What is a swollen abdomen?

Also known as: distended abdomen, abdominal distention, distended stomach, bloated abdomen, bloated stomach

When the area of the body around the stomach is bloated or larger than it usually is, this is the sign of a swollen abdomen (or abdominal distenstion). Causes can range from overeating to more serious medical conditions.

Reviewed by: Shifra Koyfman, MD

This page was last updated on: 1/29/2019 3:21:13 PM

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