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Bloating of stomach, gas problem, abdominal obesity?

Bloating of stomach, gas problem, abdominal obesity?

Abdominal bloating: The symptom complex reported could be from malabsorption and diet related or may be from irritable bowel. If there is any bloody stool need to be ruled out for inflammation or infection the gastrointestinal tract. ...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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Bloating, gas, frequent bowel movements, stomach pain, nausea?

Bloating, gas, frequent bowel movements, stomach pain, nausea?

Gastroenteritis: This is most commonly viral, but if it persists longer than 5-8 days or you develop fever it will time to see your doctor. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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Vomiting heartburn digestion problems maybe appendix hernia ulcer?

Vomiting heartburn digestion problems maybe appendix hernia ulcer?

Possibilities: With the symptoms you've described, appendicitis is unlikely. More likely are a hiatal hernia or an ulcer. Avoid alcohol, spicy foods, and stay upgright (don't lay flat) 2 hours after eating. You can also try some over the counter antacids. If your symptoms persist you should see your doctor as an upper endoscopy might be informative. ...Read more

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S/P cholecystectomy in 11/2014. Still having persistent abdominal bloating, Heartburn, gas, constipation. Help?!?!

S/P cholecystectomy in 11/2014. Still having persistent abdominal bloating, Heartburn, gas, constipation. Help?!?!

You might have: post cholecystectomy syndrome, retained common duct stones, or alkaline gastritis. Treatment for each is different. You need to see a gi specialist to sort it out. ...Read more

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Bloating, gas, frequent bowel movements, stomach pain, nausea, shivering?

Bloating, gas, frequent bowel movements, stomach pain, nausea, shivering?

Abdominal Pain: Abdominal Pain is a common complain in the outpatient setting. Would recommend to see a doctor. Can be as simple as Irritable Bowel Syndrome or it can be more concerning. ...Read more

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Severe abdominal muscle tension. Mucus in stool, abdominal cramping (including after meals), diarrhea, constipation, gas and bloating. 1-2 months?

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

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Can an abdominal incisional hernia cause nausea, bloating at times & constipation?

Can an abdominal incisional hernia cause nausea, bloating at times & constipation?

Incisional Hernia: If a portion of your intestine gets stuck in the incisional hernia, then it can cause symptoms of nausea, bloating and constipation. If you are having these symptoms then you should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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Lower belly pain & passing gas?

Lower belly pain & passing gas?

Be seen: It sounds like a typical gastroenteritis that often is seen at this time of year. Your doctor can prescribe meds that will help with your symptoms. ...Read more

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I am experiencing high fat diet, burping, bloating or abdominal fullness, passing gas, abdominal obesity, difficulty breathing.

I am experiencing  high fat diet, burping, bloating or abdominal fullness, passing gas, abdominal obesity, difficulty breathing.

Have U tried to...: ...to change your diet (e.g. why are you eating a "high fat" one?) and to exercise with a weight loss goal in mind? Both are lifestyle changes that may go a long way to start improving the other symptoms you noted. ...Read more

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Bloating and gas from stool softener?

Possible: There are certainly some stool softeners that have high levels of certain chemicals that when in your GI tact can certainly cause the symptoms you describe. There are many other options for you - talk to your doctor about which ones would be right for you so that you don't get a nickname such as toot! ...Read more

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Why is gas painful after incarcerated abd wall hernia?

Why is gas painful after incarcerated abd wall hernia?

Distension : Usually from distension of the small and/or large intestine. Should resolve within a week or so. If the hernia was repaired, you can always call your surgeon to be sure. If it was reduced only, you should see a general surgeon for a consult regarding repair to avoid this in he future. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have painful gas after incarcerated abd wall hernia?

I have painful gas after incarcerated abd wall  hernia?

Please clarify...: Have you been recently diagnosed with an incarcerated hernia (if so, get it fixed ASAP), has your hernia recently been repaired (if so, call your surgeon). Please refer to our other HealthTap answers regarding contributants to gassiness. ...Read more

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I am experiencing diarrhea, bloating or abdominal fullness, constipation and abdominal discomfort.

I am experiencing  diarrhea, bloating or abdominal fullness, constipation and abdominal discomfort.

With this: combination of symptoms it will be hard to pinpoint a potential diagnosis without an examination and perhaps some lab work. See a local health care provider for these. ...Read more

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Can passing gas after gallbladder surgery make belly area ache?

Not typical: There is nothing in particular that would cause this. Unless you are actively pushing the gas out and thus having pain from your incision sites. ...Read more

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Am i experiencing ibs? Loud sounds in tummy after eating, gassy, cramps, constipation/softer stools, bloating with gas and also indigestion?

Am i experiencing ibs? Loud sounds in tummy after eating, gassy, cramps, constipation/softer stools, bloating with gas and also indigestion?

IBS: Is best treated by hi fiber and fluids, consistent meal times and quantities of food. Drink 80-100 ounces of caffeine free/alcohol free fluid daily, more if you exercis. Eating hi fiber with inadequate fluids will give all of your symptoms. It will take 2-4 weeks to see improvement. Good luck. ...Read more

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Bloated tummy and severe abdominal pain. No gas or diarrhea ?

Bloated tummy and severe abdominal pain. No gas or diarrhea ?

Go to the ER. : These can be signs of a life-threatening problem and you need to be evaluated as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Can excessive gas and bloating cause an existing hernia to push through and continue to push back out after pushing back in until the gas passes?

Can excessive gas and bloating cause an existing hernia to push through and continue to push back out after pushing back in until the gas passes?

Yes: If there is bowel in or near hernia sac it is totally possible the dissension of bowel will make hernia more pronounced. Danger is if bowel becomes trapped and dissension cannot be relieved then bowel can can be damaged and cause life threatening problems. Hernia should be evaluated by an experienced surgeon to determine the risk of fixing versus not repairing. ...Read more

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Experiencing bloating due to trapped gas. Is the trapped gas a symptom of the hiatus hernia?

Possible: But air/ gas can be in the stomach, small intestine, or colon. Some gas is generated by bacteria as well. Some reasons digestion acid, etc generates gas. Swallowed air is also a component. Relief with antacids, absorbents like mylicon etc may give a hint. ...Read more

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Hernia (Definition)

A condition that occurs when part of the stomach bulges into the chest. It can cause severe ...Read more