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What could cramps and bloating during breastfeeding be?

What could cramps and bloating during breastfeeding be?

Normal: Cramping is normal with breast feeding. Bloating may be related to constipation or acid indigestion ...Read more

Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


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Not had a period for 3 months since stopping breastfeeding (fed for 8months) but lots of watery discharge, back ache, bloating and pmt, is this normal?

Not had a period for 3 months since stopping breastfeeding (fed for 8months) but lots of watery discharge, back ache, bloating and pmt, is this normal?

Normal varies: Almost every thing has been reported by breast feeding mothers when it comes to their menstrual periods. Whilit can take months for the cycle to return to normalcy or remain irregular in between, women need to remain cautious to avoid becoming pregnant as they may be extremely fertile before their period normalizes. ...Read more

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I exclusively breastfeed my 9 month old. I haven't had a period. I've limited her nursing and now I'm having bloating and cramping. What does this mean?

I exclusively breastfeed my 9 month old. I haven't had a period. I've limited her nursing and now I'm having bloating and cramping. What does this mean?

Time will tell: Are you sexually active? Despite what some may think...You can get pregnant even though you are breast feeding. You may also be starting to menstruate again. Or it may just be your bowels acting up. ...Read more

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CSection&Tubal Ligation 8/14. Had 2 cycles in Nov.-2 weeks apart. Part-time breast-feeding. Bloating & increased urination yesterday. Cancer?

CSection&Tubal Ligation 8/14. Had 2 cycles in Nov.-2 weeks apart. Part-time breast-feeding. Bloating & increased urination yesterday. Cancer?

No cancer: Bloating and increased urination may be due to uriinary infection. Or due to constipation. Talk to your doctor, get your self examined and urine test for infection. There is nothing to suggest for cancer, but to be sure talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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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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Entrometriosis cause bloating?

Entrometriosis cause bloating?

It's possible: Endometriosis is the presence of endometrial tissue outside of the uterus. This tissue can adhere to the bowel and cause a partial obstruction and bloating. ...Read more

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Calcium causes or prevents bloating?

Excess calcium: Can cause constipation and thus bloating. Make sure you are drinking plenty of caffeine free/alcohol free fluids to avoid the constipation effect of the calcium if you really need it or cut back on your calcium intake. ...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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Can coffee cause bloating and diarrhea?

Can coffee cause bloating and diarrhea?

No: It can not be caused by coffee beans but most probably caused by cream or milk in the coffee if you have lactose intolerance
In some people drinking morning coffee makes them go to bathroom to move bowel, but it is not diarrhea and not much bloating, it is just a reflex activity which some like as it keeps them regular ...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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Do grapes casue contipation and bloating?

Do grapes casue contipation and bloating?

No and sometimes yes: Eating grapes is not usually a cause of constipation. Rather, eating lots of grapes would be more likely to cause diarrhea. In all of us, if we ingest enough grapes we will likely develop gas, bloating and diarrhea, in people who have a limited ability to absorb the fruit sugar fructose, ingesting grapes can produce gas, bloating and diarrhea. ...Read more

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Can IBS cause bloating for days at a time?

Can IBS cause bloating for days at a time?

Yes: Bloating is one of the more vexing symptoms of ibs to treat. A trial of low-gas diet and probiotic can be tried 1st, if this doesn't work, see your doctor for some suggestions. ...Read more

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Does bloating cause a bulge in the abdomen?

Yes: Te cause of the bloating is important, gas, overweight, pregnant, etc. Most cases are benign. If you are sexually active, could you be pregnant? Any digestive disorders in your history, your family's history? If it persists more than a month or is otherwise progressive, see a physician. ...Read more

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Can breastfeeding cessation cause insomnia?

Can breastfeeding cessation cause insomnia?

Insomnia: Over time your new baby will not need breastfeeding. As breastfeeding gets shorter you should have no trouble with insomnia.
That said, babies do cry at night and it does interfere with your sleep. It should not take long for baby to sleep for hours.
Is this your first baby? If not, did your other children cause more sleep problems, and if so, how long did they interfere with your sleep? ...Read more

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Can hemoroids cause constipation and bloating?

Not really: But constipation can cause hemorrhoids and bloating. Most people can treat it with increasing water intake, exercise and stool softeners. If that doesn't help, you need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Could an inflamed gall bladder cause bloating?

Could an inflamed gall bladder cause bloating?

Yes,: It could. I hope you are treated properly and after the inflammation subsides one should consider removal of your gb that has probably stones in it. Do not gamble severe complication can occur so the best is get rid of it as soon as you will be in best of shape. Nobody like to operate during inflammation unless it is a must. ...Read more

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What causes bloating during or before your period?

What causes bloating during or before your period?

Hormones: The interplay of the muliple hormones pre, during and post menses have a lot o do with fluid retention.So does your physical and sexual activity. As does your diet.As you can see many things play a role in "bloating" around your period. ...Read more

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Why would alfalfa leaf cause bloating and diarrhea?

It can have this: Effect. I was unable to determine the reason that alfalfa can cause abdominal discomfort, loose, more frequent stools & flatus. ...Read more

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What is lactose intolerance? Does it cause bloating?

What is lactose intolerance? Does it cause bloating?

Can't digest lactose: A normal person eating a healthy diet including dairy products can get flatulence or bloating. One reason is excess fiber. Since humans don't digest the fiber, intestinal bacteria will feed on it and make gas as a byproduct. Another reason is lactose intolerance, in which one can't digest the lactose (milk sugar) he eats. Again, bacteria will feed on it. Gas can build up, causing bloating. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of bad bloating after eating?

What could be the cause of bad bloating after eating?

A lot of fiber: With inadequate fluids or excess caffeine or alcohol will cause the problems you describe. Eliminate caffeine and alcohol and drink 80-100 oz of other fluids and back down a bit on your fiber. ...Read more

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Does taking amoxiciilan cause bloating or give you gas?

Maybe: Antibiotics can alert the gut flora (bacteria in the intestine) and side effects can include nausea, bloating, diarrhea and gas. Try taking a probiotic (healthy bacteria). ...Read more

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How to stop bloating pain caused by lactose intolerance?

How to stop bloating pain caused by lactose intolerance?

Sure lact intol?: If you are sure the symptoms are due to lactose intolerance, as opposed to lots of other causes, e.g. Ulcers, infection, inflammatory bowel, celiac, parasites, tumors, other, then warm beverages may help stimulate bowel and pass gas. Gas-x works in stomach not farther down. Peppermint oil, chamomile, fennel, caraway all decrease spasm in bowel-may help. If recurrent symptom, see md. ...Read more

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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 eating salad everyday cause bloating and make you gassy?

Can eating salad everyday cause bloating and make you gassy?

Information: Once your gut adjusts to it, it should not be a problem. Suddenly switching from a low fiber diet to a high fiber diet can cause bloating, gas, cramps and diarrhea. ...Read more

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How does HIV cause bloating? And you lose weight when you have hiv

How does HIV cause bloating? And you lose weight when you have hiv

Please clarify: You claim to be hi. V positive but are not on any medications. Hiv infection does not cause symptoms till years after infection. And any one with HIV needs to be placed on appropriate treatment urgently. ...Read more

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Does Protonix (pantoprazole) cause bloating? If so, how to avoid it?

Yes it may..: Yes, it can cause excessive gas. You might need an alternative medication. However this could also be related to an issues that might need other type of treatment. If you haven't see your doctor for exam and possible Gastroenterology referral for further testing. ...Read more