Hello, doctor, Several weeks ago I started feeling very bloated every time I eat, my stomach hurt after eating oats, rice, especially made me My stomach is constantly gurgling, distends even after the smallest food portion. I had some belching and flatulence and at the moment a dull pain in the general liver area. I am very slightly constipated. I tried going gluten free and reducing consumption of beans and more gas producing foods, also started drinking digestive enzymes and probiotics, starting each day with warm water and apple cider vinegar, as well as light vegetable soups for lunch, lots of herbal tea, charcoal tablets with meals, all of which eased the discomfort slightly. I am vegan/vegetarian and eat generally a very wholesome diet. My daughter, who is not vegetarian, started complaining about her tummy too, she has gas as well, although she eats slightly different foods than me. About 2-3 weeks ago we might have been exposed to contaminated water, since a water boil advisory had been posted later than the contamination might have occurred. Could it be parasites or something else? What tests do you recommend, or any home treatments, we do not carry any medical insurance...Please advise us...
Asked On : Thu, 31 Jan 2013