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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

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Abdominal Bloating (Definition)

Abdominal bloating is a symptom in which a person feels his tummy has a lot of water or air in it. Bloating also causes one to feel nauseas and ...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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Could too much estrogen&progesterone in BCP cause pregnancy symptoms: veiny breasts/hips, bloating/distended stomach, more visible montgomery glands?

Could too much estrogen&progesterone in BCP cause pregnancy symptoms: veiny breasts/hips, bloating/distended stomach, more visible montgomery glands?

Certainly: Every woman is different, and not every OCP is appropriate for every woman. There are may OCPs out there with differences in the types and dosages of estrogen/progesterone. It is absolutely appropriate to try a different strength and or progestin and see if these symptoms resolve. ...Read more

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I have pain and bloating in my abdomen. On my right and left side and lower back. What could be the cause?

I have pain and bloating in my abdomen. On my right and left side and lower back. What could be the cause?

Lower abdominal pain: Several things. Diverticular disease comes to mind first. See a GI doctor to prove. ...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 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 cause abdominal bloating? Is this a side effect?

Can Seroquel cause abdominal bloating? Is this a side effect?

Seroquel: 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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