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Hermleigh, TX
A 34-year-old female asked:

I have extreme bloating above my belly button for several hours after i have eaten, there is no pain, i have heartburn often.

4 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Joyce Pastore
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Bloating: You may have indigestion or acid reflux; try over the counter antacids or gas relief meds. If no improvement, see your doctor to rule out a gastric emptying or digestive abnormality. Avoid lying down for 2 hours after a meal and drink 8 ounces of water with your meal.
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
General Surgery 43 years experience
Indigestion: you are having indigestion watch what you eat stay away from greasy and spicy food avoid red meat and raw vegetables you might be having irritable bowel syndrome as well take anti a it with gas x in it keep your bowel regular hydrate well and exercise sodas and pops are not fluid only water and juices no better talk to your doctor good luck
Dr. Harold Tsai
Urology 30 years experience
Bloating: You could have reflux as you describe heartburn already. It also could be your gallbladder. The best thing to do is to be evaluated with an ultrasound
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
Possibly due to acid: Your symptoms may be due to acid, especially since you mention heartburn. Try 2 weeks of omeprazole 20 mg once a day- taken 1/2 hr before a meal. See:www.webmd.com/heartburn-gerd/.../what-is-acid-reflux-disease You may benefit from use of probiotics to get your Gi tract in better balance as well. Also consider possible food in tolerance to gluten or lactose, or use of artificial sweeteners.

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