369 Possible Causes for Increased Abdominal Girth

  • Malignant Neoplasm
  • Ileus

    The signs of mechanical obstruction requiring surgery are[md]colicky abdominal pain, an increasing girth, a large volume of gastric aspirate, no flatus, and X-rays showing[meb.uni-bonn.de] Is his girth increasing or decreasing? How much fluid is being aspirated? Have his bowel sounds returned? Is he passing any flatus? Does he have signs of peritonitis?[meb.uni-bonn.de] abdominal palpation more difficult.[meb.uni-bonn.de]

  • Lipodystrophy

    From January 1998 through September 2000, he gained 12 kg, but he noted loss of fat and bulging veins in his arms and legs, along with an increase in abdominal girth, which[cid.oxfordjournals.org] […] required an increase in his pants size, and an increase in breast size.[cid.oxfordjournals.org] Total calorie intake increased as his physical activity increased with the exercise regimen, from 2341 to 2733 kcal per day.[cid.oxfordjournals.org]

  • Obstipation

    ‘A 71-year-old white man with no prior history of malignancy and a 2-week history of obstipation, increasing abdominal girth, and abdominal cramping sought medical attention[en.oxforddictionaries.com] ‘She had a 3-day history of acute-onset abdominal pain, vomiting, abdominal distension, and obstipation.’[en.oxforddictionaries.com] ‘A 27-year-old man presented to the emergency department with a 3-day history of progressively worsening abdominal pain, nausea, emesis, and obstipation following a weekend[en.oxforddictionaries.com]

  • Ascites

    abdominal girth 4.1 (2.3-4.7) Recent weight gain 3.2 (1.7-6.2) Ankle swelling 2.8 (1.8-4.3) Make Ascites Less Likely No ankle swelling 0.10 (0.01-0.67) No increase in abdominal[jamaevidence.mhmedical.com] How to measure abdominal girth of a patient with ascites.[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com] Patients can complain of increasing abdominal girth, generalized abdominal pain and shortness of breath.[cancertherapyadvisor.com]

  • Tuberculous Peritonitis

    abdominal girth.[patientcareonline.com] […] drug use and reported no nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or black or bloody stools; however, he had subjective fevers, a decreased appetite, and early satiety associated with increasing[patientcareonline.com] Patients can present with nonspecific abdominal pain, diarrhea, obstruction, hematochezia, and a palpable mass.[patientcareonline.com]

  • Chylous Ascites

    Weight and abdominal girth were measured daily. The abdominal girth reduced markedly from 42 cms to 32 cms over 3 days [Figure 1] b].[jiaps.com] The patient’s abdominal girth increased over the next 48 hours despite switching to total MCT formula.[acgcasereports.gi.org] This led to decrease in abdominal girth and reduce in abdominal distention.[theijcp.org]

  • Toxic Megacolon

    During the first 24 hours of hospitalization her abdominal girth and pain increased, her mental status deteriorated and eventually she developed signs of septic shock.[revistagastroenterologiamexico.org] Case report A 63-year-old woman arrived at the Emergency Room complaining of abdominal pain, bloating and diarrhea over three days.[revistagastroenterologiamexico.org] Abdominal CT showing a dilated colon ( 6cm) with air liquid levels in ascending colon without signs of perforation.[revistagastroenterologiamexico.org]

  • Hepatic Veno-Occlusive Disease

    High-risk patients should be monitored closely: record intake and output, daily weights, and abdominal girth. Any unexplained weight increase may indicate early VOD.[voice.ons.org] The patient reported development of low-grade fever, weight gain of 2.3 kg over her baseline and an increase in abdominal girth, 18 months after transplantation.[erj.ersjournals.com] Patients may develop jaundice because of the increased bilirubin levels. If VOD is severe, weight gain and bilirubin levels increase at a faster rate.[voice.ons.org]

  • Colonic Pseudo-Obstruction

    Patient had progressively increasing abdominal girth and plain radiograph after 12 hours showed increased cecal diameter more than 12 cm.[ijccm.org] Abdominal girth increased from 49 to 54.9 cm. Rectal examination showed ballooning of the rectum without fecal impaction.[journals.lww.com] Removal of the examining finger provoked rectal discharge of watery content, passage of flatus and reduction of abdominal girth. She has since been emptying per rectum.[ghrnet.org]

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