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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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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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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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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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I have a bloated lower abdomen feels like its all stretched, headaches, constipation, and random pains in my abdomen on both sides at different times.?

I have a bloated lower abdomen feels like its all stretched, headaches, constipation, and random pains in my abdomen on both sides at different times.?

See your doctor: This could be anything from gas to constipation, to a kidney stone. If you are on here asking about it, it must be bothering you and uncomfortable. Go to your doctor to get checked out. ...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

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My stomach has been hard and bloated and I've been breathless for the last three days. I have acid reflux & frequent constipation? What could it be?

My stomach has been hard and bloated and I've been breathless for the last three days. I have acid reflux & frequent constipation? What could it be?

Visit your doctor: Your symptoms could be either manifestation of functional bowel disease or it could organic mucosal disease. You should see your Gastroenterologist at the earliest. Probably you should not try to treat yourself at the moment. Thanks ...Read more

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I suspect I may have hernia in my lower right abdomen/waistline area. I have also had constipation/diarrhea and a bloated feeling on and off for the last week. Are these symptoms of hernia?

I suspect I may have hernia in my lower right abdomen/waistline area. I have also had constipation/diarrhea and a bloated feeling on and off for the last week. Are these symptoms of hernia?

Abdomen Pain Hernia?: Usually a hernia presents with pain ; a bulge more in the inguinal/groin area rather than the lower abdominal although constipation diarrhea ;bloating may be present in large, obvious hernias, in the absence of a bulge consistent with a definite hernia, such symptoms are more consistent with a gastrointestinal problem. An evaluation by your physician or a gastroenterologist is in order to begin. ...Read more

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On and off constipation, bloated, uncomfortable, bubbly, gassy stomach, constant feeling of fullness and discomfort?

On and off constipation, bloated, uncomfortable, bubbly, gassy stomach, constant feeling of fullness and discomfort?

Sounds like: Constipation.Increace your daily fiber intake and stay well hydrated. You can also try MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) as directed. If this problem persists, seek medical help. ...Read more

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Feeling pain in my lower left abdomen I'm very bloated all day even when I haven't ate and constipated I've been having constipation problems 2 months now and weird pulsing in stomach?

Feeling pain in my lower left abdomen I'm very bloated all day even when I haven't ate and constipated I've been having constipation problems 2 months now and weird pulsing in stomach?

Constipation: To improve your overall colon health increase the amount of water you drink daily AND increase your daily fiber intake. Easiest to do if you use pills or crackers...
The fiber absorbs the water and takes up space in the stool to soften it.
In the mean time, try fruit juices and over the counter remedies to clean out your colon, which is backed up and causes the symptoms. ...Read more

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Child has stomach pains, bloated stomach, high sed rate, dr ruled out constipation and colonoscopy and endoscopy ok. Any suggestions?

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Child has stomach pains, bloated stomach, high sed rate, dr ruled out constipation and colonoscopy and endoscopy ok. Any suggestions?

Food intolerance: I'm sorry to hear about your child's troubles. Sometimes food intolerance ; allergies can cause discomfort. Common food allergies include dairy products as well as gluten which is very common ; difficult to avoid. Blood work can determine if she should undergo a very strict diet: http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/gluten-free-diet/my01140. ...Read more

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Had trouble breathing through stomach for years because stomach is tight, can't expand, bloated. Cause: years of constipation problem. What do I do?

Had trouble breathing through stomach for years because stomach is tight, can't expand, bloated. Cause: years of constipation problem. What do I do?

Anxiety but: It is prudent to get this problem checked out by a gastroenterologist. If anxiety is a problem, you may be swallowing too much air. ...Read more

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Chronic constipation X's 1 yr. Often I'm bloated, stomach distended & my stools are gray. Wt. gain. I take Tamoxifen X's 2 years. What could it be?

Chronic constipation X's 1 yr. Often I'm bloated, stomach distended & my stools are gray. Wt. gain. I take Tamoxifen X's 2 years. What could it be?

Diet and exercise: With increasing age metabolism slows down and people gain weight with their usual food intake. Reduce your intake, drink plenty of water, add fiber to your diet or take a laxative like Metamucil. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Stomach grumbling and feels hungry constantly. Also very bloated. Is this gas/constipation or ulcer?

Stomach grumbling and feels hungry constantly. Also very bloated. Is this gas/constipation or ulcer?

Hard to say: Ulcers usually hurt, but not always. Bloating is unusual. You can try an OTC acid blocker for a few days and if it doesn't get better, be seen. Make sure you're not drinking alcohol, coffee, acidic stuff like soda, and eat bland foods that do not make you feel worse. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can ran pantoprazole 40mg help relieve my constipation? Cant go poo, stomach cramps, bloated, back hurts, etc.

Can ran pantoprazole 40mg help relieve my constipation? Cant go poo, stomach cramps, bloated, back hurts, etc.

Pantoprazole: Pantopraxole is normally used for GERD and not for constipation. It can however, cause diarrhea, but that is not the way to cure your constipation. For immediate relief take Miralax (polyethylene glycol). However, there is a good chance that you will need a diet change that includes a high fiber diet for permanent relief ...Read more

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Bloated constipation and swollen abdomen normal periods appetite is fine. Been ongoing for about 4 weeks and giving me back pain?

Bloated constipation and swollen abdomen normal periods appetite is fine. Been ongoing for about 4 weeks and giving me back pain?

Possibly...: IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) but could also be a food allergy or sensitivity, such as to gluten or lactose. See your doc and may possibly need referral to GI doc. Be well! ...Read more

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Going through a bad constipation for over a week. Had taken laxatives once but no help. My stomach feels bloated stomach pain when pressed?

Going through a bad constipation for over a week. Had taken laxatives once but no help. My stomach feels bloated stomach pain when pressed?

See below: Are you taking opiates? If not, you may try fleets enema for short term relief. For long term, drink enough water every day so that your urine is mostly colorless. You may take fiber laxative like Metamucil and increase your intake of fiber foods. Consult this site for fiber foods.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/high-fiber-foods/art-20050948 ...Read more

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I'm always having constipation and I feel full very fast. My lower abdomen feels bloated and I'm always burping. Sometimes feel breathless too. Why?

I'm always having constipation and I feel full very fast. My lower abdomen feels bloated and I'm always burping. Sometimes feel breathless too. Why?

Insuff Information: I do not know UR age or UR med problems. I do not know what meds U take. If you are bloated from stool there is stool softener (Docusate Sodium). To clear stool quickly Milk of Magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) 2oz or 4 Tble spoons with 12 oz of water should clean U out in 6-12 hrs. I do not know enough about U to suggest anything else. U should see an internist and get a complete Physical and Blood tests as soon as poss. ...Read more

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My dad had a back (spine)surgery two weeks ago. He started vomiting, he has constipation and his stomach is bloated all the time. What shoild he take?

My dad had a back (spine)surgery two weeks ago. He started vomiting, he has constipation and his stomach is bloated all the time. What shoild he take?

Go see a doctor: Post surgical complications can occur. Your dad could have an ileus. Maybe he has a infection in his abdomen. Does he have a fever? I would call your surgeon and let him know about this. ...Read more

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After I eat fiber foods I get bloated and abdominal discomfort. Been having constipation problems. Colonoscopy endoscopy CT scan normal. Why is this?

After I eat fiber foods I get bloated and abdominal discomfort. Been having constipation problems. Colonoscopy endoscopy CT scan normal. Why is this?

Hi gh fiber: Foods with inadequate fluids or excessive caffeine or alcohol will cause your symptoms. Drink 80-100 ounces of caffeine free/alcohol free fluid daily, more if you exercise. ...Read more

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Abdomen right side pain, rib pain, back pain, anus pressure, pelvic pain gassy bloated nauses constipation, left abdomen pain, 4 months IBS?

Possible IBS: Non specific Abdominal pain with Bloating in healthy person like yourself without Bloody diarrhea, Weight loss, Fever, and change in appetite could be due to IBS. This is usually related to Stress. You may want to try Gluten Free diet for short time. If that fails try Lactose Free (avoid Milk and Milk Product) diet. Probiotics helps. Consult doctor for additional investigation. ...Read more

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My 17 teen y/o symptoms: less bm upper left soft abdominal lump constipation white tongue/mild coated tongue heart palpitations slightly bloated!?

My 17 teen y/o symptoms: less bm upper left soft abdominal lump constipation white tongue/mild coated tongue heart palpitations slightly bloated!?

Needs to be seen: Nobody here can do a thing with this mix of symptoms / signs. Plenty of teens are constipated -- most often it's from not drinking enough water. Plenty of teens have crud on their tongues -- dental floss may be all that's needed to remove it, and it usually means nothing. A majority of teens have some palpitations. If junior has an abdominal mass, a physician needs to evaluate it. ...Read more

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I've felt bloated for last 3 week but had constipation got flatulence got lower back pain and cramp in stomach have I got IBS or lactose intolerance?

I've felt bloated for last 3 week but had constipation got flatulence got lower back pain and cramp in stomach have I got IBS or lactose intolerance?

Gluten sensitivity: Is a third possibility. I suggest you see your doctor and ask about all of these. You need a good exam to start with. You may need to have some blood tests done if this is a recurrent problem. ...Read more

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