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What causes gas and bloating?

What causes gas and bloating?

See your doctor: These symptoms can't be solved in this forum. You need to see your doctor. ...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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What could cause abdominal pain, bloating, and constipation?

What could cause abdominal pain, bloating, and constipation?

Flatulence: The type of food you eat can cause a lot of gas which causes abdominal pain and bloating. If you are constipated the transit time of fecal material is low allowing gas to build up. ...Read more

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What causes abdominal pain and painful urination?

What causes abdominal pain and painful urination?

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

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What could be causing frequent bloating and flatulence?

What could be causing frequent bloating and flatulence?

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 more

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What can cause excessive stomach gas and stabbing back pain?

Abd pain & bloating: Broad question. Consider allergies such as lactose or gluten. Testing by your doctor may reveal the source. With significant gas in the large intestine, some discomfort may be felt in the back in addition to abdominal bloating. ...Read more

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I have constipation that causes distention and painful cramping?

I have constipation that causes distention and painful cramping?

Not enough fluids: Or esxcessive caffeinated intake. Drink 80-100 ounces of non caffeinatyed fluids and be sure to have some fiber in your diet. Too much fiber along with inadequate fluids can cause yopur symptoms. ...Read more

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What could cause a constant rumbling of abdomen area and constipation?

What could cause a constant rumbling of abdomen area and constipation?

Constipation: Stomach rumbling during constipation mean that your intestines are working to push or move the stool in preparation for your needed toilet activity. ...Read more

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What is causing me to have severe stomach pain bad bloating and constipation?

What is causing me to have severe stomach pain bad bloating and constipation?

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

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What can cause constant small burps and constipation and belly/groin noises ?

What can cause constant small burps and constipation and belly/groin noises ?

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

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What causes chronic abdominal pain and bloating?

Most common: Is excess fiber and inadequate fluids or excessive caffeine and alcohol intake. But if this is not the case with you , need to get a full evaluation by a gastroenterologist or a colon and rectal surgeon. ...Read more

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What is cause of chronic and painfull stomach bloating!

What is cause of chronic and painfull stomach bloating!

Could be several: Watch your diet. Avoid foods which make your symptoms worse. Eat small portions and avoid eating large meals at a time. Try over the counter probiotics. You need a GI evaliation if symptoms have been going on for some time. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What can cause severe stomach pain, vomiting, dysentery, and lots of belching?

What can cause severe stomach pain, vomiting, dysentery, and lots of belching?

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

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What causes spasms in the intenstines and nausea bloating and constipation?

What causes spasms in the intenstines and nausea bloating and constipation?

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 more

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What causes cyclical extreme pain with bowel movements and gas besides endometriosis?

What causes cyclical extreme pain with bowel movements and gas besides endometriosis?

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

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What could cause me to have gas, bloating, stomach aches, and constipation?

What could cause me to have gas, bloating, stomach aches, and constipation?

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

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What causes constant bloating, stomach pain, and nausea?

What causes constant bloating, stomach pain, and nausea?

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

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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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Bloating, stomach pain, gas that smells like sulfur, and bowel movements. what's causing this?

Bloating, stomach pain, gas that smells like sulfur, and bowel movements. what's causing this?

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

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I'm feeling nausea and belly pain. What are some possible causes?

I'm feeling nausea and belly pain. What are some possible causes?

"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

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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?

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

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I suffer from IBS symptoms. The last week i've had extreme amts of painful gas, bloating, loose stools, and cramps. Is standard ibs?

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

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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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What causes gas and bloating?

See your doctor: These symptoms can't be solved in this forum. You need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the causes of bloating and gas in children who are 5 years old?

Certain foods?: It's possible that some food that is in his diet disagrees with him. Milk, beans and soy products are common ones. I also think it would be a very good idea to see a physician to rule out any other source of this problem. ...Read more

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What causes extreme gas? What causes extreme gas & bloating? It basically just feels like my body is constantly full of air all the time.

What causes extreme gas? What causes extreme gas & bloating? It basically just feels like my body is constantly full of air all the time.

Digestion: You likely lack enzymes necessary to digest the food. I have no vested interest in this product but do recommend "digest extra" sold at the vitamin shoppe. It has all the enzymes your body needs for food breakdown and usually does the trick. ...Read more

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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

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Do avocados cause gas and bloating?

Do avocados cause gas and bloating?

They can: Gas production is common with cabbage, broccoli, brussel sprouts, broccoli, asparagus, cucumber, peppers, apples, raisins, prunes, bananas, avocados and melons. ...Read more

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What are the ways that gallstones cause gas and bloating?

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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Does taking amoxiciilan cause bloating or give you gas?

Does taking amoxiciilan cause bloating or give you gas?

Maybe : Antibiotics can alert the gut flora (bacteria in the intestine) and side effects can include nausea, bloating, diarrhea and gas.Try taking a probiotic (healthy bacteria). ...Read more

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Lately I have been having loose bowels and a little bloating with gas--what can cause this?

Lately I have been having loose bowels and a little bloating with gas--what can cause this?

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

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Do PPI's cause bloating and gas? Will it go away with time as your body adjusts to the medicine?

Do PPI's cause bloating and gas? Will it go away with time as your body adjusts to the medicine?

They can. It might.: Symptoms of bloating and gas - even diarrhea or constipation - have been reported by people taking proton pump inhibitors. Everyone is different - your symptoms may or may not improve if your continue to take the medication. ...Read more

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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?

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?

More than lactose: there more than lactose in the dairy product some people are allergic to the protein in the dairy product get with allergy specialist or with a nutritionist for advice or stay away from all dairy product ...Read more

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Do adhesions cause gas and bloating?

Maybe: Gas not usually , bloating yes if kink in bowel. May need to go to emergency room if nausea vomiting and not passing gas. ...Read more

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What foods cause gas, bloating, or constipation?

Fruits and veggies: most commonly certain fruits and veggies. also sugar supplements (Splenda). Look for the "FODMAP" diet for specifics. ...Read more