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Can a UTI cause bloating, and gas/constipation?

Can a UTI cause bloating, and gas/constipation?

Not likely: While anything is possible, these are not common symptoms of UTI and other reasons for your concerns should be sought. ...Read more

Gas (Definition)

In a medical context, "having gas" refers to having too much gas in the bowels. This causes burping, cramps in the belly, ...Read more


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What foods cause gas, bloating, or constipation?

What foods cause gas, bloating, or constipation?

Fruits and veggies: Most commonly certain fruits and veggies. also, sugar supplements (Splenda).
Look for the "FODMAP" diet for specifics. ...Read more

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Does too many fruit cause bloating, constipation, and gas? I notice on days that I eat little fruit that my bloating is gone completely.

Gas/ bloating perhap: Some fruits contain fructans and fructose which are sugars that can be difficult for some individuals to digest thus resulting in increased intestinal gas /bloating. They are more likely to cause loose stools than constipation. ...Read more

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Hi. Can Zantac (ranitidine) cause increased gas? Can suppressing acid make it harder to digest foods which causes gas, bloating, and constipation?

Hi. Can Zantac (ranitidine) cause increased gas? Can suppressing acid make it harder to digest foods which causes gas, bloating, and constipation?

Low acid: Both low acid and high acid cause similar symptoms. Try apple cider vinegar or sauerkraut with each meal. Change diet to only foods from a plant and not made in a plant(no processed foods). Each green leafy and squashy vegetables. Avoid gluten protein containing foods like wheat, rye and barley based. Drink water with a squeeze of lemon. If you need Zantac (ranitidine) the food was not right for you. ...Read more

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What could cause me to have gas, bloating, stomach aches, and constipation?

What could cause me to have gas, bloating, stomach aches, and constipation?

Possibly: Excess fiber and not enough fluids. Remember, anything with caffeine or alcohol dehydrates and therefore creates an imbalance of fiber and fluids. Drink 80-100 ounces caffeine free/alcohol free fluid daily and eat a high fiber diet. If you are eating properly you do not need fiber supplements as this may cause an excess fiber and can lead to gas pains, cramping and constipation. ...Read more

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Cn salad cause gas bloating and loose stools? Or norovirus, so had noro 2 days ago, no contact except hug? Also, have chronic constipation.

Cn salad cause gas bloating and loose stools? Or norovirus, so had noro 2 days ago, no contact except hug? Also, have chronic constipation.

Yes: Cruciferous vegetables e. G cauliflower, broccoli etc, as well as beans are a common cause of bloating ; gas. Norovirus usually results in fever, chills, intense nausea ; vomiting with profuse watery diarrhea. ...Read more

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Why? Every Time I eat I get nauseous and stomach upset no diarreah no vomiting what can cause this. Little constipation gas and bloating

Why? Every Time I eat I get nauseous and stomach upset no diarreah no vomiting what can cause this. Little constipation gas and bloating

Ginger/Lemon/Honey: There are many causes of abdominal pain/cramps, some benign such as heartburn or gastroenteritis and some more serious such as infections, cancers of the colon/rectum or inflammation of the colon (Colitis) such as Ulcerative Colitis or Crohn's Disease. See your Doctor/Proctologist for an exam and Colonoscopy/EGD. Check with your doctor about Ginger/Lemon/Honey tea! ...Read more

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What causes frequent bloating and gas and cramps throughout the day.diarrhea occasionally and constipation. And how do I treat it?

What causes frequent bloating and gas and cramps throughout the day.diarrhea occasionally and constipation. And how do I treat it?

Several things.: Those symptoms do require a bit of an investigation into cause. Could be related to gallbladder, pancreas or biliary tree. Could be small intestinal or large intestinal. Could be irritable bowel syndrome. Could even be related to the thyroid or other endocrine issues. Hard to tell without an investigation. ...Read more

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Can PMS cause lower and upper abdominal bloating. I am worrying about the upper part. I get so full after eating. I also have gas and constipation.

Can PMS cause lower and upper abdominal bloating. I am worrying about the upper part. I get so full after eating. I also have gas and constipation.

Upper: Gastrointestinal symptomatology is not common as a symptom associated with PMS. You need to discuss these symptoms with your internist, or family physician.

Hope this is helpful.
BE WELL

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What to do if I have lots of bloating, gas and constipation. What is wrong?

What to do if I have lots of bloating, gas and constipation. What is wrong?

OK: This is constipation! A hi fiber diet, 20-25 grams of fiber per day, drink 80-`100 ounces of non caffeinated, non-alcoholic fluids daily and increase your fluids if you do strenuous work or exercise. Do not use harsh laxatives.
Excess fiber in the face of inadequate fluids will cause bloating and constipation. ...Read more

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What might lead to gas, bloating, and constipation?

What might lead to gas, bloating, and constipation?

OK: This is constipation! A hi fiber diet, 20-25 grams of fiber per day, drink 80-`100 ounces of non caffeinated, non-alcoholic fluids daily and increase your fluids if you do strenuous work or exercise. Do not use harsh laxatives.
Excess fiber in the face if inadequate fluids will cause bloating and constipation. ...Read more

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Hi, I am 35 y.o men. For the 4 last day I've had constipation and my urine is much darker color. I feel weaker, and has problem with gas bloating.

Hi, I am 35 y.o men. For the 4 last day I've had constipation and my urine is much darker color. I feel weaker, and has problem with gas bloating.

Hydration: Proper hydration is critical, providing no other medical issues. Urine color may be used with the goal as being clear to light yellow. That will definitely help with the constipation as well. If, in spite of increasing your water intake, you still experience a tendency to constipation please mention it to your doctor, since further work up might be needed. ...Read more

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53 with constipation bloating and gas. Os this colon cancer.

53 with constipation bloating and gas. Os this colon cancer.

Maybe: A physician office visit and appropriate studies will settle this. Hopefully and most likely it's something simpler (has your thyroid been checked?) but you'll need to do this. Good luck. ...Read more

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Sudden gas pains, bloating, and I tried pooping and it wouldn't come out. Is this constipation and how can I treat it without medicine?

Sudden gas pains, bloating, and I tried pooping and it wouldn't come out. Is this constipation and how can I treat it without medicine?

Prune Juice: Try prune juice and drink plenty of water.
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.
Get HPV vaccine, ...Read more

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Does cimicifuga racemosa give constipation or gas bloating.As I have been started taking homeopathic med which contains this ingrediant. ?

Does cimicifuga racemosa give constipation or gas bloating.As I have been started taking homeopathic med which contains this ingrediant.
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Homeopathic remedies: Homeopathic remedies (including cimcifuga racemosa) do not cause side effects. They may stimulate what's innate to your healing system though. Homeopaths prescribe remedies according to very specific symptoms and experiences in the patient; they look for a close or exact match to your symptoms & the way they trouble you. It's important to tell your homeopath what's happening so this is followed. ...Read more

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Suffering from constipation for 1 1/2 years. No fibre or even laxatives help. Is there anything I could do for bloating or gas pains? Always hurts

Suffering from constipation for 1 1/2 years. No fibre or even laxatives help. Is there anything I could do for bloating or gas pains? Always hurts

Water and anti-gas: Make sure you drink plenty of water, and you could try a variety of anti-gas preparations with simethicone. If still persistent, get a consultation by a gastroenterologist. Be sure to ask about irritable bowel syndrome as well. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Could taking digestive enzymes help with gas bloating and constipation?

Possible.: Worth a try. Other thoughts would be to use simethicone for the bloating then a stool softener for the constipation. Sounds like you might have irritable bowel syndrome which is too complicated to treat here but generally responds to a progressive program of fiber / diet mods / bowel agents. ...Read more

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What should I do? My symptoms are: constipation, gas, bloating, loss of appetite.

See your doctor: If you haven't seen your primary doctor yet, see him/her. If you have and are still with questions, then up the ante and see a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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I'm taking gabapentin 900 mg daily and I've been having severe bloating, gas and constipation since I started. Is this common? I'm very uncomfortable!

I'm taking gabapentin 900 mg daily and I've been having severe bloating, gas and constipation since I started. Is this common?  I'm very uncomfortable!

Side effects: You might experience unwanted side effects from gabapentin. Please see your doctors for dosage adjustment or medication change. ...Read more

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Pressure in lower pelvic. Area and anus with gas bloating and a little constipation. What could this be?

Pressure in lower pelvic. Area and anus with gas bloating and a little constipation. What could this be?

Constipation: You are describing what sound like mild symptoms. Feces are loaded with bacteria. The longer it stays in the bowel, the more gas the bacteria produce, and the pressure builds. Your body works on moving it through the pipeline, so the cramping and flatulence will occur. Your profile also lists that you have celiac disease. Did you accidentally eat gluten? Be well. ...Read more

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Sharp pain under left rib along with bloating. Nausea, headaches, constipation and gas. What could this be?

Sharp pain under left rib along with bloating. Nausea, headaches, constipation and gas. What could this be?

? Gas collection: Left upper abdominal discomfort may be due to gas trapped in the splenic flexure of the colon with bloating. Another cause could be mild muscle strain. Are you doing anything that may be straining that area?
Do turning and twisting affect that area? If the discomfort persists or worsens, your physician may check further with a ct scan or a mri. ...Read more

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I suffer with constipation constantly have distended tummy gas and bloating when I do go my tunny is still big and I have nausea?

I suffer with constipation constantly have distended tummy gas and bloating when I do go my tunny is still big and I have nausea?

See your physician: You need a careful evaluation by your physician for these complaints. If these symptoms started more recently they could be caused by something serious. If you have had them for several years that's less likely. There can be a number of causes for each of your symptoms and listing them wouldn't be helpful. See your physician and don't try to self diagnose on the internet. ...Read more

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I want to see if anyone knows what's causing these symptoms; bloating from gas buildup, difficulty passing gas, constipation, urinating frequently, dr?

I want to see if anyone knows what's causing these symptoms; bloating from gas buildup, difficulty passing gas, constipation, urinating frequently, dr?

Hard to guess but...: If no bladder infection, then constipation or lactose intolerance could cause symptoms. A constipated person needs to be sure there is no disease causing it. If constipation is just due to slow movement of food and poop through the gut, then things to try are vegetables, water, prune juice, prunes, fiber+water (but excess fiber causes gas!), Miralax, (polyethylene glycol) Senokot, milk of magnesia, other laxatives... ...Read more

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I ve porous deshaped stool with constipation, frequent urination, gas and bloating..... help?

I ve porous deshaped stool with constipation, frequent urination, gas and bloating..... help?

Many possibilities: In the U.S. I would wonder if you have autonomic dysfunction, if you like, a variant of irritable bowel syndrome. In Punjab there may likely be infectious agents associated with these symptoms. I wish I could be of more help but without examining you and possibly even doing some testing it is simply so hard to say. An exam, history, and perhaps simple testing is where to start. ...Read more

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Can't seem to find my IBS trigger. Drinking more water, changed diet, no new meds. Gas. Bloating. PAIN. Diaharria. Constipation. Help??

Can't seem to find my IBS trigger. Drinking more water, changed diet, no new meds. Gas. Bloating. PAIN. Diaharria. Constipation. Help??

Maybe not IBS: Enteritis (viral, bacterial), inflammation, gut dysmotility, malabsorption/maldigestion, etc. may results in all the symptoms you described without evoking IBS. Time for evaluation. ...Read more

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