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 » Health Conditions & Diseases

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 » Health Conditions & Diseases Gastrointestinal Issues

Symptoms of a distended stomach include diarrhea, abdominal pain, fever and vomiting, states MedicineNet. Other symptoms include tightness and an uncomfortable feeling of fullness, abdominal rumbling and frequent burping... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Gastrointestinal Issues
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