Why Is My Stomach Swollen And Burning?

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Definition

A swollen abdomen is when your belly area is bigger than usual.

See also: Abdominal girth


Alternative Names

Swollen belly; Swelling in the abdomen; Abdominal distention; Distended abdomen


Common Causes

Abdominal swelling, or distention, is more often caused by overeating than by a serious illness. This problem can be caused by:

  • Air swallowing (a nervous habit)
  • Buildup of fluid in the abdomen (this can be a sign of a serious medical problem)
  • Gas in the...
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