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Bloated stomach please help

I have a bloated stomach 24 hours a day when I eat it gets worst........Can someone please tell me what this can cause from?
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Welcome to the club. My stomach is killing me. I have bubble and pain in the upper left. I suspect the heat doesnt help either. When my stomach bloats up.. it could be from the following factor:
1. Stress
2. Period
3. Drinks
4. Heat
5. Tired
6. To much coffee
7. Hot foods

Mostly tired and talking alot is bad for me. I am in so much pain right now. I take Nexium for GERD. My stomach and lungs get worse in the heat. I would go for all blood tests at Primary Doctor to rule out. .
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That isn't the only sympton I have I have frequent urination to. 24 hours a day and I  have have no infections.  I m very skinny Time I go to bed I wake up in the morning Im bloaty it will not go down...
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246691_tn?1189759430
Did they check your thyroid?
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154765_tn?1237251544
Ya, my throid is good......what else could this be?
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154765_tn?1237251544
Does it sound like something serious? Afraid its cancer....
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Bip,

I think I answered one of your posts a few months ago regarding your bloating but you never responded.  I don't know if you read it or not.  I mentioned that perhaps gastroparesis could explain your bloating.  it is a condition where the stomach doesn't empty as quickly as it should, thus causing bloating, pain, nausea/vomiting, etc.  The bloating and pain is worse after eating.  Ask your gastroenterologist or internist about it and see what they think, and possibly you could have a gastric emptying scan done--that is the best test to diagnose it.  Gastroparesis is usually a chronic condition (although it can be temporary if it is caused by certain meds, thyroid disease, etc.), and it usually is due to damage to the vagus nerve/autonomic dysfunction.  Sometimes one gets it after a viral or bacterial gastrointestinal infection and it resolves, but usually it is a chronic problem and can be linked to other diseases, especially autoimmune ones (including diabetes).  I got mine after a bad bacterial GI infection 8 years ago and mine looks to be permanent.  I've read just about everything there is to read on it, so if you have any questions feel free to ask me.
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Bip,
I have read some of your previous posts.  Did you have the ultrasound yet?  When they do it, they should also look at your kidneys.  I hestiate to say this, because I'm not an expert, but if you are below the age of 35, you probably do not have cancer.  But you can certainly have a benign growth that would cause frequent urination and bloating, if you consider them together.  Bloating alone, as you know, can be caused by all sorts of things.  For me, my IBS was caused by a medication I was taking and I did not realize it.  I had lots of bloating.  Once I stopped the meds, the bloating went down and I peed a river.  But that's just one example of causes of bloating.  One other simple idea is, do you have constipation?  If it's severe enough, it can cause your symptoms.  Let me know, and I have some tips to help that get better.  Finally, if you've always been thin, fine.  But if it's more recent, then could be your nutrients are not being absorbed properly, and that's an issue for the Gastro Doc.
I enjoy your input here.  GG
  
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I am a 48-year-old female who has had gradually increasing bloating and now painfully bloated upper and lower stomach.  I am under severe stress now and am going through the steps to resolve this.  When I am calm and not provoked, the bloating goes down and actually goes away.  When stress is high, it comes back with a vengence.  I had a CT scan one year ago which showed nothing.  I am a very healthy eater, no dairy, no red meat, no coffee, I do drink wine and a lot of water.  I  have tried colon cleanses, but that does not seem to be the problem.  I find that I tend to hold my breath a lot; could that with swallowing air improperly be causing this.  I have shared this with every doctor for three years; thyroid tests are normal.  Please help me find a cause for this.  Thank you.  CZ
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Hi, I am also suffering from odd stomach problems. I was supposed to go to the gastro-whatever doctor today, but she went on vacation, How nice. Lately I have only been able to has a bowel movement once or twice a week, sometimes not for weeks at a time. My pee was extremely cloudy this morning, so I hope it's not something dealing with pregnancy. I use the patch though, and I am pretty safe, so I don't think that is what it is, since my periods are heavy and on-time. All day I am bloated, gasy, and have headaches. I usually am pretty tired no matter how much sleep I get. I just feel really crummy all around. Every night before I go to bed I am so bloated I could shoot myself. My doctor told me that I have IBS, and put me on meds, but I stopped taking them because they made me **** myself. I don't know what to do really at this point, I have to rescedule my appointment, but I am oh-so scared.
=( -kat
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Bloating is often linked to health concerns like IBS but foods contribute immensily to bloating. Raw vegetables and fruits, liquid foods (shakes), coffee, alcohol, white sugars, high fat foods, and for some people dairy products. There are different foods for everyone, some people get bloated around fibre rich foods like whole grain breads so sourdough is better. Stress is a big factor also so try and unwind and relax while taking a food journal to find out what your sensitive foods are.

Hope this helps even a little bit!
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very bloated tummy has been ongoing for two to three years had x rays and told bowel was full was put on laxatives every night have bowel movement at least twice day but look like i am nine months pregnant have also been told my liver is very very enlarged this is making me very depressed and as i am a very anxious person most of the time this is only adding to the problem cant see any solution to this at all please give advice regarding this
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Avatar_m_tn
have you had your kidneys checked, an ultrasound. that can cause long term bloating. Ive been bloated for about a year now and just started getting checked for stuff to see whats going on.
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Hi everybody, I'm a 19 yr old female with the SAME problem as everyone here. I have been bloating every single day for 6 months now and it's driving me mad. I have a bit of anxiety but have been on lexapro for 2 months and no part of that is helping my bloating. I can see my stomach every day and it looks like I'm in the early to mid months of pregnancy; it constantly feels like I'm going to pop. It's at it's minimum in the morning and as I eat through the day, the worse it gets, till at night, I'm in extreme discomfort from all the pressure. I cry sometimes because I wonder what in the world it could be, because something is obviously going wrong in my body. I have had an ultrasound of abdomen and stomach and HIDA scan ( to determine if it's my gall bladder) ( the results were " normal" but my GI still thinks it's my gall bladder from nausea I had after the test). I've also had a Colon and Endoscopy and both looked normal except for some possible GERD. I've taken an allergy test and found that I was gluten intolerant, so have taken everything out that is humanly possible. I have tried eliminating dairy, different vegetables, eggs.... everything I know to do, and the bloating is just as bad whether I eat one thing or another. I almost don't feel like continuing to live if this is what life is going to amount to. I have dreams of traveling and studying Geography but I'm never going to be comfortable with this problem. I really hope we can someday find an answer to this unexplained suffering. People always say " at least you're not in worse pain", but they don't realize just how painful this issue is, chronic bloating is uncomfortable  and strains the whole body.
Just wanted to share my story, but I can't believe so many of us suffer with this...and there's just no dang answer.
Good luck and many blessings everyone. I'd make everyone better if I had one wish because this sure doesn't make for a very happy quality of life..
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I was hoping I would read how people got help for this problem so this is very discouraging.  I've had this terrible bloating and abdominal pain for 2 weeeks just out of the blue, I've been to the GI doc twice had blood tests (nothing unusual) abdominal CT scan (only showed thickening of stomach lining) and I'm scheduled for an upper GI tract endoscopy this week. The pain and bloating gets worse as the day goes on and with everything I eat, wearing anthing tight on or near my waist makes the pain 10 times worse.  The doctor put me on a liguid diet at first that didn't help now I'm just on a high fiber low fat diet, bowel movements have been regular.  I agree w/ the above who said she didn't want to live like this it's only been 2 wks for me and I can't stand this.
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christy did you ever get help on this christy? I have it too its driving me nuts im scared of eating anything
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4 weeks of exactly the same here and it has me at the end of my tether, I literally said to my sister this morning, if this is what my life is going to be like, cant eat properly, cant sleep, cant drink, cant get comfy, i'd rather not live it. And yes it is so painful and uncomfortable, I feel for you and totally understand x
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Son has had severe gas pain,stomach pain and bloating when he wakes up in the morning andSometimes they pain arrises during the day, he does occasionally vomit when pain gets severe that can go on for several days, then a trip to ER, he doesnt think it has anything to do with what he eats. Has been going on now for a year and a half. He has had hida scan, did have pain with the hida scan put it was normal they say. He has had about every test under the sun, CAT scan, ultrasounds, MRI, blood tests, it showed on an mri that he had a hot spot on his thyroid but they said it was inconsecuntial? He usually ends up in the emergency room every month as the pain starts to get out of control. He has a CT enterograpy and it was normal. they did note previous chronic inflamation (inflammation) on his asending and desending colon. His white blood cell count when he is ill is usally arround 14-15 thousand. He is on doxepin and xanax and he sometimes takes vicodin for the pain, he says he is not constipated. So Gastro dr doesnt think he has chrons. He had his appendix removed when he was 12 and he is now 22. He had an endoscopy July of 2011 and he does not have celiac or ulcers, he did have severe acid refuly but have been on protonix and now nexium for over a year. Any one have any idea what he should have done next or any idea of how I can help him or tests he should have? He also had a hydrogen breath test and it did spike from 4 to 14 and was put on a prophylactic antibiotic,refaximin. Helped a tiny bit he says, but now he is back in severe pain and bent over from gas and bloating and pain. This all started in December of 2010,christmas time and he seemed to be sick with the flu for 2 weeks and was in the hospital for 2 days. Thanks to anyone who can tell me what he shoud do now?One more strange point is that he gets pain from his neck down thru his lower body when this all starts to get worse for him.
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Sten937,
I read your posts and your description seems very similar to want my symptoms are. Have you found any relief or cure?
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Hi Christy I had this for ages and then i got diagnosed with an hiatus hernia go and get checked nearly every woman that has this sympton looks pregnant ..im fed up of it I dont bother with sex any more  just get checked
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hello, sten 937 and all the other posters suffering from stomach bloating. first, i would like to thank med.org/posts for their site, it is very helpful. my story is similiar to sten937, i have tried everything, yet suffered daily. finally, i found something that works for me, i am posting with the hope of helping somebody else. it has been about 5 weeks now and no more painful distended stomach, i am so excited, it's miraculous. i am taking a digestive enzyme chewable tablet, before and after every meal or snack, it seems too easy i can hardly believe it. the enzyme i am taking is by a company called    
Swiss Naturalâ„¢ Papaya Enzyme Super 90 mg Chewable Tablet
MAKE SURE THE TABLET IS AT LEAST 90MG, AND PAPAYA ENZYME. they are inexpensive and worth trying. good luck, i hope this will help someone else. P.S. try to eat less or avoid problem foods, and exercise of any kind will help.  - garfield
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I suffer from bloating and abdominal pains 24/7  and it's been an ongoing issue for two years now. the pain is so excruciating that I'm unable to move. I also have a lot of heartburn with some sharp pains behind breast bone. I'm suspecting an ulcer and some inflammation next week when the do my endoscopy. What concerns my most is trouble breathing when I'm bloated, I don't understand how bloating triggers me to struggle to breath but it does. I do find relief from gas x and I'm going to try to start on the prevaci that was proscribed. My symptoms all began after I used a few rounds of antibiotics for a kidney stone infection.. My stomach has not been normal since then.. I'm sure all this is cause by the thing we put in our mouth and the amount of stress in our lives. Does anyone get short of breath after eating when bloated??
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I have had the exact pattern of problems you mentioned for 1 1/2 years. I am at my wits end to solve this and have had x-rays, MRI's, cat scan, colonoscopy, endoscopy, blood tests, etc. and all have come back normal. Have you found any relief from your battle????
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I also am bloated all the time and the only thing that makes it better is eating very little over a long time - I've never done it long enough for it to completely go away - been constantly bloated with a distended stomach for around two years and now it's worse than ever, the gas just accumulates. Even drinking water (water that comes out of our refrigerator, filtered and room temperature) makes me instantly bloat, even as I am drinking it. How immediate my bloating is is most noticeable when I drink something. Does it take a little while for you all to bloat or is it immediate? I feel like I could be swallowing weird, but I've tried swallowing all kinds of ways and my family is tired of answering questions about how they chew and swallow - nothing on the internet about how to swallow correctly either. Once, at the hospital for a checkup, when this first started happening, I thought I was constipated even though I pooped a tiny amount almost every day (maybe I was eating less) and my stomach was distended, so the doctor felt my stomach and said all she could feel was gas, but my stomach was digesting - she tried to suggest reasons for the bloating but nothing fit. Another reason I thought I was constipated was because it was extremely hard to push the stuff out - I go pretty normally now, once a day - but when I try to push it out, it goes away, or comes back up, the only way is to relax my stomach - farts too - if I feel a fart coming, I automatically try to push, after which it always goes back up and I miss my chance - is anyone else like this? You clench your lower stomach when you fart right? This doesn't work for me, what DOES work sometimes is clenching my upper stomach around the bottom of the rib cage, but it's so counter-intuitive to do this, I still haven't mastered it after two years of this going on - I've searched for any info about this but have found nothing - could I be blocked somewhere?
Someday I want to try eating only supplements to get all my nutrients and calories, just so I can eat less and be less bloated, is this possible?
I don't know if anyone will read this. If you do, sorry, some of it was probably really gross...
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I had a gut bubble stuck over a year in me!! All due to a rectal prolapse, it caused a gut bubble near the beginning of my intestines. I took gas-x one day and it disappeared!! I'm left now with altered gut flora from it but hey at least I figured it out! Try it and see if it helps! I would of died if I didn't.
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I am a 22 year old male who is pretty healthy. Earlier this year I had an insane bloat that would just not go away. There was just air constantly in my entire stomach and food wasn't going down that well. I was finally able to mediate the symptoms greatly and here is how: you need to buy an insanely good probiotic. Not all probiotics are created equal- i tried cheaper stuff and it wasn't working. I started using Jarrow Brand Ultradophilus with 60 billion CFU (12x more than was before) and I noticed a difference immediately. Then I started drinking raw apple cider vinegar with about half a tsp of organic cayenne pepper 2-3x a day and started noticing great reduction in bloat/burp/gas. Try this out!!!
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