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What causes abdominal bloating, abdominal swelling and weight loss? 6 possible conditions

See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.

1

Lactose Intolerance

Lactose intolerance is the inability to break down a type of natural sugar called lactose. Lactose is commonly found in dairy products, such as milk and yogurt. A person becomes lactose intolerant when his or her smal...

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2

Malabsorption Syndrome

Malabsorption syndrome refers to a number of conditions in which the small intestine is unable to absorb enough nutrients.

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3

Celiac Disease (Gluten Intolerance)

Celiac disease is a digestive disorder caused by an abnormal immune reaction to gluten. Learn about celiac disease systems, diagnosis, and treatment.

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4

Systemic Sclerosis (Scleroderma)

Systemic sclerosis (SS) is an autoimmune disorder in which the body's immune system attacks the body.

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5

Stomach Cancer (Gastric Adenocarcinoma)

Stomach cancer occurs when cancerous cells form in the stomach lining. Because it's difficult to detect, it's often not diagnosed until it's more advanced.

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6

Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) is a cancer of the lymphatic system that occurs when tumors develop from the lymphocytes, which are a type of white blood cell.

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This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose.
Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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