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Doctor insights on: What Causes Painful Gas And Bloating

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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

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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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?

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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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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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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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