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A 51-year-old female asked:

Constant bloated feeling. bowel movements daily. taking omeprazole for reflux & peri menopausal- no period 10 mos. been eating high fiber but past 2 weeks bloated. 5 mos ago gyno checkup had ultrasound and was fine. almost feels like pms. am scared?

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Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
Although bowel habits vary considerably between individuals, excess fiber can cause "bloating", so add more water while reducing fiber slightly to modify bloating. Age "51" is a little early for true menopause, but ovulation is delayed in late 40's-early 50's, hence lack of periods. Ask your physician about acquired lactose deficiency, which can also cause bloating.
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