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What Causes Bloatness
What does "severe'" gas-bloat after nissen fundoplication mean/look like? What causes gas-bloat after this surgery?
Can't burp: An effective nissen fundoplication provides a barrier to gastroesophageal reflux, but also a barrier to vomiting and burping since the lower esophageal sphincter no longer relaxes to let air (or other stomach contents) escape upward from your stomach. The air then accumulates in the stomach, resulting in gas and bloating until it can be evacuated into the small bowel. ...Read more
Gas: Only gas can accumulate fast enough ("within minutes") to be as you describe. ...Read more
What causes the stomach to bloat it's grown bigger and bigger over last 4 months and i don't eat much at all what could it be?
What causes your stomache to bloat out only after eating? What can you do for it to make it stop? Thank you.
Digestion : Bacteria help digest your food. Depending on the type of food you eat depends on how much gas is produced. Drinking carbonated beverages can cause bloating as well and also besides the amount of food you eat taking in air while you eat with , ie eating while talking can be a factor. Modifying the above can make a difference in bloating ...Read more
I have been having major belly bloat lately and I had a chemical pregnancy in November what could be causing the bloat ?
Gastroenterologist: Confirm that you are not pregnant now by taking a home pregnancy test. Chronic bloating is a very common problem for a gastroenterologist and would not be related to a pregnancy from 3 months ago. Dietary and digestive problems are the typical cause. Schedule a visit through Healthtap Prime to speak to a primary care doctor for guidance. ...Read more
See below: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
Bloated: Sounds like a tummy problem. Please try and get to see your doctor as soon as you can. ...Read more
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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