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A 45-year-old female asked:

I have had hypothyroidism. i got c. diff back in july & don't have anymore but still recovering. my stomach area is very bloated (protruding) & i can't stop burping & passing gas. do i have ulcer? how can i help? i got ct scan & colonoscopy = nothing

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Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Bacterial overgrowth: You give the symptoms of bacterial overgrowth syndrome which is a form of irritable bowel syndrome. The cause of this is a prior intestinal infection of any kind. You need to test for bacterial overgrowth syndrome. Less likely to be an ulcer. Avoid gas producing foods like onions. Avoid spicy foods. Take lactobacillus in pill form daily. Other probiotics could worsen problem. Follow up with GI MD.
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