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Causes Of Bloating
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
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
Belly bloating: There are lots of reasons for abdominal discomfort & bloating, & not all of them are due to the GI tract. Even "functional" syndromes may be present without underlying "disease." however psbo (paralyzed gut) due to metabolic & inflammatory conditions nearby (like an untreated infection of the urinary tract)must be considered & addressed. Check with your doctor for examination & treatment options. ...Read more
Doubtful: It is doubtful this caused your problem. ...Read more
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