Abdominal pain, Abdominal swelling, Fever: 23 Possible Causes
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What causes abdominal pain, abdominal swelling and fever? 23 possible conditions

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

1

Appendicitis

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

Appendicitis is inflammation of the appendix.

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2

Gallstones

Gallstones are hard deposits in the gallbladder that can eventually block the exiting bile ducts. Abdominal pain, fever, itchy skin, and jaundice are symptoms.

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3

Alcoholic Liver Disease

Damage to the liver from excessive drinking can lead to ALD. Years of alcohol abuse cause the liver to become inflamed and swollen. This damage can also cause scarring known as cirrhosis. Cirrhosis is the final stage o...

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4

Hepatitis

Hepatitis refers to an inflammatory condition of the liver. It's commonly caused by a viral infection, but there are other possible causes of hepatitis.

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5

Acute Pancreatitis

Acute pancreatitis is an inflammation in the pancreas, which causes pain and swelling in the upper left side of the abdomen, nausea, and burping.

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6

Peritonitis

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

Peritonitis is the inflammation of a thin layer of tissue inside the abdomen. Caused by bacteria or fungus, it causes tenderness, bloating, fatigue, greying of the skin, and other problems.

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7

Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Non-Hodgkin 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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8

Giardiasis

Giardiasis is an infection in your small intestine caused by microscopic parasites called giardia.

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9

Hernia

A hernia occurs when an organ pushes through an opening in the muscle or tissue that holds it in place. For example, the intestines may break through a weakened area in the abdominal wall. Hernias are most common in th...

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10

Toxic Megacolon

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

Toxic megacolon is a rare, life-threatening widening of the large intestine and is usually a complication of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

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11

Infectious Mononucleosis

Infectious mononucleosis, or mono, refers to a group of symptoms usually caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV).

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12

Biliary (Bile Duct) Obstruction

A biliary obstruction blocks the bile ducts, which carry bile to the small intestine for digestion and waste removal.

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13

Chlamydia Infection

Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease that should be treated quickly in order to avoid complications. It is caused by bacteria that are usually spread through sexual contact. People with chlamydia often don't hav...

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14

Wilms' Tumor

Wilms' tumor is the most common type of kidney cancer in children. Learn more about symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options.

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15

Sickle Cell Anemia

Red blood cells are normally shaped like discs, which allows them to travel through blood vessels. Sickle cell disease causes sickle cells to be sickle-shaped.

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16

Liver Cancer

Learn about liver cancer symptoms, types, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.

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17

Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A is inflammation of the liver caused by the hepatitis A virus. This is an acute (short-term) type of hepatitis, which usually requires no treatment.

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18

Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B is liver inflammation caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV).

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19

Burkitt's Lymphoma

Burkitt's lymphoma is a relatively rare and aggressive form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

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20

Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C is a disease that causes inflammation and infection of the liver. Read more about this disease that affects millions of people worldwide.

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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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