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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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How can abdominal bloating and distention be treated?

I don t think I m constipated but my doctor said I need laxatives to clean me out to reduce the distention of my abdomen from gas. I ve taken the laxative but it was purely liquid that came out. What do I do from here since I m still having gas pains and distension?
Mon, 19 Feb 2018
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"As"per your clinical history is concerned please follow like this -

1)Do a clinical examination by your Doctor [gastroenterologist] and to confirm you need few investigations like [Colonoscopy, stool RE/ME and CT scan]

2)Try to avoid high gas foods like carbonated beverages, vegetables especially cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower and raw fruits.

3)Discuss with your dietitian to make a diet plan by eliminating [FODMAP diet]

4)Do take a fiber supplement or discuss with your Doctor about prescription medication like [polyethylene glycol, dicyclomine, rifaximin]along with probiotics.

5)Try to reduce stress by doing meditation and deep breathing exercises.

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