Causes Of The Enlarged Upper Abdomen?

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Hello, I am April 21 years old. I want to ask, why is it that my upper stomach (just below the breast) is a bit enlarged like a distended one but that’s all. Previously, I had my stomach ulcer checked and routinely drank GET too. I feel that I have recovered, I don’t have nausea or pain in the stomach, it’s just that my upper stomach is enlarged. Are there other disease possibilities? Then what should I do for this handling. Thank you

1 Answer:

Hi Dessy,

Thank you for asking

One of the causes of stomach ulcers that looks enlarged is stomach ulcers (dyspepsia). This condition can arise due to many factors, including:

Drug side effects, eg aspirin, NSAIDs, antibiotics
Psychic stress
Hormonal changes, for example when approaching menstruation, during pregnancy
Certain diseases, such as GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), gastritis, gastric cancer, gastric ulcers, pancreatitis, cholangitis, and so on

In general, not only does the stomach appear enlarged due to gastric distension due to the accumulated gas, heartburn sufferers will also feel stinging, pain, bloating, tightness, blockage, and also other uncomfortable sensations that are felt especially in the upper abdomen, close to the stomach. chest. In mild conditions, these other complaints may appear in a mild intensity so that they are not too disturbing for the sufferer.

Not only heartburn, several other conditions can also cause enlargement of the upper abdomen as you experience, for example:

Intra-abdominal tumors, eg stomach tumors, diaphragm tumors, intestinal tumors

Lordosis (a spinal disorder that curves abnormally forward)

COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
Abdominal aortic aneurysm (an abnormal bulge in the large blood vessel that supplies blood to the abdomen and lower leg area)

Body dysmorphic disorder (psychic disorder), and so on

You should have your condition checked by a doctor immediately so that it can be evaluated for possible causes. In mild conditions, for example due to stomach ulcers, the enlargement of your stomach will shrink by itself after the heartburn heals. However, if a mass or other condition is suspected to be causing your complaint, the doctor may recommend that you undergo an X-ray, ultrasound, and so on.

At this point, you should not put too much pressure on the enlarged abdominal area. If the enlarged stomach feels heavy or uncomfortable, you can compress it with warm water. Wear comfortable clothes, not too tight in the chest area. Do not forget, do lots of good exercises to tone your abdominal muscles, for example sit ups, swimming, jogging, yoga, and so on.

Hope it helps ..

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