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Dr. Andrew Berry
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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My thyroid levels are .01 dr. Changed dose from 150 mcg to 125 mcg I have gained 7 lbs. In less than a month & severe stomach bloating why?

My thyroid levels are .01 dr. Changed dose from 150 mcg to 125 mcg  I have gained 7 lbs. In less  than a month  & severe stomach bloating  why?

Hypothyroidism: It sounds like you are describing signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism. I would ask your provider to get new laboratories and adjust the dose accordingly. I believe he may need to increase the dose. However, i recommend adjusting with T3 (liothyronine) and t4. ...Read more

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Sir I have a thyroid problem it's not hyper thyroid my face has become puffy n a bloating problem in my abdominal area help me to cure this?

Sir I have a thyroid problem it's not hyper thyroid my  face has become puffy n a bloating problem in my abdominal area help me to cure this?

You need a physician: The symptoms could be related. The thyroid could be under active ( hypothyroidism). . Or you could have a different problem. Or you could have two unrelated problems at the same time. You have to have this checked out. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can cause severe abdominal bloating?

Is there anything that can cause severe abdominal bloating?

Diet: Carbonated drinks, beans, pain pills, valium type drugs, and irritable bowels cause this. The gut releases hormones and sends them to the brain, work on coping with problems, avoiding drama, and ask for help with insight, meditation, and find out if you are anxious. Get help with these issues. If this is a one time problem see your doctor for an infection. Diarrhea may also occur. ...Read more

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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

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For the past 5 days my girlfriend has had severe bloating, loss of appetite, pain and nausea in her stomach. What can be the cause of this?

For the past 5 days my girlfriend has had severe bloating, loss of appetite, pain and nausea in her stomach. What can be the cause of this?

5 days: I would highly recommend that she see her physician to be evaluated. There are multiple issues that could be contributing to her symptoms and would take in-person/hands on evaluation and testing to get her the help she needs . Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Can severe abdominal bloating be caused by a hiatal hernia.. Much worse @ night. Haven't slept much in weeks! already been diagnosed with the hernia.

Can severe abdominal bloating be caused by a hiatal hernia.. Much worse @ night. Haven't slept much in weeks! already been diagnosed with the hernia.

Abdominal pain: This could be related to your gallbladder, gerd, irritable bowel or other GI issues. Less commonly you could have a twist in the stomach related to your hernia depending on the type or if its paraesophageal you should start with an appointment at your pcp and then have imaging performed and or see a GI physician or surgeon. ...Read more

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I've had severe abdominal bloating and indigestion for three days, what should I do and what could be causes?

I've had severe abdominal bloating and indigestion for three days, what should I do and what could be causes?

Most common: Cause at your age is constipation defined by round, hard poiod or straining, not frequency. You can even have diarrhea and be constipated. Are you eating enough fruits and veggies and drinking enough water? Gould be reflux but does not usually cause bloating. You could try a fiber supplement along with your diet and be sure to get enough exercise ! ...Read more

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I've been having severe to mild stomach pains, bloating, constipation, and a rash what could be the cause ?

I've been having  severe to mild stomach pains, bloating, constipation, and  a rash what could be the cause ?

See below: Hard to say without more history and a physical exam - there are a lot of possibilities. My rec - see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Can a severe form of bacterial vaginosis cause stomach bloating and pain?

Can a severe form of bacterial vaginosis cause stomach bloating and pain?

Yes, not regularly: GI symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, upper abdominal dyscomfor and abdominal bloating including diarrhea or constipation are usually common in any form of pelvic infection such as STD, UTI, pyelonephritis and enddometriosis. However, these are not the primary or most common symptoms. After treatment if GI symptoms persist consider alternative diagnosis like GERD, PUD & hepatobiliary abnormalities ...Read more

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