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A 23-year-old female asked:

i ate dinner around 8:30pm & woke up with a stomach ache/bloating at 5 am. symptoms still there @10:15am. what could be the cause? this happens often

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Dr. Michael Sanders
Pulmonology 16 years experience
See below: At 23, and with this happening often, it's likely a food intolerance or irritable bowel syndrome. This is pretty common. You could check with your PCP or see a GI doc to be sure though.
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
Agreed. You could try increasing the amount of fiber in your diet, to see if it helps. If it doesn't, see your doctor or a gastroenterologist.
Jun 5, 2017

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