in the sigmoid colon, and a protuberant tumor was noted on the anal side of the main tumor.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Hereditary North American Indian Childhood Cirrhosis

    Superficial abdominal veins are prominent. KHANNA---INDIAN CHILDHOOD CIRRIIOSIS 287 3. Last .s'iogc. There are many signs of liver ('.ell failure.[documents.tips] The al)domen is markedly protuberant xxit] free fluid in the peritoneum. The liver size may shrink due to ('ollal)sC of reticu]in surrounding the hepatic cells.[documents.tips]

  • Upper Back Pain

    In severe cases, this results in impaired pulmonary function, a protuberant abdomen, and—because of compressed abdominal organs—early satiety and weight loss. 16 Complications[aafp.org] The rib cage presses down on the pelvis, reducing thoracic and abdominal space.[aafp.org]

  • Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia

    […] than a normal newborn's and feels less full when touched A chest x-ray may show abdominal organs in the chest cavity.[medlineplus.gov] An exam of the infant shows: Irregular chest movements Lack of breath sounds on side with the hernia Bowel sounds that are heard in the chest Abdomen that looks less protuberant[medlineplus.gov]

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