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How to tell if abdominal bloating (lower stomach) is due to gas or fluid buildup? Causes? No other symptoms

How to tell if abdominal bloating (lower stomach) is due to gas or fluid buildup? Causes? No other symptoms

Probably gas: At this age fluid build up is unlikely unless you have some serious illness. See your local pharmacist something for gas. If symptoms persist see your doctor.I hope this helps. If you still have any concern about this contact me on my Virtual Practice at www.healthtap.com/dryetimyan ...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'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 stress cause bloating, weird stomach sounds, and gas?

Can stress cause bloating, weird stomach sounds, and gas?

Absolutely, but...: Feeling full of "gas" may reflect malabsorption of food (like gluten, lactose), intake of poorly digested food, or choosing foods known to promote gas (beans, fizzy drinks). Sometimes its more complicated--a stomach emptying too slowly, bacterial overgrowth syndrome, delayed intestinal function, partial obstruction from any cause, infection, rectum problems, and pelvic pathology outside the gut. ...Read more

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Is it possible for anxiety and stress to cause stomach symptoms such as gas, bloating / fullness etc?

Is it possible for anxiety and stress to cause stomach symptoms such as gas, bloating / fullness etc?

Absolutely: You have probably heard that it's possible for a person to worry so much that they develop an ulcer? It is true. Also, a person who is anxious may swallow a lot, including swallowing air, which can lead to belching. ...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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What causes bloating and gas that is hard to pass, and hangs around for hours after meals, in the lower left abdominal area, but also mid-back area?

What causes bloating and gas that is hard to pass, and hangs around for hours after meals, in the lower left  abdominal area, but also mid-back area?

Feeling gassy...: Feeling full of "gas" may reflect malabsorption of food (like gluten, lactose), intake of poorly digested food, or choosing foods known to promote gas (beans, fizzy drinks). Sometimes its more complicated--a stomach emptying too slowly, bacterial overgrowth syndrome, delayed intestinal function, partial obstruction from any cause, infection, rectum problems, and pelvic pathology outside the gut. ...Read more

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I had sex on ovulation day. Today is day4 & I have had tightness and bloating in the abdomen also with a lot of gas since day 2. What could cause this?

I had sex on ovulation day. Today is day4 & I have had tightness and bloating in the abdomen also with a lot of gas since day 2. What could cause this?

Pregnancy test: If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. If you are experiencing bloating and gas then you may have a digestive disorder. Consider seeing your primary care doctor or a gastroenterologist if it continues. ...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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If someone does'nt have any gas or bowel problems or any other considerable GI stomach conditions, then what intestinal causes r of bloating/movement?

If someone does'nt have any gas or bowel problems or any other considerable GI stomach conditions, then what intestinal  causes r of bloating/movement?

Abdominal bloating: There are lots of reasons (some quite concerning) for abdominal discomfort /bloating, but not all of them are due to the GI tract. Also, functional syndromes may be present without underlying inflammation or structural pathology. Check with your doctor for examination ; treatment options, particularly since your problem seems to be ongoing. ...Read more