Abdominal Pain and Swelling Symptoms and Treatment:
Abdominal pain can be caused by several factors. When the pain is associated with swelling, there are certain conditions that may have caused these manifestations. Abdominal pain and swelling are not diseases and illnesses. It is a symptom due to an existing disease.
These are the following probable causes of abdominal pain and swelling:
- Distention of the stomach due to either the enlargement of the liver, accumulated gas, and any other abnormalities in the gastrointestinal tract.
- Swelling may be caused by edema, which is the accumulation of fluid behind the skin.
- Pain may also be caused by an injury or trauma.
Home Remedies for Abdominal Pain and Swelling
To manage these manifestations, the following home treatment for abdomen pain would be of helpful.
- Place a warm compress in the abdominal area. It would be better if you place hot water in a glass bottle and use this as a compress.
- Drink hot water with a tablespoon of Epsom salt, during daytime before eating.
- As much as possible, get some rest and sleep.
- Avoid eating fatty and oily foods to prevent having stomach indigestion.
- Soft bland diet should be advised for individuals with abdominal pain and swelling.
- Infusion of guava leaves works to alleviate abdominal pain. Simply boil the guava leaves in a pot of water. Allow the decoction to cool and you may drink the liquid solution.
Diet to Prevent Stomach Ache and Swelling:
What is the ideal diet and how can you prevent these from occurring:
- Soft bland diet such as toasted bread, pudding, gelatin, dry crackers, and oatmeal.
- Gradually change the diet from soft to solid foods, depending with the tolerance level of the individual.
- Encourage liquids, preferably fruit juices. It would contain much more nutrients and antioxidant properties good for the body.
- Oily and fatty foods should be avoided.
Symptoms of Abdomen pain and swelling:
Abdominal pain and swelling are symptoms that may be associated with complicated and serious illnesses and diseases. It is much better to know when to contact your physician especially when an individual manifests the following symptoms.
- High grade fever
- Persistent diarrhea. Loose watery stools for 2 consecutive days.
- Blood in stools
- Vomiting with blood
- Severe tenderness in the abdominal area
- Yellowish discoloration of the eyes, skin, palms, and soles of feet