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Swollen abdomen

Swollen abdomen is encountered rarely on Symcat. We will add more content to this page if enough people like you show interest.

What causes it?

The most common causes of swollen abdomen are inguinal hernia, pyogenic skin infection, and abdominal hernia. Other possible causes, such as ovarian cyst, are more rare.

What symptoms are related?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with swollen abdomen, 72% report having sharp abdominal pain, 43% report having groin pain, and 30% report having lower abdominal pain.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with swollen abdomen often receive hematologic tests, complete blood count, radiographic imaging procedure, urinalysis, kidney function tests, glucose measurement, intravenous fluid replacement and electrolytes panel .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with swollen abdomen include magnesium citrate, sodium phosphate / sodium phosphate, monobasic, ampicillin, zanamivir (relenza), cefotetan, abacavir / lamivudine / zidovudine, lenalidomide (revlimid), immunoglobulins, intravenous (gammagard), sodium phosphate, peri-colace, vecuronium, lipase and ioversol .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for swollen abdomen include race/ethnicity = black.

Age

< 1 years
1.3x
1-4 years
1.0x
5-14 years
0.5x
15-29 years
0.7x
30-44 years
1.5x
45-59 years
1.2x
60-74 years
0.9x
75+ years
0.7x

Sex

Male
1.3x
Female
0.8x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
1.6x
Hispanic
0.9x
White
0.9x
Other
0.9x
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