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Help please. what would cause a person tummy to blow up and be hard? so hard that it is sore

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine

In brief: Gas entrapment

Either forming excess intestinal gas and/or not being able to pass the gas causes abdominal distension.
Drinking hot water and applying a hot water bottle to the abdomen promotes breaking down and passage of the gas. Taking simethicone after meals prevents the build-up of the gas.

In brief: Gas entrapment

Either forming excess intestinal gas and/or not being able to pass the gas causes abdominal distension.
Drinking hot water and applying a hot water bottle to the abdomen promotes breaking down and passage of the gas. Taking simethicone after meals prevents the build-up of the gas.
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