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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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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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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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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