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Stomach blows to double size after eating, with constant burps and gas. Suggestion?

Hello, I have had stomach problems since I have had my two children. When I eat, my stomach blows up to double it s regular size. I have constant feeling of gas and burps. Sometimes the pain can be so bad that I am doubled over and can t stand up straight. I am 34, is this just my body changing due to getting older or could this be more serious?
Asked On : Sat, 16 Mar 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Thanks for choosing health care magic for posting your query.
From the description that you have given, it appears that you have problem with digestion of food. The most common reason for indigestion is excess acid inside stomach and the same should be treated with ranitidine or rabeprazole. The other way to treat is by supplementing the body digestive enzymes, by giving them by mouth. If symptoms persist you should get a USG scan of abdomen done.

Hope I am able to solve your concerns.
If you need any further help in detail, I will be more than happy to help you.
Wish you good health.
Dr. Pooja Reddy MD
Answered: Sun, 17 Mar 2013
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General Surgeon Dr. Grzegorz Stanko's  Response

Thank you for the query.

Your symptoms can be caused by aerophagia, chronic bacterial infection, IBS, partial bowels obstruction or abdominal hernia (if you have had C-section, hernia in the scar is also possible).

Aerophagia is simply increased air intake through mouth due to fast eating, drinking carbonated drinks, chewing gum, loose dentures.

Chronic bacterial infection can lead to bloating due to increased gas production by bacterias. Stool tests should be done to rule it out. Rifaximine treatment can be beneficial in such case.

Partial bowels obstruction is more possible if you have had any abdominal surgeries before (C-section for example).

You should visit gastroenterologist, have physical examination. Abdominal CT with oral contrast (enterolcysis) should be considered.

Hope this will help.
Answered: Sun, 17 Mar 2013
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