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A 20-year-old female asked:

Lower abdom. bloating, burping, bouts of constipation/diarrhea, ngt hpts and tender when pressing my belly button for 5ish weeks. what could this be?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Asha Kamnani
Obstetrics and Gynecology 43 years experience
See a Doctor: You may have some food allergies like dairy or gluten. You can also have irritable bowel syndrome or other chronic intestinal issues like Chrohn"s. Please see a doctor.
Dr. Steven Warren
Family Medicine 9 years experience
May have colitis: there can be many causes It might be colitis which is the inflammation of the colon or small intestines You need to go to a provider for blood tests and maybe ultrasound of your abdomen or more Xray tets to rule out other disorders You can get some medications to help regulate the bowels and stop the problem Also take a list of what you have been eating if any recent changes
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Many things: The list of things this could be is lengthy and we only get 400 characters to answer questions. Best to see healthcare provider for proper history and physical examination to help narrow the possibilities and get you a proper diagnosis and proper treatment. Best of luck. Dr R

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Last updated Sep 29, 2016

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