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Doctor insights on: Stomach Bloating And Shortness Of Breath

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What's recommended as a cure for stomach bloating with shortness of breath?

What's recommended as a cure for stomach bloating with shortness of breath?

Bloating: Get some simethicone 80, gas x is one over the counter brand and take it 4 times a day, if you get rid of the gas in your abdomen, the shortness of breath may go away. If there's any chest pain or palpitations go to the doctor. ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more


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Could i be pregnant? I have been experiencing of what seems like early pregnancy symptoms. Bloating of abdomen and shortness of breath.

Could i be pregnant? I have been experiencing of what seems like early pregnancy symptoms. Bloating of abdomen and shortness of breath.

Pregnancy Sxs: Sxs can include: tender or swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of a period; increased frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings; passing gas; enlarging waist line. Etc. There may be an increase in white vaginal discharge. The best way to determine if you are pregnant is by taking a pregnancy test. You can take a pregnancy test now. ...Read more

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I have been having severe bloating after eating faty foods, gas, chest pressure, shortness of breath, and of/on stomach pain. I am scared. :(?

I have been having severe bloating after eating faty foods, gas, chest pressure, shortness of breath, and of/on stomach pain. I am scared. :(?

More info?: The first thing one thinks of is gallbladder but more info is needed. How long does it last? Anything make it better? Anything make it worse? Does it radiate to your back? Or shoulder? Have you had any surgery? How long has it been there? Have you tried any medications? Did they work? Did you injure yourself? Pulled muscle etc? Has anyone done any studies? Cough? Fevers? ...Read more

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25 stomach has annoyng pain can't put pressure slight short of breath bloating tightness sorebreast urinating often?

25 stomach has annoyng pain can't put pressure slight short of breath bloating tightness sorebreast urinating often?

Not pregnant?: Some symptoms such as bloating and annoying pain are consistent with gastritis or peptic ulcer but that diagnosis would not include the breasts or urinary symptoms-- those would fit in well with advanced pregnancy. If not pregnant, try antacids like Mylanta or non-prescription anti-ulcer medications such as famotidine, rantidine, or omeprazole. ...Read more

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Stomach bloating/dull pain I think coming from the intestines, short of breath and a full body uncomfortable/weak feeling after eating?

Stomach bloating/dull pain I think coming from the intestines, short of breath and a full body uncomfortable/weak feeling after eating?

Many possibilities: You sound like you may have aerophagia (unconscious swallowing of air). Other possibilities include irritable bowel syndrome, peptic ulcer disease, cholecystitis, pancreatitis, gastroesophageal reflux disease, diverticulitis, to name a few possibilities. You need some tests to sort this out. Have you seen a gastroenterologist? ...Read more

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I have shortness of breath, chest pressure, weakness, bloating. I am overweight. The Best exercise?

I have shortness of breath, chest pressure, weakness, bloating. I am overweight.  The Best exercise?

CP: Before deciding on exercise we need to assess why you are having symptoms of chest pressure, weakness, and bloating. See your doctor to rule out cardiac problems. In general 30 min of walking every other day keeps you healthy. ...Read more

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Left groin pain and pressure worse after cycle. Age 40. Severe bloating. New is scary shortness of breath.? Breath from distention? Have cyst.

Left groin pain and pressure worse after cycle.  Age 40. Severe bloating. New is scary shortness of breath.? Breath from distention? Have cyst.

See a doctor: There can be many causes for the symptoms you describe. The worst possibility that comes to mind is ovarian cancer. Bloating is a common symptom of ovarian cancer, and it's something you want to diagnose early. Get in to see a doctor as soon as possible. Hopefully it's something much less scary, but I don't want fear to keep you from being seen soon! ...Read more

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Weight gain, shortness of breath even while sittng, bloating, pain between rib cage and belly button?

Weight gain, shortness of breath even while sittng, bloating, pain between rib cage and belly button?

See a doctor: Abdominal pain, swelling, weight gain, and shortness of breath can indicate excess fluid in the abdomen (ascites). This needs to be evaluated. Even if it is not ascites, this pattern needs to be promptly evaluated. ...Read more

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Lot of bloating, dry cough, sometimes but mostly at night and shortness of breath. Took a lung test and said technically satifactory normal but showing mild lung disease can I be treated?

Lot of bloating, dry cough, sometimes but mostly at night and shortness of breath. Took a lung test and said technically satifactory normal but showing mild lung disease can I be treated?

Dry cough: Dry cough can be caused by a form of acid reflux called laryngopharyngeal reflux (lpr). Sometimes LPR is 'silent' meaning that no hearty burn is noted. Stop caffeine, alcohol and late meals and try otc acid blockers (omeprazole). If your cough continues see a pulmonary doctor. ...Read more

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Lower abdominal pain, bloating, not eating or sleeping, and shortness of breath. What could this be?

Lower abdominal pain, bloating, not eating or sleeping, and shortness of breath. What could this be?

Abd pain: You need to go to the ER and have this evaluated It could be anything from just gas/constipation to more serious promblem such as colitis/appendicitis/gallblaber/pancreas/or gyn problems such as pelvic infection-----need more information--but if you are having that much symptoms--esp if you have fever You would need to go to the ER----also have you missed your period?--could be preg? ...Read more

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Not pregnant, but feeling dizzy, headache, tired, and nauseous, shortness of breath and bloating for the pass 2 days. What can be the cause of this?

Not pregnant, but feeling dizzy, headache, tired, and nauseous, shortness of breath and bloating for the pass 2 days. What can be the cause of this?

Headaches: If you are not pregnant (presumed negative pregnancy test) then I would go to your medical doctor to sort out these medical symptoms. You may have a serious medical problem so go to your doctor or urgent medical care center today. ...Read more

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Could i be pregnant I have shortness of breath, gas, bloating, fatigue, tiredness I have my tubes clipped?

Could i be pregnant I have shortness of breath, gas, bloating, fatigue, tiredness I have my tubes clipped?

Take the test: If you want to know if you are pregnant, take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. ...Read more

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What causes spotting, bloating, constipation and shortness of breath after a period? I took a home pregnancy test & it was negative. What is going on?

What causes spotting, bloating, constipation and shortness of breath after a period? I took a home pregnancy test & it was negative. What is going on?

May be unrelated: Your symptoms may be unrelalted to menstrual bleeding. If you are having excessive menstrual bleeding you may be anemic that may explain shortness of breath. If the symptoms recur at the next cycle you should consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Riding in the back seat of the car or in overcast weather i sometimes get shortness of breath, dizziness, nausea, bloating and swelling in the nose

Riding in the back seat of the car or in overcast weather i sometimes get shortness of breath, dizziness, nausea, bloating and swelling in the nose

Car sickness?: There are many people who get a form of car sickness. This can mimic migraine symptoms with severe nausea as well as flu-like features even without definite headache. Try to sit in the front and watch the scenery and perhaps take medication prior to the trip. Get a thorough medical evaluation to be sure some other medical problem is not present. ...Read more

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What causes severe indegestion, bloating, shortness of breath, feeling ill, exhausted and jaundice after eating? I was told about 6 months ago that I have a mass on my ovary waiting on ultrasound

What causes severe indegestion, bloating, shortness of breath, feeling ill, exhausted and jaundice after eating? I was told about 6 months ago that I have a mass on my ovary waiting on ultrasound

Hello. : Hello. If you are jaundiced (whites of eyes have yellowed with possible yellowing of skin), & become bloated after eating with severe indigestion, there could be a problem with your liver or your gall bladder. I really recommend that you see your doctor promptly. These symptoms may or may not be associated with your ovarian mass. Take care. ...Read more

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I am experiencing stomach cramps, bloating or abdominal fullness, side pain, sudden urge to urinate, cramping pelvic pain, abnormal vaginal discharge, excessive menstrual bleeding, missed or late menstrual period, shortness of breath (worsened by: psycho

I am experiencing stomach cramps, bloating or abdominal fullness, side pain, sudden urge to urinate, cramping pelvic pain, abnormal vaginal discharge, excessive menstrual bleeding, missed or late menstrual period, shortness of breath (worsened by: psycho

Many symptoms: That is a very long list of symptoms. You will need to see a doctor to start breaking down each symptom and determining what testing is needed. A complete medical history and physical exam is the next steps. Then testing can be ordered depending on the findings. ...Read more

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What do I do? Swelling of abdomen and shortness of breath. What could it be?

What do I do? Swelling of abdomen and shortness of breath. What could it be?

Shortness of breath: Abdominal swelling could be from fluid accumulation. If so youn could be havingh fluid in thge lungs too. If not increased girth of the abdomen could impair movements of the diaphragm and causes shortness of breath. You need full physical exam and work-up. Oplease consult your physician. ...Read more

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What causes pressure on your stomach which may seem like you have shortness of breath?

What causes pressure on your stomach which may seem like you have shortness of breath?

Heartburn: If the pressure is in your upper belly it could be heartburn, if you are having shortness of breath that doesn't resolve quickly you should se a doctor right away. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a weak diaphragm? Is it possible hunching over the abdomen can force the diaphragm up, relieving shortness of breath?

What are the symptoms of a weak diaphragm? Is it possible hunching over the abdomen can force the diaphragm up, relieving shortness of breath?

Weak diaphragm: Hello No. diaphragm supplied by phrenic nerve (C4) and is under autonomic control. No need to think breathing, you do automatically. There is no weakness of diaphragm. Either it works it doesn't as in cervical spine injury at C4 level (Christopher Reeves injury) If you bend and push abdominal contents into chest+ have restriction this gives lower O2 in the blood bec. Less lung expansion.OK? ...Read more

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My stomach has blown up all of a sudden and I have shortness of breath. My body feels tingly and very sensitive and I have a pain below my rib cages?

My stomach has blown up all of a sudden and I have shortness of breath. My body feels tingly and very sensitive and I have a pain below my rib cages?

Bloating: What you are describing could be bloating or abdominal distention.
Bloating can be caused by a number of different medical issues from small intestinal bowel overgrowth to IBS to Gastroenteritis.
General Abdominal Distention could be a more serious issue and needs evaluation. ...Read more

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Is shortness of breath and hard lump in the abdomen the result of end stage liver disease?

Is shortness of breath and hard lump in the abdomen the result of end stage liver disease?

It can be.: Ascites is a condition commonly associated with end stage liver disease where the abdominal cavity is filled with fluid that seeps out of the liver. Medication can help, sometimes supplemented by draining the fluid with a needle-catheter. With severe ascites, the abdomen gets large, making it difficult to take deep breaths. Also, it is common for umbilical hernias to develop, causing a hard lump. ...Read more

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Shortness Of Breath (Definition)

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