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Distended abdomen after meals. Due to too much fiber? Gurgling noise in stomach

After dinner the area around my navel was flat, but my upper abdomen was distended. I am a girl, 15 122lbs, 5 7 I think I also ate two much of Fiber One bran cereal. Would this have been caused by too much fiber? I have also heard gurgling noises in my stomach a couple of minutes after dinner. This has never happened to me before. Do I have to go to the ER or is this normal?
Asked On : Sun, 23 Dec 2012
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Hi,

The distended abdomen after meals could be because of:

- eating too fast (too much gas enters GI tract) : eat slowly, often and little
- high fiber foods : take malabsorption tests
- candida infection of GI : do culture of stool for candida
- GERD (reflux):
- do not lay down immediately after eating

You can schedule an appointment with a Gastroenterologist to further investigate and get proper treatment. Meanwhile, I suggest to eat less fiber and drink more water.

All the best!
Dr.Alba
Answered: Tue, 26 Nov 2013
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