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There is no pain. No medical illness connected to this. Bowel movement has not been normal. She had diarrea about two weeks ago but that has cleared up and bowel movement is normal now.
Thank you for providing quick additional info.
Abdominal distension is a sense of increased abdominal pressure that involves an actual measurable change in the circumference of one's abdomen. It is typically a symptom of an underlying disease or dysfunction in the body, rather than an illness in its own.
The main causes of generalised abdominal distension are five Fs:
3.Fetus (pregnancy)-( Not possible here)
As the gynecological causes has been ruled out,so most probable cause of this abdominal distension seems to be building up of fluid in abdomen or due to excessive gas in abdomen. Other conditions that can cause distended abdomen are:irritablebowel syndrome(IBS),mechanical obstruction,dyspepsia,Lactose intolerance. When fluid accumulates in the abdominal cavity, it is called ascites. Cirrhosis of the liver is the most common cause of ascites.
She needs following tests:
-Ultrasound of abdomen,
-Endoscopy(upper GI exam)
-Stool examination & culture,
Although this does not seem to be serious,but a quick/early appointment with gastro doctor is required.So for confirmation,I advice fr her to make an appointment with gasto doctor to have these tests done so as to know the exact underlying cause & then treatment will be done accordingly. Diuretics(water pills) may be prescribed of fluid is confirmed in abdomen.Other treatments will be done to treat the root cause.
Hope this helped.
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