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Can Alcohol Cause Bloating
Can excess beer (8) cause damage/complications to open umbilical hernia surgery no mesh, one night after 2 1/2 weeks post op due to alcohol/bloating?
Yes: alcohol in any amount, but particularly in large amounts, impairs the body's ability to fight infection and heal properly. Binge drinking is associated with increased problems with car accidents, sexual assault, falls, as well as illnesses like pancreatitis, bleeding from the stomach and many other problems. Talk to your doctor about getting help and refrain from excessive use. ...Read more
Frequent stomach/liver region & lower abdominal pains with bloating aprox 2yrs now, worse with alcohol, not gluten or h.pylori related. Likely causes?
Could be gallbladder: Simple testing would tell. Family history??Get a more detailed answer ›
OIC?: OIC = opioid-induced constipation. Assuming ileus, obstruction, alcohol-related pancreatitis have been excluded, ask your doctor to discuss the pros & cons of continuing your present consumption of methadone and alcohol, as well as treatment options for the differential diagnosis as mentioned. ...Read more
Hi, I'm writing as I've been experiencing bloating and abdominal discomfort for a week now. Last Saturday I was thrown a suprise 30th birthday party and drank more alcohol then I have for a long time, followed by greasy kebab shop chips. I usually eat pre
Stomach upset: Try some OTC Prilosec.Get a more detailed answer ›
I'm often experiencing bloating and gas after eating. I also get extremely gassy when I have a beer (it doesn't happen if I drink hard alcohol though)?
Well it is time to do a food diary. It may be gluten intolerance since beer my have grains like wheat and the protein gluten.
Beer is also carbonated which can contribute to the problem.
It does sound like you suffer from some tyoe of food allergy. You will have to do a diary and then find out through a system of elimination.
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I am 34 and have a hiatal hernia. I drink alcohol occasionally. I watch my diet and exercise gas and bloating have increased. Why? Soothing remedies?
See your doctor: Increased gas and bloating are symptoms of malabsorption, generally. This can be multifactorial, i.e. Related to diet, stomach, gallbladder or pancreatic disease, or a host of other issues. Sometimes over the counter products containing mylicon can be of some help, but I would recommend a thorough evaluation with your primary doctor and perhaps upper endoscopy (egd). ...Read more
38, male. Hi there, I've been having burning pain and bloating mid abdomen for 3 weeks. Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) for 2 weeks, no h pylori. What next? No alcohol 2 wks
You need see gastro: Have you seen a gastroenterologist? You need to seeone and if you do discuss this with them. This may be another problem that dexilant (dexlansoprazole) is not used to treat. So you need an up to date diagnosis to carefully clarify your symptoms. ...Read more
Possibly: Quinoa is definitely high in indigestible fiber, thus may increase fermentation products from GI bacteria, leading to more gas production, ie., bloating. Your colon will get used to it, and thus less bloating after a while, so best to increase fiber in small increments to lessen this side effect! ...Read more
Progesterone: During ovulation a small cyst ruptures and releases the egg. There is usually fluid and blood released too. This may cause bloating and pain. Progesterone levels rise and stay high for 2 weeks. This leads to some of the pms symptoms like bloating, fluid retention, constipation, and others. If the symptoms pass it is likely related to ovulation. If not you should see you provider. ...Read more
Yes: Taking Aspirin (250 mg in each excedrin extra strength) everyday can cause stomach irritation and lead to a feeling of bloating and indigestion. The tylenol (acetaminophen) probably would not cause bloating unless you got to the point if liver injury. I would avoid taking it as an everyday pain medication and speak to you physician regarding a long term alternative. ...Read more
Gastroparesis: Chronic abdominal bloating, feeling full before a meal can be finished, etc. Can be symtpoms of a neuropathy of the gut which can occur in patients who've had longstanding (and likely not well-controlled) diabetes. The patient's treating physician needs to know about the symptoms for a proper medical evaluation and possible treatment. ...Read more
Thyroidectomy: Hi. Thyroidectomy is usually done for thyroid cancer. Thyroid hormone has a long half-life in the blood, and if you are started on thyroid hormone replacement right away after surgery, you shouldn't feel bloated. However, we do see that sensation in some people, depending on the dose we start you on (it's just a hunch-we then adjust based on labs). The use of Thyrogen has made that all easier! GL! ...Read more
What is the cause and possible cure of constant daily bloating and shrinking? I put on my jeans for a comfortable fit, then they slide in an hour.
Gas: Intestinal distension form gas is the cause, but why so excessive? May be your normal physiology. Could also be irritable bowel syndrome. Try some simple things like keeping track of foods that make it worse and avoiding them, or using anti-gas formulas such as beano, or others containing simethicone. If persistent or severe, see your primary care provider for an evaluation. ...Read more
No and sometimes yes: Eating grapes is not usually a cause of constipation. Rather, eating lots of grapes would be more likely to cause diarrhea. In all of us, if we ingest enough grapes we will likely develop gas, bloating and diarrhea, in people who have a limited ability to absorb the fruit sugar fructose, ingesting grapes can produce gas, bloating and diarrhea. ...Read more
A ton: Many causes but most common are overrating, too much soda, too much alcohol or bad food habits, eating at odd times, stomach ulcer/inflammation are a few. Food poisoning is a big one too. Try to avoid fast food, frozen food, restaurant food, junk food for a week and drink lot of water. ...Read more
Unusual: If the urinary bladder is abnormally distended, the lower abdomen or suprarpubic area would be distended before but not after urination unless the bladder is incompletely emptied. Abdominal distension only after urination would be difficult to explain. Some other causes of a distended abdomen include gastrointestinal gas accumulation, free fluid in the abdominal cavity, enlargement of organs, aneu ...Read more
Likely IBS: Irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) is a condition associated w/ abdominal discomfort, altered stool pattern, & among others accompanying nausea, bloating, gassiness. Often improved by stooling, ibs is defined by changes in perception of gut distension, motility, sensation. Diet & emotional stress play significant roles here in such patients. Need to rule out first inflammation, ischemia, & infection. ...Read more
Maybe IBS, but...: 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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