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What causes painful swelling in the abdomen after a meal?

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Posted on Thu, 2 Mar 2017 in Abdominal Pain
Question: what would cause pain in abdomin and lower back left side with a swollen area left side below rib cage it seems to be amplified after a big meal
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Answered by Dr. Ramesh Kumar 44 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Hernai most likely!

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Thanks for choosing HCM for your query!

If the size of the swelling increases on taking food it can be intestinal hernia.Pain can be because of protrusion of hernia contents.
Intestinal hernia is a situation where duecto week muscles intestine herniates into the space between the muscles.
I would suggest you to go for a ultra sound abdomen to rule out any such pathology.
Thank you!
Follow up with reports of ultrasound!
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