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What causes frequent bloating?

What causes frequent 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

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What are the causes of bloating?

What are the causes of bloating?

Multiple: Abdominal bloating is a common, non-specific symptom with multiple causes. Typically this is from benign causes such as gas or spasm. However, this may be caused by serious problems such as cancer and should be evaluated carefully by your physician. ...Read more

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What can cause excessive bloating?

What can cause excessive bloating?

Bloating: Bloating can occur for several reasons. Consider doing a diet diary and seeing of there is an association with certain foods. Often the case in most of my patients is that there is not enough fresh fruits and vegetables in their diet which results in poor bowel movements. ...Read more

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What could cause constant bloating?

What could cause constant bloating?

Numerous things: Many things can cause one to feel bloated. Bloating is normal process that in some can become uncomfortable. I would start a probiotic, simethicone with meals and treat constipation with MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) if you have to. Then go see a md. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can cause major bloating when you are diabetic?

Is there anything that can cause major bloating when you are diabetic?

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

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What commonly causes belly bloating?

What commonly causes belly bloating?

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

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What are the causes of bloating and gas in children who are 5 years old?

What are the causes of bloating and gas in children who are 5 years old?

Certain foods?: It's possible that some food that is in his diet disagrees with him. Milk, beans and soy products are common ones. I also think it would be a very good idea to see a physician to rule out any other source of this problem. ...Read more