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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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What could be the cause for hard and bloated stomach?

Hi, for the past several years I have chronically complained to my doctor about my stomach. At first, it would bloat up and fizzled down. Then, it started staying bloated. Now, I look as though I'm 8 months pregnant (59 years old) my stomach is hard and stays bloated. A man friend tried to lay on top of me and I had to tell him to get up because it was hurting my stomach.
Thu, 6 Jun 2019
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General & Family Physician 's  Response

Your symptoms seem to be related to bloating.

I suggest using simethicone medication such as GasX.

If the symptoms continue I suggest using a gastroprotective such as Omeprazole.

I also recommend eating a healthy fiber rich diet.

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

Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi, General & Family Physician
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