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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Left Side Abdominal Bloating

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Lower left side abdominal bloating, is it because of gas?

Lower left side abdominal bloating, is it because of gas?

Really just gas?: There are lots of reasons for gassiness & 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 gyne or urinary tract) must be considered. See doctor, esp. If no relief from otc simethicone, beano, & dietary changes. ...Read more

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Can Seroquel (quetiapine) cause abdominal bloating? Is this a side effect?

Can Seroquel (quetiapine) cause abdominal bloating? Is this a side effect?

Seroquel (quetiapine): different abdominal symptoms are certainly common side effects of this frog. Bloating is not specifically listed but I'm sure could by lumber under dyspepsia or abdominal pain that is listed. ...Read more

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I have extreme stomach/abdominal bloating with the bloating more focused on the left side. There is also a stabbing pain the stabbing pain in upper left quadrant. Came on sudden

I have extreme stomach/abdominal bloating with the bloating more focused on the left side.  There is also a stabbing pain the stabbing pain in upper left quadrant. Came on sudden

Any : Any abdominal pain can be concerning. If you had sudden onset of abdominal pain, keep a very close eye on it. While patient's often associate pain with gas or indigestion, other possibilities include serious bowel or kidney problems. If it is severe, worsening, if you have fever, vomiting, or can't eat and drink, or have changes in urination, then you must seen emergency care. ...Read more

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Can Strep cause Lower Abdominal Bloating, Tender Sides, Constipation, Random Cough and loss of appetite? I was tested Positive for Strep.

Can Strep cause Lower Abdominal Bloating, Tender Sides, Constipation, Random Cough and loss of appetite? I was tested Positive for Strep.

Not commonly: Be aware, usually one of the hallmarks of strep throat is the lack of cough. Also, this type of infection doesn't tend to have a lot of abdominal like symptoms. If you are taking antibiotics, then it's possible your GI symptoms are related to this. Though, everyone's body is different and with an inflammatory infection like Strep you may be atypical and have GI symptoms like you mention. ...Read more

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30yr F, Abdominal bloating and pain and sometimes hardness on the left side, no period for 2yrs after baby, very infrequent stools. Any advice?

30yr F, Abdominal bloating and pain and sometimes hardness on the left side, no period for 2yrs after baby, very infrequent stools. Any advice?

Constipation: Initial management in the treatment of constipation include dietary fiber and bulk-forming laxatives such as psyllium or methylcellulose, together with adequate fluids. Forpatients who do not respond poorly to fiber, an osmotic laxative could be tried. Other options include stool softeners, stimulant laxatives (bisacodyl, senna). ...Read more

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What can cause upper abdominal bloating?

What can cause upper abdominal bloating?

Get help for bloat: There are lots of reasons for abdominal bloat/pain, and not all of them are due to the GI tract. Even "functional" syndromes may be present without underlying "disease." if pain with meals consider peptic (acid), biliary, or pancreatic disease. If bleeding or tenderness is present, this suggests inflammation, ischemia, or infection. Evaluation is warranted. ...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 hashimotos cause abdominal bloating?

Can hashimotos cause abdominal bloating?

Unlikely: Severe untreated low thyroid levels may cause this but if you are properly treated, the abdominal symptoms would be unrelated. ...Read more