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A distended upper abdomen, also known as diastasis recti, is typically caused by the stretching and resultant thinning of the linea alba tissues along the front wall of the stomach, according to Twiniversity. The linea a... More »

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Illnesses that cause a distended abdomen, pressure and a feeling of fullness include irritable bowel syndrome, indigestion, inflammatory bowel disease and an intestinal parasite infection, according to Healthline. Pancre... More »

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The term distended stomach usually indicates the abdomen is enlarged or swollen, according to MedicineNet. Bloating is another term for the condition. Overeating is one of the most common causes of a distended stomach, r... More »

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