10,598 Possible Causes for Increased Abdominal Girth

  • Upper Respiratory Infection

    […] can cause fevers as high as 40 C (104 F) Gastrointestinal symptoms: Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea may occur in persons with influenza, especially in children; nausea and abdominal[emedicine.medscape.com] These preparations may contain multiple active ingredients that can increase blood pressure , cause heart palpitations , and promote sleepiness.[emedicinehealth.com] Outcomes for harms include antibiotic-related adverse events (eg, abdominal pain, diarrhea, rash), Clostridium difficile colitis, development of resistance, and cost.[pediatrics.aappublications.org]

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  • Acute Gastroenteritis

    The risk of dehydration increases as symptoms are prolonged.[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com] Increased frequency of diarrhea, absence of thirst, abdominal distension, tachycardia and altered sensorium were found to be associated with Hyponatremia.[omicsonline.org] We’ve all experienced the abdominal cramps and the urge to get to a toilet – quickly![theconversation.com]

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  • Insect Bite

    Note the characteristic hourglass abdominal markings.[emedicinehealth.com] Do not use tweezers -- these may squeeze the venom sac and increase the amount of venom released.[nlm.nih.gov] The black widow spider may cause only a mild local reaction at the bite site, but pain, stiffness, chills, fever, nausea, and abdominal pain may follow within a few hours.[skinsight.com]

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  • Malignant Neoplasm

    ., chemistry, hairdressing, rubber work) can confer an increased risk.[clevelandclinicmeded.com] In late stages, when the cancer cells have spread or metastasized to other body parts, these symptoms may include: Low back or pelvic pain – due to bone metastasis Abdominal[healthguideinfo.com] […] exposure variables were constructed: 1) any radiation; 2) CNS radiation (brain, head, neck, or total-body irradiation [TBI]); 3) breast radiation (chest, spine, abdomen [if abdominal[jnci.oxfordjournals.org]

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  • Abdominal Hernia

    Causes of abdominal hernia Anything that increases the pressure in your abdomen (tummy) can increase your chance of getting an abdominal hernia.[bupa.co.uk] Multiparity, increased abdominal pressure, and a single midline decussation are associated with umbilical hernias.[emedicine.medscape.com] ABDOMINAL WALL HERNIA abdominal hernia A hernia through the abdominal wall.[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com]

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  • 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] […] pain vomiting abdominal distention How is obstipation diagnosed?[healthline.com] You have severe abdominal pain.[drugs.com]

  • Acute Peritonitis

    Rectal examination may increase the abdominal pain (typically to the right if the appendix is involved and anteriorly if there is pelvic inflammation).[patient.info] […] varies from small numbers of aerobic streptococci and facultative Gram-negative bacilli in the stomach and proximal small bowel, to larger numbers of these species with an increasing[surgwiki.com] Acute and severe abdominal pain, however, is almost always a symptom of intra-abdominal disease.[msdmanuals.com]

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  • Pneumoperitoneum

    An ideal gas for insufflation of the abdominal cavity, increasing working and viewing space, should be cheap, colourless, not flammable, inexplosive, easily removed by the[cochrane.org] […] specificity of radiography was higher even if statistical significance was not reached (92.5 % vs 80 %), showing that US and radiography can be used as complementary tests to increase[criticalultrasoundjournal.springeropen.com] A supine radiograph shows a lucency occupying the entire abdominal cavity (arrows) and the falciform ligament outlined by air Fig. 1.43a-d.[europeanmedical.info]

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  • Perforated Viscus

    Chest & other infections Abdominal abscess Multiorgan failure / septic shock Renal failure[jjs.me.uk] Although the curvilinear probe is being used, the linear probe can also be used which can increase the sensitivity to detect pneumoperitoneum given its higher resolution.[aliem.com] […] on an abdominal X-ray.[radiologymasterclass.co.uk]

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  • Malignant Ascites

    If secretion is increased or reabsorption is decreased that will lead to the collection of peritoneal fluid ( Ascites ).[labpedia.net] Patients can complain of increasing abdominal girth, generalized abdominal pain and shortness of breath.[cancertherapyadvisor.com] The examiner should record any physical signs and symptoms, such as increased abdominal girth, weight gain, lymphadenopathy, liver enlargement, liver flap, shortness of breath[nursekey.com]

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