Chapter 3: Symptoms and health concerns

Swollen belly – What is it and what may cause it

Swollen belly or abdominal swelling means the person’s belly has become larger than it normally is for them. This happens because fluids aren’t moving properly through their body. An abnormal amount of liquid, which is usually yellowish, starts collecting in their belly. This is called ascites.

There are various causes for swollen belly. Click below to see some of these.