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What can be done for a bloated abdomen ?

What can be done for a bloated abdomen ?

See your doctor: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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What to do if I get a bloated abdomen occasionally. what could this be?

What to do if I get a bloated abdomen occasionally. what could this be?

Don't we all?: The GI tract has a very limited # of symptoms to signal its distress--nausea/vomiting, diarrhea/constipation, bloating, pain, fullness, bleeding, etc. As you know, many of these characterize ibs, but are also seen with inflammatory, infectious, ischemic, malabsorptive, and functional disorders. Directed lab work, imaging, biopsies, stool studies are appropriate in excluding non-ibs pathology. ...Read more

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What causes a bloated abdomen with bowel cancer?

What causes a bloated abdomen with bowel cancer?

Depends where it is: Colorectal cancer can cause problems in three ways: 1) by causing blockage of stool leading to large bowel obstruction; 2) by spreading to adjacent organs or the liver, causing mass effect; or 3) spread to the lining of the abdominal cavity, causing malignant ascites. In addition, other causes of abdominal distention may be unrelated to the cancer, such as liver disease. See your physician. ...Read more

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I am on rivaroxaban for a month but my face and abdomen are bloated but I haven't gained weight...will this bloating go in time. Thanks?

I am on rivaroxaban for a month but my face and abdomen are bloated but I haven't gained weight...will this bloating go in time. Thanks?

Tell your doc.: Face and abdominal swelling is not listed as a side effect of Xarelto usually. But if you have liver disease xarelto can worsen liver function, and may lead to swelling for that reason. Please call and notify your doc of your swelling right away. If it gets worse, go to the ER. ...Read more

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What can cause a bloated abdomen besides periods and cramps?

What can cause a bloated abdomen besides periods and cramps?

Many conditions: Such as pregnancy, fibroids, ovarian cysts- benign or non benign, endometriosis, GI causes, bladder causes, no reason to suffer please your gyn for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Is the feeling of bloated abdomen(gases) a side effect of an anti diabetic regimen?

Is the feeling of bloated abdomen(gases) a side effect of an anti diabetic regimen?

Maybe: Gastrointestinal side effects (gas, diarrhea, abdominal discomfort...)are common with many medications, not just anti-diabetic regimen. The most common diabetes med that can cause this are: metformin, acarbose, welchol, (colesevelam) and even glipizide. If the symptoms are disabling, talk to your doctor for evaluation and maybe change in meds. ...Read more

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I'm bloated, and when lifting my leg and bending at the waist, I have severe discomfort in my abdomen. Is this just bloating or maybe more serious?

I'm bloated, and when lifting my leg and bending at the waist, I have severe discomfort in my abdomen. Is this just bloating or maybe more serious?

If Severe, see a MD: Anytime you have severe discomfort it could be something more serious. Hernias, gallstones, infection of the colon, ovarian cysts can all cause bloating and severe abdominal discomfort. I suggest you go see a physician ...Read more

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My grandma's stools was goat like. Black, but also taking iron suplement sometimes with bloated abdomen.Wen palapated no mass no pain soft.?

My grandma's stools was goat like. Black, but also taking iron suplement sometimes with bloated abdomen.Wen palapated no mass no pain soft.?

Needs observation: Black stool can be from iron, but could also be sign of bleeding. If she has not have any upper endoscopy and colonoscopy, it will be wise to consider. For simple testing , stop the iron pill for 5 days and do a stool guaiac test and a blood test ...Read more

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Can not eating enough cause gas and a bloated abdomen ? I only eat around 700 calories and am 5ft 8 and 125 pounds , I just don't have an appetite

Can not eating enough cause gas and a bloated abdomen ? I only eat around 700 calories and am 5ft 8 and 125 pounds , I just don't have an appetite

700 calories /day?: If you are a robin or a wren that might be enough calories - but not if you are a person. Maybe time for medical evaluation if you don't think you can eat. Do you have an eating disorder? See you have anxiety - does that cause your appetite to drop? Would be seen. ...Read more

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I drank a carbonated soft drink on an empty stomach and my abdomen bloated. How to stop the bloating?

I drank a carbonated soft drink on an empty stomach and my abdomen bloated. How to stop the bloating?

Self-cure: Just avoid anything that would cause you to be bloated like soft drinks, some fruits and vegetables...But be careful that the air in your stomach is not mainly swallowed air. ...Read more

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Back pain. Bloated abdomen. Blood in toilet but not from urethra. No show on underwear. What can it be?

Blood is a concern: It is important to find out where the blood is coming from. If rectal could be a hemorrhoid or other concern ...Read more

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