Belly Bloating

The feeling that you get after eating that your stomach is swollen is called belly bloating. Excessive gas production and problems in the digestive tract movement are the main causes of this. To relieve bloating, avoid eating a lot in a single meal, do not drink aerated drinks, take digestive enzymes supplements, and limit alcohol consumption.

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What kind of diet should I follow for bloating and constipation?

Query: Hello doctor, I am addressing this query to you regarding a long battle with bloating and constipation. Before proceeding, I would like to emphasize that this is very important to me as I have undergone several tests and I have been advised to consult a dietician or nutritionist to follow up my sym...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanchari Majumder

Nutritionist, Dietician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to First, you shoud avoid chocolate, too much dairy product, and red wine. Take cereals, fruits, tender vegetables. You should take yogurt among dairy product. You can take roti, toasted bread, rice, oats, cornflakes, cereal product. Take apple, banana, pear, sweet grapes ...  Read Full »

Is it normal to get stomach pain, bloating, and loss of appetite with Prilosec?

Query: Hello doctor, Are loss of appetite, stomach pain, and bloating normal when taking Prilosec? I went to an ENT doctor for some chest and throat tightness, and they suspect acid reflux. I did not have these symptoms before taking the medication. I feel like there is a weight on my chest with a sore ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Well, these are all side effects of the Prilosec. It can cause bloating, diarrhea, loss of appetite. However, pain is a rare phenomenon. Symptoms of chest tightness do not seem to be due to acid reflux. Burning, sore taste in the mouth and throat, acid brash are com...  Read Full »

Please help with the treatment for my occasional vomiting with diarrhea and bloating.

Query: Hello doctor, I have on and off vomiting paired with diarrhea, bloating, and midsection pain for the past nine days. I have these same symptoms two years back on my last two abroad trips and had a normal stool culture. I am wondering is it possible that I picked up a bacteria long back that flares ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Well, it is possible that you may have acquired some infections on your trip, not necessarily the bacteria, but virus, or parasitic infections, which also can cause similar symptoms. Did you swim there? Did you have a fever or felt ill on the trip? How is your energ...  Read Full »

Why do I have chest pains that increase on smoking?

Query: Ive been having chest pains for a couple of months now which recently have gotten much more constant (all time thing now). I am a 20 year old, 140 pound female. The pain gets worse when i eat. The pain is always in a different spot on the chest; sometimes left side or right side breast, or on my rib...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi Welcome to icliniq Thank you fore brief history and I understand your concern. Actually the risk main risk factor is smoking so first of all I would suggest you to quit smoking. Other thing is pain at different sites and bloating can be due to acidity or gas in simple words. But as you mention...  Read Full »

I feel bloated all the time after an injury. Could this be due to hiatus hernia?

Query: Hello doctor, I am so bloated all the time. I got squeezed around my ribs hard by a person with their legs. Can you develop a hiatus hernia from that? Because ever since then I have been having severe gas, nausea, and bloating all the time. Is this possible?  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Yes, it is possible that you got some injuries, and due to that, you have these symptoms. I cannot exactly say hernia, but some minor injuries can be there. So rule out that first of I would suggest you to a chest x-ray. So. We will see if there is any fracture or injur...  Read Full »

Iron Deficiency Cause a Pain around the Belly Button

Query: Hello doctor,A few days ago one of my female friends had pain around the belly button. She went to a physician and was told that it could be because of a decrease in iron in the blood. Does iron deficiency relate to pain near the stomach? What can be the other causes?  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, it can be related. One of the causes of a low hemoglobin count is low iron in the body, which may occur either due to inadequate diet or excessive loss from the stools or menstruation. There are multiple causes, and we need to confirm it by hemoglobin level, ser...  Read Full »

I have severe constipation and bloating problem, with slight vaginal bleeding. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 22 year old female, and I have been experiencing major constipation from the last month. Every time I eat, I experience bloating, and I am unable to go to the toilet later on. Have tried taking Sennetabs, Metamucil, increasing fiber, and water in the diet. I have this problem...  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I would need a little bit more history, How many times during a week do you have a bowel movement? Please go online and type Bristol stool chart, and let me know the consistency and type of the stools you are having in general from a month. Have you had diarrhea before...  Read Full »

Why do I always feel bloated?

Query: Hi I am a 20 year old female I eat a vegetarian diet and I am worried because I am constantly bloated. It never goes away. I pass large stools and I only eat gluten occasionally .. I am bloated when I wake up and when I fall asleep. What could be the cause?? Thanks! I have been dealing with bloatin...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello dear. I welcome you to icliniq. Well there are two things that you have to understand. One is perception of the gas and bloating which means there is no visible distension of the abdomen. The other is pathologic gas accumulation in the small bowel secondary to excessive gas production and/ ...  Read Full »

What causes chronic heartburn and a feeling of fullness?

Query: Good Day, I am 25 years old. I want to consult my medical condition, 2 years ago I experienced of stomach cramps and sometimes heart burn and year passes until now it becomes worst. I experience heart burn, throat congestion and the most uncomfortable feeling the upper part of my stomach is always ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello. I welcome you to icliniq. Do you often get blaoted? and does your symptoms of pain in stomach occur after you take meals? how about your symptoms in the morning before breakfast? I mean does your symptoms improve on fasting? your painseems to be due to gas and bloating that cause...  Read Full »

How to get rid of symptoms of IBS-C?

Query: I suffer from IBS-C, it started 4 months back when I was in the middle of finals. I had severe stomach cramps, bloating, constipation and gas. I eliminated gluten and dairy from my diet, and I’ve integrated probiotics, oats, chia seeds and all sorts of teas to ease the symptoms. One month ago,...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello dear.I welcome you to icliniq. Well I see there is problem with defecation /pooping mechanism. In medical we call it as Dyssynergic defecation (obstructive constipation) where by the muscle responsible for passage of stools work in quite bizarre and uncoordinated manner. It is less likely se...  Read Full »

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