Why does my lower abdomen feel hard and bloated?

Why does my lower abdomen feel hard and bloated?

When your stomach swells and feels hard, the explanation might be as simple as overeating or drinking carbonated drinks, which is easy to remedy. Other causes may be more serious, such as an inflammatory bowel disease. Sometimes the accumulated gas from drinking a soda too quickly can result in a hard stomach.

What is the difference between abdominal distention and bloating?

Bloating refers to the sensation of abdominal (tummy) swelling, sometimes described as the feeling of an inflated balloon in the belly. By contrast, abdominal distention refers to an actual increase in measured abdominal size.

How do I get Unbloated fast?

The following quick tips may help people to get rid of a bloated belly quickly:

  1. Go for a walk.
  2. Try yoga poses.
  3. Use peppermint capsules.
  4. Try gas relief capsules.
  5. Try abdominal massage.
  6. Use essential oils.
  7. Take a warm bath, soaking, and relaxing.

What are the causes of abdominal distension?

Causes of generalised abdominal distension

  • Obesity.
  • Pregnancy.
  • Gas – eg, irritable bowel syndrome.
  • Ascites – eg, congestive cardiac failure, cirrhosis, nephrotic syndrome, peritoneal carcinomatosis, peritoneal tuberculosis.
  • Lymphadenopathy.
  • Intra-abdominal bleeding – eg, ruptured aortic aneurysm.

What causes sudden belly bloating?

There are many possible causes of abdominal bloating, including fluid retention, irritable bowel syndrome, and infection.

What causes abdominal swelling or distension?

Less commonly, ovarian cysts or other types of tumors can cause the appearance of a distended abdomen. The accumulation of fluid in the abdominal cavity, known as ascites, can cause the appearance of distension. Ascites has a number of causes, including cirrhosis of the liver.

What is gastric distension?

Gastric distension. Jump to navigation Jump to search. Gastric distension is the enlargement of the stomach, and can be due to a number of causes. Physiologic (normal) gastric distension occurs when eating. Distension of the upper stomach stimulates the secretion of stomach acid, while distension of the lower stomach stimulates gastrin secretion.