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How can I tell whether my belly is bloated, or if I have just gained some weight(really quickly)?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Check waist size

To determine if you are "bloated" (defined: abdominal distension), compare your baseline abdominal circumference (when not bloated) against a remeasurement when you feel bloating.
The same comparison can be made to assess weight gain (check before & after scale weights). However, weights & abdominal circumference may vary throughout the day appropriate to food ingestion, laxation, water retention.

In brief: Check waist size

To determine if you are "bloated" (defined: abdominal distension), compare your baseline abdominal circumference (when not bloated) against a remeasurement when you feel bloating.
The same comparison can be made to assess weight gain (check before & after scale weights). However, weights & abdominal circumference may vary throughout the day appropriate to food ingestion, laxation, water retention.
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