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Can gas alone cause upper abdominal distention?

Can gas alone cause upper abdominal distention?

Yes: Gas in your intestines can distend the abdomen anywhere in the abdominal cavity. ...Read more

Distended Stomach (Definition)

A distended stomach results from air in bowel loops. Air in the colon can result in bloat. The passage of gas can relieve this. Air in small bowel is less common and is indicative of some other process such as obstruction or crohn's. This is more concerning and needs work-up. Motility disorders can also cause bloat such as gastroparesis which also ...Read more


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How long does take for abdominal distention to go down in adults with celiac disease?

How long does take for abdominal distention to go down in adults with celiac disease?

70% improve in 2 wk: With strict gluten avoidance about 70% of patients will have noticeable improvement in 2 wk. At 4 to 6 wk patient should be evaluated to verify an adequate response to the gluten-free diet and assess adequacy of nutrition despite gluten avoidance. ...Read more

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How do you reduce abdominal distention after a colonoscopy?

How do you reduce abdominal distention after a  colonoscopy?

Time.: Generally the surgeon tries to remove as much air as possible after the exam, but some always remains. This air will pass with time. ...Read more

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What is causing my nightly abdominal distention along with burping?

What is causing my nightly abdominal distention along with burping?

Maybe your diet: I would keep a food diary . Do you have it every night? What did you have for dinner the nights you do have it? Food diary may answer these questions and solve your misery. ...Read more

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Abdominal distention all organs feel crushed against ribs, feel full, flank and lower back pains, feels like something is wrapped round lower left rib?

Abdominal distention all organs feel crushed against ribs, feel full, flank and lower back pains, feels like something is wrapped round lower left rib?

See your Physicain : Looks like one of these complaints that is difficult to asses on the net, multiple possibility exist and without a full medical history and physical examination it is not possible to know. ...Read more

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Should i take gas x or beano for abdominal distention?

Should i take gas x or beano for abdominal distention?

Worth a try: either of these over-the-counter remedies may be worth a try for abdominal distention, although they are unlikely to succeed. If you have persistent distention despite trying these simple remedies, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have severe abdominal distention on and off, mainly when I eat too much wheat. Is that celiac?

I have severe abdominal distention on and off, mainly when I eat too much wheat. Is that celiac?

Possibly: Usually symptoms of celiac disease include more intense symptoms like abdominal pain and diarrhea, but in some cases can be milder like abdominal bloating and discomfort. There are blood tests that may help determine if celiac is likely. See your md. ...Read more

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4 year old suspected of pseudo obstruction due to severe abdominal distention. What is the best test for this?

Abdominal x ray: If she has abdominal distention with vomiting , she needs to go to ER for immediate attention . ...Read more

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What causes me to feel bloated and have abdominal distention after eating a lot of pizza?

What causes me to feel bloated and have abdominal distention after eating a lot of pizza?

Grease, lactose: Gas can be caused by foods with a lot of insoluble fiber (roughage), or by lactose intolerance. Also excessively greasy foods can cause gas as well. Rarely, there are abnormal twists (volvulus) of the sigmoid colon which can cause bloating. Lastly, cancerous growths can cause a blockage and bloating of the colon. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Abdominal distention CT "liver 20cm, increased in superior to inferior diameter 2 cm" comp. Ct 2 days prior w/no abdom. Distention. What causes this?

Abdominal distention CT "liver 20cm, increased in superior to inferior diameter 2 cm" comp. Ct 2 days prior w/no abdom. Distention. What causes this?

Can't answer: How far apart were the ct scans? Why did you have them? Was contrast given? Too many unknowns. One possibility is that there was no real change and the measurement was in error. Hopefully, the ct report offers some information on why there was an apparent change. ...Read more