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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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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