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i have recently developed a slight swelling in my stomach ...

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i have recently developed a slight swelling in my stomach area.. no pain, no diahrea. what could cause this?
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Charles replied 9 years ago.


Are you overweight?

Are you taking any medication?

What is the exact location of swelling?

Any swelling in foot?

Customer: replied 9 years ago.
thin    no rx around the belly button no swelling feetly
Expert:  Dr. Charles replied 9 years ago.

Please give more details about the swelling.Is it like a lump or its generalised spread over large area?

Is it like a bulge?


Customer: replied 9 years ago.
like a bulge. ifeel bloayted. about 3-=4 inches in diameter
Customer: replied 9 years ago.
also i have had some gas build up
Expert:  Dr. Charles replied 9 years ago.

Your symptoms suggest of umblical or paraumblical hernia.This is a protrusion or a bulge of the organs inside the abdomen through the umbilical ring(near belly button)or part of the abdominal organ(s) through the area around the belly button.It occurs due to weak abdominal muscles.

It is diagnosed by physical examination.In adults umbilical hernias cannot "heal" and gradually increase in size, often becoming progressively problematic as they enlarge. Incarceration or Strangulation can also occur.I advice you to see your doctor for phyical examination & see if surgical repair is required.



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