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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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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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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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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

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What are the common causes of intermittent abdominal bloating/distention?

What are the common causes of intermittent abdominal bloating/distention?

Constipation, etc...: A person who feels bloated (in the tummy) off and on is not normal, especially if the bloating is new. A doctor can evaluate to figure out the cause. Problems can be due to eating things the person cannot digest. Some parasites cause bloating. More serious causes of bloating include a build-up of fluid in the abdomen due to kidney disease, liver problems, heart failure, abdominal cancers, etc... ...Read more

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What could be the cause of my abdominal bloating in my upper GI area?

IBS: Abdominal bloating is considered to be a subset of irritable bowel syndrome but you will need to be evaluated for other causes like reflux, gallstones, pancreatic problems, gyn problems if female and kidney problems. Once work up is negative options are probiotics, antispasmodics and a new treatment with antibiotic rifaximin. Consult your doctor for options. ...Read more

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What causes lower abdominal bloating after very little eating/drinking?

What causes lower abdominal bloating after very little eating/drinking?

Irritible bowels: Irritable bowel sysndrome causes all your anxiety to play out in your gut. If you are unaware that you are not coping well with your troubles or good fortune either way your abdomen will let you know. Meditation is quite helpful as well as insight and a routine exercise schedule. Avoid drugs that slow the gut such as valium, pain pills or smoking. Carbonated drinks contribute to bloating as well. ...Read more

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Can ab 12 deficiency cause abdominal bloating?

Can ab 12 deficiency cause abdominal bloating?

Yes it's possible.: Follow up with ur pcp and GI if symptoms worsen. Take care! http://www.m.webmd.com/food-recipes/guide/vitamin-b12-deficiency-symptoms-causes. http://www.m.webmd.com/heartburn-gerd/tc/gas-bloating-and-burping-topic-overview. ...Read more

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Will gonorrhea cause abdominal bloating?

No: Gonorrhea does not cause abdominal bloating. If it involves the internal female organs then it can cause severe pelvic pain and tenderness. ...Read more

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Does a change in sleep position cause abdominal bloating?

Does a change in sleep position cause abdominal bloating?

It can: Sleeping in certain positions, namely stomach can increase likelihood of swallowing air because the esophagus (tube leading to stomach) remains opened. On back the airway and gravity mostly collapse this tube. ...Read more

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If I am having abdominal bloating can this be caused by silent thyroiditis?

If I am having abdominal bloating can this be caused by silent thyroiditis?

Unlikely: Abdominal symptoms would be very unlikely related to thyroiditis. If they were you would also have other symptoms of a low thyroid level. ...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?

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'm a 35 yo female, 5'1, 128lb. I've gained 10lb in the last 6mo with abdominal bloating and gas. No change in diet. What could have caused this?

I'm a 35 yo female, 5'1, 128lb. I've gained 10lb in the last 6mo with abdominal bloating and gas. No change in diet. What could have caused this?

Diet and Thyroid: Gas and bloating has many causes1excessive swallowed air2 certain foods like carbonated beverages, spicy fried or fatty foods, broccoli, cabbage, onions, beans, apple or prune juice, fried food, sorbitol, manitol, in many low carb/sugar free foods. Certain behaviors like talking while chewing, chewing gum,. . Medical causes lactose intolerance.
Check thyroid for weight gain/consult a nutritionist for diet. ...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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How to tell if abdominal bloating (lower stomach) is due to gas or fluid buildup? Causes? No other symptoms

Probably gas: At this age fluid build up is unlikely unless you have some serious illness. See your local pharmacist something for gas. If symptoms persist see your doctor. I hope this helps. If you still have any concern about this contact me on my Virtual Practice at www.healthtap.com/dryetimyan ...Read more

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What could cause colon diseases (specifically colitis and ulcerative colitis) and abdominal bloating problems?

What could cause colon diseases (specifically colitis and ulcerative colitis) and abdominal bloating problems?

SIJ Subluxation: ? About intestinal spasm causing inflammation, bleeding, & bloating. These are symptoms along a spectrum from mild (IBS) to severe diarrhea (Crohn's) to bleeding (Ulcerative Colitis). The likely etiology of these disorders are varying degrees of autonomic dysfunctions. IBS-D reflects parasympathetic overdrive & IBS-C reflects sympathetic overdrive. ...Read more

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Can activated charcoal tablets reduce chronic, SEVERE abdominal bloating (6yrs+) of unknown cause? Docs don't know why but so bloated I look pregnant.

Can activated charcoal tablets reduce chronic, SEVERE abdominal bloating (6yrs+) of unknown cause? Docs don't know why but so bloated I look pregnant.

No: One can work with a Gastroenterologist, or try a different Gastroenterologist, if doctors are having trouble finding the cause of the bloating. Meanwhile, one can keep a diary of everything she eats or drinks, and all her activities. A person bloats up if she is not moving stuff through her gut, if bacteria in her gut is making a lot of gas, or if she has a problem of retaining fluid in the belly. ...Read more

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Does dhea supplementation cause weight gain/abdominal bloating and distention in women?

Does dhea supplementation cause weight gain/abdominal bloating and distention in women?

None: Clinical research by dr. Regelson in animals, showed that dhea promoted weight loss in overweight animals even when they ate their usual diet. Dr. Barrett-connor found that lower dhea levels in the blood were associated with increased body mass and impaired glucose tolerance. ...Read more