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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

Gas (Definition)

In a medical context, "having gas" refers to having too much gas in the bowels. This causes burping, cramps in the belly, ...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?

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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What are common causes of excess gas?

What are common causes of excess gas?

Sources of gas...: Air in the digestive tract may come from a variety of sources--maldigestion due to enzyme deficiency (ex. Lactose intolerance) or food intolerance (ex. Gluten sensitivity), fermentation by gut bacteria (as with bacterial overgrowth syndrome or changed flora after antibiotics), altered GI tract motility, excessive air swallowing, as well as inflammatory and infectious causes. Easy to test 4 these. ...Read more

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I have a lot of gas what is the cause?

I have a lot of gas what is the cause?

Gas issues: Excessive gas has various causes. It could be the foods you are eating that tend to have a lot of gas produced after being digested. Legumes is one of the examples. Also, your intestinal microflora may have suffered and it's not doing well digesting food causing you to have lots of gas. Disorders of the gallbladder and pancreas are known to cause gas due to poor digestion. ...Read more

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What could cause a feeling of bloating?

What could cause a feeling of bloating?

Just about anything: Constipation, gas, tumor, ulcer, irritable bowel, lactose intolerance, gluten enteropathy, food allergy, pregnancy, stress, splenomegaly ascites, etc. Bloatingis very vague and needs more qualifiers to limit the possibilities. ...Read more

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What causes abnormally bad smelling gas?

What causes abnormally bad smelling gas?

Bad food....: Usually the result of bacteria working on certain food stuffs that you have eaten. To rule out any more serious issues consult with a gastroenterologist. ...Read more