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Occasionally I will feel slightly bloated/pressure before I

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Occasionally I will feel slightly bloated/pressure before I head out for a run. After running 4-5 miles, I begin to feel a "sloshing" or bubble type sensation on the lower left side (colon?) of my body. This will continue on and off and feels/sounds like there is water jiggling around inside. I often feel gassy during these sensations as well.
If I stop running and then get into a "downward dog" like position, I feel a large gas "bubble" move down and then I am able to pass gas. It is usually a very loud and forceful passing of gas. After doing this once or twice, It seems completely resolved and I have relief. If I continue to run, it usually does not re-appear.
I am wondering what this could be/what the causes may be of this.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Nadim Al-Mubarak replied 1 year ago.

Hi there

  • This would not be a dietary problem, and very unlikely to be a serious issue, but obviously annoying
  • You will need to be evaluated for abdominal and pelvic pathology, specially uterine or intestinal polyps, which are benign growths that can be easily treated/removed
  • Check with your family doctor. I would start with an exam, and he/she will most likely consider abdominal & pelvic Ultra-sound

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Expert:  Nadim Al-Mubarak replied 1 year ago.

Let me know if you have any more questions