Bloating

What is Bloating?

Bloating is any abnormal general swelling, or increase in diameter of the abdominal area. As a symptom, the patient feels a full and tight abdomen, which may cause abdominal pain, and sometimes accompanied by increased stomach growling, or more seriously, the total lack of it.

Questions and answers on "Bloating"

hi, i have came off my dianette 5months ago, i was on it as i have pcos, my skin and hair is now so greasy, my tummy is really bloated and i've put on loads of weight, my periods have returned normal which is good as we are trying for a baby. but my bloating and weight is getting me depressed, is there any thing i can do

doctor1 MD

Hello young lady,
I can help a little, but it would benefit you to work with a dietitian. Even if you have access to a WIC dietitian, someone to help you with your meal planning to assist with managing your PCOS. Diannette was keeping you from being so "greasy" and now you are seeing what life is...

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i have had a few symptoms of being pregnant, such as overly tired, bloating, miss of period around 2-3 months and i did a poo today and there was blood. i then think i have my period but it has gone. i have back pains and i have vomitted, what could this be. am i pregnant or not and im only 16!

doctor1 MD

Hello,
I have gone through your query and understand your concerns.
If you had an unprotected intercourse then there is chance of pregnancy.
I suggest you to have a urine pregnancy test done to rule out pregnancy.
If you had blood when you went to poo that might be due to constipation or...

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I am 56, Male, weight 62Kgs, vegetarian, banking profession, hyper sensitive, thin, height 5'3", suffer from chronic [last 35 years] gas, bloating, mild nausea, lack of aggressive appetite, not checked, sugar level, or any pathological test? what should I do now?

doctor1 MD

Hello

thank you for trusting HCM


Dear many causes for bloting and decreased appetite.Some common causes of abdominal bloating and loss of appetite include:

constipation,gastroenteritis, both viral and bacterial,giardiasis,gallstones,food poisoning
peripheral neuropathy,hookworm infections...

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I have a thyroid question - my medicine was recently changed in January and beginning in February up till now my stomach has been bloated. Does the thryoid have anything to do with this bloating?

doctor1 MD

Are you taking medicines for hypo or hyperthyroidism? Kindly tell us the name of the medicine and dosage which you are taking.

Patients who are hypothyroid (i.e. have decreased amount of thyroid hormone) can have problems like bloating and constipation.

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Hi had my appendix out 6days ago, after a few days of constipation and bloating, I have since managed bowel movement, I am still experiencing bowel pain both before after and when initiating bowel movement , no bleeding, pain more constant discomfort than agony and am wondering if cause for concern, or is it to early to tell.

doctor1 MD

it takes some time after surgery to take normal
it take 3 week
take loow protein high fiber diet with plenty of fluids and take liquid antacids to keep normal and you will be fine in some days

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could i be 5 days pregnant? i have the symptoms like mild flu, slight fever, watery light brown spotting, bloating, fatigue, tiredness and a home pregnancy test showed a faint line.

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Hi doctor I am Brandon I am 18 and Ive been having bloating, discomfort in upper abdomen after eating small. Ive also been having muscle tensions in my body. I also have been getting a feeling like something is within my throat. Can you tell me what is going on?

doctor1 MD

Hello nothing to worry your symptoms sounds like you may have gastritis only.Avoid eating oily food and outside food.Sleep only after 2 hours of food.Sleep with your head end raised little.Good day!!

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i had an abortion 4 days ago 2 days after i was feeling good, not much cramping but last night woke up with painful cramps and to me excessive bloating , i have only had one abortion before this but do not remember feeling like this, last time was able to go to work the same night and continue a regular schedule there after. this time i feel more crampy and bloated.

doctor1 MD

hi,
some amount of cramping and bloating sensation are common after abortion,
but if you are having severe symptoms and undergone D&C for abortion better to consult gynecologist to rule out the possibilities of,
-retained products,
-infection,
-rarely rent in the uterine wall.
take care....

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hi never went throught menapuase like most people. my perods stopped, and I never had hot flushes. I went throught are marriage breakup and my doctor thinks it might have been the start of menopause. but I do have problems with weight and bloating. I do have fluid sometimes. not sure what to do with this. do watch what I eat and do exercise
so some advice would be good redards linda

doctor1 MD

Hi,
Welcome to HCM.
Weight gain is one of the common problems encountered in the menopausal age.
This is due to decreased basal metabolic rate (BMR) occurring because of the hormonal changes in the body.
So you should do exercises which will boost your BMR and help you burn your calories faster....

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I have had a Kidneytransplant in 2008 but for last last one I feeling bloating in my stomach . i walk 3 km in morning. I am on insulin (huminlnsuilin 3 times in a day), 3 immualsupressents- Tacromus- 3.5 mg in a day, predispline (5 mg), Mycoimmune -s 360* 3 per day), and Tegretol 600 per day), matelar 150 mg, dilzem sr, minipress Xl,arkamin. What is the reason? I have had loose stomcah for past one month. Also I am on sebivo 2 tab per week. guide me

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Pain under the left rib cage especially after having something to eat. Feels like bloating and wind trapped in the area. Gentle rubbing of the area seems to help relieved the soreness for a short while. Constantly returns after eating any food or drinks such as coffee or tea.

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Hi - I have been having severe bloating and stomach and side tenderness for the past (4) days. I am not nauseous nor do I have diarrhea, but leading up to this I am always hungry and have been gaining weight at an alarming rate. I also have gas all the time (belching) and I feel dizzy with stomach pains when I am hungry. I am a 48 year old male, around 265 pounds. I am trying to lose weight by eating right and exercising but can t even get started due to this problem I deal with daily.

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Hello. I am having little sesame seed like soft, white pieces in my stool every time I have a movement. I also have a lot of bloating and gas that I can feel in my lower abdominal area (below belly button) down to the pelvic area. I also hear the typical growling with it. I eat very cleanly (mostly Paleo style). The onset seemed to occur after I drank a bunch a couple of bottles of Kefir each day for 3 or 4 days for meals (I was too busy to stop and eat a regular meal - I know, I know not the best idea.) What do you think is going on?

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I HAVE HAD IRREGULAR PERIODS FOR YRS BUT WHEN EVER I HAD IT IT WILL LAST 6 TO 7 DAYS AND WILL BE HEAVY FOR THE FIRST 3 TO 4 DAYS. ALL OF A SUDDEN I HAVE STARTING TO HAVE MY PERIOD REGULARLY BUT TO MY SURPRISE IT WAS VERY LIGHT AND LASTED ONLY FOR...

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41 yrs. past six years have non stop cycles which settles down with the intervention of harmone therapy. stopped taking harmone tablets. two cycles were regular. but this time again had non stop cycle. advised to take primoult. please give your...

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Hi i am 29 male , I get blood in my stool and some times white fuzz in my stool too and i feel bloating stomach and gaseous , and some days i have pain near my rectum . what should i do ?

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