Bloated Stomach

A bloated stomach is when you feel like your stomach is swollen after a meal. Some of the primary causes of bloating are excessive gas production and problems in the digestive tract movement. Avoid eating a lot in a single meal, take digestive enzymes supplements, do not drink aerated drinks, and limit alcohol consumption to prevent bloating.

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How do I confirm if I have colon or rectal cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 47 year old female. My weight is 95 kg. My symptoms are blood in stools and stomach bloating. Initially, we suspected piles. But, the doctor said it may be colon or rectal cancer. Colonoscopy, blood tests and CT scan are done and I have attached the reports for your reference. I w...  Read Full »

Dr. Vasavada Bhavin Bhupendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to This is quite serious. I would like to wait for biopsy results, but looks like anorectal cancer. But, luckily it is well within a curative stage.You can have either direct surgery or chemotherapy followed by surgery. Chance of recurrence of the tumor is relatively low in ...  Read Full »

I am having severe acidity, fatigue, and headache, and feeling very bloated for more than four hours after every meal. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am facing problems like severe acidity, fatigue, and headache after meals. I even have low blood sugar levels. In addition, I feel bloated for more than four hours after every meal. Kindly help me.  Read Full »

Dr. Ramesh Kumar S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You seem to be suffering from slow digestion as a result there is an excessive production of gas which is causing you to feel bloated. I would advise you to avoid spicy food. Increase the intake of fiber and fluids in your diet. Take small frequent meals and do not keep la...  Read Full »

Is Gelusil safe in pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is 7 weeks pregnant now. Currently, doctor has suggested some tablets and her reports are attached for your reference. From yesterday, she feels gas and wants to take Gelusil. Is it safe to take Gelusil with these medicines? She also complains of vomiting sensation especially i...  Read Full »

Dr. Megha Tuli

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through your prescription (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and your query. The symptoms your wife suffering with is common during the first trimester of pregnancy. All these symptoms are due to gastritis, which due to the sudden surge of pregna...  Read Full »

I have had gastric problems, a feeling of fullness in my stomach, headache, and knee joint pain. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 24 years old (weight 56 kg and height 174 cm). I have had gastric problems and a feeling of fullness in my stomach. I also have a headache and pain under the knee joint. What could be the reason for these symptoms?Kindly help.Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. The stomach fullness is commonly due to gastric indigestion, acid reflux, or gastritis. You have a headache issue also. So gastric indigestion or constipation can be possible. I suggest you take Rabeprazole 20 mg once d...  Read Full »

Can PPI cause stomach pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I have multiple problems with my stomach, it all began two years ago after taking pills which I was allergic to. My stomach became inflamed with a lot of acids, chronic antrum gastritis, and acid reflux. My stool was too soft, and I did not take any pill because my doctor did not give...  Read Full »

Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to All the problems can be explained by dyspepsia. Although there are certain issues like normal endoscopy and absence of inflammation. And on endoscopy reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), there is no obvious granulation tissue seen. There may be so...  Read Full »

I have pain when I relax or push out my stomach. Is my stomach bloated?

Query: Hi doctor, I am in a lot of discomfort right now. I need some help with my issue. I noticed that when I push my stomach outwards, it appears tight. I am unable to relax my stomach. I have a stomach ache when I try to relax my stomach. I struggle to relax my stomach. I do not feel good pushing it out...  Read Full »

Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have reviewed your case history and attached files (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). Your issues are related to your stomach, which you have explained in detail. In addition, you had post-nasal dripping and some issues related to anxiety as w...  Read Full »

My stomach feels bloated all the time, irrespective of food intake. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, My stomach has been bloating every day, whether I eat or not. It is tight and gives me an uncomfortable feeling. I have no appetite to eat throughout the day. My poop is like the shape of a snake. I underwent a stomach X-ray, and it showed no blockage. The blood test reports were also ...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your X-ray is normal as per history, so no intestinal obstruction is present. We need to rule out the following for bloating: Excess fatty food intake. Eating too fast. Smoking. Anxiety issues. Irritable bowel syndrome. Celiac disease. Taking excess ca...  Read Full »

What is the reason behind my horrible low back pain, stomach bloating and low-grade fever?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 23-year-old female. A few days ago, I had horrible pain in my mid and lower back and a low-grade fever (99.7 °F). I also had pain on the left side of my abdomen with nausea and vomiting. It is day four, and I feel like something is swollen in the middle left side of my stomach. Sti...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I suggest you visit the hospital. If there is swelling and severe pain, then an ultrasound and other examinations are to be done to rule out if there is any disease such as kidney stones or urine infection. Another reason is gastritis, which i...  Read Full »

Is it normal to feel heartbeats in the stomach?

Query: Hello doctor, I can feel heart beats in my stomach and it is moving like the heart is beating. This issue I have from more than a few years, but I am feeling it more and makes me nervous. While having this issue, my stomach is getting bigger, more bloated. Please do not suggest me going to doctor, I...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Firstly, I guess you do not have any other symptoms like shortness of breath or chest pain. It is worthwhile to get yourself auscultated by a local doctor to rule out structural heart disease, although that appears to be less likely. You should avoid fatty, oily and sp...  Read Full »

Should I be concerned about my frequent bowel movements that tighten and makes my stomach swell?

Query: Hello doctor, I am concerned about whether I am suffering from a gastric problem. I empty my bowels as soon as I wake up in the morning, but after having breakfast, lunch, and dinner, I again empty my bowel. After that, my stomach becomes big and tight. What to do to reduce it completely? Kindly sug...  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. The symptoms you mentioned are most likely due to irritable bowel syndrome, a chronic condition that causes bloating, diarrhea, constipation, or alternating diarrhea and constipation. The symptoms are relieved with...  Read Full »

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