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A 37-year-old female asked:

Feeling and hearing bubbles in my stomach and left upper abdomen with slight discomfort left upper abdomen. indigestion? increased gassiness and bloated

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
It happens: You acquire gas in your stomach that is swallowed during feeds. Gas created by bacterial action during digestion is often collected in the transverse colon that peaks (when standing) in the left upper abdomen. You can sometimes vent the gas if you lay down with your pelvis higher than your head (fart it out). A diet change or probiotics can reduce any routine gas.

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