Abdominal distension natural history, complications and prognosis

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The outlook and prognosis for abdominal distension is fairly good if the cause is gas or a dietary intolerance. Prognosis is poor if ovarian cancer is the cause of the bloating, and varies with liver disease. Depending on the severity of the liver disease, Other causes will have a variable prognosis and is based on the diagnosis and the time at which the diagnosis is made.

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