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 to treat bloated stomach and lactose intolerance?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having a gastric problem for the last seven years. The gastric problem means the stomach feels bloated and heavy after having some food items. I have developed lactose intolerance for the previous five years, and having any milk product causes gastric instantly. The same also happen...  Read Full »

Dr. Mian Shah Yousaf

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I reviewed all your details (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Thanks for providing history in great detail. I am going to answers your queries one by one. 1. This is called Dyspepsia in medical terms. I will say a sensitive stomach. 2. Kindly follo...  Read Full »

Why is my stomach bloated after laparoscopy?

Query: Hi doctor,Five days ago, I had a laparoscopy. I am wondering when the bloated hard tummy will go away. I am worried that it has not subsided yet. Is this normal?  Read Full »

Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This operative process involves infusion of CO2 gas into the abdomen, which is needed to distend the abdominal wall for proper visualization purpose. We usually expel the gas after the procedure, but some portion could remain trapped inside. This might cause a bloating...  Read Full »

Why are there bloating and chest pain on jogging in a male with normal BMI?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 31-year-old male with a normal BMI. I have IBS, and my father has it too. I went to a gastroenterologist as I was having bloating and chest pain on jogging. It is not heart-related, as said by cardiologists after doing Echo, ECG, and one week of heart monitor done. It is due to...  Read Full »

Dr. Parth R Goswami

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Following is my answer to your questions. Noted the only positive finding in your attached report is raised IgA level. Now you do not have any symptoms of plasma cell dyscrasia like tingling, bone pain, etc., as per your history. However, if it remains elevated afte...  Read Full »

Why is there a feeling of a hard lump in the lower abdomen while lying down flat on the back?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 40-year-old female who is 5.4 feet tall and weighs about 180 lbs. I get my periods regularly and have no constipation. I feel a hard lump in my lower abdomen when I lay down flat on my back. I do not think about it when I lay on my side. I have massive bloating and discomfort in ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for writing in, and I understand your concern. Can you please send me the picture of the lump? It is present in the lower abdomen to the right or left? Irregular periods can be due to polycystic ovarian disease (PCOD). The best way to examine is you shou...  Read Full »

Why is there abdominal pain with bloating soon after having food?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having abdominal pain due to gas for two to three days after having food. It happens mainly in the morning and evening after food. Pain is severe, so I had an Unienzyme to get some comfort. Could you kindly prescribe some medicine for this? Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Nagaraj Patil

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician, Diabetologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Can you please tell me about your symptoms in a bit in detail? Did this pain start suddenly or gradually? Did this pain felt in the back (radiating to back)? Is there any dark coloration of stools? Did you pass any blood in stools? Is there associated vomiting...  Read Full »

How to treat abdominal bloating and severe acidity?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been experiencing bloating and acidity during the menopause years. After experiencing a burning sensation in the stomach and abdominal pain, bacteria in blood and urine were found before seven months. I was treated with antibiotics for 40 days for UTI. 10 days ago, I again expe...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can imagine you must be very upset about ongoing abdominal symptoms. Well, I need to know a few things more about your health. Do you have these abdominal symptoms before, or did you first start to observe your signs when these antibiotics for UTI (urinary tract i...  Read Full »

Are stomach bloating and defecation problem be the reason for my fever?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a fever for about two days now. There are hours when my temperature drops but it rises back again. The highest temperature I had is 39 degree celsius. The day before, I had a fever and ate too much and it made me bloated and want to pass stools but I cannot. The following day, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Saurabh Pandey

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and the first thing I want to assure you that it is not an ulcer. Fever may be due to some other underlying condition that may further need to evaluate. Normally, myalgia is associated with such kind of fever so both are related. Now coming to your ga...  Read Full »

How to help my stomach bloating due to quitting alcohol?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 32 days sober. I am a 4-year-old female. I drank about half a bottle of wine at night for the past year. Prior to that, I had a couple of drinks a night about two nights a week. I also had a very bad sugar and carb habit. In the second week of sobriety, I cut out almost all sugar...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Well, congrats for able to cut down your alcohol intake. That is really wonderful to hear. But are you completely abstinent fron it or have moderated the amount? Yes, you are right this is possibly a resetting within the body. The body do adopts things particularly ...  Read Full »

Can mild fatty infiltration of liver cause stomach bloating?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife has a bloating stomach. We went to a gynecologist who suggested to go for scanning. She is currently taking multivitamins for vitamin D deficiency. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. P.s. Rajan

General Surgeon, Surgical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Reviewed your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It seems that your wife has got bloated stomach. Ultrasound abdomen shows no significant findings other than fatty infiltration of liver. She needs basically upper gastrointestinal endoscopy and...  Read Full »

How to help my nausea, burping and stomach bloating?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 20 years old. My weight is 50 kg with a height of 182 cm. I smoke cigarettes. I cannot eat properly. When I eat, I feel nausea and it started five days ago. I ate pasta, yogurt and garlic and drank a mountain dew. After two hours, I feel nauseated and tried everything to stop it....  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Well, I can understand the level of your anxiety related to this new-onset symptom. After all your description of the problem, I also think that bloating, and excessive burping is secondary to mouth breathing. The gas gets accumulated while you breathe, or while yo...  Read Full »

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