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What Causes Painful Gas And Bloating
Could be Cystitis: Cystitis (urinary bladder inflammation/infection) tend to cause abdominal pain (pressure in lower pelvis) and painful urination (dysuria). It is most commonly caused by bacterial infection and then it is referred to as urinary tract infection. Diagnosis can be made by urinalysis and urine culture. Other causes include kidney stones, urethritis, sexually transmitted diseases and drugs/irritants. ...Read more
Got Milk?: Many possibilities. For example lactose intolerance is a notorious cause of bloating and flatulence. It can come on later in life at times. If you can't find anything else, it might be worth considering a diary-free trial. If you clear up when you stop all dairy and the symptoms return when you restart dairy then you have found the cause. If you want to drink milk use lactaid milk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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IBS?: Your symptoms are common and unfortunately not specific for any one problem. Statistically the most common diagnosis would be irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) - constipation predominant. Try a low-fodmap diet and/or probiotics for relief. More info about diet at ibsfree.Net. Good luck! ...Read more
Dyspepsia : Constipation itself can lead to a "back up" of the digestive system and cause burps. Certain medications and/or foods can make this worse. Anything that relaxes the bowels can slow transit and loosen the sphincter (valve that keeps the esophagus closed) causing both constipation and burping. Keep a food diary also looking at all foods but esp caffeine, carbonation, dairy, and processed carbs. ...Read more
Many things: The most common cause would be a viral or bacterial infection of the intestinal tract. Occasionally, these can be quite severe, and can require hospitalization for IV fluids. Generally, No specific treatment. Just let it run its course. Treatment is geared at symptom relief and dehydration. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Likely IBS: Irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) is a condition associated w/ abdominal discomfort, altered stool pattern, & among others accompanying nausea, bloating, gassiness. Often improved by stooling, ibs is defined by changes in perception of gut distension, motility, sensation. Diet & emotional stress play significant roles here in such patients. Need to rule out first inflammation, ischemia, & infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
IBS: Irritable bowel syndrome can cause some significant discomfort and is a chronic condition. I would review your bowel habits with you doctor and determine if you are more likely to be constipated or have diarrhea....Or possible both. There may be a simple treatment path in your near future:). ...Read more
Possibly: Excess fiber and not enough fluids. Remember, anything with caffeine or alcohol dehydrates and therefore creates an imbalance of fiber and fluids. Drink 80-100 ounces caffeine free/alcohol free fluid daily and eat a high fiber diet. If you are eating properly you do not need fiber supplements as this may cause an excess fiber and can lead to gas pains, cramping and constipation. ...Read more
More info: The first thing one thinks of is gallbladder but more info is needed. When do you get pain? What type? How long does it last? Anything make it better? Anything make it worse? Does food affect the pain? Have you had any surgery ? How long has it been there? Have you tried any medications? Did they work? Did you injure yourself? Pulled muscle etc? Has anyone done any studies? Need a bit more. ...Read more
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
Many possibilities: A plethora of possibilities exist. You could be lactose intolerant,in which case avoidance of all lactose-containing foods should really help (primarily dairy products). If you have well water, it may need to be tested for contaminants, including parasites such as giardia (other household members may have similar symptoms), were this the case). I would try a reputable probiotic and see how you do ...Read more
"Laundry List": Finding out the cause of abdominal pain is like solving a mystery: we collect clues from one's symptoms, history, examination+/- tests. Therefore, a "hands-on" eval is critical. In general, causes of lower abdominal pain and nausea can include irritable bowel, diverticular disease, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, intestinal or gynecologic cancers, urinary tract infections, appendicitis, etc... ...Read more
I get painful gas, cramps and bloating after every meal that last the whole day. Often so bad i can't eat anything. What is the cause of this?
Fatty foods?: If you can blame the symptoms on foods or meals high in fat, oils, or cooked in oil; the think about gallbladder disease. May need a gallbladder ultrasound to test for stones. ...Read more
I suffer from IBS symptoms. The last week i've had extreme amts of painful gas, bloating, loose stools, and cramps. Is standard ibs?
IBS: These can be symptoms consistent with ibs, you can always have another process going on in addition such as infection or food intolerances. ...Read more
I'm having digestive problems that I've never had before. Painful cramping, frequent soft green stool, bloating, gas for 4 days. Is there a cause?
Could be: You need to see your doctor for full exam and evaluation. Any family history of any diseases? ...Read more
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
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
What causes extreme gas? What causes extreme gas & bloating? It basically just feels like my body is constantly full of air all the time.
I am experiencing chronic bloating and gas and it really influences my quality of life.. What are the possible causes and what can be done about it?
It may be a: Digestive disorder. Your doc or a gastroenterologist will tell you. Alternatively, you may have a food allergy. You can be tested for both of the above. They will ask about your diet. Some things are harder to digest than others and in that process bloating and gas is the byproduct. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Symptoms: Gallstones can irritate the lining of the gallbladder & can partially block the emptying of bile from the gallbladder after eating. The body translates that as a pressure or a full uncomfortable feeling. That can feel like a full, bloated, gassy feeling especially worse after larger meals or eating fatty greasy foods. ...Read more
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See your doctor: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more
If you are lactose intolerant and still have bloating/gas from lactose-free yogurt, is there something else in the diary that causes these symptoms?
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