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Stomach bloating, normal periods. Taken pregnancy tests, negative result. Causes for bloating?

Hello, I m just wondering what this could possibly be. I look to be about 3 months pregnate (at least what I assume 3 months would look like since I m being constantly asked if I am pregnate) yet I have my period. My stomachs not soft like you would expect someone over weight be be, and in all honesty I m not. I only weight 125 lbs when I went to the doctor two weeks ago. I haven t missed a period, but within the last 3 months my stomach has gotten like this. Yet when I take a HPT it comes up negative, as did the doctors but they didn t do a blood pregnacy test.
Asked On : Tue, 22 Jan 2013
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Hello Good Evening,

Why are doing HPT, if you are getting your periods regularly, there are no chances to get pregnant, if you have your periods regularly.

So please forget that you are pregnant, mind on bloating, about that I am giving you some information as follows:

There are many causes of bloating, including: diet, irritable bowel syndrome, lactose intolerance, re flux, and constipation and some more.

Gas and bloating is a sign that food is not being digested correctly by the body. An inadequate intake of water will cause excessive stomach bloating.
Water benefits the body by aiding with digestion because it supports a majority of the body's daily functions.

Fatty foods cause a formation of fat cells to develop throughout the body and contribute to bloating as well. A build up of fat cells slows down the body's ability to empty the stomach.

Dairy products also contribute to excessive cramps, gas, and bloating.
Persons who are intolerant to lactose products experience this effect more than others.

Following steps should follows to lessen the bloating:
Walk after eating a meal.
Avoid coffee and chocolates.
Avoid Meals that are high in fat.
Avoid extremely hot or cold food.
Avoid bubble gum or bubbly beverages.

If needed then medication should be included antacids, PPI, digestive enzymes.


Dr. Naresh Jain.
Answered: Sun, 14 Jul 2013
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