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Difference Between Abdominal Distension And Bloating
None.: They are one and the same; it's just a difference in terminology. ...Read more
I am experiencing stomach cramps, bloating or abdominal fullness and constipation. The following also describe me: Passing gas and Abdominal discomfor?
Is there association between lower abdomen distention and menstruation during menstrual flow?
Also between menstruation and bowel disturbance?
The type of stools: Constipation is when someone passes hard stools. A person can go to the bathroom every other day, but if it is a soft bowel movement, it is not constipation. Hard stools that are difficult to pass can be treated with increased fiber and more fluids. Diarrhea is when someone has watery stools more than 3-5 times a day. It may be caused by an infection, diet, or other causes. ...Read more
Intestinal : Or colon obstruction is a mechanical blockage usually caused by twisting of intestine or colon. Fecal impaction is just that, your fecal material gets stuck in the colon and can cause an obstruction. The former can commonly lead to strangulation, so operation is frequently needed. The latter almost never requires surgery, just mechanical removal of impacted stool. ...Read more
Type of Pain: Both gallbladder(gb) attacks and ibs can cause right-upper abdominal pain, esp after eating. Gb pain is typically steady/noncramping whereas ibs is typically cramping. Gb pain is like an on/off switch--it's there and then gone; ibs tends to wax and wane. Both may be associated w/diarrhea, although more typical w/ibs. Of course, stones seen on an ultrasound would tip the scale. ...Read more
Way to tell difference between abdo pain cramping bloating and diarrhoea or constapation as in a problem, or just anxiety/stress?
IBS: Yes, there are ways to make a diagnosis. Check with your gastroenterologist for few basic tests. ...Read more
As loaded barrel: Gall bladder contracts and empties the bile with fatty meal , physiological distended gb is filled to the capacity , ready to empty after meal results in partially distended half filled gb. Distends in disease also as stone blocks cystic duct ( hydrops ) or tumor in head of pancreas. ...Read more
I have abdominal bloating and loose stools everyday for over 4month; what are the differences between IBS and chronic colitis?
See MD if chronic: many causes chronic diarrhea/bloat- many treatable/reversible so wud seek MD after discontinue milk/milk products, artificial sugar and sodas& caffeine for couple weeks as these are common culprits. red flags for urgent attention: blood, fever. weight loss, anemia. Pain relieved w BM is major distinction of IBS from chronic diarrhea, and "colitis" generally reserved for ulcerative colitis/Crohn's ...Read more
Severe abdominal muscle tension. Mucus in stool, abdominal cramping (including after meals), diarrhea, constipation, gas and bloating. 1-2 months?
IBS: Irritable bowel syndrome with passage of mucus and alternating constipation and diarrhea may be the problem. Other possibilities include lactose or gluten intolerance. Drinking hot(not too hot)water helps break down gas and bloating. If this a chronic problem, a gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate and treat you as well as advise you about dietary habits. Take simethicone after meals ...Read more
Maybe your diet: I would keep a food diary . Do you have it every night? What did you have for dinner the nights you do have it? Food diary may answer these questions and solve your misery. ...Read more
I am experiencing constipation, abdominal discomfort, bloating or abdominal fullness, swollen abdomen, feeling of unfinished defecation and appetite changes ((quality: reduced appetite) ).
Force: regurgitation is usually effortless bringing up of food and may be due in part to decrease in pressure of the lower esophageal sphincter. It is not a spasmodic event. Vomiting on the other hand is a forceful bringing up of stomach contents To eject part or all of the contents of the stomach through the mouth, usually in a series of involuntary spasmic contractions. ...Read more
Abd bloating: What happens after your eat? Pain or bloating or discomfort? Are BMs normal? How often ? is there straining? Do you have pain anywhere? Could be diverticulitis if pain, or colitis, though usually BM relieves the discomfort, may have H pylori, or food intolerance or even ovarian pathology-F/U with GI ...Read more
What causes stomach pain in left side of abdomen, burning across abdomen, bloating and increased gas and belching...Constant nausea but no diarrhea?
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