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Causes of bloating and abdominal distension include: constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, lactose intolerance, overeating, weight gain, gastric reflux, celiac disease, cancers such as ovarian/liver, thyroid disease. It appears you have taken the right steps in trying to figure out the cause of this. A normal endoscopy (upper and lower) is a good sign. Fibroids of the ovaries should be followed up as scheduled. I do recommend that you continue to take Miralax as advised by your doctor. Other things to consider are if you are having constipation or bowel irregularities to see if a laxatives or a medication such as Bentyl may help. You can also try avoiding dairy products or using Lactaid tablets before eating to see if that helps. Also recommend having routine blood work to rule out systemic causes (CBC, CMP, TSH, HbA1c) if not already done.
I am waiting on blood work and she (gastro) requested celiac blood work also. I will try the Lactaid I weigh 130 and am 5'6. It is just so frustrating because I am already so careful about what we eat. No fried foods, just about cut out all breads, pasta. Last night. we just had steak and potato and I woke up bloated. We use Promise for butter
Oh and I already take Prilosec
I can understand your frustration. I agree with the work up for Celiac disease and the use of Prilosec. It appears that you are taking all the right steps to get this situation resolved.
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The diet, in order of preference in quantity, should look like this leafy greens green veggies other veggies whole fruit, beans and peas Whole grains no yeasted breads, dry cereals or anything refined Seeds and nuts, but cut out seeds if you have any diverticulosis. A little tofu or tempeh daily A little high quality soy or coconut milk yogurt The soluble fiber in this strategy will stabilized colon function in about 6 to 8 weeks, then about 2 or three helpings of animal foods a week, preferably fish, can be added back. See the book Eat to Live by Dr. Joel Fuhrman, for instructions on this type of diet.
And follow up on the ovary...
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