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 causes bloating, stomach cramps, and bowel movement multiple times a day?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 40 years old, and my digestion is always a concern for me, but I am having bloating, stomach cramps, stool discharge 3-4 times a day since last month. There is no blood found in the stool, and the stool test confirmed a few macrophages in the stool. Often sound comes from the abdom... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand you must be very upset about your problem. Well, the symptoms you mention seem to be occurring due to irritable bowel syndrome with functional dyspepsia. Irritable syndrome is a gastrointestinal entity where the patient has abdominal pain, which ch... Read Full »
How to get rid of symptoms of IBS-C?
Query: Hi doctor, I suffer from IBS-C. It got started four months back. I had severe stomach cramps, bloating, constipation and gas. I stopped taking gluten and dairy products in my diet. I started taking probiotics, oats, chia seeds, and all sorts of tea to have some relief. Before a month, I waked up ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to have a problem with the defecation or popping mechanism. It is called dyssynergic defecation or obstructive constipation. In this condition, the muscle responsible for the passage of stools works in a quite bizarre and uncoordinated manner. You have a less l... Read Full »
How to treat recurrent constipation and stomach bloating?
Query: Hello doctor, I have been facing stomach issues like constipation for the past several years, for which I have been taking Isabgol for the past decade. For the last four to five years, the constipation was increased, for which I have shown the physician who, after doing a physical examination, said... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, I do not know if your treating physician and gastroenterologist told you about avoiding gas-forming diets, reducing weight, and some regular routine exercise? I agree with the possibility of IBS. However, it is always important to rule out diabetes, cholesterol... Read Full »
Which is the best option used to cure severe burping and bloating?
Query: Hi doctor, Currently, I have problems with constipation, bloating, burping, and stomach cramps. Before six weeks, I had trouble with acid reflux with coughing and had a sore voice in the morning with heartburn. I tried to cure the reflux by taking a low carb diet and consumed apple cider vinegar be... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I do not think that these problems will fit under a single diagnosis. You seem to have gastroesophageal reflux disease which causes acid reflux, sore throat, and altered voice. But it improves a lot after dietary modification. The symptoms of burping and flatulence occu... 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 »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »
I have stomach bloating and abdominal pain, and I am always tired and sleepless at night. What do I do?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 31-year-old female. I need medical advice. I have stomach bloating. The food I eat at night feels like it comes back to my mouth and it has this bitter and acidic taste. I feel nauseous because of this. I have mild chest pain and abdominal pains as well. I did an H.pylori blood ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. Your problem is explainable by your weight and partly explained by the course of antibiotics you are taking. And there are certain other things like diet, lack of exercise, and underlying endocrinological pr... Read Full »
Why do I have indigestion and gas even after getting treated for H. pylori?
Query: Hi doctor, I was diagnosed with erosive gastritis last year. After ten days, I took PPI for H.pylori. I thought that I am completely alright. After three months, I started to have indigestion issues again. Then I started taking Famotidine for eight to nine months. Still, I have indigestion and gas ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please mention when you did H.pylori (Helicobacter pylori) blood test. If you tested it last year, then you have a high possibility that your erosive gastritis did not occur secondary to H.pylori. It occurred due to other causes like biliary gastritis, and drug-induced ... Read Full »
What should I do to get relief from gas problems and blood in stool?
Query: Hi doctor,I am a 24-year-old female with a weight of 91 kilograms and a height of five feet. I had two abortions and still, I do not have a baby. Yesterday, I had some blood in my stool at night. Before few months, I had gas problems. Usually, gas comes many times in a day. I feel like gas is stored... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Gas problem occurs commonly in patients with overweight to obese. As your weight is high beyond normal and this causes health consequences definitely in you. Blood in stool is an alarming one and it requires a thorough examination of the bottom. The possible causes ... Read Full »
Why do I stomach pain and bloating after taking Augmentin 625?
Query: Hello doctor, My age is 33 years. My height is 164 cms, and my weight is 67 kg. I am suffering from a sore throat, so I took Augmentin 625, 12 to 13 days back but found no improvement, but I started suffering from stomach pain and excessive gas. Now I am taking the below medicines as prescribed by... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq. com. Well, it is not uncommon to have gastric upsets after a course of antibiotics. And Antibiotics like Augmentin are notorious for causing this. This occurs secondary to the effect of Augmentin on decreasing the number of lactobacillus microorganisms that are normally ... Read Full »
Can indigestion cause stomach bloating and acid reflux?
Query: Hi doctor, I have severe bloating, indigestion, and acid reflux attacks. It feels like a big break is in my stomach that will not digest. I get stomach convulsions, and the only thing that gives me some relief is a hot bath and ginger. I have pressure in my head, and I get lightheaded and dizzy that... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Indigestion is a common thing to happen to anybody in a lifetime. Your current body weight seems the main trigger for your symptoms. When the abdominal fat is excess, it compresses the stomach and small bowel, which are gas-filled organs. They can be easily compresse... Read Full »