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I have been experiencing painful bloating from time to time

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I have been experiencing painful bloating from time to time since NOvember. In January I had a endoscopy and colonoscopy. Both came back clear. Bloating still occassionally still happened. Sometimes even eating salad. Sometimes bread sets it off, sometimes it doesn't. Trying to set up a HIDA test. Since Tuesday I felt as tho I had a stomach virus because I have had loose stools, upset stomach, and bloating. Haven't wanted to eat. Finally ate some broiled chicken and mashed potatoes last night. feeling better. I'm not sure if these are connected issues or an aggravation of the first.
JA: How long has this been bothering you? Are you experiencing any vomiting or nausea?
Customer: No
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: no
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.


It all sounds like irritable bowel syndrome.

It might be gallbladder dysfunction and a HIDA would show that.

Small bowel overgrowth should be ruled out with a hydrogen breath test.

Stool samples should be checked for parasites.

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