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every time I eat my stomach swells out. What would cause t

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every time I eat my stomach swells out. What would cause this?

911DOC :

How long has this been going on?

911DOC :

Also, how long since your last complete physical exam including pelvic exam?

911DOC :

standing by

Customer:

This time for a month and a half. last pelvic exam in 2001.

911DOC :

okay

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so it's very hard to say what this might be

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what is not hard to say is that this is a concerning symptom

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and that you absolutely need to see a doctor and get your physical exam done quickly'

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the reason is

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that while there are very many benigns (not harmful) causes of abdominal bloating after eating

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such as irritable bowel syndrome

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or problems with gastric (stomach) emptying

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there are potentially dangerous causes too

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including cancer

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and at age 60 and without relief from over the counter remedies

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it is very important to get checked out quickly

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problems with the stomach and abdomen are notoriously difficult to diagnose

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without labs and imaging studies such as endoscopy, CT scan, and ultrasound

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standing by

Customer:

I understand. It"s been awhile since I have seen a Dr. , but everyone around me seems to have the same opinion you do. Go see a Doctor.

911DOC :

absolutely

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you were right

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to try the typical remedies

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but they have not helped

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hopefully this will be something easily diagnosed and treated

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but you need to make sure that there is not a mechanical reason for this problem

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meaning something hindering the stomach from emptying

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sometimes these problems can be quite serious

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so it is definitely time to get checked

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standing by

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do you have any final questions for me?

Customer:

I think you are right. No further questions. Thank you.

911DOC :

Thank you so much for your question. It was a pleasure talking with you. Should you need my assistance in the future simply start your question with ‘for 911doc only’.


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