The Upper Abdomen Is Distended But Not Bloated?

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Excuse me, I want to ask .. I am 19 years old. I noticed that my upper abdomen was slightly distended. But no swelling, no bloating and no signs. I just felt like my upper stomach was a little swollen. I wonder why? Or just fat. Or is there something else … thank you ..

1 Answer:

Hi Yessylia,


Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

In the upper abdomen (epigastric area) there are various components, starting from the skin, muscles, fat, the lower part of the sternum, and the internal organs it contains, such as the stomach, duodenum, small intestine, heart, lungs, abdominal aorta, and so on. . The constriction of this area can occur due to the mass originating from one of these components.


If there are no other complaints that you experience other than a bulging stomach, then it is very likely that this enlargement occurs due to excessive deposition of fat in the epigastric area. It could also appear that your stomach is bulging because of the protruding sternum. This condition is certainly not dangerous.


However, if the bloated appears suddenly and becomes more conspicuous, it is also necessary to think about other possible causes, for example:


Dyspepsia (buildup of stomach acid)

Hepatomegaly (enlarged liver), for example due to hepatitis, liver cancer

Splenomegaly (enlarged spleen), for example due to hemolytic anemia, infection

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (damage to the lungs that causes obstruction of the airway, can result from smoking, exposure to pollution, and various other factors)
Intra-abdominal tumors (abnormal, excessive, uncontrolled cell growth in the abdominal cavity)

Ascites (interstitial fluid seepage in the abdominal cavity), and so on

We can't confirm which one is the cause of your current lock without doing an in-person check. Therefore, we recommend that you visit the doctor directly at the nearest health facility to carry out further tests, it could also be through supporting tests, such as ultrasound, X-rays, and so on. That way, it can be identified, whether the bloating you are experiencing is still a natural thing or does it need special treatment.


At this time, you should not put pressure on the distended stomach too often so as not to trigger nausea or even vomiting. Do lots of sports that can help reduce the stomach, for example sit ups, back ups, swimming, jogging, cycling, and so on. Always maintain your ideal body weight, namely by getting more exercise and maintaining a diet.


Hope this helps ..

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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