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Over the last few days my stomach has become extremely bloated

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Over the last few days my stomach has become extremely bloated with some cramping.
I have had a few stomach bug type things in recent months.
This time there is no diareaa or vomiting but my stomach doesn't feel right.
It is hard to touch at the top and I get waves of cramps every now and again.
Its not as bad as it was a few days ago cramp wise but still so so bloated.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.
Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, Experienced Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.
Bloating is due to the excessive gas formation in the intestine.
Bad bacteria in the intestine cause it usually by acting on undigested food ingredients.
Also high fat containing food breaks down into gas easily.
The cramps are due to the gas movement.
So, it is quite possibnle you still have intestinal infection.
parasites are more likely --amoebiasis, giardiasis, blastocystis for example.
You shoul get stool test for 3 consequtive days.
Antibioticsl ike metronidazole can help immensely to resolve the issue.
Besides probiotics diet plays a vital role.
Lactose intolarance, and gluten sensitivity are common can cause these symptoms.
Simethicone tablets can be taken to reduce gas formation as well.
You should consider following low fermentable sugar diet ( FODMAP diet) to reduce your symptoms.
Please go to this link for detailed information:
http://stanfordhealthcare.org/content/dam/SHC/for-patients-component/programs-services/clinical-nutrition-services/docs/pdf-lowfodmapdiet.pdf
Thank you for sharing your concerns with us today. If you have any additional questions or need further clarifications, please do not hesitate to ask. I am here to answer them. I wish you good health. Regards, ***** *****
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

I don't take antibiotics - I don't agree with them.
Will a doctor test for parasites or do I have to go to a Homeopath?

Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.
Yes your doctor can test for parasites.
You should get the tests first --antibiotic will not be needed if no parasitic infection.
Please try out the special diet --I mentioned above.
helps a lot with probiotics.
Add Dill weed powder and caraway seeds to your food every time.
They will relieve gas and bloating.
Try aloe vera 1/4 cup + pomegranate juice 1/2 cup every morning-- helps digestion.
Also try Dandelion tea 1-2 cups daily, white bean hummus—they help to prevent bloating.
Also take 2 cloves of garlic daily, wormwood tea 1 cup daily, papaya seed and honey mixture daily to prevent bloating and gas.
Best wishes,
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