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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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Is bloating of the stomach a symptom of hernia in the stomach?

My husband is age 64. His stomach feels like he has done a lot of situps and is very sore. it just came on very sudden. he has a hernia in his stomach. he is bloated. he has had the hernia for several yrs. he takes atorvastation & lisinprol for blood pressure.
Fri, 19 Jul 2019
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General Surgeon 's  Response

A certain degree of bloating is normal but in case of excessive bloating, it may be a sign of food allergy, hiatal hernia, IBS or inflammatory bowel diseases. So you should do gastroenterologic work up but first, try to change your dietary habits, it means: eat smaller meals but more frequently, avoid fried and spicy food, take menta tea, avoid alcohol and coffee, eat probiotics and milk products, boiled food and vegetables.

Also, there are medications such as Flobian, Magnesium oxide or certain Laxatives which may relieve such symptoms of this continue. If there is no improvement on these measures, you should consider doing diagnostic tests such as colonoscopy, anal sphincter manometry and food allergy testing.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Dr. Ivan R. Rommstein, General Surgeon
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