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What is it when you experience stomach bloating every two weeks? lasts a couple days. then flu-like symptoms follow while im bloated. my stomach swel

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Dr. Donald Colantino answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Bloating: Can you pinpoint symptoms to eating certain foods like dairy products(lactose intolerance), wheat products(gluten intolerance), heavy fiber foods like salads,undercooked vegetables, fruits? Taking simethicone 1/2 hour after meals prevents gas buildUp. Drinking hot water or applying heat to the abdomen breaks down the gas enabling you to pass it rectally. See a gastroenterologist as needed.

Answered 6/1/2019

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