abdominal bloating

Stomach Pressure and Causes of Pressing on Stomach Feeling

What is stomach pressure? The term ‘stomach pressure’ is not a specific symptom. Instead it is a common term to describe a symptom where a person feels a pushing out sensation, fullness or bloating in the stomach. Since the term ‘stomach’ and ‘abdomen’ are often used interchangeably in >> Read More ...

Distended Stomach Causes (Entire Abdomen or Certain Quadrants)

What is a distended stomach? The stomach is a hollow organ that fills with food after eating. Its walls are able to stretch and the entire stomach can distend to several times its size when empty. This distention is usually not visible from the exterior as space within the abdominal cavity allows for the stomach to expand. >> Read More ...

Ascites – Fluid Accumulation in the Abdomen

Most of the abdominal organs are covered by a double layer sac known as the peritoneum. The visceral peritoneum adheres to the organs while the parietal peritoneum lines the inner wall of the abdomen. Between these two layers is a potential space known as the peritoneal cavity. A small amount of peritoneal fluid serves as >> Read More ...

Stomach Bloating | Causes of Fullness, Pressure Feeling and Gas

Stomach bloating may refer to a sensation of fullness or pressure, typically after eating, and/or excessive gas accumulation within the gastrointestinal tract. Typically these symptoms are associated with indigestion, however, there are various other causes that may or may not be related to the gastrointestinal tract >> Read More ...

Abdominal Swelling Causes and Symptoms

Abdominal enlargement may be due the presence of abdominal fat, feces within the bowel, fluid accumulation, fetus in the pregnant uterus or flatus (intestinal gas). These are the most common causes although there are a number of other causes that may cause generalized distension of the abdomen or bulging within a specific >> Read More ...