Everytime that I eat, but mostly after dinner my stomach gets bloated and crampy and my intestines feel like they are rock hard right under both sides of my ribs. What could this be and what could be causing this ? I just had a endoscopy and it showed a hiatal hernia and Barrett's esophagus. I asked the GI doctor about it, but he never answered me. Does anyone have any ideas ?
If not, then probably gas has trapped in your transverse colon. The probable cause is some nutrient that irritates your colon, like fructose not adequately absorbed in your small intestine if you have fructose malabsorption. Low-fructose diet would help in this case.
If low-fructose diet doesn't help, try "low-FODMAP diet" (search online).
Sometimes you need to identify a culprit food by yourself. It may take from few minutes to 24 hours or more before a certain food causes symptoms.
That is funny that you mentioned burping. I just told my sister-in-law that I don't burp like I use to. I hardly ever burp. I noticed that about a year ago, but never said anything to my doctor about it.
My stomach is rock hard and looks like I am six moths pregnant, I have been on a gluten free diet plus no lactose, and I'm a vegetarian, I've never been on a low fructose diet I will try that but my symptoms never seem to change no matter what I do, doctors say going to the bathroom or IBS but what I know of IBS is it comes and goes this stays with me constantly, I have lower back pains, slight fevers, headaches, under my arms are swollen, weight gain, tired. I don't know if this is all related, I have had a cat-scan, ultrasound, nerve damage testing, and I go in for a upper GI and a colonoscopy, I am only 39 but with the symptoms the doctors think it is nessisary. The problem is they are doing the same testing they are never going to get different results until they test something else and think outside the box.
I hope that you are much better by now as I see that you posted this back in 2012. I was wondering how your tests came back? I have the same problems only mine have nothing to do with food. I'm like this even when I do not eat but when I lay flat my stomach is soft but standing up you can feel something super hard under my ribs and I look 6 months pregnant too! I have been diagnosist with mixed connective tissue disorder and there are a lot of symtoms with it so I don;t know if this is one of them. I go Monday to see gasterologist to schedule the colonoscopy and scope. I am only 36 but this has been an ongoing problem and dr thinks it's my colon. When I was reading your post it was identical to what I;m going through. If you can please let me know what they ended up finding. Meanwhile I hope that eveything turned out good for you and they were able to fix whatever it is that was causing this to happen to you.
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