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Bloating Or Abdominal Fullness (Definition)

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What can u do if water pills are not working? I feel bloated all over and espically my legs & ankles are worse. I am out of town so can't call dr.

What can u do if water pills are not working? I feel bloated all over and espically my legs & ankles are worse. I am out of town so can't call dr.

Swelling: Swelling of the legs due to water retention is not uncommon during air travel. Elevate the legs, wear compression stockings, minimize salt intake, avoid prolonged standing. The Hydrocortisone you are on might also be contributing to the edema. You may be able to double your diuretic but only with your doctor's instruction. A potassium supplement will likely be needed as well. ...Read more

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I'm so bloated and keep gaining weight without whatever I do and my ankles and feet swell and I'm always so tired I suffer with ibs?

I'm so bloated and keep gaining weight without whatever I do and  my ankles and feet swell and I'm always so tired I suffer with ibs?

You need an evaluati: You need an evauation because some of the weight gin is the fluid you are collecting. The fluid - edema depneds on your general health status. We will need to know about your cardiac, kidney, liver and vein status. This is not due to IBS. You need to see your physician. ...Read more

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What can cause sudden bulging of veins in hands and forearms and swelling of feet and ankles at the same time while suddenly feeling bloated and Exhau?

What can cause sudden bulging of veins in hands and forearms and swelling of feet and ankles at the same time while suddenly feeling bloated and Exhau?

Please see your Dr!: Your symptoms may be due to several different disorders or, less likely, one disorder.Fluid retention in the lower extremities is extremely common in premenopausal women and is called idiopathic edema.The exact cause is unknown and the edema can be made worse by diuretics. Less likely but possible are more serious conditions: congestive heart failure, liver and kidney disorders.See your physician! ...Read more

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I have back pain, feel bloated and restless leg and rapid hearbeat?

I have back pain, feel bloated and restless leg and rapid hearbeat?

Treat Restless Leg: Which may lead to insomnia, and diabetes. Get checked for diabetes, address being bloating (maybe diabetic gastro paresis) with gas medicine (simethicone) and maybe your backpain and rapid heart beat (from discomfort) my be relieved. ...Read more

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47 yrs old woman.have achy pain in right ovary area radiated down leg for last 4 days some bloated and nausea feeling what could cause these symptom?

47 yrs old woman.have achy  pain in right ovary area radiated down leg for last 4 days some bloated and nausea feeling what could cause these symptom?

Pelvic pain: Pelvic pain is complex as there are several organs in the pelvis. The ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, bladder, appendix, intestines, colon and rectum can all be the source. Pelvic pain requires and examination to help organize the evaluation. ...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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Bloated full feeling pain in left side thru to back pain and tightness in left leg fatigue are symptoms of what?

Bloated full feeling pain in left side thru to back pain and tightness in left leg fatigue are symptoms of what?

Need more info: It could be multiple things depending on how severe are the symptoms and how long. Really need to be examined. Probably tests need need to be done. ...Read more

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I hurt my lower right back on a boat it's been a week still in a lot of pain stomach is very bloated my right leg I have to lift to get in the car?

I hurt my lower right back on a boat it's been a week still in a lot of pain stomach is very bloated my right leg I have to lift to get in the car?

See your doctor : What was the mechanism of injury? The back pain is more than a sprain and needs to be physically and radiographically examined by your doctor. The stomach upset may be related to Ibuprofen listed in your profile. ...Read more