When we see someone with a distended, bulging abdomen, we use the mnemonic “6-F’s” to remind us of the possible causes. Those are:
Fluid — Ascites, from liver cirrhosis or other causes.
Feces — Severe constipation
Flatus — Gas, from an obstructed bowel
Fat — The person is simply obese
Fetus — Pregnancy
Fatal Masses — i.e. a cancer
Were you able to guess any?