Lower abdominal fullness can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'needs attention' to 'generally fatal'. Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.
Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms. In order to diagnose lower abdominal fullness, we could:
|Ovarian Cancer||2%||Ruled out|
|Ovarian Cysts||0%||Ruled out|
|Intestinal Obstruction||0%||Ruled out|
Do you experience a sense of lower abdominal fullness that is NOT caused by food or gas? In other words do you ever "feel full" when you shouldn't?
Possible responses:→ It is caused by gas / don't know
→ No, I do not experience lower abdominal fullness
→ Yes, sometimes a little fullness
→ Yes, often a little / sometimes definite fullness
→ Yes, (almost) always a definite fullness
Fluid in an ovarian cyst can irritate the lining of the abdomen, creating inflammation which in turn can cause bloating or fullness.