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Stomach distended more on one side than the other. What could cause this uneven bloating?

Stomach distended more on one side than the other. What could cause this uneven bloating?

Location of gas: Aerophagia (swallowed air) distends stomach & may result in burping. Also, gassiness/ stomach distension after meals can reflect: 1) partial gastric outlet obstruction due to gastritis/ulcer; 2) pyloric narrowing from scar; 3) gastroparesis due to delayed emptying of stomach (as w/diabetic gut neuropathy); 4) bacterial overgrowth in gut; 5) any malabsorption; 6) pancreatic maldigestion 7) lots more. ...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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What might cause bloating and dull achy pain in the lower abdomen/pelvic region that radiates to the back? Mostly on the right side but does change.

What might cause bloating and dull achy pain in the lower abdomen/pelvic region that radiates to the back? Mostly on the right side but does change.

Your gynecologist ca: your gastroenterologist or gynecologist can help. There are many possibilities and the best you can do is get it clarified.you may need a CAT scan of the abdomen or other imaging to clarify your discomfort. ...Read more

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Can Seroquel (quetiapine) cause abdominal bloating? Is this a side effect?

Can Seroquel (quetiapine) cause abdominal bloating? Is this a side effect?

Seroquel (quetiapine): different abdominal symptoms are certainly common side effects of this frog. Bloating is not specifically listed but I'm sure could by lumber under dyspepsia or abdominal pain that is listed. ...Read more

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I'm having horrible abdominal bloating & tenderness during my periods. My stomach is so distended & swollen & hurts terribly-what could be the cause?

I'm having horrible abdominal bloating & tenderness during my periods. My stomach is so distended & swollen & hurts terribly-what could be the cause?

Musculoskeletal: During menses an hormone, called relaxin, is released and causes laxity of the pelvic girdle joints. This leads to spasm of muscles attempting to stiffen the pelvis from the outside. Constant muscle spasm is painful. ...Read more

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Can bloating cause abdominal itching without rash? Intermittent pressure along right side. Occasional hot iron feeling prodding me when coughing.

Can bloating cause abdominal itching without rash? Intermittent pressure along right side. Occasional hot iron feeling prodding me when coughing.

Itching without rash: Certainly swelling can cause a sensation of itching. The fact that you are experiencing a hot prodding sensation with a cough might indicate a possible hernia. Please seek consultation with your doctor ...Read more

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I have pain in the left side of abdomen with bloating and constipation especially after eating carbs abdomen looks like pregnant one any suggestions?

I have pain in the left side of abdomen with bloating and constipation especially after eating carbs abdomen looks like pregnant one any suggestions?

IBS: Your most likely problem is a condition called ibs which stands for "irritable bowel syndrome". This is best managed by a GI specialist or a family md well versed in this condition. It is usually treated with diet modifications, stress management and sometimes medications. ...Read more

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Can Strep cause Lower Abdominal Bloating, Tender Sides, Constipation, Random Cough and loss of appetite? I was tested Positive for Strep.

Can Strep cause Lower Abdominal Bloating, Tender Sides, Constipation, Random Cough and loss of appetite? I was tested Positive for Strep.

Not commonly: Be aware, usually one of the hallmarks of strep throat is the lack of cough. Also, this type of infection doesn't tend to have a lot of abdominal like symptoms. If you are taking antibiotics, then it's possible your GI symptoms are related to this. Though, everyone's body is different and with an inflammatory infection like Strep you may be atypical and have GI symptoms like you mention. ...Read more

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Bloating,heaviness lower abdomen,pelvis post ovulation with frequent urge to pee,cramps right side pelvis,h/o sex using pull out near ovulation.cause?

Bloating,heaviness lower abdomen,pelvis post ovulation with frequent urge to pee,cramps right side pelvis,h/o sex using pull out near ovulation.cause?

?infection: Some of your symptoms could be caused by an infection. It is best for you to get an eval and some testing to assess for an infection. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can gastritis cause upper back pain? Have pain in my left side, nausea, and bloating, which is my usual gastritis. Back pain level to the stomach pain

Can gastritis cause upper back pain? Have pain in my left side, nausea, and bloating, which is my usual gastritis. Back pain level to the stomach pain

Comorbidity: It means that two or more conditions happening in the same person. They can occur at the same time or one after the other. When you have more than one health problem, you have different health care needs and should address each separately. Start with the worst one. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of my abdominal bloating in my upper GI area?

IBS: Abdominal bloating is considered to be a subset of irritable bowel syndrome but you will need to be evaluated for other causes like reflux, gallstones, pancreatic problems, gyn problems if female and kidney problems. Once work up is negative options are probiotics, antispasmodics and a new treatment with antibiotic rifaximin. Consult your doctor for options. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of stomach bloating, tightness and pain after eating or drinking?

What could be the cause of stomach bloating, tightness and pain after eating or drinking?

Stomach emptying...: ...For most is 1-2 hours after liquid, 3-6 hours after solids are ingested. Carbohydrates, proteins, small frequent meals exit faster than fats &/or large meals. Medications, diabetes, neuropathies, some infections can alter stomach emptying as can mechanical delays due to stenosis &scarring of the pylorus, gallbladder disease, small bowel pathology.Get checked if post-prandial bloating persists. ...Read more

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Eating grains for me created excessive bloating on my lower stomach. After dropping grains, and reduced stress resolved this. What could be cause?

Eating grains for me created excessive bloating on my lower stomach. After dropping grains, and reduced stress resolved this. What could be cause?

Gluten senstivity: Sounds like gluten sensitivity, which goes greatly unrecognized and underdiagnosed in the us. Please see you family doctor about appropriate steps to take from here and for confirmatory testing. ...Read more

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What could cause abdominal pain, bloating, and constipation?

What could cause abdominal pain, bloating, and constipation?

Flatulence: The type of food you eat can cause a lot of gas which causes abdominal pain and bloating. If you are constipated the transit time of fecal material is low allowing gas to build up. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of terrible abdominal pain and bloating after eating high fiber foods?

What could be the cause of terrible abdominal pain and bloating after eating high fiber foods?

A lot of fiber: With inadequate fluids or excess caffeine or alcohol will cause the problems you describe. Eliminate caffeine and alcohol and drink 80-100 oz of other fluids and back down a bit on your fiber. ...Read more

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What can cause upper abdominal bloating?

What can cause upper abdominal bloating?

Get help for bloat: There are lots of reasons for abdominal bloat/pain, and not all of them are due to the GI tract. Even "functional" syndromes may be present without underlying "disease." if pain with meals consider peptic (acid), biliary, or pancreatic disease. If bleeding or tenderness is present, this suggests inflammation, ischemia, or infection. Evaluation is warranted. ...Read more

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Can hashimotos cause abdominal bloating?

Can hashimotos cause abdominal bloating?

Unlikely: Severe untreated low thyroid levels may cause this but if you are properly treated, the abdominal symptoms would be unrelated. ...Read more

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What is cause of chronic and painfull stomach bloating!

Could be several: Watch your diet. Avoid foods which make your symptoms worse. Eat small portions and avoid eating large meals at a time. Try over the counter probiotics. You need a GI evaliation if symptoms have been going on for some time. Hope this helps. ...Read more