Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar universal
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?
Cancel
7 Answers
Page 1 of 1
96938 tn?1189803458
google "ascites".  Do you have hepatitis C or other liver disease.  Have you been examine by a doc?
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
Avatar universal
Hepatitis c, and no I haven't been seen by a doc except the one in the hospital that diagnosed me with Hep C!!
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
96938 tn?1189803458
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.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
Avatar universal
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!!! :)
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
Avatar universal
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
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
Avatar universal
Ok so if it is ascites does that cause severe stomach pain?
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
96938 tn?1189803458
The fluid build-up, and there could be a lot of fluid, can cause pressure on other internal parts.  Can even make breathing uncomfortable.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Do you know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Answer
Post Answer
A
A
Answer a few simple questions about your Hep C treatment journey.

Those who qualify may receive up to $100 for their time.
Explore More In Our Hep C Learning Center
image description
What Is Hepatitis C?
Learn about this treatable virus.
image description
Diagnosing Hepatitis C
Getting tested for this viral infection.
image description
Just Diagnosed? Here’s What’s Next
3 key steps to getting on treatment.
image description
Understanding Hepatitis C Treatment
4 steps to getting on therapy.
image description
Your Guide to Hep C Treatments
What you need to know about Hep C drugs.
image description
Managing Side Effects of Treatment
How the drugs might affect you.
image description
Making Hep C Treatment a Success
These tips may up your chances of a cure.
Recent Activity
751342 tn?1297434382
Blank
annieCinMD is back! Another try at sla... Comment
2 hrs ago
3060903 tn?1398568723
Blank
Nighthawk61 commented on Nighthawk61's status
5 hrs ago
3060903 tn?1398568723
Blank
Nighthawk61 commented on Nighthawk61's status
5 hrs ago
Blank
Weight Tracker
Track your weight over time
Start Tracking Now
Top Hepatitis Answerers
Avatar universal
Blank
317787 tn?1473362051
Blank
DC
1747881 tn?1358189534
Blank
Greeley, CO
683231 tn?1467326617
Blank
Auburn, WA
7469840 tn?1409849436
Blank
San Diego, CA
Avatar universal
Blank
Hepatitis C Community Resources