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Why is my stomach bloated all the time?

Why is my stomach bloated all the time?

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 "disease." check with your doctor for examination & treatment options, particularly since your problem seems to be ongoing. ...Read more

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My stomach feels bloated all the time even though I don't eat, what could cause this?

My stomach feels bloated all the time even though I don't eat, what could cause this?

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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I have diverticalites. I recently moved to Mexico. My stomach as extrnded And I feel bloated all the time. To the point I don't want to eat dinner.

I have diverticalites. I recently moved to Mexico. My stomach as extrnded And I feel bloated all the time. To the point I don't want to eat dinner.

Diverticulitis: The change in your diet is likely making your GI condition worse. Please continue to see your doctor and also experiment by observing what foods make things worse or better. Consider taking a probiotic such as the Doctor Ohira brand. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Recently over 3days I have gained a lot of weight. It brings pain in my stomach and makes me feel bloated all the time. What is causing this to happn?

Recently over 3days I have gained a lot of weight. It brings pain in my stomach and makes me feel bloated all the time. What is causing this to happn?

Water ;/or constipat: Many things can cause a lot of weight gain in 3 days. One is to retain water from hormone changes, too much salt, kidney, heart or liver problems. Another is constipation. If the weight gain is more then 5 lbs or continues to cause you distress see your pcp. ...Read more

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Why am I retaining so much water especially in my abdomen? I'm bloated all the time!

Why am I retaining so much water especially in my abdomen? I'm bloated all the time!

When last period?: Recently I had a patient who had the exact same problem. She felt bloated all the time and she came to me asking to help here. I asked her when her last menstrual period was and she said 5 months ago, But she said it normal for her to miss period for months. Long story short, I determined that she was pregnant with my history and physical. With my ultrasound I showed her her baby's heart beat ...Read more

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Why is my stomach so gassy and why do I feel bloated all the time? Could it be sugarless gum?

Why is my stomach so gassy and why do I feel bloated all the time? Could it be sugarless gum?

Gum can cause this.: Both the sweeteners and the method of chewing may cause "gassiness". Try a different gum and see if the problem persists. If it does-close your mouth whilst chewing. Good manners anyway. ...Read more

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9days late. Neg test. Feeling pressure in lower abdomen and very bloated all the time. What is going on. We are ttc. But neg test means no baby?

9days late. Neg test. Feeling pressure in lower abdomen and very bloated all the time. What is going on. We are ttc. But neg test means no baby?

Trust the test: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctor's office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more

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Stomach has been feeling weird for a few days. Gassy and bloated all the time. Feel poking from inside stomach. Had unprotected sex. What can this be?

Stomach has been feeling weird for a few days. Gassy and bloated all the time. Feel poking from inside stomach. Had unprotected sex. What can this be?

If you have: Missed your period - taking a home pregnancy test would be prudent. The gastro-intestinal symptoms could be related to diet, viral infection or other causes. Feeling poked from inside would not be related to pregnancy (don't feel kicking early on during pregnancy). Take care. ...Read more

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Very bloated all the time. Excessive burping and flatuence. Paiin in upper right abdomen. Back paim lower and between shoulder blades. Help.

Very bloated all the time. Excessive burping and flatuence. Paiin in upper right abdomen. Back paim lower and between shoulder blades. Help.

Cholecystitis: You have classic symptoms of a diseased gallbladder. Try a low fat diet to decrease symptoms. Okay to check in with your doc for exam, labs and ultrasound of right upper quadrant. If you have gallstones, a referral to surgery to discuss gallbladder surgery may be a benefit to you. Go sooner if you develop fever, vomiting or severe abdominal pain. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hard lump in center of upper stomach below ribs 1st small and has gotten big in a year time I feel bloated all the time gets bigger as I sit up/laying?

Hard lump in center of upper stomach below ribs 1st small and has gotten big in a year time I feel bloated all the time gets bigger as I sit up/laying?

See a doctor: Hard lumps are bad. Growing lumps are bad. Having discomfort with eating is bad. GO SEE A DOCTOR TOMORROW! I hope this helps and they find something easily fixed and you feel great soon. A primary care doc or even an urgent care clinic is anfine place to start. ...Read more

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Why is my stomach bloated all the time? I do sports drink water although I gained 1-2 kgs. Iam 163 CM and 64 kg.

Why is my stomach bloated all the time? I do sports drink water although I gained 1-2 kgs. Iam 163 CM and 64 kg.

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. Not pregnant, right? ...Read more

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My stomach feels so bloated all the time I get pains on an off all day, I have a lot of gas and constantly feel hungry even after I eat.

My stomach feels so bloated all the time I get pains on an off all day, I have a lot of gas and constantly feel hungry even after I eat.

Bloating: Sounds awful. Best approach is to visit a GI specialist and tell him your problems since so many things can cause this that only a direct exam can help. ...Read more

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I have constant discomfort in my lower stomach. Feels like im bloated all the time but I have pcos & haven't gotten my period for 2months. Is that why?

I have constant discomfort in my lower stomach. Feels like im bloated all the time but I have pcos & haven't gotten my period for 2months. Is that why?

Pelvic pain: Pelvic pain is complex as there are several organs in the pelvis. The ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, bladder, appendix, intestines, colon and rectum can all be the source. Pelvic pain requires and examination to help organize the evaluation. During your visit ask the Obgyn to discuss options for cycle regulation for patients with PCOS ...Read more

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My dad had a back (spine)surgery two weeks ago. He started vomiting, he has constipation and his stomach is bloated all the time. What shoild he take?

My dad had a back (spine)surgery two weeks ago. He started vomiting, he has constipation and his stomach is bloated all the time. What shoild he take?

Go see a doctor: Post surgical complications can occur. Your dad could have an ileus. Maybe he has a infection in his abdomen. Does he have a fever? I would call your surgeon and let him know about this. ...Read more

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My stomach is all the Time bloated. I cen feel it is full of air. What should I do?

My stomach is all the Time bloated. I cen feel it is full of air. What should I do?

Diet: The feeling of bloating, heartburn, and excess gas is usually due to diet. Try to eliminate foods from your diet that are known to cause gas. Also reduce the amount of processed foods as these are difficult to digest. ...Read more

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I have dry stomach every time if I eat any food and it gets bloated too. What could this be?

I have dry stomach every time if I eat any food and it gets bloated too. What could this be?

Dry stomach?: You could be having some difficulty with digestive enzymes that leads to bloating. Also you could have an inflammation of your stomach and/or esophageal lining that leads to discomfort. Please see your primary care physician about this so your problems can be investigated and helped. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My stomach is extremely bloated and hurting bad! Every time I eat it hurts more. What should I do?

My stomach is extremely bloated and hurting bad! Every time I eat it hurts more. What should I do?

See your doc: May need to go to the emergency department to be evaluated for blockage. ...Read more

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I traveled to a place with a 12 hour time difference from where I live and my stomach feels bloated, full and heavy?

I traveled to a place with a 12 hour time difference from where I live and my stomach feels bloated, full and heavy?

Could be normal: It is not unusual to get constipated or "gassy" with long travel. Make sure to drink lots of water, eat fresh fruits and veggies and other high fiber foods, and use a gentle stool softener like docusate sodium for a short period if needed. If symptoms continue beyond a few days, see a doctor. ...Read more

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Why do I have a bloated feeling in my lower left abdomen all the time?

Why do I have a bloated feeling in my lower left abdomen all the time?

Constipation vs tics: Constipation can make you feel bloated, especially on the lower left quadrant. Diverticulitis, which is inflammation & infection of diverticulosis, can also make you bloated but usually associated w/pain & fever. If you're female, sometimes ovarian cysts can make you feel bloated. Best to check in w/your family doc for an evaluation. In meantime, eat lots of fiber, drink lots of water & exercise. ...Read more

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Hie I have pain in my abdomen every time I press it down and there is a hard thing that hurts if I press it down it moves around the abdomen n bloated?

Hie I have pain in my abdomen every time I press it down and there is a hard thing that hurts if I press it down it moves around the abdomen n bloated?

Need to be checked: You seem to have a hard mass which moves around and you have pain and bloated feeling, we can not tell you what it may be but I will suggest you get it checked by your doctor or go to the er. ...Read more

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Hello, for a day or so my stomach has felt slightly bloated and aches time to time on the left and sometimes lower right side. I have also experienced?

Hello, for a day or so my stomach has felt slightly bloated and aches time to time on the left and sometimes lower right side. I have also experienced?

?: Not enough information present to give meaningful advice. Search your symptoms on Health Tap. If you still need assistance please consult a Prime physician here at Health Tap. ...Read more

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My stomach always feels bloated and crampy all the time?

My stomach always feels bloated and crampy all the time?

Irritable Bowel: A high fiber (morethen 25 gm pr day) low fat manly plant based diet will help you with your symptoms. You also need to add regular yogurt or probiotics to help with your symptoms. ...Read more

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Why is my stomach hard almost all the time almost kinda bloated to? Obesity?

Possibly: Seeing as to how you've had a number of tests, including a mri, the complaint of a bloated abdomen is likely not to be serious, given your age and presumed lack of findings on mri. If you are overweight, this can certainly account for a "bloated" abdomen. You should sit down with your physician to discuss the findings of the tests you have had done already before doing others. ...Read more

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Swimming 2km per day, 3-4 times a week. Why my stomach get upset and bloated after every session?

Swimming 2km per day, 3-4 times a week. Why my stomach get upset and bloated after every session?

Depends: Where do you swim? Pool, a fresh water lake, or ocean? Is it cold/heated? Do you put your face in to breathe or leave it out?
Possibilities: water is tainted with a bug (unlikely). Two more common: in cold water, your gut turns off. So later, when it turns back on, it feels crampy. Also, you might be swallowing air while you swim, pay attention to how you're breathing next time, just in case. ...Read more

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I have abdominal discomfort right above my navel. It almost feels empty, but at the same time I feel bloated. What is causing this?

I have abdominal discomfort right above my navel. It almost feels empty, but at the same time I feel bloated. What is causing this?

Nondiagnostic: These symptoms are nondiagnostic and more information is needed. Is the discomfort helped or worsened by eating, is there associated belching, nausea, tenderness to the touch? Inflammation of the stomach lining, gas entrapment, gall bladder dysfunction, peptic ulcer, dyspepsia are all possibilities. Try a low fat diet and take mylanta after meals. See your physician if no improvement. ...Read more

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I am on rivaroxaban for a month but my face and abdomen are bloated but I haven't gained weight...will this bloating go in time. Thanks?

I am on rivaroxaban for a month but my face and abdomen are bloated but I haven't gained weight...will this bloating go in time. Thanks?

Tell your doc.: Face and abdominal swelling is not listed as a side effect of Xarelto usually. But if you have liver disease xarelto can worsen liver function, and may lead to swelling for that reason. Please call and notify your doc of your swelling right away. If it gets worse, go to the ER. ...Read more

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Hi my stomach is always hard and feels bloated I empty bowel regular! Sometimes I need empty bowels 3/4 time day Main worry hard stomach?

Hi my stomach is always hard and feels bloated I empty bowel regular! Sometimes I need empty bowels 3/4 time day Main worry hard stomach?

R/O IBS: IBS = irritable bowel syndrome is a diagnosis of exclusion. SX can be managed You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori. Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/hpylori. You also need a baseline EGD/COLO. While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free high fiber diet. Ie gutbliss. Com and Wholeapproach. Com. Also 64-80oz water ...Read more

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The last couple of days my stomach has been really bloated and hard and if I push on it it hurts ive asked have some back pain at the same time?

Never ignore: abdominal pain which travels toward your back. Although this may be a gas issue, it could represent stomach, gallbladder pancreas or intestinal disease: please go to ER or UV clinic TODAU ...Read more

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