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Cause of stomach and abdomen bloating? tests: ct, blood, urine, upper gi, gastric emptying, colonoscopy, sbft, var. drugs taken various drugs. had another ct of stomach/abdomen with no answer. constant bloating is 24/7 - no relief for 5-6 months. hav

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Dr. Jeffrey Duman
Gastroenterology 22 years experience
Hypersensitivity : Hypersensitivity of the enteric nervous system manifesting as dyspepsia or visceral hypersensitivity would be most likely. Non-gi causes such as musculoskeletal should also be considered. Bloating is often times a difficult symptom to investigate and manage, as you can attest.
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Dr. Jonathan Ricker
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 19 years experience
Irritable bowel: Could be a form if ibs. Could also be celiac disease or small bowel bacterial overgrowth. Could also be your diet......High gas formers such as broccoli, cauliflower, etc.
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Dr. Hillel Naon
Dr. Hillel Naon commented
Pediatric Gastroenterology 45 years experience
Agree. Have your doctor send celiac disease panel, and get lactulose ( not Lactose) hydrogen and methane breath test to see if you have SIBO ( small intestinal bacterial overgrowth). Avoid foods that cause gas. Try lactose free diet .
Aug 11, 2013
Last updated Oct 3, 2016


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