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Dr. Jay Yepuri
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Bloating Or Abdominal Fullness (Definition)

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Feeling bloated period is 4 days late. Engaged in protected sexual activity 3 weeks ago, he did not finish and no problems with condom. Test was negat?

Feeling bloated period is 4 days late. Engaged in protected sexual activity 3 weeks ago, he did not finish and no problems with condom. Test was negat?

Maybe something else: The hormone cycle at your age can still varying in intensity and occasional cause a slight irregularity. Good that you are taking precautions. Repeat the test again in a week if still no cycle. Consider constipation — very common in females that can lead to bloatedness. Drink plenty of water/good fiber intake like veges/popcorn. OTC Miralax (polyethylene glycol) if this not helping. Good luck! ...Read more

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HadUnprotectedSex no I'm craving sweets, increased appetite fatigue on & off nauseous could I be pregnant sometimes bloated period isn't due yet?

HadUnprotectedSex no I'm craving sweets, increased appetite fatigue on & off nauseous could I be pregnant sometimes bloated period isn't due yet?

Hard to tell: It can be hard to tell if a woman is pregnant because some symptoms seen in early pregnancy can also happen in non-pregnant women. A urine pregnancy test gives a reliable result if done correctly. One can test about 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. An Ob-Gyn doctor can evaluate any persistent or worrisome symptoms. ...Read more

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Extremely bloated. Period due to come tomorrow. Had sex 3 weeks ago on pill, used condom, and pulled out. Bloated from period or possible pregnancy?/:

Extremely bloated. Period due to come tomorrow. Had sex 3 weeks ago on pill, used condom, and pulled out. Bloated from period or possible pregnancy?/:

Bloating: Could be related to PMS, period. GI issues, etc. with pregnancy less likely with this scenario. Take a pregnancy test if you miss your period. ...Read more

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How typical is it to get bloated before period?

How typical is it to get bloated before period?

Secretory Phase: This is where you are in your monthly cycle and this is just part of the hormonal changes that you are experiencing when your ovaries, tubes and uterus become swollen, and such changes could also affect the peritoneum and other organs of your body. ...Read more

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What can I do if I feel very bloated before period?

What can I do if I feel very bloated before period?

Try ibuprofen: Try to avoid salty and fatty foods during this time, exercise and try non steroidal anti inflammatory agents like motrin. ...Read more

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Can all girls get bloated on period?

Can all girls get bloated on period?

Most do.: During menses your body releases prostaglandins a type of chemical that gives you cramps and makes you feel bloated, also during menses your body is naturally retaining water that's another reason for feeling bloated. Ibuprofen, advil, (ibuprofen) Naproxen help with cramps. Use of diuretics to help with bloating is debatable. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel bloated after period is over?

Is it normal to feel bloated after period is over?

Some do : If this is a recurring problem for you then consider talking to an Obgyn about one of the many birth control options available to reduce your symptoms ...Read more

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Can you recommend what to do to get rid of being bloated before period?

Can you recommend what to do to get rid of being bloated before period?

Bloated: Bloating prior to or during your period is due to fluid retention & slower digestion (constipation). To decrease bloating avoid salt intake (including prepackaged foods), increase water intake (to flush the body & reduce constipation), consider magnesium or calcium supplements (with your dr’s approval) or otc meds that include a diuretic such as midol. Exercise and birth control pills may help. ...Read more

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I've seen a little blood about day 19 of cycle and bought clear blue pregnacy test. It was negative but feel bloated like period coming I'm 45.odd?

I've seen a little blood about day 19 of cycle and bought clear blue pregnacy test. It was negative but feel bloated like period coming I'm 45.odd?

Not odd at all.: Hello,

This is not unusual at all. In fact many women over the age of 40 could start to experience Peri-menopausal signs and symptoms. These would include, irregular vaginal bleeding, mood swings, sleep disturbances and irritability. This does not mean that you can not get pregnant so the Preg. Test was a good idea. Ask the women in your family when they experienced menopausal symptoms. ...Read more

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I've been nauseous for 3 days I threw up once and been very bloated. Had period on 4/11 & just took preg test & it was negative????

I've been nauseous for 3 days I threw up once and been very bloated. Had period on 4/11 & just took preg test & it was negative????

Stay hydrated: You need to stay hydrated, stay on liquid diet only, drink juices and water and gaterade, eat soups, take peto-bismuth, and or maolax drink sprite, seven up, or ginger ale.eat saltines and crachers.
If you still could not keep fluid down, you need to go to ER, or urgent care for IV fluid.
if you are not any better in 24-48 hours you need to see a physician. ...Read more

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I feel gas and bloated during period time. But others day r ok. Why?

I feel gas and bloated during period time. But others day r ok. Why?

Possibilities: Different ingredients in some foods may not agree with you. For example, the type of cheese used may make lactose intolerant people sick. Mishandled ingredients may have resulted in food poisoning. Also, it may be due to another problem such as medications and even stress level. Your doctor can help you with this by discussing with him or her, the specifics of your case. ...Read more

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I am experiencing a painful heavy feeling in my lower abdomen, it is hard and bloated. My period came but was very light and abnormal.

I am experiencing a painful heavy feeling in my lower abdomen, it is hard and bloated. My period came but was very light and abnormal.

ABDOMINAL: Although there are a number of structures in the abdomen & pelvis that could account for your symptoms, the discomfort may likely be related to your period; even though these symptoms and may not be typical for you during your cycle. Monitor your symptoms closely over the next 24-48 hrs and if not improving, see your doctor… ER sooner if symptoms worsen or change and some other concerning way. ...Read more

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Bloated and slight dizziness what could it be? I do eat enough and blood pressure is pretty normal. Only been bloated during period but not on period.

Bloated and slight dizziness what could it be? I do eat enough and blood pressure is pretty normal. Only been bloated during period but not on period.

Bloated and dizzy: May have reflux. Try a trial of ranitidine and prevecid and see if it makes a difference. May be sinusitis from food intolerances like milk,so avoid milk products for a week and see if there is a difference, . Also, check HCG, thyroid hormone, and if all negative.consider CT check for abdominal, lymph node ovary lesion. ...Read more

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35 days late bottom left side of my stomach hurts. Bloated. Last period was 6 days normally 3-4 and was very heavy the last 2 days. Preg test say neg?

35 days late bottom left side of my stomach hurts. Bloated. Last period was 6 days normally 3-4 and was very heavy the last 2 days. Preg test say neg?

Poss constipation: Constipation can cause pain in your left abdomen with pressure and bloating. If you are having normal bowel movements with you abdominal pain you should see your doctor for evaluation. Diverticulitis and irritable bowel can also cause your symptoms but you will need a thorough exam and work up. ...Read more

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Period 2 weeks ago. Was very ligh. Lasted 3 days!bloated after period, been exhausted off and on, had extreme cramps today-11 days before exp period. Why?

Period 2 weeks ago. Was very ligh. Lasted 3 days!bloated after period, been exhausted off and on, had extreme cramps today-11 days before exp period. Why?

Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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Period was 5 days ago. symptoms have persisted after period. just had sexual intercourse, unprotected, religiously taking loestrin fe but I am still bloated post period and feel gassy.

Period was 5 days ago. symptoms have persisted after period. just had sexual intercourse, unprotected, religiously taking loestrin fe but I am still bloated post period and feel gassy.

Monitor: Some periods are worse than others. It is important to evaluate them over time. If this pattern continues fora few cycles you may want to consider a different birth control option. More likely things will get back to normal. ...Read more

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Swelling of abdomen, no pain, feel bloated. Monthly period stopped last month not pregnant but look it. more pressure felt after eating in upper ab.

Swelling of abdomen, no pain, feel bloated. Monthly period stopped last month not pregnant but look it. more pressure felt after eating in upper ab.

Belly bloating: There are lots of reasons for abdominal discomfort & bloating, & not all of them are due to the GI tract. Even "functional" syndromes may be present without underlying "disease." however psbo (paralyzed gut) due to metabolic & inflammatory conditions nearby (like an untreated infection of the urinary tract)must be considered & addressed. Check with your doctor for examination & treatment options. ...Read more

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Sexually active but use withdrawal, now bloated, no period 2 months, sore breasts. Have taken 4 HPT, all neg. Could they be wrong?

Sexually active but use withdrawal, now bloated, no period 2 months, sore breasts. Have taken 4 HPT, all neg. Could they be wrong?

Tests are accurate: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, vaginal spotting, or medications. A test gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have happened) or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a negative result may be due to testing too early such as less than 2 weeks after conception. ...Read more

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I feel pregnant with uterus cramps before and after period. I have gain weight, full and bloated. Next period is due in 4days. TTC 1aug. Why? Help

I feel pregnant with uterus cramps before and after period. I have gain weight, full and bloated. Next period is due in 4days. TTC 1aug. Why? Help

Lots of reasons: You may just be very sensitive to hormones
you may have endometriosis
you may psychologically respond this way to your period because it is a signal you may not be pregnant ...Read more

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Bloated after period. Swollen and tender breasts. And peeing allot more than usual was expierencing slight cramps as well after period not anymore?

Bloated after period. Swollen and tender breasts. And peeing allot more than usual was expierencing slight cramps as well after period not anymore?

Tender breasts: There are several possibilities. If you are sexually active, you may be pregnant. Suggest you do home pregnancy tests (obtain from your pharmacy). Consult with your doctor if symptoms persist with an explaination of the cause. ...Read more

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Hpt and Dr urine test negative. Bloated, missed period, stomach tightness, headaches and dry heaves?

Hpt and Dr urine test negative. Bloated, missed period, stomach tightness, headaches and dry heaves?

Hormonal imbalance: With negative test, sounds like pregnancy is unlikely. A common cause is anovulation and ovarian cyst. This is usually due to a temporary hormonal glitch and will usually fix itself. If not, see a gyn specialist for what is usually simple testing and treatment. ...Read more

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How common is it to be bloated on a period?

How common is it to be bloated on a period?

Bloating: It is normal for a woman to retain fluids just before her period & during. This can cause breast enlargement & tenderness, abdominal bloating & sometimes even some fluid in extremities. Constipation can also cause bloating at that time. ...Read more

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Typical to be bloated during your period?

Typical to be bloated during your period?

Yes, for many women.: Symptoms can include pelvic/ abdominal cramping, nausea, bloating, weight gain, moodiness, irritability, pain & swelling of breasts, feeling tired, insomnia, headaches, ^ acne, food cravings, ^ appetite, swelling of hands & feet, dizziness, thinking less clearly, urinary sxs & exacerbation of chronic conditions. ...Read more

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