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swelling of the stomach

Does anyone have sever distension of the belly? I look like. I'm 8 months pregnant...if so does anyone know why?
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google "ascites".  Do you have hepatitis C or other liver disease.  Have you been examine by a doc?
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Hepatitis c, and no I haven't been seen by a doc except the one in the hospital that diagnosed me with Hep C!!
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I read your posts.  I could not see anywhere in them a mention of a test to exclude a more serious liver condition.  A physical exam (with palpation - pressing and tapping your abdomen) should have revealed the possibilty of fluid buid up. Unless, the abdomen situation is new.
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Its not new, I actually went to the hospital for the distension, they then diagnosed me with both hep c and interstitial cystitis. I have constant pain in my left side and in my bladder. The distension itself makes me more uncomfortable. They did lots of tests at the hospital, I was there for 4 days. But as far as I know they only tested me for hep c because my liver enzymes were outta whack. I did google the ascites and that sounds like what it may be. I will have to call the clinic that I go to and see what they think. Thank flguy!!! :)
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don't wait long to see a doctor. ascites is a sign of serious liver damage. try and be seen by a hepatologist (liver specialist) or at least a GI doc ASAP.

Watch your diet, NO salt, fat or sugar. And NO alcohol if you drink.

Best of luck
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Ok so if it is ascites does that cause severe stomach pain?
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The fluid build-up, and there could be a lot of fluid, can cause pressure on other internal parts.  Can even make breathing uncomfortable.
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