Many people suffer from bloating. It can be very uncomfortable. Bloated stomach is really common problem, and in most cases, when you overeat. But this is not always, there are many serious reasons for swollen abdomen, it can be even cancer.
How would you make a difference, you should read the text that follows about 10 serious diagnoses for bloated stomach.
Weight loss – When rapidly start losing weight, especially if you lose 10 % of body weight without drastic changes in daily diet or extremely physical activity, this you should take very seriously. Some time you feel full after intake a small amount of food that could be a sign of cancer or tumor secretion of some liquids which suppress appetite.
Ascites – Condition when waistline expands and suddenly gains more weight is because of an abnormal secretion of liquid in your abdomen. It can be so bloated and gives the appearance as you are pregnant. Most of cases when bloating and signs of jaundice like skin and eyes turn the yellow is a liver disease and it can be sign of cancer spread in liver. It doesn’t means always to be cancer; it may some be another disease such as hepatitis.
Existence of an obstruction made from scar tissue or tumor is usually expressed with bloating, nausea and vomiting, accompanied with the sudden abdominal pain. It can lead to bowel perforation which can be fatal. With this symptom you should immediately visit a doctor. Acute pains come in waves while obstructed bowel is trying to push all of food and juices.
The most serious causes of bloating:
Ovarian cancer – is the 5th most common cancer in women. It is with persistent bloating and pelvic pain. Mostly exposed are women over 50 and as risk factor is if they not having children or having them later in life, long term hormone therapy and genetic predisposition of cancer.
Uterine cancer – the abnormal vaginal bleeding, vaginal discharge is watery and with blood, pain during sex or urination, usually accompanied with pelvic pain. Commonly known risk factors are long time taking estrogen supplements, radio therapy, and genetic predisposition of colon cancer, Lynch Syndrome, or genetic history of uterine cancer.
Colon cancer – it may be somewhere on the beginning or on the end of the colon. If it on the beginning of colon it causes persistent bloating, bleeding and it is very likely condition to worsen. The bloating can be an initial symptom, if it is on the middle or on the end of the colon. It is known that this cancer can be prevented by changing diet habits and start with plant based natural diet.
Pancreatic cancer is with the highest death rate and it is known as one of the most aggressive. The typical symptoms are poor appetite, weight loss, bloating, jaundice and upper abdominal pain, accompanied with diabetes.
Stomach cancer – Main reason and risk factor for stomach cancer is bacteria Helicobacter Pylori. At the beginning it doesn’t have any symptoms, but later it can be bloating, feeling of fullness in the upper abdomen and indigestion. Sometimes when later stage is diagnosed, symptoms can spread to weight loss and nausea.
Liver disease in the most of cases is benign. Because, all blood is filtered through the liver, in some cases cancer cells when pass through it, can cause cancer cells to spread to other organs. In most cases liver cancer have people who had hepatitis or overuse of alcohol, alcoholics. Common symptoms are bloating and jaundice.
Diverticulitis is known with appearance of bloating, lack of appetite, abdominal pain and fever, accompanied with diarrhea or constipation. It is treated with antibiotics and liquid diet. Abdominal abscess is infected fluid and usually is revealed with CT scan of the abdomen. For abscesses to be safely drained, needs surgery to be done. High fiber diet is recommended after all the complications have passed.
Pelvic inflammatory disease is sexually transmitted Gonorrhea or Chlamydia infection of ovarian or the Falopian tubes. That can happen during abortion, insertion of intrauterine device or childbirth. A pelvic examination should reveal disease and it needs to be treated with antibiotics to prevent infertility or ectopic.
Crohn’s disease – this autoimmune disease affects small intestine, colon and GI tract. Its symptom are joint pain, inflammatory in the eyes, mouth ulcers and bloating; which cause colon obstructions and it can be accompanied nausea, vomiting, weight loss and blood in the stool.
Vaginal bleeding or blood in your stool – If there is bleeding between periods or after the menopause, even it is not associated with the most dangerous illnesses it still need special attention. It is best to check whether it is a case of hemorrhoids, irregular menstrual cycle, fibroids or endometrial atrophy.
Fever – Bloating accompanied with fever is a sign of inflammation or infection. It is necessary to check blood in order to determine disease.
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