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Hernia Gas Bloating
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
S/P cholecystectomy in 11/2014. Still having persistent abdominal bloating, Heartburn, gas, constipation. Help?!?!
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
I am experiencing high fat diet, burping, bloating or abdominal fullness, passing gas, abdominal obesity, difficulty breathing.
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Enema didn't work. Constipated gas pains can't pass gas. Bloating pain by belly button feel like gotta pass gas nothing comes out cramping.dehydrated?
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
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