A 28-year-old female asked:
can having a cold cause bloating? i have had a cold for 3 days now and noticed i am very bloated.
2 doctor answers
Dr. Michael Shim answered
19 years experience Gastroenterology
No: It should not cause bloating
Answered on Apr 9, 2015
Dr. Corey Clay answered
9 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Inflammation and diet changes that go along with a cold can cause some changes in gastrointestinal function. Eat well, stay hydrated and get adequate rest and bloating associated with a cold will resolve.
Answered on May 3, 2015
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