3 doctors weighed in:
What are the common causes of intermittent abdominal bloating/distention?
3 doctors weighed in

Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Constipation, etc...
A person who feels bloated (in the tummy) off and on is not normal, especially if the bloating is new.
A doctor can evaluate to figure out the cause. Problems can be due to eating things the person cannot digest. Some parasites cause bloating. More serious causes of bloating include a build-up of fluid in the abdomen due to kidney disease, liver problems, heart failure, abdominal cancers, etc...

In brief: Constipation, etc...
A person who feels bloated (in the tummy) off and on is not normal, especially if the bloating is new.
A doctor can evaluate to figure out the cause. Problems can be due to eating things the person cannot digest. Some parasites cause bloating. More serious causes of bloating include a build-up of fluid in the abdomen due to kidney disease, liver problems, heart failure, abdominal cancers, etc...
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
Thank
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
In brief: OK
This is constipation! a hi fiber diet, 20-25 grams of fiber per day, drink 80-`100 ounces of non caffeinated, non alcoholic fluids daily and increase your fluids if you do strenuous work or exercise.
Do not use harsh laxatives. Excess fiber in the face of inadequate fluids will cause bloating and constipation.

In brief: OK
This is constipation! a hi fiber diet, 20-25 grams of fiber per day, drink 80-`100 ounces of non caffeinated, non alcoholic fluids daily and increase your fluids if you do strenuous work or exercise.
Do not use harsh laxatives. Excess fiber in the face of inadequate fluids will cause bloating and constipation.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Arnon Rubin
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
20 years in practice
162K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors