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Feel extremely bloated after every meal in upper intestine

I recently had my thyroid out a month ago. Ever since, every meal I eat I feel i have eaten a turkey dinner. I am extremely gassy ,upper intestinal area is quite hard to the touch for hours.I have diarrhea issues afterwards as well. Can anyone explain what is going on?


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also had this problem with irritable bowel and dyspepsia and possibly from thyroid fluctuating hypo and hyper.I have been good so far  8 days after half thyroid out .Have had only a few bad bloats and swelling in hands face and legs.Food seems ok but cant handle fatty foods or too much sugar it seems,straight to loo.I do take somac and antacid so that may help.Had scopes and only found irritable bowel and dyspepsia.It can be awful and feel a prisoner when the bowels over active.
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Excerpts from the Puristat article "The Dangers of Low Stomach Acid" has a lot of good info. Betaine HCI with pepsin supplements and digestive enzyme supplements help prevent symptoms.

"Low Acid Symptoms

Bacterial/fungal overgrowth
Bad breath
Belching
Bloating
Diarrhea and constipation
Distension
Fatigue
Food sensitivities
A feeling of fullness
Gas
Headaches
Heartburn
Increased incidence of parasitic infections
Indigestion
Malabsorption problems
Nausea
Nutritional deficiency
Rectal itching
Stomach pain and distress
Unexplained hunger
Vomiting
Weakened hair, nails, and skin
yeast infections, and a host of other ailments."

"Conditions Linked to Low Stomach Acid include:

Allergies
Asthma
Autoimmune diseases
Chronic candida
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)
Chronic hepatitis
Chronic hives
Dry skin
Eczema
Gallbladder disease
Gastrointestinal (GI) infections and parasites
Hypoglycemia
Lupus
Osteoporosis
Psoriasis
Reduced night vision
Rheumatic arthritis
Rosacea
Thyroid disorders
Type I and II diabetes
Vitiligo (a skin disorder characterized by white patches or spots)
Weakened hair, nails, and skin"
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I typed in the wrong name on my other answer but yeah this is for dewie99 too :)

The following steps help to determine your stomach's acidity:

1. Perform this test first thing in the morning on an empty stomach (before
eating or drinking)

2. Dissolve ¼ teaspoon of baking soda into an 8 oz glass of cold water

3. Drink the solution and start timing

4. Record the time until you first burp up gas

5. Perform this test for 5 consecutive days (or longer) at the same time each day to give a better estimation of your stomach’s acidity

Time until first burp:

If you burp immediately and excessively your stomach acid level is probably too high

Under 2 min: indicates normal acidity

2 - 5 min: low normal acidity

Over 5 min: possible hypochlorhydria (low stomach acid)

No burping indicates possible achlorhydria (no stomach acid).
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Thanks for your help, yes totally worried all the time when is it going to strike! I still feel its bloated and all \i have eaten today were some home made fries and a pop at around 1pm today. I still feel bloated wish i could get rid of feeling.
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Thanks for your suggestion I have acid reflux though
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Non obstructive acid reflux conditions are rarely due to high acid.

Excerpt from the article "Beat acid reflux naturally" by Dr. David Jockers...

"During digestion the stomach secretes acid to lower its pH to around 1.5-2.5 range. More protein in the meal results in a greater need for stomach acid. Individuals with non-obstructive acid reflux are often not able to get their pH low enough. The LES is known to be a pH sensitive valve that initiates closure when pH drops under 3.0. When the stomach does not have enough acid, the LES remains open and acid can spill into the esophageal region and damage the tissue."
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