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Doctor insights on: How To Help A Bloated Stomach Antibiotics

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Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


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Does anti-biotics cause bloated stomach?

Does anti-biotics cause bloated stomach?

Please be specify: Please consider re-submitting and telling us which specific antibiotic you are interested in. ...Read more

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Is it normal for your stomach to bloat when coming off antibiotics?

Is it normal for your stomach to bloat when coming off antibiotics?

Gut flora: Antibiotics can change the the bacteria of the intestine and this can cause bloating or even diarrhea. I always recommend that patients on antibiotics take a probiotic. If symptoms persist, you may need to be tested for clostridium difficile. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with a UTI been on antibiotics for three days. my stomach continues to bloat. I have pain in my right side when I begin to urinate. Is this normal for a UTI? I'm female 31 and have had a tubal.

I was diagnosed with a UTI been on antibiotics for three days. my stomach continues to bloat. I have pain in my right side when I begin to urinate. Is this normal for a UTI? I'm female 31 and have had a tubal.

Need re-evaluation: While your symptoms may indicate a severe attack of urinary infection, it should be at least getting better with medication. If you see no improvement you may revisit your doctor and discuss if further analysis of Urine by culture is necessary to determine the exact medication for your type of bacteria. ...Read more

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What can be done for a bloated abdomen ?

What can be done for a bloated abdomen ?

See your doctor: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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How to tell if you are bloated or have abdominal fluid?

How to tell if you are bloated or have abdominal fluid?

Sound like a drum?: If your bloated when you lie on your back and tap your tummy it will sound hollow like a drum it may even feel tight if it is fluid you may feel a swish when you roll this could be a sign of liver disease or heart failure and you should seek medical attention. ...Read more

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What to do if I get a bloated abdomen occasionally. what could this be?

What to do if I get a bloated abdomen occasionally. what could this be?

Don't we all?: 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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Why am I retaining so much water especially in my abdomen? I'm bloated all the time!

Why am I retaining so much water especially in my abdomen? I'm bloated all the time!

When last period?: Recently I had a patient who had the exact same problem. She felt bloated all the time and she came to me asking to help here. I asked her when her last menstrual period was and she said 5 months ago, But she said it normal for her to miss period for months. Long story short, I determined that she was pregnant with my history and physical. With my ultrasound I showed her her baby's heart beat ...Read more

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What's causing my stomach to look bloated?

Causes of bloating: There are lots of reasons for gassiness & 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 gyne or urinary tract) must be considered. See doctor, esp. If no relief from otc simethicone, beano, & dietary changes. ...Read more

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What could I do to cure a bloated stomach?

What could I do to cure a bloated stomach?

Find the cause: Many different things can cause stomach bloating true bloating due to a large amount of gas can best be avoided by avoiding the foods, activities that cause the gas accumulation. Many other things feel like bloating but may be due to inflammation or adhesions or gallstone problems etc. See your primary to figure out the cause of your symptoms http://digestive.Niddk.Nih.Gov/ddiseases/pubs/gas/. ...Read more

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When a stomach is bloated is it hard or flabby?

When a stomach is bloated is it hard or flabby?

Generally firmer: When we consider 'bloating' it usually is consistent with a firmer distended abdomen. ...Read more

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Which type of foods to eat for a bloated stomach?

Which type of foods to eat for a bloated stomach?

Go see your doc: Bloated stomach may be due to many things, like h. Pylori or reflux or celiac disease or chronic gastritis. Go see your doc. ...Read more

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My stomach has been hurting and is bloated and hard?

My stomach has been hurting and is bloated and hard?

Stomach Pain: it is hard to say exactly what is going on based on your symptoms alone without the benefit of an exam. The symptoms are significant enough that it warrants a visit to your doctor to be evaluated. ...Read more

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For what possible reasons have i always got a bloated stomach?

For what possible reasons have i always got a bloated stomach?

Yes, but...: When you say bloating are you relating expansion of your abdominal circumference to feelings of distension, fluid retention, constipation, overeating, or do you feel pregnant? Hard to answer your question without further information and clarity. Over what period of time have you noted the swelling--minutes or months, and what are your underlying medical problems (alcohol, liver &/or gut disease). ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

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