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Why Am I So Bloated Lately
Why am I so bloated lately? It's not periods, cuz I never get bloated from that. And I'm not pregnant either. So what's up?
Try avoiding: Lactose. Ice cream, cheese and milk products ...Read more
Take a walk: Everyday. Getting regular exercise can help relieve feelings of fatigue, bloating, and heaviness. It can also help one maintain a healthy weight. If this does not help, consider an evaluation by a healthcare professional. These could be symptoms of low thyroid function. Thyroid dysfunction is very common. Has your thyroid function be checked recently? ...Read more
Lately, I have been feeling very bloated after I finish eating and I've been nauseous. I've noticed a decrease in my appetite. What's happening?
Don't know: Could be premenstrual. Could be dietary (dairy and grains for many people help retain fluid and lead to bloating). You could have a carbohydrate intolerance, digestive issue. See your regular md and an acupuncturist/chinese medicine practitioner. ...Read more
See your doctor: Bloating can be caused by constipation or other gastrointestinal conditions like irritable bowel disease, parasites, or celiac disease. It can also be related to your hormonal cycle. However, it is one of the symptoms that can appear with early ovarian cancer. Please get an exam, including a gyn exam. ...Read more
Feeling what you ate: Prolonged bloating could mean your GI tract is constantly producing gas from what you have been eating or your movements have not been regular. Try some probiotic and high fiber diet which is not gas-forming. Fleets enema may help. See your doctor if you do not get any relief. ...Read more
Bloating: There is no instant relief ; time is usually the biggest cure. Sometime otc meds like gas-x (simethicon) can help. Gentle activity like walking or swimming can help gass pas through your system. Some people find a warm pad (such as the ones with rice or similar substances) that are placed in the microwave, are helpful when placed on abdomen during symptoms. Best treatment is avoiding triggers. ...Read more
Belly bloating: There are lots of reasons for decreased appetite & bloating, & not all of them are due to the GI tract. Even "functional" syndromes may be present without underlying "disease." Your problem may be as simple as an early urinary tract infection, but best to check with your doctor for examination & treatment options so a more serious condition is not missed. ...Read more
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Conception, as defined by the generation of a fertilized ovum, occurs within day or so of the sex. However, it takes about 2-3 weeks for the embryo to make enough HCG to produce a positive pregnancy test. Blood test may be done a day after a missed period. Home pregnancy tests should be done 4-5 days after the missed period. If the result is negative repeat the test in 4-5 days. Use first morning urine and follow instructions for the test carefully. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD.
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Can't pee or poop?: If you can't pee get seen asap. Stay well hydrated (at least 8 - 8 ounces glasses of water per day). Try to get in 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit per day – get that fiber in. Stay physically active if possible. There are a number of over the counter laxatives that can be taken orally to help pass retained fecal matter. See your medical provider if unable to pass stool. ...Read more
Ginger tea instead!:
Ginger is a wonderful medicinal herb with many benefits including improved digestion- see http://www. Whfoods. Com/genpage. Php? Tname=foodspice&dbid=72
but I do not recommend ginger ale- it is very high in sugars, usually including high fructose corn syrup from gmo sources- something to be avoided at all costs. Brew some fresh ginger tea with lemon & honey- more effective & avoids the toxic chemicals! ...Read more
Get checked.: Bloating is a perplexing symptom. Sometimes it means nothing serious, but sometimes it can be a symptom of ovarian cancer.You are young for this (I am assuming you are female). See your doctor. She may wish to get a pelvic ultrasound exam to check your ovaries. She'll also want to talk to you about your diet. Good luck. ...Read more
Dehydration: Excluding any sort of tropical infection or liver disease, the top cause for bloating is dehydration. Women should be drinking about 2-3 liters of water per day and men 3-4 liters. Try drinking two cups of water as soon as you wake up, and keep hydrated throughout the day, then see if bloating is relieved within a week. Good luck! ...Read more
Seek medical care: You may have any of a number of conditions, including constipation, gastritis, stomach ulcer, or even intestinal blockage. You did not state the degree of severity of your problems. Any really bothersome symptoms that last for 5 days should be evaluated by a physician promptly. Please go to Emergency Department or Urgent Care promptly, unless you can see your physician within the next day or so. ...Read more
See ur physician:
A physical exam would be needed to determine why you feel bloated... There may be something amiss physically that requires medication or treatment. Blood work and an examination will give your physician the information to make an informed decision on how to treat you.
Feel better soon... ...Read more
Bloating: Most likely you are an air swallower as a cause of your symptoms. Pay attention to what you eat and swallow and attempt to cut down on the air you swallow. Sucking on candy or frequent drinking with swallowing air with them is a frequent cause. You can also try simethicone pills four times a day (Gas-X). If no joy see your doctor and be evaluated formally. ...Read more
Try sipping a cup: Of green tea for diuresis.Get a more detailed answer ›
Could be many things: Depending on the severity, timing and location the pain could be due do food in sensitivities, problems with your gut, kidney problems, constipation or diarrhea to name a few. If the pain is severe, prolonged or just causing significant discomfort, get checked out by your primary care and they can help determine a plan of care. ...Read more
Check diet: There are many reasons for bloating from poor digestion, imbalance of pH in stomach, gallbladder disease, enzyme deficiency. See what foods increase the bloating and avoid those types of foods. Check with your provider for any test they can do. There are OTC gas pills but have your provider do testing to rule out any other type of problem ...Read more