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Yesterday I had a lot of gas and a upset stomach I have diagnosed ibs every time this happens my upper right quadrant has a fullness to it like a pushed in gassy feeling I had a ct scan a year and a half ago found nothing should I be concerned
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Oncologist: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor (MD) replied 6 months ago
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Oncologist: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor (MD) replied 6 months ago

Hello Jess,

Since your CT scan was normal an year and a half ago, you should not be concerned.

Discontinue the following if you do them;

1) gum chewing,

2) smoking,

3) drinking carbonated beverages, and

4) gulping food and liquids.

The reasons for excessive intestinal gas formation can be;

1) excessive air swallowing.

Anxious people swallow air when they are stressed or anxiety supervenes.

2) increased intraluminal (inside the intestine) production from mal absorbed (improperly absorbed) nutrients,

3) decreased gas absorption due to some pathological condition of intestines like diverticulitis

4) expansion of intestinal gas due to changes in atmospheric pressure

A solitary reason or combination can be responsible for the excessive gas.

Following may help you;

1) Avoid

a) Cabbage

b) Beer

c) Legumes

d) Cheese

e) Beans

2) This may help;

a) Bismuth subsalicylate

b) Activated charcoal

c) Simethicone; (Maalox, Mylanta); Simethicone causes gas bubbles to break up.

d) Beano; contains an enzyme (alpha-galactosidase), which helps to breakdown certain complex carbohydrates.

All are available without prescription.

Avoid foods that appear to aggravate symptoms. These may include milk and dairy products, certain fruits or vegetables, whole grains, artificial sweeteners etc. But this is based on the personal observation for the aggravating food.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.Thanks for using Just Answer.
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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Can gas create a fullness up there near my rib
Oncologist: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor (MD) replied 6 months ago

Yes Jess,

Transverse colon lies in the upper abdomen and can cause significant fullness near ribs.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
I should worry about liver or gall bladder problems
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Shouldnt
Oncologist: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor (MD) replied 6 months ago

Liver or gall bladder problem is quite unlikely in your case.

Please do not worry.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
This has happened for years too
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Off and on I do have acid reflux too the fullness happens after I eat tomato’s of chicken wings
Oncologist: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor (MD) replied 6 months ago

Hiatal hernia and acid reflux may be the concomitant issue and so do irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). People who have anxiety disorder may have these issues.

Following treatment may help you;

1) antacids; Maalox

2) acid blocker; Prilosec

3) loosing weight, if overweight.

4) avoiding alcohol, citrus fruits and juices, chocolate, and tomato based products

5) avoiding large meals. Eat 5 small meals in a day.

6) wait three hours after the meal before you sleep.

7) elevate head end of the bed by 8 inches.

Following also would be helpful;

Nutrition and supplements;

1) Multivitamin; vitamins A, C, E, the B vitamins, and trace minerals, such as magnesium, calcium, zinc, and selenium.
2) Probiotic supplement
3) Omega 3 fatty acid
4) Avoid; cookies, crackers, cakes, French fries, onion rings, donuts, processed foods, and margarine.

5) Also avoid; white breads, pastas, and especially sugar, red meats,
6) Eat lean meats, cold water fish, tofu, beans, olive oil.

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