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Your Mild Abdominal Swelling May Also be Known as:
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Abdomen slightly swollen
Belly a little puffy
Belly a little swollen
Belly mildly puffy
Belly mildly swollen

Top 8 Mild Abdominal Swelling Causes

  1. 1.Liver Failure

    Acute liver failure occurs when the liver suddenly struggles to function properly or stop working completely.

    Acute liver failure is a very serious disease requiring immediate medical attention. It would be prudent to go to the emergency room immediately.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, nausea or vomiting, loss of appetite, fever, pain in the upper right abdomen
    Urgency:
    Hospital emergency room
  2. 2.Acute Postinfectious Glomerulonephritis

    The kidneys are a pair of important organs that lie near the spine whose function is to filter blood. There are about 1 million glomeruli in each kidney, which are tiny balls of thin blood vessels where there filtration takes place. After an infection anywhere in the body, especially a streptococcal infection (strep throat), these glomeruli may become inflamed.

    You should visit your primary care physician within the next 24 hours. Prescription medications are needed to take care of the inflammation as well as any infection if it is still present. The kidney is an important organ and needs to be taken care of as soon as possible!

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    headache, nausea, loss of appetite, vomiting, fatigue
    Urgency:
    Hospital emergency room
  3. 3.Acute Pancreatitis

    Acute pancreatitis is the inflammation of the pancreas, which creates and releases insulin and glucagon to keep the sugar levels in your blood stable. It also creates the enzymes that digest your food in the small intestine. When these enzymes accidentally get activated in the pancreas, they digest the pancreas itself, causing pain and inflammation.

    You should go to the ER. There, diagnosis is made by physical examination, imaging, and blood tests. Treatment typically involves intravenous (IV) fluids and medicines to control the pain.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    constant abdominal pain, nausea or vomiting, being severely ill, fever, shortness of breath
    Symptoms that always occur with acute pancreatitis:
    constant abdominal pain
    Urgency:
    Hospital emergency room
  4. 4.Hepatitis b

    Hepatitis B is an infection of the liver by the hepatitis B virus (HBV) that is carried in human blood. It spreads through contact with infected blood, such as through infected needles, toothbrushes, or razors, through unprotected sex with an infected person, and from mother to baby during childbirth.

    You should visit your primary care physician. Hepatitis B infection, if confirmed by a blood test, is treated with prescription antiviral medication.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, abdominal pain (stomach ache), nausea or vomiting, loss of appetite, headache
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  5. 5.Normal Occurrence of Diarrhea

    Diarrhea has numerous causes including bacteria, viruses, parasites, medications, food intolerance & digestive system diseases.

    If your diarrhea looks normal, treatment is not necessary. Make sure to stay hydrated. If the diarrhea becomes severe, you should see a doctor.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    diarrhea, mild diarrhea
    Symptoms that always occur with normal occurrence of diarrhea:
    diarrhea
    Symptoms that never occur with normal occurrence of diarrhea:
    bloody diarrhea, severe diarrhea, worsening diarrhea, being severely ill, ill appearance
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  6. 6.Compartment Syndrome

    Compartment syndrome is a serious condition that involves increased pressure in a muscle compartment. It can lead to muscle and nerve damage and problems with blood flow.

    Seek immediate care at an ER. A surgical intervention will be required to release the pressure in the compartment to avoid irreversible nerve and muscle damage.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    arm numbness, foot numbness, hand numbness, pain in one leg, thigh numbness
    Urgency:
    Hospital emergency room
  7. 7.Gallstones

    Gallstones are hardened deposits of digestive fluid that can form in your gallbladder. Your gallbladder is a small, pear-shaped organ on the right side of your abdomen, just beneath your liver.

    You should visit your primary care physician to speak about your pain. Your doctor would perform an ultrasound to recognize something going on in your gallbladder.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    abdominal pain (stomach ache), nausea, loss of appetite, vomiting, pain in the upper right abdomen
    Symptoms that always occur with gallstones:
    abdominal pain (stomach ache)
    Symptoms that never occur with gallstones:
    abdominal pain that improves after passing stools
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  8. 8.Lactose Intolerance

    Lactose intolerance is the inability to fully digest a sugar (lactose) in milk. This results in discomfort, gas, and maybe even stool changes shortly after ingesting a dairy product.

    You can treat these symptoms yourself by trying to limiting consumption of dairy products or switching to non-dairy alternatives. You can also take a pill that has the enzyme that you are missing.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, abdominal pain (stomach ache), stomach bloating, constipation, diarrhea
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Mild Abdominal Swelling

  • Q.Is your abdominal swelling getting better or worse?
  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Q.Have you experienced any nausea?
  • Q.How long has your abdominal pain been going on?

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Mild Abdominal Swelling Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced mild abdominal swelling have also experienced:

    • 8% Abdominal Pain (Stomach Ache)
    • 8% Stomach Bloating
    • 5% Vaginal Discharge
  • People who have experienced mild abdominal swelling had symptoms persist for:

    • 33% Over a Month
    • 27% Less Than a Week
    • 20% Less Than a Day
  • People who have experienced mild abdominal swelling were most often matched with:

    • 33% Liver Failure
    • 16% Acute Postinfectious Glomerulonephritis
    • 11% Acute Pancreatitis

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