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