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Doctor insights on: Abdominal Bloating On Tamoxifen

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Dr. Sean Canale
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Tamoxifen (Definition)

This medication is used to: treat breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body in men and women. Treat early breast cancer in women who have already been treated with surgery, radiation, and/or chemotherapy. Reduce the risk of developing a more serious type of breast cancer in women who have had ductal carcinoma in situ (dcis; a type of breast cancer ...Read more


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Can hashimotos cause abdominal bloating?

Can hashimotos cause abdominal bloating?

Unlikely: Severe untreated low thyroid levels may cause this but if you are properly treated, the abdominal symptoms would be unrelated. ...Read more

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Why is Gaviscon good for abdominal bloating?

Why is Gaviscon good for abdominal bloating?

In a nutshell: The active ingredient in Gaviscon is simethacone. This is a surfactant that basically " breaks up gas bubbles" thus relieving bloating caused by "gas build up". ...Read more

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What is the best remedy to cure abdominal bloating? Drug maybe?

What is the best remedy to cure abdominal bloating? Drug maybe?

Abdominal bloating: There are lots of reasons (some quite concerning) for abdominal discomfort /bloating, but not all of them are due to the GI tract. Also, functional syndromes may be present without underlying inflammation or structural pathology. Check with your doctor for examination & treatment options, particularly since your problem may be ongoing. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of my abdominal bloating in my upper GI area?

What could be the cause of my abdominal bloating in my upper GI area?

IBS: Abdominal bloating is considered to be a subset of irritable bowel syndrome but you will need to be evaluated for other causes like reflux, gallstones, pancreatic problems, gyn problems if female and kidney problems.
Once work up is negative options are probiotics, antispasmodics and a new treatment with antibiotic rifaximin. Consult your doctor for options. ...Read more

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What causes lower abdominal bloating after very little eating/drinking?

Irritible bowels: Irritable bowel sysndrome causes all your anxiety to play out in your gut. If you are unaware that you are not coping well with your troubles or good fortune either way your abdomen will let you know. Meditation is quite helpful as well as insight and a routine exercise schedule. Avoid drugs that slow the gut such as valium, pain pills or smoking. Carbonated drinks contribute to bloating also. ...Read more

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Excessive abdominal bloating and I'm often very uncomfortable because of it. What type of help should I seek?

Primary Care: You need to start with your primary care/family doctor about your symptoms and most of the time after taking a detailed history and doing physical exam he/she may be able to treat the cause of bloating. If he feels you need teasts he/she can order and sometime he/she may refer you to a gastroenterologist if you need endo/colonoscopy and expert opinion. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for abdominal bloating?

What is the treatment for abdominal bloating?

IBS: Abdominal bloating is considered to be a subset of irritable bowel syndrome but you will need to be evaluated for other causes like reflux, gallstones, pancreatic problems, gyn problems if female and kidney problems.
Once work up is negative options are probiotics, antispasmodics and a new treatment with antibiotic rifaximin. Consult your doctor for options. ...Read more

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How can I alleviate abdominal bloating?

How can I alleviate abdominal bloating?

Depends: Bloating may be the result of hormones when it happens just before your menses. It can be related to your diet. Some people develop diet allergies later in life. Allergy to dairy is a good example. Some women talk a lot during eating and the air is swallowed and it causes bloating. If bloating becomes constant and persistent it should be investigated by your physician. ...Read more

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What can cause upper abdominal bloating?

What can cause upper abdominal bloating?

Get help for bloat: There are lots of reasons for abdominal bloat/pain, and not all of them are due to the GI tract. Even "functional" syndromes may be present without underlying "disease." if pain with meals consider peptic (acid), biliary, or pancreatic disease. If bleeding or tenderness is present, this suggests inflammation, ischemia, or infection. Evaluation is warranted. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can cause severe abdominal bloating?

Diet: Carbonated drinks, beans, pain pills, valium type drugs, and irritable bowels cause this. The gut releases hormones and sends them to the brain, work on coping with problems, avoiding drama, and ask for help with insight, meditation, and find out if you are anxious. Get help with these issues. If this is a one time problem see your doctor for an infection. Diarrhea may also occur. ...Read more

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What can lead to, or is associated with Abdominal bloating?

What can lead to, or is associated with Abdominal bloating?

The following cause or are associated with Abdominal bloating:: Celiac Disease, Diverticulosis, Gastroesophageal reflux disease, Gastroparesis, Hairy cell leukemia, Infant feeding disorders, Irritable bowel syndrome, Jet lag, Premenstrual syndrome, Scleroderma, Silent thyroiditis, Tropical sprue, Fibroid, Colonic diseases, Diverticulitis, Gluten insensitivity, Leaky gut syndrome, Dysautonomia, Gas, Flatulence, Esophagitis, Mesothelioma, Alpha thalassemia, Thalassemia, Enlarged spleen, Gallbladder diseases. ...Read more

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I'm having *severe* abdominal bloating how should I address this?

Bloating: Don't drink fluids while eating, don't eat fast, avoid dairy products & wheat, avoid fizzy drinks & too much sugar/salt, don't chew gum, avoid apples/peaches/pears, avoid gasy foods such as beans/cabbage/onions/broccoli/asparagus/brussel sprouts, eat more fiber. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing abdominal bloating for a week now. What could be the possible problem?

I have been experiencing abdominal bloating for a week now. What could be the possible problem?

Belly bloating: There are lots of reasons for abdominal discomfort & bloating, & not all of them are due to the GI tract. Even "functional" syndromes may be present without underlying "disease." however psbo (paralyzed gut) due to metabolic & inflammatory conditions nearby (like an untreated infection of the urinary tract)must be considered & addressed. Check with your doctor for examination & treatment options. ...Read more

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Lupus abdominal bloating?

Not likely!: Sle rarely involves the abdomen, except liver. More likely medication issues or unrelated problem. ...Read more

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Can ab 12 deficiency cause abdominal bloating?

Yes it's possible.: Follow up with ur pcp and GI if symptoms worsen. Take care! Http://www. M.webmd. Com/food-recipes/guide/vitamin-b12-deficiency-symptoms-causes. Http://www. M.webmd. Com/heartburn-gerd/tc/gas-bloating-and-burping-topic-overview. ...Read more

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Does a change in sleep position cause abdominal bloating?

Does a change in sleep position cause abdominal bloating?

It can: Sleeping in certain positions, namely stomach can increase likelihood of swallowing air because the esophagus (tube leading to stomach) remains opened. On back the airway and gravity mostly collapse this tube. ...Read more

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What can I take to relive constipation and lower abdominal bloating?

A few things: For constipation, I suggest two regimens: for acute treatment you can try magnesium oxide or milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) (over the counter). For chronic treatment, higher fiber sources (psyllium husk, flax seed or chia seed powder, konjac starch) & green/leafy vegetables help. Drink plenty of water & adequate amount of probiotics (yogurt or the capsules) to avoid bloating. For treatment of bloating, try gasx. ...Read more

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What are the common causes of intermittent abdominal bloating/distention?

What are the common causes of intermittent abdominal bloating/distention?

Constipation, etc...: A person who feels bloated (in the tummy) off and on is not normal, especially if the bloating is new. A doctor can evaluate to figure out the cause. Problems can be due to eating things the person cannot digest. Some parasites cause bloating. More serious causes of bloating include a build-up of fluid in the abdomen due to kidney disease, liver problems, heart failure, abdominal cancers, etc... ...Read more

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If I will pain in my lower right stomach, with some level of abdominal bloating, what could I do?

Hard to say: Hard to say without seeing you in person. You may have something as simple as constipation. If you have severe pain, fever, or unremitting symptoms see a doctor. ...Read more

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I've been experiencing abdominal bloating and constipation for 3 days already. What's up with me?

I've been experiencing abdominal bloating and constipation for 3 days already. What's up with me?

No: No this is constipation! a hi fiber diet, 20-25 grams of fiber per day, drink 80-`100 ounces of non caffeinated, non alcoholic fluids daily and increase your fluids if you do strenuous work or exercise. Do not use harsh laxatives.
Excess fiber in the face if inadequate fluids will cause bloating and constipation. ...Read more

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Can you please describe the best ways for getting rid of prolonged abdominal bloating in teenagers?

Bloating: Eat slower, chew your food better. Don't drink too much liquid when you eat and these don't work try an otc digestive aid and acidophilus and see if that helps. ...Read more

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Will gonorrhea cause abdominal bloating?

No: Gonorrhea does not cause abdominal bloating. If it involves the internal female organs then it can cause severe pelvic pain and tenderness. ...Read more

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Lower left side abdominal bloating, is it because of gas?

Lower left side abdominal bloating, is it because of gas?

Really just gas?: There are lots of reasons for gassiness & bloating, & not all of them are due to the GI tract. Even "functional" syndromes may be present without underlying "disease." however psbo (paralyzed gut) due to metabolic & inflammatory conditions nearby (like an untreated infection of gyne or urinary tract) must be considered. See doctor, esp. If no relief from otc simethicone, beano, & dietary changes. ...Read more

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If I am having abdominal bloating can this be caused by silent thyroiditis?

Unlikely: Abdominal symptoms would be very unlikely related to thyroiditis. If they were you would also have other symptoms of a low thyroid level. ...Read more