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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

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

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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

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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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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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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 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

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Stomach pain , gas& bloating. I have IBS. Eating 2300-2500 kcal/day exercising 5x/ week. What could be the cause ?

Stomach pain , gas& bloating. I have IBS. Eating 2300-2500 kcal/day exercising 5x/ week. What could be the cause ?

IBS=label for combo: of symptoms; some signs. As for all body cells, controls=within cell, tissue, organ & central nervous system, only some of which physicians partially understand yet cannot see/measure & many Docs promote only physical. As embodied Soul?Mind?Brain?Body creatures sending >2,000,000 orders/sec brain?body, Humans=HiTech; medicine=LowTech. Most answers=within; history/hidden-emotions always big issues. ...Read more

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Why? every Time I eat I get nauseous and stomach upset no diarreah no vomiting what can cause this. Little constipation gas and bloating

Why? every Time I eat I get nauseous and stomach upset no diarreah no vomiting  what can cause this. Little constipation gas and bloating

Ginger/Lemon/Honey: There are many causes of abdominal pain/cramps, some benign such as heartburn or gastroenteritis and some more serious such as infections, cancers of the colon/rectum or inflammation of the colon (Colitis) such as Ulcerative Colitis or Crohn's Disease. See your Doctor/Proctologist for an exam and Colonoscopy/EGD. Check with your doctor about Ginger/Lemon/Honey tea! ...Read more

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Ongoing3 months, EGD showed chronic gastritis (CG). now constant bloating after eating, gas and stomach discomfort but no cause.Could be Post IBS?

Ongoing3 months, EGD showed chronic gastritis (CG).  now  constant bloating after eating, gas and stomach discomfort but no cause.Could be Post IBS?

Gastritis: I assume that the gastroenterologist prescribed a regimen for healing of the gastritis, but since symptoms are ongoing has he/she recommended a follow-up egd for evaluation and to determine whether gastritis is still the cause of these persistent symptoms? If there is no longer signs of gastritis perhaps you have lactose or gluten intolerance or gall bladder dysfunction. Discuss this with your MD ...Read more

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Can adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) cause stomach problems?? Gas, bloating, diarreah, nausea, loss of appetite? Going on 4 weeks now of this

Can adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) cause stomach problems?? Gas, bloating, diarreah, nausea, loss of appetite? Going on 4 weeks now of this

Anxiety: I understand your discomfort. Loss of appetite, nausea diarrhea, and anxiety and can be side effects of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). Anxiety can cause or increase these symptoms Anxiety can also be due to stress which at age 21 can be- expectation of parents, relationships, breaking up of relationships, school, work and finances. See Psychiatrist for diagnosis, need, benefits, side effects of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) , and Therapy ...Read more

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Stomach growling,gas,bloating.Neg preg test and havent missed a period over a year.Have this thumping above my belly button,stomach pain,cause?

Stomach growling,gas,bloating.Neg preg test and havent missed a period over a year.Have this thumping above my belly button,stomach pain,cause?

Gastroenterologist: Your symptoms may be caused by irritable bowel syndrome, gluten or lactose intolerance. I recommend a consultation with a gastroenterologist who will order appropriate studies in order to make a diagnosis and give you dietary advice as well. ...Read more

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Does moderate antrum gastritis interfere with food digestion and cause gases and bloating in the stomach?

Does moderate antrum gastritis interfere with food digestion and  cause gases and  bloating in the stomach?

Possible...: Gastric delay to due inflammation? Belching is caused by release of swallowed gas after distension of the stomach with food. Magenblase syndrome is postprandial epigastric fullness & bloating, relieved by belching.Aerophagia (accumulation of gas due to air swallowing) is common with anxiety, hypersalivation from gum chewing, smoking, drinking, oral irritation. In some, belching can become habitual. ...Read more

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Gas + abdominal bloating (come and go for 2 years) + No abnomalies in CTscan or blood tests, what should I do? Could be caused by bacteria or parasit?

Gas + abdominal bloating (come and go for 2 years) + No abnomalies in CTscan or blood tests, what should I do? Could be caused by bacteria or parasit?

Consider SIBO: Chronic excess gas production and bloating could represent Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO). Patients with IBS may also suffer from SIBO. In my practice, I occasionally check for SIBO in patients with IBS and severe gas that are not responding well to a FODMAP diet and other traditional IBS treatments. ...Read more

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Can PMS cause lower and upper abdominal bloating. I'm am worrying about the upper part. I get so full after eating. I also have gas and constipation.

Can PMS cause lower and upper abdominal bloating. I'm am worrying about the upper part. I get so full after eating. I also have gas and constipation.

Upper: gastrointestinal symptomatology is not common as a symptom associated with PMS. You need to discuss these symptoms with your internist,or family physician. Hope this is helpful. BE WELL Dr Z ...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