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I'm a 35 yo female, 5'1, 128lb. I've gained 10lb in the last 6mo with abdominal bloating and gas. No change in diet. What could have caused this?

I'm a 35 yo female, 5'1, 128lb. I've gained 10lb in the last 6mo with abdominal bloating and gas. No change in diet. What could have caused this?

Diet and Thyroid: Gas and bloating has many causes1excessive swallowed air2 certain foods like carbonated beverages, spicy fried or fatty foods, broccoli, cabbage, onions, beans, apple or prune juice, fried food , sorbitol, manitol, in many low carb/sugar free foods.Certain behaviors like talking while chewing, chewing gum, . .Medical causes lactose intolerance . Check thyroid for weight gain/consult a nutritionist for diet. ...Read more

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Does dhea supplementation cause weight gain/abdominal bloating and distention in women?

Does dhea supplementation cause weight gain/abdominal bloating and distention in women?

None: Clinical research by dr. Regelson in animals, showed that dhea promoted weight loss in overweight animals even when they ate their usual diet. Dr. Barrett-connor found that lower dhea levels in the blood were associated with increased body mass and impaired glucose tolerance. ...Read more

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What is significance of "free fluid" around uterus (on ultrasound) on post menopausal woman? Does this cause a sense of fullness and bloating?

What is significance of "free fluid" around uterus (on ultrasound) on post menopausal woman? Does this cause a sense of fullness and bloating?

Look into further: This really depends. Some amounts of free fluid can be normal but it depends on the amount. This really needs to be look into further. It does not necessarily cause fullness and bloating. ...Read more

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How much weight a woman can gain while ovulating and cycle, when is this gain expected? Can clotting and heavy periods cause bloating and weight gain all the time, I just can't loss weight

How much weight a woman can gain while ovulating and cycle, when is this gain expected? Can clotting and heavy periods cause bloating and weight gain all the time, I just can't loss weight

Very little: Weight from hormone fluctuations during a monthly cycle can go up/down a small amount, most often right before or on the first few days of actual menstrual flow. But, this is just a small amount and is not the cause of overall difficulty losing weight. See doctor to review nutrition, exercise, other health/metabolism issues that might need intervention. ...Read more

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Age 17, female, chest (breastbone) pain, extreme bloating, constipation, hard/painful abdomen to touch, nausea, and feeling of fullness. Any possible causes for someone of my age? Symptoms started to develop around a year ago.

Age 17, female, chest (breastbone) pain, extreme bloating, constipation, hard/painful abdomen to touch, nausea, and feeling of fullness. Any possible causes for someone of my age? Symptoms started to develop around a year ago.

Pain upper abdomen: Not knowing if this is constant or related to food your pain appears to be in the upper abdomen with referred pain to sternum , fullness and tenderness. Stomache and Gall bladder disease can occur at your age depending on weight, eating habits and lipid levels. You need to see a Gastro Enterologist and get a checkup for blood in stool, ultrasound abdomen, CT scan & upper GI studies. Good luck ...Read more

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Can frequent gas & stomach bloating (with 'Orofer XT') cause weight loss (~1kg monthly) for 57+ yr female ?

Can frequent gas & stomach bloating (with 'Orofer XT') cause weight loss (~1kg monthly) for 57+ yr female ?

Orofer XT effects: Orofer XT is ¬¬iron and Folic acid supplement. It can cause nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea. Even these side effects will not cause weight loss. frequent gas & stomach bloating will not cause weight loss. See Physician for possible diagnosis of symptoms due to food, Gastroenteritis, Giardia, or Coeliac disease. Weight loss can be due to stress causing Depression. See a Psychiatrist. ...Read more

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I am 29 yr old female. I was recently put on Zoloft. It causes me extreme stomach discomfort and bloating but helps with anxiety. Can I take protonix (pantoprazole)?

I am 29 yr old female. I was recently put on Zoloft. It causes me extreme stomach discomfort and bloating but helps with anxiety. Can I take protonix (pantoprazole)?

Ask your doctor: Asking other physicians to give their blessings for you to take medication not prescribed by them is like a teacher asking your neighbor if they'd give permission to your son to go on a field trip. Do you think that's acceptable or would you take issue with the teacher who disrespected your authority as parent? Make sense? Give your doctor first dibs at correcting any problem caused by the Zoloft (sertraline) ...Read more

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What could cause a sudden significant increase in the size of belly??In 49 female what peptic ulcer..could it b bloating?Menopause? Hormonal changes??

What could cause a sudden significant increase in the size of belly??In 49 female what peptic ulcer..could it b bloating?Menopause? Hormonal changes??

Tell me more: Is this question about you or someone else? Who is the 49 year old? Is she your family member? Tell us more details about the problem then we could explain it better. Sudden weight gain can due to pregnancy or fluid retention from another cause . We need to know if this person feels unwell or normal? ...Read more

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What causes loss of appetite, dizzy, fatigue, diahear, stomach pain, bloating 20/female not menstruating or due or pregnant?

Cannot diagnose: This complex of symptoms might have 50 different explanations. It sounds as if a visit to your pcp would help solve this. Take with you a full list of symptoms and the sequence in which they occurred. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes frequent bloating?

What causes frequent bloating?

Maybe IBS, but...: The GI tract has a very limited # of symptoms to signal its distress--nausea/vomiting, diarrhea/constipation, bloating, pain, fullness, bleeding, etc. As you know, many of these characterize ibs, but are also seen with inflammatory, infectious, ischemic, malabsorptive, and functional disorders. Directed lab work, imaging, biopsies, stool studies are appropriate in excluding non-ibs pathology. ...Read more

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What are the causes of bloating?

Multiple: Abdominal bloating is a common, non-specific symptom with multiple causes. Typically this is from benign causes such as gas or spasm. However, this may be caused by serious problems such as cancer and should be evaluated carefully by your physician. ...Read more

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What can cause excessive bloating?

What can cause excessive bloating?

Bloating: Bloating can occur for several reasons. Consider doing a diet diary and seeing of there is an association with certain foods. Often the case in most of my patients is that there is not enough fresh fruits and vegetables in their diet which results in poor bowel movements. ...Read more

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What could cause constant bloating?

Numerous things: Many things can cause one to feel bloated. Bloating is normal process that in some can become uncomfortable. I would start a probiotic, simethicone with meals and treat constipation with MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) if you have to. Then go see a md. ...Read more

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What could cause a feeling of bloating?

What could cause a feeling of bloating?

Just about anything: Constipation, gas, tumor, ulcer, irritable bowel, lactose intolerance, gluten enteropathy, food allergy, pregnancy, stress, splenomegaly ascites, etc. Bloatingis very vague and needs more qualifiers to limit the possibilities. ...Read more

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What types of foods do not cause bloating?

What types of foods do not cause bloating?

DASH diet: The dietary approach to systolic hypertension diet is quite effective. It can easily be found with a google search. Also sodium intake should be reduced to 2000 mg per day. Most foods have labels with sodium amount. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of my constant bloating?

What could be the cause of my constant bloating?

Perhaps: It's your diet. First avoid beans, broccoli, and cauliflower, as well as diet sodas and sugarless gums and candies. You might also want to try to low FODMAP diet. Stanford has a good handout on the diet you can find by googling. ...Read more