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How can you beat a bloated stomach and constipation?

How can you beat a bloated stomach and constipation?

Constipation: Fluid increase is essential. Fiber may help constipation but at the same time may increase your bloating, although, unless you try, you won't know how it will do in your case. Over-the-counter laxatives such as MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) or a stool softner, colace (docusate) may be tried. ...Read more

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Bloated stomach and constipation after surgery. Is this normal? How do I treat these symptoms?

Bloated stomach and constipation after surgery. Is this normal? How do I treat these symptoms?

Constipation: Unfortunately the anesthetic agents, the surgery and the post operative pain management all contribute to constipation. Which can cause multiple abdominal complaints, including bloating. Okay to increase your oral liquids, decrease the narcotics, use laxatives to achieve two soft bowel movements daily. Make your post operative appointment and discuss with your surgeon. ...Read more

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I've been really constipated and bloated. When i press down on my lower abdomen it hurts. Is the pain from the constipation?

I've been really constipated and bloated. When i press down on my lower abdomen it hurts. Is the pain from the constipation?

Constipation: Sure it could be form it. Try some Miralax (polyethylene glycol) which is over the counter for a few days. IF it persists you should see a doctor. It lot s of fruits and fiber rich foods and drink lot of water. ...Read more

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Episodes of constipation every now and then. Also feels bloated in my upper left abdomen and upper left back. What could this be?

Episodes of constipation every now and then. Also feels bloated in my upper left abdomen and upper left back. What could this be?

Treat constipation: please take care of your constipation. These symptoms may be, due to stool inside gut , that block exit of gases , resulting in pain and bloating. Constipation needs long-term treatment with life style changes including eating lots of fruits, vegetable and increasing water intake ...Read more

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After a night of heavier than normal drinking my stomach feels full and bloated with constipation..gastritis related?? Will this pass??

After a night of heavier than normal drinking my stomach feels full and bloated with constipation..gastritis related?? Will this pass??

Yup: chances are it will pass....but will you "learn" something? With GASTRITIS ...you SHOULD NOT DRINK Alcohol!!! and if you do....be sensible! Just a thought..hope it helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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How can I deal with this constipation? I haven't pooped in 3 weeks. My stomach is bloated to 3 times its normal size & it hurts to stand.

How can I deal with this constipation? I haven't pooped in 3 weeks. My stomach is bloated to 3 times its normal size & it hurts to stand.

Enema/ Doctor: The most successful way to combat severe constipation is enemas. These may be repeated until bowels run clear. No harm will come from repeated tapwater enemas. Glycerine suppositories may help. Milk of Magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) by mouth may be tried. Overall excercise, drinking plenty of water and eating ruffage should prevent constipation, but I suspect you may have a problem that needs a doctor visit. ...Read more

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Am 29 year old i have constipation and been bloated for nearly a month now,i have discomfort in my stomach the whole day and i drink alot of water?

Am 29 year old i have constipation and been bloated for nearly a month now,i have discomfort in my stomach the whole day and i drink alot of water?

Increase fiber: Constipation and bloating can be caused by lack of fiber in the diet. Please decrease sugars and fats in diet, and increase foods with fiber, like beans and green leafy vegetables. Continue drinking lots of water. ...Read more

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Have ongoing severe constipation for past mth for no known reason NOTHING helps.No bm in a wk, currently experiencing nausea abdomen is hard & bloated?

Have ongoing severe constipation for past mth for no known reason NOTHING helps.No bm in a wk, currently experiencing nausea abdomen is hard & bloated?

Impacted?: Check to see if you have an impaction.(Your inserted finger will hit a hard "brick" of stool.) IF YOU ARE impacted you need to break up the impaction with Fleets Oil Retention Enema and digitally. Fleets Laxative Enema may help. If not impacted see My Checklist"Treating Constipation" and go to: http://bit.ly/1uzOegm If your problem persists seek medical attention. ...Read more