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I have gained 10 pounds overnight. My stomach is extremely…

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I have gained 10...

I have gained 10 pounds overnight. My stomach is extremely swollen, but I do not have diarrhea or constipation or gas of any sort. I am very uncomfortable, but no real pain. I have tried antacids, benedryl, nothing is working. What should I do?

Doctor's Assistant: Any recent injuries? How long have you been dealing with the swelling?

No injuries. I had my gall bladder removed 12 years ago. It started 3 days ago.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I have hashimotos thyroid issue. My thyroid has been removed.

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 11 months ago
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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 11 months ago

When did you pass last motion?

Do you have tenderness on abdomen?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
I had 2 bowels movements today, they seemed normal. Yes it is huge and tender.
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
I am not pregnant.
Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 11 months ago

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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 11 months ago

Your symptoms are suggestive of subacute intestinal obstruction (secondary to adhesions or scarring). The other possibility of the diagnosis is inflammation of the intestine which can be secondary to diverticulitis. Volvulus or abnormal rotation of the gut/intestine also is a possibility.

You need an ultrasound and x-ray of the abdomen.

You should go to an urgent care of emergency room for the evaluation as symptoms can aggravate anytime.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Ok, thank you
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