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Stomach bloating, distended, constipation, cramps. Cause of concern?

i am very bloated and my stomach is very distended.cannot do a poo, extremly constipated. Only done two small poos in a week. stomach bloated and distended for about 10 days straight without going down. stomach same size as when i was 5 months pregnuant. am cramping a little, getting bigger every day as i am eating but cannot poo. is this serious?
Mon, 22 Apr 2019
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Hello,

There can be various issues with indigestion as fiber deficiency in food, lack of oral liquids intake, digestive enzyme disturbances, hemorroids or else.

Best of the recovery tips are
- drink more liquids
- high fiber diet
- bulk-forming laxative including ispaghula husk
- regular mobilization and exercises

Consult your GP as per the progress of the condition and further need.

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

Regards,
Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel, General Surgeon
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