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63 Possible Causes for Increased Abdominal Girth, Splenomegaly, Weight Gain

  • Heart Failure

    […] pound of weight gain.[dx.doi.org] abdominal girth and epigastric and right upper quadrant (RUQ) abdominal pain.[emedicine.medscape.com] Weight gain, especially over a day or two, can be a sign that your body is holding on to extra fluid and your heart failure is getting worse.[nlm.nih.gov]

  • Erythropoietic Protoporphyria

    As hepatic complications worsen the patient will develop splenomegaly, leading to entrapment and hemolysis of erythrocytes.[clinicaladvisor.com] Health problems associated with erythropoietic porphyrias include a low number of red blood cells ( anemia ) and enlargement of the spleen (splenomegaly).[ghr.nlm.nih.gov] This disease is characterized by splenomegaly; anemia; photosensitivity; cutaneous lesions; accumulation of hydroxymethylbilane; and increased excretion of uroporphyrins and[icd10data.com]

  • Wolman Disease

    In infants, poor weight gain, massive hepatosplenomegaly, calcified adrenal glands (present about 2/3 of the time), vomiting, diarrhea and failure to thrive are indicative[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] WD has an estimated incidence of 1 in 500,000 live births and is the result of a complete loss of LAL and presents in infancy with vomiting, diarrhea, poor weight gain and[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Abdominal distention may be present because of hepatomegaly, splenomegaly and generalized lymphadenopathy 2.[radiopaedia.org]

  • Lipodystrophy

    See Atlas 2, Part F.) congenital generalized lipodystrophy an autosomal recessive condition marked by the virtual absence of subcutaneous adipose tissue, large body size, splenomegaly[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com] Three patients with obesity developed in vitro neutralizing activity coincident with weight gain.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] 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]

  • Niemann-Pick Disease

    On physical exam, there is insufficient weight gain and hepatosplenomegaly.[step2.medbullets.com] RESULTS: Common disease-related morbidities included splenomegaly (96.6%), hepatomegaly (91.4%), liver dysfunction (82.6%), and pulmonary disease (75.0%).[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Call your provider if your child has symptoms of this disease, including: Developmental problems Feeding problems Poor weight gain All types of Niemann-Pick are autosomal[medlineplus.gov]

  • Ascites

    gain.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] 3%) TB (1%) Investigations in ascites Blood FBC (anaemia and platelets), U&E, LFT, clotting, gas for pH Imaging Abdominal USS Liver mets, hepatic vein and artery Doppler, splenomegaly[oxfordmedicaleducation.com] A 65-year-old man with a history of myocardial infarction is admitted for decreased exercise tolerance, increased abdominal girth, and ankle edema.[jamaevidence.mhmedical.com]

  • Hepatic Veno-Occlusive Disease

    The clinical picture is characterized by painful hepatomegaly, jaundice, and fluid retention that manifests by weight gain, edemas, and ascites.[orpha.net] (peak velocity, direction), left hepatic artery (peak-systolic/end-diastolic velocities, resistive index), middle hepatic vein (peak velocity, phasicity), hepatomegaly, splenomegaly[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] 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]

  • Liver Cirrhosis

    As the disease gets worse, symptoms may include: Loss of appetite Lack of energy (fatigue) Weight loss or sudden weight gain Bruises Yellowing of skin or the whites of eyes[my.clevelandclinic.org] We performed LS in 83 patients with massive splenomegaly ( 30 cm) secondary to portal hypertension and liver cirrhosis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] This may be visible as an increase in abdominal girth. [15] Fetor hepaticus is a musty breath odor resulting from increased dimethyl sulfide. [16] Jaundice, or icterus is[en.wikipedia.org]

  • Alcoholic Liver Disease

    gain (because of fluid collection) Other symptoms that can occur with this disease: Abnormally dark or light skin Agitation Bloody, dark black, or tarry bowel movements ([web.archive.org] Splenomegaly : Portal hypertension causes the spleen to enlarge (a condition called splenomegaly).[msdmanuals.com] […] loss weight gain malnutrition and wasting anorexia fatigue confusion pruritus fever nausea and vomiting finger clubbing Dupuytren contracture leg swelling parotid gland enlargement[online.epocrates.com]

  • Generalized Lipodystrophy

    A 4-month-old Taiwanese female infant had hepatosplenomegaly and low body weight gain despite a voracious appetite.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Common clinical features are acanthosis nigricans, hepatomegaly with or without splenomegaly and high stature.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Case Report A 7-year-old girl was referred from the Department of Endocrinology with complaints of progressive loss of subcutaneous fat and poor weight gain since 2-3 years[ijdvl.com]

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