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Why am so bloated after running a half marathon?

Why am so bloated after running a half marathon?

Hard to say: Depends on a number of things. You may have let yourself dehydrate, and now your body is hanging on to water until things equilibrate. What did you eat beforehand - did you "carbo load" and with high fiber? A marathon his high stress and leads to cortisol release which may cause water retention as well. Whatever it is, it will resolve with time. ...Read more

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Bloating Or Abdominal Fullness (Definition)

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Why do I get stomach pains and a really bloated stomach after running?

Why do I get stomach pains and a really bloated stomach after running?

Find the cause: Many different things can cause stomach "bloat" true bloating due to a large amount of gas can best be avoided by avoiding the foods, activities that cause the gas accumulation. Many other things feel like bloating but may be due to inflammation or adhesions or gallstone problems etc. See your primary to figure out the cause of your symptoms http://digestive.Niddk.Nih.Gov/ddiseases/pubs/gas/. ...Read more

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Why do I feel nauseous, have chills, and have gas after running a half marathon?

Why do I feel nauseous, have chills, and have gas after  running a half marathon?

Dehydration, heat : Make sure you drink enough during marathons, and as well take adequate "electrolytes" (salt). Dress lightly, make sure your clothing is well ventilated, avoid occlusive clothing. E.G. Visor hat is better than a hat that closes off evaporation. Humans were designed without clothing, and when you are hot and exerting, try to get back as close to that natural state. Spray water, evaporation cools. ...Read more

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What could cause pain, bruising and swelling of outer and top of ankle right after running a pain free half marathon?

What could cause pain, bruising and swelling of outer and top of ankle right after running a pain free half marathon?

Pretty typical: for any inflammation that it takes 12-36 hrs for it to appear/peak. Ice immediately after a KNOWN injury, and heat after 24 hrs. NSAIDS, rest, maybe some light immobilization. without an exam, I can only give general information but these should get much better in 2-5 days. ...Read more

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How do I heal pain in my ankle after running for my half marathon this weekend? There is no real swelling or bone fracture.

How do I heal pain in my ankle after running for my half marathon this weekend? There is no real swelling or bone fracture.

Rest, ice and:: Start with resting and icing it to cool things down, an acewrap to support it would be helpful. Gentle exercises would be helpful, within limits of discomfort initially, and gradually increase them as pain reduces. Nsaids like Ibuprofen type medication would help. I am sure you'll be painfree in about 5-10 days time. If not see your doctor. ...Read more

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I feel hungry more than normal. Have a high metabolism due to running. Yet the past few days i've also felt bloated. Born w/o uterus. What's wrong?

I feel hungry more than normal. Have a high metabolism due to running. Yet the past few days i've also felt bloated. Born w/o uterus. What's wrong?

U may have: Hyperacidity. Have a thorough exam with ur dr and get checked for diabetes, thyroid condition etc. Best wishes! http://www.M.Webmd.Com/heartburn-gerd/tc/gas-bloating-and-burping-topic-overview. ...Read more

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I am 2-1/2 weeks post op of a partial hysterectomy. Aching on my right ovary , bloated and running a low grade fever 100.8 varying now for 4 days?

I  am 2-1/2 weeks post op of a partial hysterectomy. Aching on my right ovary , bloated and running a low grade fever 100.8 varying now for 4 days?

Varies: It is normal to have some bloating and even tenderness near the ovaries after a subtotal hysterectomy. You should, however, follow up with your gynecologist about the fever, to evaluate for infection. ...Read more

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I am extremely depressed even after daily exercise including running and strength training but still have a bloated belly due to gas or constipation?

I am extremely depressed even after daily exercise including running and strength training but still have a bloated belly due to gas or constipation?

Depression: There are many things you can do for depression. Don't isolate. Spend time w people. Use your support system. Get out. Don’t stagnate at home. Work to get 8 hours or > of sleep per night & eat healthfully. Daily aerobic physical activity is a big +. Recommend the “Feeling Good Book" by Dr. David Burns. If you haven't been evaluated by a psychologist or a psychiatrist - encourage that. ...Read more

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Bad stomach pain/cramp/bloated ffeeling when its starts to be empty. Sometimes so bad its hard to stand straight up due to the 'running cramp' feeling. I have history of gastritis... Wat 2 do?

Bad stomach pain/cramp/bloated ffeeling when its starts to be empty. Sometimes so bad its hard to stand straight up due to the 'running cramp' feeling. I have history of gastritis... Wat 2 do?

Check out these: Links. Hope u feel better soon! http://www.m.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/digestive-diseases-gastritis. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/gastritis/ds00488. http://www.livestrong.com/article/367795-herbal-medicines-for-severe-gastritis/#page=1. ...Read more

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How can I prevent cold after running?

How can I prevent cold after running?

Vague: Do you mean that you are cold after running or getting a cold? You live in california, so I am assuming the later, but unsure. ...Read more

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Should my "thighs hurt" after running?

Yes.: It can indicate muscle growth from strengthening the quad muscles, or it can be Lactic Acid buildup, which will clear itself in a day or so. ...Read more

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How to deal with midfoot pain after running?

How to deal with midfoot pain after running?

See a foot doc: Get evaluated and get a diagnosis....is it tendonitis? Plantar fascitis? A stress fracture? It would be important to know. Perhaps you need an orthotic.? Without knowing the exact location of the pain ..hard to determine....midfoot pain is too general.... ...Read more

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I walk with a limp after running, why is this?

I walk with a limp after running, why is this?

Plantar fasciitis??: If your pain is after activity and also after rest, you may have plantar fasciitis. If you can provide me with more information such as where the pain is located, any swelling, heat, etc, I may be able to help you more. ...Read more

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Why would someone get a headache after running?

Why would someone get a headache after running?

No: In theory , running increases blood pressure and heart rate and in turn increases cerebral blood flow......May cause pounding/ throbbing headache .....Reduce the intensity. If have family hx on aneurism, stop running, get checked. ...Read more

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I get testicular pains after running. What to do?

I get testicular pains after running. What to do?

See a doc: 7)kidney stone: the pain from kidney stones may sometimes radiate into the testicular area. 8) infections or bleeding in the abdomen.......In your case a nerve entrapment, strain of the abdomen while running and possibly a hernia appear to be the more likely... Get a proper evaluation from a urologist or a general surgeon. ...Read more

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When should I do yoga - before or after running ?

When should I do yoga - before or after running ?

If U R an avid runne: -& R on a stressful routine, a day off 2 do yoga would B my suggestion. Run 4 days a week doing hard workouts, then add yoga on Ur easier workout days, and do after running. U always should warm up then stretch B4 Ur hard workouts, then cool down, you can do yoga after easier days as part of your cool down. ...Read more