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Bloating Or Abdominal Fullness (Definition)

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What are the causes of a hard abdomen - feel bloated and horrendous pain?

What are the causes of a hard abdomen - feel bloated and horrendous pain?

Diagnosis ?: If you have severe abdominal pain with hardened abdomen - it is important to ensure that you don't have a surgical abdomen. This would warrant urgent assessment. ...Read more

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I have pain above the belly button and it feels bloated?

Belly button pain: Pain at the belly button or umbilicus is commonly caused by a hernia. Would recommend seeing a general surgeon to check it out. ...Read more

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How might you lose 5 pounds of bloated belly fat in 3 days?

Bloated: If you are bloated, it is likely water weight and/or intestinal gas, not fat. If it's water weight, it is possible to lose that fairly rapidly. However, in generally, trying to lose weight very rapidly is not only unhealthy, but is usually followed by regaining that weight back plus more. Just eat healthy and exercise. Weight loss will occur gradually but you have a better chance at keeping it off. ...Read more

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Taking amoxicillin, feel bloated, some pain in abdomen. Is this normal?

Taking amoxicillin, feel bloated, some pain in abdomen. Is this normal?

Common side effects: Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea are common side effects of Amoxicillin. Abdominal pain may potentially be a side effect, especially, in the setting of gastritis. The medication can cause liver inflammation and liver enzyme elevation particularly if there is already an underlying liver disease. If it does not subside, consult the doctor having prescribed the medication. ...Read more

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My abdomen is hard & bloated , quite painful when pushed on , why does my dr think it's overweight related ?

My abdomen is hard & bloated , quite painful when pushed on , why does my dr think it's overweight related ?

Unsure: If your belly is hard and hurts, you may have a serious issue - including an incarcerated (trapped) hernia, infection, and many other issues. See another doctor or specialist or seek urgent care if you are in pain. ...Read more

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My belly gets bloated from liquids or food and stays that way all day.What would cause that and what can I take for it?Thank you

Bloating...: Abdominal bloating is an extremely common symptom that has many potential causes - including food intolerance (dairy, gluten, fructose etc.), ibs (irritable bowel syndrome), intestinal bacterial imbalance, intestinal bacterial overgrowth, celiac disease to name a few. Dietary restriction of gas producing foods i.e. Low-fodmaps diet and taking a probiotic supplement is a good place to start. ...Read more

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I'm currently 115 pds and just found out I'm pregnant. I look bloated but wondering what week will my abdomen start feeling hard? I'm showing already

I'm currently 115 pds and just found out I'm pregnant. I look bloated but wondering what week will my abdomen start feeling hard? I'm showing already

Thin preggos!: JeanineH-first, Congratulations! Generally the uterus is at the belly button at 20 weeks, so this is when your belly will start "feeling harder". Your having bloating right now from all of the hormones you are secreting. When you are ready to have your baby, your uterus sits right under your breastbone. That's when your belly feels really hard! Good luck! ...Read more

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My abdomen has been bloated feeling and wretched type episodes when it feels like my left side is being pushed out and my rectum itches and then it's?

My abdomen has been bloated feeling and wretched type episodes when it feels like my left side is being pushed out  and my rectum itches and then it's?

Well : Generally anybody with these type symptoms can have an acute abdomen meeting a surgical emergency. Recommend going to emergency room for prompt diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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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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How come whenever I eat my belly get bloated?

How come whenever I eat my belly get bloated?

Belly bloated: Your best choice is to see an nurse or dietitian educator! Your doctor will refer you! ...Read more

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Belly bloated. Isnt that true of all women after 55?

Belly bloated. Isnt that true of all women after 55?

No. : No. There are plenty of older women who remain slim. And don't experience 'bloating'. ...Read more

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I lose 20 pounds but i can't get ride of bloated belly. Help?

I lose 20 pounds but i can't get ride of bloated belly. Help?

Patience: You can't target weight loss from a specific area, but losing weight in general will help. You need to burn more calories than you consume. If your stomach is what you're unhappy with, you can tone up the muscles-sit ups are a good way to start. Anything that uses your abdominal muscles will add tone but in general, you need to lose overall fat before you notice improvement in belly. ...Read more

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Why do I have a bloated feeling in my lower left abdomen all the time?

Why do I have a bloated feeling in my lower left abdomen all the time?

Constipation vs tics: Constipation can make you feel bloated, especially on the lower left quadrant. Diverticulitis, which is inflammation & infection of diverticulosis, can also make you bloated but usually associated w/pain & fever. If you're female, sometimes ovarian cysts can make you feel bloated. Best to check in w/your family doc for an evaluation. In meantime, eat lots of fiber, drink lots of water & exercise. ...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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Why am I retaining so much water especially in my abdomen? I'm bloated all the time!

Why am I retaining so much water especially in my abdomen? I'm bloated all the time!

When last period?: Recently I had a patient who had the exact same problem. She felt bloated all the time and she came to me asking to help here. I asked her when her last menstrual period was and she said 5 months ago, But she said it normal for her to miss period for months. Long story short, I determined that she was pregnant with my history and physical. With my ultrasound I showed her her baby's heart beat ...Read more