Oh my goodness - I have the exact same symptoms at the moment. Every time I eat my stomach balloons, I feel constantly nauseous. It goes down overnight but then starts all over again after breakfast. I broke my sacrum 3 weeks ago which is at at the bottom of the spine and was on a lot of painkillers which made me constipated. Laxatives got my bowels moving again but not back to normal. After reading your post I wonder if my bowels are still backed up. It feels like there's a cork in my stomach! Doctors have suggested IBS but that seems really weird that I should 'suddenly' develop it!
Any idea if constaption can cause all theese problems! Any way to help?
Good Morning! I have a daughter who suffers from stomach problems similar to yours. I don't want to scare you, but my daughter had a small bowel obstruction in 2008, symptoms: nausea, pain, distended stomach, no bowel sounds. Took her to the Emergency Room. They did exploratory surgery on her and found her bowels to be dilated (not normal) and they inserted an air tube to release pressure. To make a big story small right now, to this day her bowels remain dilated and she has a tube in her stomach to drain stomach fluids. After 120 days in the hospital, they were very baffled by her disease - calling it "bizarre". They claim they have never seen anyone ever with her symptoms where the bowels stay dilated.
Yes, constipation can cause all these problems. Especially an obstruction, which can be very dangerous. I am a Registered Nurse. Please do me a favor. Right now, I can't help my daughter - but I can please ask you to go the the Emergency Room, ecspecially when you stomach is distended. Did you doctor order any tests or just say it might be "IBS"? We've seen every Gastrointestinal Dr. in town. Please, let me know how your doing. I mean that with all my heart. As a nurse, I care a lot about others.
No need to worry I already went to the ER and they did a Barium x-ray of my stomach and endoscopy and there were no obstructions.