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A 42-year-old male asked:

What causes bloating and gas that is hard to pass, and hangs around for hours after meals, in the lower left abdominal area, but also mid-back area?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Feeling gassy...: Feeling full of "gas" may reflect malabsorption of food (like gluten, lactose), intake of poorly digested food, or choosing foods known to promote gas (beans, fizzy drinks). Sometimes its more complicated--a stomach emptying too slowly, bacterial overgrowth syndrome, delayed intestinal function, partial obstruction from any cause, infection, rectum problems, and pelvic pathology outside the gut.

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Last updated Jun 19, 2018

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