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What Can Cause Bloating Of The Stomach
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
Yes: Te cause of the bloating is important, gas, overweight, pregnant, etc. Most cases are benign. If you are sexually active, could you be pregnant? Any digestive disorders in your history, your family's history? If it persists more than a month or is otherwise progressive, see a physician. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Diet: Carbonated drinks, beans, pain pills, valium type drugs, and irritable bowels cause this. The gut releases hormones and sends them to the brain, work on coping with problems, avoiding drama, and ask for help with insight, meditation, and find out if you are anxious. Get help with these issues. If this is a one time problem see your doctor for an infection. Diarrhea may also occur. ...Read more
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
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
Unusual: If the urinary bladder is abnormally distended, the lower abdomen or suprarpubic area would be distended before but not after urination unless the bladder is incompletely emptied. Abdominal distension only after urination would be difficult to explain. Some other causes of a distended abdomen include gastrointestinal gas accumulation, free fluid in the abdominal cavity, enlargement of organs,aneu ...Read more
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