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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...: 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

Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more


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Had a hida scan w cck today and had a lot of stomach pain/bloating/tightness and nausea. Does this mean a problem w my gallbladder?

Had a hida scan w cck today and had a lot of stomach pain/bloating/tightness and nausea. Does this mean a problem w my gallbladder?

Not necessarily: Need to wait to find out the results of the gallbladder function. It is normal to feel gas discomfort or cramping with the cck injection, especially if the injection is done quickly. ...Read more

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I feel a weird tightness or bloating on the right side of my Stomach, it’s been like it for like 2 weeks now.

I feel a weird tightness or bloating on the right side of my Stomach, it’s been like it for like 2 weeks now.

Right side bloating: Could be gastritis with or without H pylori a bacteria or could be gall bladder or constipation.If lower right side could be appendix. . Rarely could be kidney or pneumonia, Follow up with doc over next 24 hours ...Read more

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Can sudafed cause bloating and tightness in abdomen?

Can sudafed cause bloating and tightness in abdomen?

Possibly: Sudafed is pseudoephedrine, which has some similar activities on the parasympathetic (involuntary) nervous system; it may increase the pulse, increase blood pressure (usually at higher doses than 30mg); it's possible that in some people it may increase peristaltic movements of the bowel muscles, and thereby cause some bloating and a sensation of tightness. ...Read more

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Bloating and tightness in stomach what is the reason?

Bloating and tightness in stomach what is the reason?

Can be many things: Abdominal bloating can be due to diseases of the stomach, liver, kidneys, intestines, etc... A primary care doctor can evaluate and do some tests. Some doctors order ultrasound or ct scans if needed for looking inside the abdomen. The cause can be a minor problem, or if unlucky, a patient can have a very serious illness. ...Read more

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Will a tight and muscled stomach keep me from bloating?

Will a tight and muscled stomach keep me from bloating?

Flatus will help: Don't be anal retentive. Farting freely will keep you from bloating.
"Let it go, let it go" ...Read more

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Upper abdominal tightness or discomfort when standing up or standing still. Other symp;gas and bloating.?

Upper abdominal tightness or discomfort when standing up or standing still.  Other symp;gas and bloating.?

Abdominal tightness: The symptoms you describe may come from muscles of abdominal wall which will only come on standing up, but if ypu have upper abdomen discomfort and tightness with a bloated feeling in all positions, it mau be due to gall bladder disease, or gastritis. It is difficult to comment without takin detailed history and physical exam, and may or mey not need blood test and imaging. So see your doctor for evalua. ...Read more

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Cure for functional abdominal bloating? Developed after put and discontinued anti psychotics, never had before and abdominal always tight

Cure for functional abdominal bloating? Developed after put and discontinued anti psychotics, never had before and abdominal always tight

Try gaviscon: Or peptobismol. Have a regular bowel movement /daily if possible.
Drink lots of water and avoid soda and caffeinated drinks.
If you're constipated, stool softeners ;/or laxatives would help.
Follow up with GI if symptoms worsen. Hope this would work. http://www.m.webmd.com/heartburn-gerd/tc/gas-bloating-and-burping-topic-overview. ...Read more

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Sometimes I feel a tightness and bloating in my stomach after eating. What is most likely the cause? I'm a fit, active male in my early 40s.

Reflux: The most likely cause of your symptoms is reflux, or GERD. GERD is very common, and can cause bloating after eating. If you develop severe pain, vomiting, or chest pain, go see your doctor. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I had sex and went out drinking 3 days ago. My lower abdomen has been in pain. Like a tight bloating feeling. It's uncomfortable.

I had sex and went out drinking 3 days ago. My lower abdomen has been in pain. Like a tight bloating feeling. It's uncomfortable.

Sex THEN drinking???: Wrong order! ;-)
Just kidding. It's too soon to be pregnant, even if you were unprotected. If you miss your next expected period, get tested for pregnancy! ...Read more

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Suffering from too much gasd pressuer bloating. Can't eat. Feel fullness and tightness in stomach. Pain in stomach. Pleasr help?

Suffering from too much gasd pressuer bloating. Can't eat. Feel fullness and tightness in stomach. Pain in stomach. Pleasr help?

Feeling gassy & full: Feeling full of "gas" may reflect malabsorption of food (like gluten, lactose), intake of poorly digested food, or choosing foods known to promote gas (beans, fizzy drinks). Sometimes its more complicated--a stomach emptying too slowly, bacterial overgrowth syndrome, delayed intestinal function, partial obstruction from any cause, infection, rectum problems, and pelvic pathology outside the gut. ...Read more

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What can I do about the tightness and bloating for my IBS I feel like im pregneat?

What can I do about the tightness and bloating for my IBS I feel like im pregneat?

Start w/diet diary: Write down everything you eat and drink (including gum, candy, water, alcohol, soda pop, etc), keep track of symptoms, menstrual cycle (if appropriate), see your doc and bring the diary. ...Read more

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I had my gall bladder removed, on october 3rd, 2012. I have tightness and bloating and feel terrible. ?

Be careful: Watch your diet. Drink plenty of liquids. Should not be taking narcotic pain pills at this time. Avoid fried or fatty foods for a while. Watch out for milk products that can cause gas & bloating if lactose intolerant. Use laxative if constipated. Contact your surgeon with your concerns. ...Read more

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Tightness/bloating under rib cage, slightly to right. Sitting down, some relief. First standing feel tight ball- better when I stand or lie down. Help?

Tightness/bloating under rib cage, slightly to right. Sitting down, some relief. First standing feel tight ball- better when I stand or lie down. Help?

Needs further eval!!: At your age, need to know duration/ onset of symptoms, need physical exam!! Our concern is missing a tumor or malignancy!! Labs and imaging with CT or at least sonogram, symptoms could mean Gallbladder problems- gallstones? What other symptoms? Weight loss? Urine changes? Bowel changes? Food makes symptoms worse??! The Best if seen by internal medicine, GI or surgeon! Good Luck ...Read more

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I had sex on ovulation day. Today is day4 & I have had tightness and bloating in the abdomen also with a lot of gas since day 2. What could cause this?

Pregnancy test: If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. If you are experiencing bloating and gas then you may have a digestive disorder. Consider seeing your primary care doctor or a gastroenterologist if it continues. ...Read more

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My monthly cylce ended 3 days ago. Today i expertienced abdominal pain, uncomfortable cramping, tightness, bloating in my abdominal area.?

My monthly cylce ended 3 days ago. Today i expertienced abdominal pain, uncomfortable cramping, tightness, bloating in my abdominal area.?

What are your cycles: Best see if this is ovulation (cyst can bleed a little.). Work out cycles from first day of menstruation to next first day and count from the first day to the day you had pain.If pain occurs in the middle of regular cycles it is ok. If erratic, your cycles may need sorting by a doctor to see what is irritating your intestine. If you are pregnant see a doctor now. ...Read more

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I am getting a tight chest, bloating and feeling tired Inter corse with my partner is becoming more her on top as I'm tired also both been STD tested?

I am getting a tight chest, bloating and feeling tired

Inter corse with my partner is becoming more her on top as I'm tired also both been STD tested?

This is unlikely to: Be due to an STD or a cardiac issue. I suspect it is just deconditioning. Take your concerns to a health care provider and get a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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Mirena (levonorgestrel) removed 3/13/2015 ever since then daily have severe cramps and bloating makes my belly feel tight. And underwear is wet and clear when I wipe?

Mirena (levonorgestrel) removed 3/13/2015 ever since then daily have severe cramps and bloating makes my belly feel tight. And underwear is wet and clear when I wipe?

Withdrawal effect?: It's quite possible your symptoms are a result of hormonal changes due to Mirena (levonorgestrel) withdrawal. Having said that, it's very important that you first consult your gynecologist to make sure there are no other reasons for your symptoms. The following site may be helpful http://bit.ly/1vlj5cr Be cautious about purchasing any "Mirena (levonorgestrel) Detox" guides. If they really wanted to help you they wouldn't charge!! ...Read more

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Constant bloating and tight stomach muscles but normal stools? For the last ten days. Also, got it last Month for a few weeks.

Constant bloating and tight stomach muscles but normal stools? For the last ten days. Also, got it last Month for a few weeks.

Anything: This could be anything. The different possibilities include peptic ulcer disease, gallbladder issues, lactose intolerance, irritable bowel syndrome, and many other things! If it doesn't resolve then see your primary care doctor who will take a better history, do a physical exam, and tailor labs/diagnostics and treatment to your symptoms. ...Read more

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Right side rib cage feels like it protrudes more than the left. Tightness between my right side rib cage and hip bone. Bloating feeling after eating?

Right side rib cage feels like it protrudes more than the left. Tightness between my right side rib cage and hip bone. Bloating feeling after eating?

?scoliosis: If you have a curvature of the spine, as we get older this can affect the rib cage and give the visual impression that the ribs are uneven and protruding. Please see an orthopaedist. ...Read more

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34 m, no fam his, echo stress in jan 2015fine. Have reflux Tightness in upper chest. Bloating in tummy.anxiety or something else? Scared and worried.

34 m, no fam his, echo stress in jan 2015fine. Have reflux Tightness in upper chest. Bloating in tummy.anxiety or something else? Scared and worried.

Reflux gastritis : You need to see a GI doc who would assess your gastritis and manage. Also suggest him the you need to be evaluated for lactose intolerance. Then Aegean allergy specialist to do RAST test for food allergies. Avoid foods that you are allergic too. ...Read more

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82y. O. F presents upper abdominal discomfort and tightness. Also, bloating. Now has a swollen lower left lip. Any ideas?

82y. O. F presents upper abdominal discomfort and tightness. Also, bloating. Now has a swollen lower left lip. Any ideas?

How long: Is everything happening together? She may be reacting to something she ate or a medication she took. I would seek medical help sooner than later in view of the age bracket. Swollen lip is suggestive of an allergic reaction. ...Read more

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Burping, chest tightness, bloating, difficulty breathing for 5 straight days. Is this a digestive or heart issue?

Burping, chest tightness, bloating, difficulty breathing for 5 straight days. Is this a digestive or heart issue?

Hard to tell: Need further info. How long does pain last? Does physical activity provoke or exacerbate the pain? How old are you? Do you smoke? Does heart disease run in your family? These questions should be answered to a health care professional, probably sooner than later. Don't presume to know what your problem is before you can have a doctor or extender. ...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