What are the causes of bloating?

Multiple. Abdominal bloating is a common, non-specific symptom with multiple causes. Typically this is from benign causes such as gas or spasm. However, this may be caused by serious problems such as cancer and should be evaluated carefully by your physician.
Air ingestion. Much of the bloating is swallowing air or air filled foods.

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What are the causes of bloating and gas in children who are 5 years old?

Certain foods? It's possible that some food that is in his diet disagrees with him. Milk, beans and soy products are common ones. I also think it would be a very good idea to see a physician to rule out any other source of this problem. Read more...

What could be causing frequent bloating and flatulence?

Bloating & flatulenc. There may be quite a few causes of bloating/flatulence. Food you are eating may be a culprit (high fat foods, caffeinated products etc). There may be some intestinal infections causing it - parasites, bacterial, viral, giardia. Pancreas and gallbladder problems may cause bloating/flatulence. Try simethicone and see if that helps. If not, see your doctor. Read more...
Got Milk? Many possibilities. For example lactose intolerance is a notorious cause of bloating and flatulence. It can come on later in life at times. If you can't find anything else, it might be worth considering a diary-free trial. If you clear up when you stop all dairy and the symptoms return when you restart dairy then you have found the cause. If you want to drink milk use lactaid milk. Read more...

What is the cause of bloateness and cramps like period 2 weeks before a period? I'm on the second package of trivora taken it well could I be prego?

Take the test. If you want to know if you are pregnant, take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. Read more...

What can cause excessive bloating?

Bloating. Bloating can occur for several reasons. Consider doing a diet diary and seeing of there is an association with certain foods. Often the case in most of my patients is that there is not enough fresh fruits and vegetables in their diet which results in poor bowel movements. Read more...