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stomach distended, bloated, feels like a belt is tied around

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stomach distended, bloated, feels like a belt is tied around my upper stomach below my ribs. pain on left side below ribs. feels like i have something in my stomach.no unusual bowels or urinary problems.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr.Tiwari replied 6 years ago.
Hello Donna,
Will you please answer some questions so that i can help you-
1.Since when it is there?
2.What are the aggravating or relieving factors?
3.Do you have any other chronic disease?
4.Any medicines you are taking at present?
Please reply.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.

1.about 2 weeks ago

2. sometimes no aggravating factors, sometimes just eating

3. no, not that i know of.

4. no medications

Expert:  Dr.Tiwari replied 6 years ago.
Thanks Donna for information.

Generally the bloating sensation in abdomen is due to the following reasons-
1.Excessive fiber intake in diet .

2.Some vegetables like cabbage,lentils,sprouts ,beans does increase the bloating sensation.

3.Overproduction of gases by abnormal bacteria in the intestine.

4.Insufficency of pancreatic enzymes.

5.Constipation

6.Pseudo intestinal obstruction

7.Irritable bowel syndrome

If your bloating does persist for the long time then you should have some tests which can guide for the reason of this continuous bloating like USG abdomen,breath studies,colonoscopy,barium meal examination,etc.
You should do following to have relief-

1.Avoid the starch,sorbitol in food & excessive intake of fibers.

2.Avoid chewing gums.

3.There are artificial avaliable pancreatic enzyme preparation which help in supplementing for pancreatic insufficiency.

4.The best available preparation which reduces the intestinal gas production is alpha -D-galactosidase marketed as BEANO & can be taken with liquids & in tablet form.

5.To make up the good bacteria in intestine you may have the preparation of lactoibacillus.

Hope all this will help you.

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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
need to know why my stomach has been distended for two weeks straight. it doesnt go down or go away. feels like i have something in my stomach on the left side. you are telling me the reason is your earlier answer? just making sure im reading right
Expert:  Dr.Tiwari replied 6 years ago.
As i have already posted you if you wan to know about the reason then please have some investigation which are in previous post including USG upper abdomen.

Hope this will help you.

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