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Dr. Darrell Herrington Dr. Herrington
Family Medicine
30 years in practice
University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
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I get bloating & distention of my upper abdomen immediately after eating starchy carbs. Is this ibs?

I get bloating & distention of my upper abdomen immediately after eating starchy carbs. Is this ibs?

Maybe.: Could also be gallbladder or other biliary pathology. See your doctor for complete evaluation.

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Dr. Erik Borncamp Dr. Borncamp
Wound care
21 years in practice
Rosalind Franklin University - Chicago Medical School
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What causes severe and constant bloating that worsens after eating in the upper abdomen?

What causes severe and constant bloating that worsens after eating in the upper abdomen?

More info: The first thing one thinks of is gallbladder but more info is needed. When do you get pain? What type? How long does it last? Anything make it better? Anything make it worse? Does food affect the pain? Have you had any surgery? How long has it been there? Have you tried any medications? Did they work? Did you injure yourself? Pulled muscle etc? Has anyone done any studies? Need a bit more.

Dr. Jeffrey Crespin Dr. Crespin
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
24 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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Upper abdomen pain and bloating, always after eating bread?

Upper abdomen pain and bloating, always after eating bread?

Celiac, gluten intol: Approximately 6 percent of patients are gluten sensitive. One percent of patients have celiac. Gluten found in flour which makes bread can cause bloating and cramping in patients with celiac or gluten sensitvity. Your doctor can do tests like blood work and endoscopy to check for this.

Dr. Jeff Livingston Dr. Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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How can I reduce bloating which is caused by egg retrieval and egg transfer. Bloating is more in upper abdomen. Have more pain after eating.

How can I reduce bloating which is caused by egg retrieval and egg transfer. Bloating is more in upper abdomen. Have more pain after eating.

Should resolve: If the bloating is truly caused by infertility treatment then it should resolve as the medications resolve. Schedule follow up with your doctor to monitor for ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome. If it does resolve see a gastroenterologist to evaluate other causes.

Dr. Bettina Herbert Dr. Herbert
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
16 years in practice
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
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After eating a lot of even the least harmfull food like apples I get stomach bloating?

Apples: Each person may have unique food allergies or intolerances. Or you may be reacting to the high pesticide load in apples. According to the environmental working group that tracks us dept of agriculture data, apples have the highest pesticide residue of any produce. They top the dirty dozen list. Buy organic apples. If you, still reactive, then you prob have an intolerance. Www. Ewg. Org/foodnews.

Dr. Vahe Yetimyan Dr. Yetimyan
General Practice
47 years in practice
University of Istanbul Faculty of Medicine
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What can I do? I get sever pain in my stomach and bloating which can last for days after eating anything sweet including some fruits

What can I do? I get sever pain in my stomach and bloating which can last for days after eating anything sweet including some fruits

Disaccharidase: Deficiency is a concern. See a gastroenterologist for tests. Definitive diagnosis may require a small bowel biopsy.

Dr. Carin Van Gelder Dr. Van Gelder
Emergency Medicine
21 years in practice
University of Vermont College of Medicine
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I got growling/hunger pain in stomach, somtimes, just a few hrs after eating, constant upper discomfort, and bloating when when full. What could cause?

I got growling/hunger pain in stomach, somtimes, just a few hrs after eating, constant upper discomfort, and bloating when when full. What could cause?

A few things: Including gastritis/ulcers (acid produced when food is ingested); a mass close to stomach (vs lower, in colon); gallstones; intermittent/partial or early intestinal obstruction; pancreatitis (inflammation of pancreas, which secretes protein-eating enzymes). Try eating smaller more frequent meals, and see your doctor. May need a gastroenterologist for a scope (egd=esophagoduodenoscopy).

Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
Urology
47 years in practice
Kaohsiung Medical University
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Severe pain and bloating in stomach. More after eating. Previous issues with gallbladder.

Severe pain and bloating in stomach. More after eating. Previous issues with gallbladder.

Be evaluated soon...: Your symptoms point to possible disorders of gastrointestinal (GI) tract, i.e., foods indigestion or/& its stability or passage. To unveil the myth behind symptoms (Sx), follow instructions described in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html; thereby you surely can work closer & better with doc so to reach best possible diagnosis for most reasonable treatment, care, & counseling. Best wish. ...

Dr. Marvin Ott Dr. Ott
Emergency Medicine
16 years in practice
Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
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Sometimes I feel a tightness and bloating in my stomach after eating. What is most likely the cause? I'm a fit, active male in my early 40s.

Sometimes I feel a tightness and bloating in my stomach after eating. What is most likely the cause? I'm a fit, active male in my early 40s.

Reflux: The most likely cause of your symptoms is reflux, or GERD. GERD is very common, and can cause bloating after eating. If you develop severe pain, vomiting, or chest pain, go see your doctor. Hope this helps!

Dr. Yasmin Pirani Dr. Pirani
Family Medicine
13 years in practice
University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine
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Why my stomach bloating after eating? Even I eat small portion. I drinks lots of water everyday. Is something wrong with me when my belly bloating

Why my stomach bloating after eating? Even I eat small portion. I drinks lots of water everyday. Is something wrong with me when my belly bloating

Belly Bloating.: MThis is a nonspecefic but common symtpom. The causes are diverse from indigestion, to pancreatic/biliary problems, to ulcers/dyspepsia, stress to food intolerances. Call in, or make an appt and we will go through each of these possibilities.

Dr. Michael Michaels Dr. Michaels
Urology
49 years in practice
University of Alexandria Faculty of Medicine
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I need enema to have BM. Lax upset my stomach. Bloating and gurgling in stomach. Loss of app & feel full after eating. Colonoscopy normal.?

I need enema to have BM. Lax upset my stomach. Bloating and gurgling in stomach. Loss of app & feel full after eating. Colonoscopy normal.?

Metamucil: Try taking 3 capsules of metamucil with a full glass of water twice daily. If that does not work contact your GI doctor. Best wishes.

Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj Dr. Jayaraj
Internal Medicine
50 years in practice
Dr M.G.R. Medical University, Madras, Christian Medical College
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Hi akash (M), age 22.After eating lunch (roti n sabzi)and dinner, my stomach gets bloating n start passing gas several times. Please give me tips to cure?

Hi akash (M), age 22.After eating lunch (roti n sabzi)and dinner, my stomach gets bloating n start passing gas several times. Please give me tips to cure?

Avoid gluten-trial: Avoid all grains with gluten. Make roti with buckwheat or millet. Avoid wheat, rye, corn rice 7 oats. Try this for one month & you will get the answer!

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Dr. Jeffrey Unger Dr. Unger
Family Medicine
37 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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For the past month I sometimes get sick after eating, wake up with stomach aches, I've gained weight, am bloating, and am easily tired. Why?

For the past month I sometimes get sick after eating, wake up with stomach aches, I've gained weight, am bloating, and am easily tired. Why?

Not easily answered: Good question. Lots of possibilities. For this answer best to see a physician.

Dr. David Drewitz Dr. Drewitz
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
23 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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Stomach makes a swooshing noise when empty. Excess bloating while/ after eating no matter the portion. Foul poop, light color, soft. Lots of gas.

Stomach makes a swooshing noise when empty. Excess bloating while/ after eating no matter the portion. Foul poop, light color, soft. Lots of gas.

Bad digestion: There are several possible considerations for maldigestion. Ibs, celiac sprue, lactose intolerance (e.g. Lactase deficiency) or other food intolerance, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth to name a few. I suggest taking a probiotic supplement to correct any imbalance in intestinal flora and dietary change to a low-fodmaps diet (ibsfree. Net). If not better, see a gastroenterologist.

Dr. Donald Colantino Dr. Colantino
Internal Medicine
57 years in practice
Tufts University School of Medicine
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Ongoing3 months, EGD showed chronic gastritis (CG). now constant bloating after eating, gas and stomach discomfort but no cause. Could be Post IBS?

Ongoing3 months, EGD showed chronic gastritis (CG). now constant bloating after eating, gas and stomach discomfort but no cause. Could be Post IBS?

Gastritis: I assume that the gastroenterologist prescribed a regimen for healing of the gastritis, but since symptoms are ongoing has he/she recommended a follow-up egd for evaluation and to determine whether gastritis is still the cause of these persistent symptoms? If there is no longer signs of gastritis perhaps you have lactose or gluten intolerance or gall bladder dysfunction. Discuss this with your MD

Dr. M. Hytham Beck Dr. Beck
Surgery
39 years in practice
University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine
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What to do if I have stomach bloating and upset after food. I have gallbladder stone and fatty lever?

What to do if I have stomach bloating and upset after food. I have gallbladder stone and fatty lever?

SURGERY: You need to have your gallbladder removed bad gallbladder will put a ;ot of pressure on the liver and make it worst so see your surgeon.

Dr. Rex Mahnensmith Dr. Mahnensmith
Internal Medicine
40 years in practice
Yale University School of Medicine
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What to do if I'm having stomach bloating and upset after food. I have gallbladder stone and fatty lever?

What to do if I'm having stomach bloating and upset after food. I have gallbladder stone and fatty lever?

Stomach upset: Eat smaller portions and smaller meals. Eat slowly. Chew thoroughly. Make bites smaller. Eat fruit, veggies, whole grains. Egg white for protein. No animal fat. Minimal meat. Small fish ok. Avoid sugar, breads, pizza, pasta.

Dr. Rebecca Gliksman Dr. Gliksman
Internal Medicine
34 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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6 days after h pylori treatment, getting burning pain in stomach after food and lightheaded from bloating. Also a lot of fatigue.?

6 days after h pylori treatment, getting burning pain in stomach after food and lightheaded from bloating. Also a lot of fatigue.?

H pylori: Just started treatment or completed treatment? If just started - the medications including the PPI (i.e. Dexilant or Prilosec) may not agree and may need change. If completed treatment and symptoms recurred, may not have been completely treated and may need another regimen to eradicate H pylori which can sometimes be difficult. F/u w/ GI / doc

Dr. Michael Klein Dr. Klein
Family Medicine
17 years in practice
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
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Had an appendectomy 2.5 weeks ago. Did heavy lifting 2 days ago; now abdomen hurts. More pain plus gas and bloating after eating now. Should I worry?

Probably not but....: If you are passing gas and having bowel movements that is reassuring but in anyone with recent surgery who finds themselves suddenly having worsening abdominal pain it would be prudent to see their primary care provider or general surgeon who did the surgery if the pain worsens or persists.

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Dr. Bill Greening Dr. Greening
Emergency Medicine
years in practice
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Have been experiencing gas, bloating and extreme pain in the upper right abdomen for the last month. I'm now getting pain on left side after eating?

Have been experiencing gas, bloating and extreme pain in the upper right abdomen for the last month. I'm now getting pain on left side after eating?

46 Conditions: This complaint can possibly be associated with up to 46 different conditions. Therefore it would need to be thoroughly worked up by your primary physician and if preliminary workup is negative then he would probably consult with a gastroenterologist. The workup could be from days to weeks to sort out. Make an appointment with your doctor and be ready to provide as much detail as possible.