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Can severe bloating cause hernia in upper abdomen?

Can severe bloating cause hernia in upper abdomen?

No.: While severe abdominal distention could most certainly aggravate the SYMPTOMS of a hiatal hernia or even a ventral abdominal wall hernia, it does not CAUSE herniation. ...Read more

Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Overweight (Definition)

Nearly two-thirds of the United States population is overweight. There are many ways to determine if a person is overweight, but experts believe that a person's body mass index (BMI) is the best way to assess an adult's weight in relation to their height. * A BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered normal. * Adults with a BMI between 25 and 29.9 are considered overweight. There are exceptions. For example, an athlete may have a higher BMI but not be overweight. * Adults with a BMI greater than 30 are considered obese. * Adults with a BMI greater than or equal to 40 are considered extremely obese. * Anyone more than 100 pounds overweight is considered morbidly obese. A person with a high BMI may have a normal amount of body fat is they have ...Read more


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What causes nagging shooting pain in upper abdomen with bloating?

What causes nagging shooting pain in upper abdomen with bloating?

Possible ulcer: Could be an ulcer, gastritis, ibs, gallbladder issue. See you doctor to see what tests need to be done. ...Read more

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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.

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. ...Read more

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Excess bloating in upper abdomen just below ribs mostly on left side from last few months. Kindly suggest.

Excess bloating in upper abdomen just below ribs mostly on left side from last few months. Kindly suggest.

Gastritis : The location you are pointing to, the left upper quadrant of the abdomen, is where your stomach is situated. Therefore, your symptoms may indicate an inflammation of the inner lining of your stomach-gastritis - , a stomach ulcer, or gerd due to reflux of gastric contents in the esophagus. See your primary care provider for guidance. You may need to double your Omeprazole dose. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What is this pain in the middle section of the abdomen and under the diagram in the upper abdomen with bloating. What could be causing this?

What is this pain in the middle section of the abdomen and under the diagram in the upper abdomen with bloating. What could be causing this?

Many causes: There are many causes. The most common i would say are reflux disease, a peptic ulcer or a condition called nonulcer dyspepsia. An upper endoscopy could help make the diagnosis. Gallbladder disease is less likely unless the pain is severe and comes in discrete waves. I would suggest you contact your doctor for further advise. ...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