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why is my upper abdomen always bloated and have gas

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Dr. Anders Mark Christensen

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Posted on Fri, 18 Jan 2019 in Digestion and Bowels
Question: why is my upper abdomen always bloated and have gas or wind all the time? it doesn't hurt but i feel that there is something wrong with my body. I get extreme fatigue and i have yellow diahrrea all the time no matter what i eat. I'm loosing a lot of hair and muscle mass.
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Answered by Dr. Anders Mark Christensen 54 minutes later
Brief Answer:
It could be malabsorption or metabolic disease

Detailed Answer:
Hi Maaguirre11.ma,

What you describe can be many things, e.g. malabsorption such as lactose intolerance, celiac disease, Whipples disease, or a metabolic disorder, e.g. hyperthyroidism.

I suggest you schedule for blood tests (metabolic panel, hemoglobin, autoantibodies for example for celiac disease, TRAB antibodies), a gastroscopy with biopsies, and fecal tests for parasites, elastasis, bacteria, and calprotectin.

Hope this helps. Please let me know if there is anything else I can help you with.
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Follow up: Dr. Anders Mark Christensen 35 minutes later
i have had so many blood tests which come out normal. i also had 3 endoscopies last most recent endoscopy everything came out normal biospies normal no inflamation cells but what i havent had are intolerance tests nor a fecal test just to mention i also had my gallbladder removed
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Answered by Dr. Anders Mark Christensen 12 hours later
Brief Answer:
Intolerance tests are a good idea

Detailed Answer:
Hi again,

Intolerance tests are a good idea at this point. Your symptoms can also be a result of your gall bladder removal, but this is a diagnosis of exclusion.
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