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part two -can this happen so fast?
Jun 2, 2002

Thanks for your speedy response.I agree the liver or pancreas makes the most sense of a sudden bloat especially when starting a new drug and I think viramune is tough on liver,but other than the swollen belly, I don't have any other symptoms at all. I do have an appointment mid week and obviously would go to the emergency room if I suddenly felt"sick", but I feel okay.Wouldn't I be yellow or nauseous or fatigued of something if these two important organs(kidney's too!)were being affected,considering the sudden bloat.Thank you

Response from Dr. Henry

The liver or pancreas can be irritated without any jaundice (yellow color). Increase gas production can also cause rapid swelling so another possibility is that your meds are upsetting your gut flora in some way. KH



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