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How do you get rid of a bloated stomach from liver problems?

How do you get rid of a bloated stomach from liver problems?

We need to know more: Bloated stomach could many different things. Is it a big swollen belly due to fluid colelction or just a bloated feeling due to gas or indigestion. You need to see and ask your doctor to find out if it is a stomach probleme, e.g., hyperacidity or nausea or is it a liver disease like hepatitis or cirrhosis which can cause fluid accumation (ascites). The treatment will depend on finding exact cause. ...Read more

Dr. Al Hegab
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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Why are drs concerned about a bloated or distended abdomen after liver biopsy? What would this indicate?

Why are drs concerned about a bloated or distended abdomen after liver biopsy? What would this indicate?

Multiple possibiliti: Liver biopsy is not without risks. The liver can bleed. Bowels can get injured with the needle. They are most likely concerned with excess bleeding from the biopsy site. Possibly concerned about bowel injury. ...Read more

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How to tell if your stomach is just bloated or if its my liver acting up I have Hep C had an ultrasound last month everything seemed OK a little fatty?

How to tell if your stomach is just bloated or if its my liver acting up I have Hep C had an ultrasound last month everything seemed OK a little fatty?

Probably gas: "Bloated" refers to gas in the bowels - the intestinal tract. Your liver is a large organ in your upper right abdomen. Usually with bloating the uncomfortable gas moves around, & often passes with belching or flatus. The liver of course can't do that. If you continue to have those symptoms & they are problematic, do get checked. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Back pain upper abdomen pain after eating feel bloated full pressure gnawing pain. Blood work done all tests nrml liver, pancreas, wbc, cbc, lypase?

Back pain upper abdomen pain after eating feel bloated full pressure gnawing pain. Blood work done all tests nrml liver, pancreas, wbc, cbc, lypase?

Reduce intake: Try reducing the amount you eat. At least reduce the amount you eat at one sitting.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Should I ask my doctor about liver damage? Bloated tummy, sore muscles, upper abdomen tired all the time but also have multiple sclerosis.

Should I ask my doctor about liver damage? Bloated tummy, sore muscles, upper abdomen tired all the time but also have multiple sclerosis.

Yes, see doctor: If you have MS, you are advised to get it medicated. You do NOT list any such item. You need to have a primary care physician assess your symptoms and uncover causation. ...Read more

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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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Can your whole abdomen get bloated when your about to get your period?

Can your whole abdomen get bloated when your about to get your period?

Bloating in period: A woman can get bloating and loose stool with period due to prostaglandin release. Anti-inflammatories like Ibuprofen or Alleve would help. ...Read more

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My abdomen looks bloated, I feel bloated and fatigue what could this mean?

My abdomen looks bloated, I feel bloated and fatigue what could this mean?

Bloating: It sounds like your belly is bloated and you feel tired. This can come from multiple factors, including digestive disturbances that might relate to foods you've eaten but don't tolerate well (gluten, dairy, soy, eggs, etc), it can also be a premenstrual symptom in some women. Also, it can be associated with pregnancy. If you've had unprotected sex, a pregnancy test would be wise at this point. ...Read more

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I have sudden weight gain only in abdomen area. Sometimes feeling bloated. What could be the reason?

I have sudden weight gain only in abdomen area. Sometimes feeling bloated. What could be the reason?

Pregnant?: Make sure you are or are not. Could be other gyn, bowel issues. Increased belly could be fetus, feces, fat, other fertile issues (fibroids, ovarian cysts, etc), fluid (as cites). See your doc. ...Read more

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When ever I eat my food get stuck in upper abdomen since 1 month and feel very uncomfortable and bloated from upper abd?

When ever I eat my food get stuck in upper abdomen since 1 month and feel very uncomfortable and bloated from upper abd?

Hiatal hernia?: You should talk to your dr or a gastroenterologist, as you likely have a hiatal hernia--when portion of stomach slips above diaphragm and food can get stuck there for minutes to hours--usually associated with pain, and risk for tissue injury. Medications can help, surgery occasionally needed, depending on severity of symptoms. ...Read more

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Went drinking Saturday night and since then I've had pain in my upper right abdomen and have been bloated. Should I be concerned?

RUQ abdominal pain: When you say you "went drinking", what do you mean exactly? 2 drinks? 5 drinks? Too many to count? You should be evaluated by a doctor. They may want to check your blood to evaluate your liver and your pancreas, and to lay hands on your abdomen. ...Read more

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The left side of my lower abdomen is visibly more bloated (or more fatty) than the right side. What causes this? What's the organ located there?

The left side of my lower abdomen is visibly more bloated (or more fatty) than the right side. What causes this? What's the organ located there?

Colon: If you are very skinny, can be filling prior to bm. Not much else would show up that way, and as long as not causing / having other symptoms, then not likely a problem. ...Read more

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I had UTI & was on sulfamethox for 3 days. Its been 5 days since the last dose & my lower right abdomen is very bloated. Could there be anything else?

I had UTI & was on sulfamethox for 3 days. Its been 5 days since the last dose & my lower right abdomen is very bloated. Could there be anything else?

Short course UTI tx: A 3 day course of therapy for cystitis w/tmp/smx (trim sulfa) is a reasonable start. This is not the end however. It means a repeat ua needs to be evaluated with completion of therapy to make sure the infection is cleared. It may be a resistant bug, re-infection or failure. As well a physical exam should be done to rule out other issues: antibiotic assoc colitis, appendicitis, ovarian cyst.... ...Read more

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Am bloated for a while now and pain in my abdomen am scared it could be something serious am active and drin lots of water I have been constipated too?

Bloating and pain: Constipation can certainly cause pain and sensation of bloating. Continue with drinking plenty of water and try to get some exercise. If no bowel movement, then see an MD for an exam. ...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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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

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Sharp pains in upper right abdomen and bloated all over?

Sharp pains in upper right abdomen and bloated all over?

Sounds serious: Especially the bloated part. I think you should be checked for gall bladder issues and intestinal obstruction unless these are the ONLY symptoms, in which case an antiflatulent such as simethicone and a mild laxative might help. Good luck! ...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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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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I have pinching pain in upper abdomen, and bloated stomach?

I have pinching pain in upper abdomen, and bloated stomach?

Need more info: When does it happen? How often? Does it happen with activities or exercise? Does it happen with eating? Need to see a doctor as there are many possibilities including rib injury, muscle pain, gallbladder, gastritis or stomach ulcer, liver conditions, etc. ...Read more

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What causes upper right abdomen dull ache feeling? I am also bloated.

What causes upper right abdomen dull ache feeling? I am also bloated.

Many causes: The causes of right sided abdominal pain are many. In upper abdomen, gall bladder, liver, stomach, small bowel, large bowel, and kidney can all contribute. Appendix symptoms are usually in the right lower quadrant of abdomen. The large bowel extends from right to left side and cause both right and left sided pain. Right kidney and head of pancreas may also be left sided. See doctor for exxamination. ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more


Dr. Jay Yepuri
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Bloating Or Abdominal Fullness (Definition)

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