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Excessive gas and bloating after stomach bug

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnny Green
40 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Altered gut flora: When you have an infection, like the flu, it can change the mix of bacteria that normally live in your colon. That can give you gas, bloating and ch ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Bloating, belching: You may have acqired a stomach infection or parasite, e.g. H. pylori. You do need to see a doctor about this and get some tests done to find out why ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Yang
36 years experience Gastroenterology
Sometimes happens: It is not unusual for residual symptoms to persist for a while. This may be particularly true for more severe infections. If you have made certain tha ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roy Arnold
46 years experience Internal Medicine
FODMAPs: Stands for Fermentable Oligo-, Di-, Monosaccharides and Polyols. These are compounds in food that bacteria in your intestine can ferment. This can cau ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
GI issues: You really need to see a gastroenterologist and have this diagnosed appropriately. Keep records of all symptoms and take these with you to the doctor. ... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Gastroenterologist: I feel that a gastroenterologist is best to diagnose and treat you for these symptoms. You may be lactose intolerant or sensitive to gluten. The appro ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
17 years experience Family Medicine
If you have: recurrent symptoms relating to your digestion, or chest region, you should always have it checked out by an experienced healthcare provider. Even if ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
Junk food: We were designed to eat he foods you mention. It is the man made foods that give trouble.
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Dr. Philip Miller
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What can be done:: close your computer and make an appointment with a GI specialist or your PCP. Bloating may be aof gallbladder and stomach disease.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Possibly: Excess fiber and not enough fluids. Remember, anything with caffeine or alcohol dehydrates and therefore creates an imbalance of fiber and fluids. Dri ... Read More
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