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I'm a 28 year-old female. What causes excessive gas (at times feels trapped under shoulder blade & sometimes can't pass), bloating, burping, and back pain?

I'm a 28 year-old female. What causes excessive gas (at times feels trapped under shoulder blade & sometimes can't pass), bloating, burping, and back pain?

Gas: Gas is formed from swallowing air, bacterial production or fermentation. Changing your diet and adding good bacteria (probiotics) can help. Simethicone is a medicine used for gas. ...Read more

Gas (Definition)

In a medical context, "having gas" refers to having too much gas in the bowels. This causes burping, cramps in the belly, ...Read more


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32 yr old female. Excessive gas, bloating. ARNP says it could be gluten foods. I think otherwise. Second opinion?

32 yr old female. Excessive gas, bloating. ARNP says it could be gluten foods. I think otherwise. Second opinion?

FODMAPs: Stands for Fermentable Oligo-, Di-, Monosaccharides and Polyols. These are compounds in food that bacteria in your intestine can ferment. This can cause gas, pain and diarrhea. Try a low FODMAP diet for a few weeks and see what happens. Https://stanfordhealthcare. Org/content/dam/SHC/for-patients-component/programs-services/clinical-nutrition-services/docs/pdf-lowfodmapdiet. Pdf ...Read more

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Severe bloating, abdominal pain when excessive gas in belly, headache, frequent loose motion and fatigued. Please let me know the possible causes.

Severe bloating, abdominal pain when excessive gas in belly, headache, frequent loose motion and fatigued. Please let me know the possible causes.

Go to PCP first.: There are too many differential diagnosis some of which are : gallbladder stones causing cholecystitis, food allergies, irritable bowel syndrome, specific foods that cause bloating like beans, cabbage types of vegetables, other types of colitis. The fatigue maybe caused by the chronic electrolyte imbalance cause by the diarrhea especially potassium. Your pcp can refer to gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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I had a parasitic infection in april now the infection is cleared but still having some unusual symptoms like excessive gas, bloating &freq urination.

I had a parasitic infection in april now the infection is cleared but still having some unusual symptoms like excessive gas, bloating &freq urination.

Sometimes happens: It is not unusual for residual symptoms to persist for a while. This may be particularly true for more severe infections. If you have made certain that the initial infection has been cleared, then it is not unusual and you can monitor it for a time. But see a doctor if the symptoms change or become more severe. ...Read more

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Husband has awful stomach issues; loose bm's, bloating, excessive gas & eczema. He started taking probiotics and is now constipated. Any idea why?

Husband has awful stomach issues; loose bm's, bloating, excessive gas & eczema. He started taking probiotics and is now constipated. Any idea why?

Improved gut flora: The probiotics have helped rebalance your huband's intestinal bacterial flora. Congratulations! He can add more fiber now to his diet, and probably back off on the probiotics. I hope he stays well! ...Read more

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Is frequent bloating, excessive gas and burping, increase flatus and stomach growling associated with colon cancer? Normal bm. 1s a day

They could but...: The symptoms you are describing are very common. They can be associated with colon cancer but there many more causes that are probably more common in the general population. Regardless of the probabilities, your symptoms warrant a visit to your doctor to help you figure out the cause.
Best wishes,
ariel. ...Read more

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Have excessive gas after food poisoning. Bloating and at times trouble breathing maybe because of the stress I have. Lower back pain is pres?

Have excessive gas after food poisoning. Bloating and at times trouble breathing maybe because of the stress I have. Lower back pain is pres?

May take a while.: If you truly had a stomach infection then it will take a while to clear. The gas is all part of the process of getting back to normal. If you are having a lot of stress besides this can contribute to the gas and GI upset. You need to talk this over with your doc and plan the best treatment for you together. Reduce or stop the caffeine and alcohol. ...Read more

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Can antispasmodics help excessive gas and bloating and occasional abdominal pain? (All GI tests negative)

Can antispasmodics help excessive gas and bloating and occasional abdominal pain? (All GI tests negative)

Yes..: Yes, they can help with those symptoms, however make sure you always consult with your doctor when taking new medication. If not better or worse follow up as needed. ...Read more

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Bloating excessive gas occasional diarrhea and dry stools, not anaemic, stool test normal and no weight loss, could it be bowel cancer? I'm 24

Bloating excessive gas occasional diarrhea and dry stools, not anaemic, stool test normal and no weight loss, could it be bowel cancer? I'm 24

Too young toworry: Colon cancer would be the last thing you need to consider. It is rare in young people. You can ignore this for now. Only if this persists, you should go see a physician and let him/her help you. Unless there is rectal bleeding you do not need to think Cancer! ...Read more

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23 year old male on and off loose stool, mild abdominal pain, excessive gas, bloating, nausea. I concerned Peptic ulcer or ulcerative colitis?!

23 year old male on and off loose stool, mild abdominal pain, excessive gas, bloating, nausea. I concerned Peptic ulcer or ulcerative colitis?!

Vague GI complaints: This coul dbe symptoms of any number of GI disorders including peptic ulcer disease, infalmitory bowel disease, irritable bowel disease, or pancreatic insuficiency. Chronic infections could also cause this such as giardia.
It would be best to have these symptoms evaluated with formal testing to arrive at a correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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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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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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Can changing COCs (or being on a COC, in general) cause bloating? Where bloating means gassiness, not necessarily water retention?

Can changing COCs (or being on a COC, in general) cause bloating? Where bloating means gassiness, not necessarily water retention?

Possibly: Some patients complain of a bloating sensation. Changing from one brand to another should not make such difference unless the dose and type of Progesterone were different. Bloating/ gassiness is more often related to diet and weight changes. ...Read more

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Can a bad case of gassiness/bloating cause physical (visible) effects? I seriously look like I am 2 months pregnant with this belly I got over 2 days

Can a bad case of gassiness/bloating cause physical (visible) effects? I seriously look like I am 2 months pregnant with this belly I got over 2 days

Obstructed gut?: There are lots of reasons for abdominal discomfort & bloating, & not all of them are due to the GI tract. Even "functional" syndromes may be present without underlying "disease." However PSBO (paralyzed gut) due to metabolic & inflammatory conditions nearby (like an untreated infection of the urinary tract)must be considered & addressed. Check with doctor now for examination & treatment options. ...Read more

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Can parasites cause bloating and gassiness? Been 1 week and I can still hear my belly bubbling but have never taken deworming meds. What could it be?

Can parasites cause bloating and gassiness? Been 1 week and I can still hear my belly bubbling but have never taken deworming meds. What could it be?

Worms bloating: Do others around you have worms, eted?

Yes. Have you Dr look for eggs etc in your stools. Then they can best recommend treatment. If needed. ...Read more

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I have been having a lot of symptoms such as abdominal pain a few hours after eating, extreme fatigue and bloating, pain on lower right quadrant, occasional canker sores, leg edema, excessive gas, occasional diarrhea. I had a small bowel follow thoug?

I have been having a lot of symptoms such as abdominal pain a few hours after eating, extreme fatigue and bloating, pain on lower right quadrant, occasional canker sores, leg edema, excessive gas, occasional diarrhea. I had a small bowel follow thoug?

Gastroenterologist: You are describing primarily GI symptoms. Because of their severity, distribution, and your history it would be advisable to start the diagnostic process with a Gastroenterologist. ...Read more