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Im not sure if my antibiotic is causing me to be bloated or if it may be fluid. Very uncomfortable. I have cirrhosis and irritable bowel syndrome?

Im not sure if my antibiotic is causing me to be bloated or if it may be fluid. Very uncomfortable. I have cirrhosis and irritable bowel syndrome?

See ur hepatologist: Hi, to distinguish between fluid retention ; antibiotic as a cause of ur abdo swelling you will need a physical exam by the doc who is familiar with you. Antibiotics can change the gut flora and cause bloating but so can fluid retention. I usually encourage my cirrhotics 2 keep a daily weight diary. If u feel bloated but no increase in weight then it's gaseous. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


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Bloat, gas, vague pain. Could it be possible that I have irritable bowel syndrome or ovarian cancer like dr oz says?

Bloat, gas, vague pain. Could it be possible that I have irritable bowel syndrome or ovarian cancer like dr oz says?

Either or neither: Both irritable bowel syndrome and ovarian cancer have vague abdominal symptoms, which may be why dr. Oz advised women with such symptoms to consult their doctors so that if it is ovarian cancer, it may be detected early. Consulting your doctor would be a good idea. ...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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Hi my stomach is always hard and feels bloated I empty bowel regular! Sometimes I need empty bowels 3/4 time day Main worry hard stomach ?

Hi my stomach is always hard and feels bloated I empty bowel regular! Sometimes I need empty bowels 3/4 time day
Main worry hard stomach ?

R/O IBS: IBS = irritable bowel syndrome is a diagnosis of exclusion. SX can be managed You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori . Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/hpylori . you also need a baseline EGD/COLO. While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free high fiber diet . Ie gutbliss.com and Wholeapproach.com. Also 64-80oz water ...Read more

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Why do you feel bloated after a bowel movement?

Why do you feel bloated after a bowel movement?

Maybe not just gas!: Bloating, irregular stools, and fullness may reflect diet (check your fiber intake), alterations in the population of healthy gut flora we each carry, food intolerances, maldigestion due to problems of the small intestine, pancreas, or biliary tree, changes in GI motility (how well your GI tract mixes and moves food along), various infections, and even irritable bowel syndrome. Testing is easy. ...Read more

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I have only been able to have one bowel movement per week and im bloated what can I do?

See below: Try fiber (25gm/day) fluids(50oz/wk)and exercise if persist try MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) if still persist need to see a physician. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Im having bad bowel movements for a few weeks now and bloated feeling and also feeling nauseua ?

Im having bad bowel movements for a few weeks now and bloated feeling and also feeling nauseua ?

Possible infection: I am not sure what you mean by "bad" bm's but it sounds likely that you have some type of infection, possibly any number of bacteria or parasites &/or yeast overgrowth. Stool cultures & parasite tests may show the cause, so it's best to see a doc, but you could try probiotics, broad-spectrum anti-microbial herbs like garlic & ground papaya seeds (2 tbsp once a week x 3 wks), then see doc if needed. ...Read more

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I've had 1 bowel movement n 7 days. Taking lax everyday. And other sugg? I can't take this any longer. I'm so bloated an unconffy. Plez help

I've had 1 bowel movement n 7 days. Taking lax everyday. And other sugg? I can't take this any longer. I'm so bloated an unconffy. Plez help

Constipation: Have you had any abdominal surgery?(why are you taking Valium?) its possible you have bowel obstruction. It is dangerous to be taking laxatives so frequently. If you are laxative dependent, your bowel habits will be effected. I highly recommend consulting your doctor for exam and possible abd X-ray and lower GI series. ...Read more

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I have been getting bloated more and more latley even if I don't eat but it gets worse after a bowel movement which I have every day why is that ?

Gas: If the bloating is due to gas,the question is whether you are forming excessive gas or are not passing normal amounts of gas. To reduce gas, try simethicone 1/2hour after meals. Drinking hot water helps break down trapped gas. You may be gluten or lactose intolerant. A gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate and treat you if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Hi there I have been diagnosed with irritable bowel however for the past 2-3 weeks I have been very bloated and always hungry?

Hi there I have been diagnosed with irritable bowel however for the past 2-3 weeks I have been very bloated and always hungry?

Irritable bowel: Please report this to the doctor who gave you the diagnosis of irritable bowel. She/he will help you through this. PS: I came from Sydney to America in 1974 and go back from time to time. Freezing cold up here - plan to return for a visit shortly. I'm jealous! ...Read more

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I have a slight pinching pain in my abdomen. Even after making a bowel movement I still feel it there. I constantly feel bloated.

I have a slight pinching pain in my abdomen. Even after making a bowel movement I still feel it there. I constantly feel bloated.

Bloated: hello~ you are probably constipated.If you stools are firm then you are even if you have a bm. please take lactulose 20ml 3x a day for a few days till you get a good BM then take a psyllium containing bulking agent forever, to soften stool and reduce intra-colonic pressure. Go slow with that because it can cause cramping too thanks ...Read more

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Every morning i have a loose bowel movement with no other major symptoms, i get a bit bloated by the end of the day but i used to go 2-3 times a day?

Every morning i have a loose bowel movement with no other major symptoms, i get a bit bloated by the end of the day but i used to go 2-3 times a day?

Irritable bowel: This is characteristic of irritable bowel syndrome and/or very active gastrocolic reflex. Hot coffee or tea, anxiety, rushing or stress aggravate the process. If this becomes a very troublesome problem, medication like bentyl or donnatal can be taken a half hour before breakfast and prevent this reaction. A gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you about this situation. ...Read more

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Why do I get even more bloated and gassy after my bowel movement?

Bowel mobility: Contractions after a bowel movement will occur moving bowel contents along after a movement . This may feel like bloating and new gas will be passed as it progresses down into the colon. ...Read more

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I have very inconsistent bowel habits. Feel very bloated sometimea even after a bowel movement. Also feeling off fullness even after a light meal.?

Maybe not just gas!: Bloating, irregular stools, and fullness may reflect diet (check your fiber intake), alterations in the population of healthy gut flora we each carry, food intolerances, maldigestion due to problems of the small intestine, pancreas, or biliary tree, changes in GI motility (how well your GI tract mixes and moves food along), various infections, and even irritable bowel syndrome. Testing is easy. ...Read more

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