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Hi, I have been bloated in my upper abdomen since Monday night

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Hi, I have been bloated in my upper abdomen since Monday night when I became nauseous and was pouring sweat from the nausea (I am usually not able to throw up when sick). I was bloated all the next day with chills on and off and so incredibly tired, loss of appetite and fatigue. Here it is 3 days later and while my nausea has pretty much gone a way, I still have a slight loss of appetite, fatigue, and still really bloated. I eat a clean diet 90% of the time and have for 9 months. Not sure if this is just a case of gastroentitis (sp) or something else like an ulcer. Any thoughts? Thank you

mysticdoc :

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mysticdoc :

Hello,

mysticdoc :

Thanks for your question.

mysticdoc :

Your symptoms are likely from the stomach flu.

Customer:

And I would still be bloated all day and all night 3 days later?

mysticdoc :

yes you will be

mysticdoc :

inflammation of the stomach lining takes some time to heal.

mysticdoc :

Simethicone ( Gas X) tablets will be helpful.

Customer:

How long does the flu generally last?

mysticdoc :

Also still follow a low fiber diet.

mysticdoc :

usually a week.

Customer:

So it's normal to be belching and gassy as well?

mysticdoc :

yes correct

Customer:

I would also like to add that I've had my gallbladder removed 5 years ago, if that makes any difference at all

mysticdoc :

reduce fiber in your diet.

mysticdoc :

yes that does.

mysticdoc :

Make sure also low fat diet.

Customer:

Ok, I wasn't aware I was eating that much fiber at all

mysticdoc :

for now cut down fibers.

mysticdoc :

only cooked vegetables without skin.

mysticdoc :

fruits without skin etc.

mysticdoc :

refined bread pasta

Customer:

What about asparagus? I eat a lot of that

mysticdoc :

reduce the amount.

mysticdoc :

and cook them well.

Customer:

Ok, thank you

mysticdoc :

very welcome

mysticdoc :

also try GasX tablets

mysticdoc :

Best wishes,


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Customer:

Will do

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