Bloating occurs when the gastrointestinal tract is filled with air or gas. Gas is the most common cause of bloating. The other causes of bloating include irritable bowel syndrome, food intolerance, weight gain, eating disorders, and as a side effect of certain medications. Some of the serious causes of bloating are ascites, celiac disease, pancreatic insufficiency, and perforation of the gastrointestinal tract.

Recently Answered Questions Recently Answered Questions

All the answers published in this website are written by Verified medical doctors, therapists and health experts. The Content has been moderated by iCliniq medical review team before publication. Post your medical clarifications on iCliniq by choosing the right specialty and get them answered. Your medical queries will be answered 24/7 by top doctors from iCliniq.

Why do I have pain and bloating on the left side of my upper stomach?

Query: Hi doctor,I have pain and bloating on the left side of my upper stomach, just under my left breast. When I eat food, it starts to bloat up and is painful, like my ribs are having pressure pushed on them. I do not feel unwell with this symptom, but I have been constipated, and my poo is light brown. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for writing, and I understand your concern. Sir, the pain and bloating are due to acidity and constipation, so if we treat the underlying causes, you will be fine. Constipation is usually due to a low fiber diet, so I suggest you take a high fiber diet such a...  Read Full »

I have had nausea, vomiting, and bloating for a week, especially in the morning which becomes fine after I vomit. Can you suggest a solution?

Query: Hi doctor,I have been having nausea, vomiting, and bloating for about a week, especially in the morning. Once after vomiting, I am fine, but I do not like to eat anything unless I like the food. My periods are normal; I have no stomach pain and am peeing properly. Kindly diagnose and tell me the sol...  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. This might be GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). I suggest you take Levosulpiride or Itopride. I also suggest you: 1. Avoid oily and spicy food. 2. Avoid junk foods. 3. Avoid large meals instead; take frequent small meals. 4. I...  Read Full »

I face bloating, indigestion, and constipation issue. Should I include fibrous food in my diet?

Query: Hello doctor, I have always had bloating and indigestion issues and constipation is added to this. A dietitian advised me to add more fibrous food, but I fear it might flare up my indigestion and bloating. Kindly advise.  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There is no harm with more dietary fibers, so keep taking more fibers. Also, do regular exercise like walking, especially after dinner. Do you have any stressors in your life? Any anxiety issues? I think you might have IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). Please reply to ...  Read Full »

I am taking Relcer to relieve bloating, but it is not helpful. Please suggest some drugs to relieve my symptoms.

Query: Hello doctor,I am currently taking Somapraz IT (before meals) and Relcer (after meals). The Relcer is not helping with the bloating I feel an increased pressure in my stomach, and I can not pass out the air. I was able to change to Ulgicid from Relcer, but after taking it after a meal, I feel it has...  Read Full »

Dr. Pandian. P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Although your endoscopy was normal, you might be having small ulcers. If a change of tablets is not working, you need lifestyle modification. Avoid spicy foods and tea, coffee beverages, and carbonated bottled drinks. Also, avoid alcohol intake, smoking habits, stress...  Read Full »

Gas medicines do not relieve my bloating. What should I do?

Query: Hi doctor, I ate some shrimp and pork dumplings for dinner about a week ago. At night, I got woken up by severe pain in my lower abdomen, I took some Ibuprofen, and the pain went away. On the next day, I started to feel nausea. This lasted for a few days without any other symptoms. On the sixth day,...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It looks like some stomach infection. But I would recommend you get your blood sugar test done to be sure if you do not have diabetes. For stomach infection, I would suggest you discuss with your doctor and take Tablet Rifaximin 400 mg twice daily for five days along with...  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 »

I feel urgency to defecate, gassy, and bowel rumbling. Is this due to quitting marijuana?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 36-year-old male, and for the last month on and off, I have been having urgency to defecate, extremely gassy, bowel rumbling, the undigested fiber in stool, and floating stool sometimes. The stool breaks apart in water and becomes mushy. I had a colonoscopy and full bloodwork ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The symptoms you mention can be due to marijuana withdrawal symptoms that happened due to the stop of marijuana. It is important to remain sober since long-term use of these addictive drugs may affect your cognition, function, and dependence on these drugs. Me...  Read Full »

I have stomach pain, cramping, vomiting, indigestion, and I cannot defecate freely. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I have stomach pain, cramping, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, indigestion, vomiting undigested food. I checked my stool and found some worm-like objects. But I guess it could be undigested food, fiber, or mucosa. I consulted a doctor, and he said that it could be a stomach worm. And ...  Read Full »

Dr. Mian Shah Yousaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I reviewed your history and the picture provided (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). It seems that your intestinal movements are abnormal. I suggest you start the following treatment; 1) Ispaghula Husk (Psyllium) one sachet in on...  Read Full »

I have diarrhea, bloating, and my fart does not smell good. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had diarrhea from the evening, and my stomach feels bloated. It does not smell good. I am taking electrolytes and do not eat anything. I started taking medications for my high BP three weeks ago. What should I do now? Shall I eat a banana? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Rajendran R. Nayar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand that you have acute gastroenteritis. It may be due to food poisoning or a viral infection. I suggest you do a COVID-19 test (Coronavirus Disease-2019). Kindly monitor your temperature as your increased heart rate may be due to a fever. It is an excellent th...  Read Full »

What causes low sodium and chloride levels?

Query: Hello doctor, I recently had a blood test done for my liver or kidney concerns as I had abdomen pain and bloating. I was fasting for the test. And I was found to have low chloride and sodium. Should I get some scans as the next step? Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you had a history of abdominal pain, bloating before six days and undergone liver and renal function tests. According to the investigation reports, all results are normal, except...  Read Full »

ask-doctor-img Ask a Doctor Online

* Your first query consult is free!

Search for a Health Issue

Disclaimer: No content published on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website. Read our Editorial Process to know how we create content for health articles and queries.