Common "Bloating" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


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.

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What could be causing recurrent bloating and vaginal burning?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 36-year-old female, weighing 112.44 pounds and height of 5 feet 3.78 inches. Currently, I am experiencing bloating in my stomach along with a burning sensation in my vagina. These symptoms have recurred despite being successfully treated a year ago. The previous treatment provi...  Read Full »

Dr. Saurabh Subhash Pandya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Please respond to the below questions: Are you experiencing any vaginal discharge? Do you have any urinary issues such as frequency, dysuria ( painful or difficult urination), or urgency? Are you diabetic? Based on your symptoms...  Read Full »

How to cure the feeling of uneasiness and bloating in my stomach?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having mild uneasiness on the left side of my stomach to the left side of my back. I feel bloated, and there is a feeling of heaviness. Sometimes, a burning sensation is also present. I have been eating spicy foods for the past three to four years. What to do? Also, if you can s...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query. It sounds like you may be experiencing symptoms of indigestion or gas. The heaviness, bloating, and burning sensation in your left side of the stomach could be indicative of gas build-up in your digestive tract. The fact that you feel burp...  Read Full »

I have been having bloating, GERD, belching with pain. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a lot of problems with my stomach like abdominal bloating, belching, stomach fullness all the time, and occasional GERD which causes a lot of pain. I have been on depression medications for a long time. Many of the medicines do not suit me and make the problem of GERD very bad. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hello, Thanks for your question on icliniq. I can understand your concern. I have gone through the history you have given. By your history and description, the possibility of uncontrolled GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) is more likely. Not only drugs, lifestyle modifications are also requi...  Read Full »

I am feeling bloated after sex. Am I pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 15-year-old female weighing 134 pounds and 5.4 foot tall. I have been feeling gassy, bloated, and needing to urinate a lot for the past two days after having unprotected sex for the first time. Could I be pregnant? Is it possible to feel symptoms so soon? Please help.Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read the query, and I can understand your concern. How are you doing? I do not think this is a feature of pregnancy, as the embryo, if at all you are pregnant, will reach the uterus only after four to six days and release the pregnancy hormones for you to get th...  Read Full »

I am a 35-year-old woman and my muscles ache after any kind of physical activity. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35-year-old woman who is 5 feet 8 inches and 180 pounds. I have been holding onto water in both of my legs for the last three days, and they are now pretty bloated. After only15 minutes of standing, my muscles start to ache. After doing any kind of physical activity, including ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ramesh Kumar S

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Heart failure, sometimes known as congestive heart failure, occurs when your heart muscle does not pump blood as well as it should. Certain conditions, such as narrowed arteries in your heart (coronary artery diseas...  Read Full »

My mom has discomfort and tightness in the upper abdomen. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My 66-year-old mother has a discomfort in the upper abdomen since five days. She is experiencing gas trouble and tightness in the upper abdomen. Her stools are a little constipated but, she is passing every day. Now, she has a fever between 99 to 100 degree from five days in the evenin...  Read Full »

Dr. Girish Chandrakant Kamat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and gone through the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). 1. The hemogram indicates a rise in the neutrophil count, which is secondary to an acute infection. 2. The urine examination is normal. So, there is no urinary trac...  Read Full »

I have been having constipation and bloating. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 47-year-old female. Despite having a diet rich in vegetables and staying adequately hydrated, I continue to face problems such as bloating and constipation. I want your advice on the causes of these symptoms and to understand if any tests would help identify the underlying issue...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. Bloating and constipation are common digestive issues that many people experience. Here are some possible causes and recommendations for further evaluation: Diet: Certain foods and beverages can contribute to bloating and constipation. For ...  Read Full »

Can passing large blood clots be a sign of an early miscarriage?

Query: Hello doctor,I had my period last month, and my cycle is typically 33 days long, sometimes 34. One week before, I noticed a drop of blood in my underwear, followed by another drop a couple of hours later. After two days, I observed one more drop of blood. However, I did not get my period. Despite te...  Read Full »

Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for reaching out to icliniq. I am very sorry to hear about your medical condition. Do not worry; I am here to take care of you. No, I do not think this is an early miscarriage. Rather, it is a hormonal imbalance that caused your last menstrual cycle, which was...  Read Full »

I have abdominal pain, and indigestion problems. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 33-year-old female. I am experiencing abdominal pain, bloating, and indigestion problems after taking food outside for the past two days. I think that I suffer from gastritis. I am interested in learning more about gastritis, its potential causes, and the recommended diagnostic p...  Read Full »

Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia

Answer: Hello, Thanks for reaching out to iCliniq. Gastritis is an inflammatory reaction that is mainly seen in the stomach and it is caused by irritant food substances, chemical ingestion, drug overdose, and stress disorder. This condition is diagnosed using gastric endoscopy. Nutritional changes or recomm...  Read Full »

After quitting alcohol, I face stomach bloating and discomfort. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a female in my mid-forties. I am 32 days sober now. I drank about half a bottle of wine at night for the past year. Before that, I had a couple of drinks a night about two nights a week. I also had a very too much sugar and carbohydrates in my diet. I cut out almost all sugar and ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Well, congratulations on being able to cut down your alcohol intake. That is wonderful to hear. But are you completely abstinent from it, or have you moderated the amount? You are right; there is possibly a resetting w...  Read Full »

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