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Forum Name: Gastroenterology Topics

Question: Distention, discomfort, blood on toilet paper

 Leicester123 - Thu May 11, 2006 6:52 pm

I 'm 20 years old. My abdomen becomes distended sometimes and feels very hard. I sometimes have pain above my belly button on the left hand-side. But generally feel discomfort all around the abdomen.

My stools were hard and I used to get blood on the loo paper but i have now got that under control after dietary adjustments. However the distention, discomfort persists.

After meals, I sometimes get some acid that comes up to my mouth when I burp. Also had a blood test and rectal examination and was told i was fine. I woke up in the middle of one night because my stomach was so distended and making these popping sounds that I could also feel which I know sounds beserk.

How can I get rid of the stomach pains, distention and why does it happen? I always get the brush off from my GP. Please help me as I am desperate to get my old life back.
 Theresa Jones, RN - Mon May 15, 2006 6:57 am

User avatar Hi Leicester123,
Some of the signs and symptoms which may be related to GERD are heartburn which worsens after eating or presents when lying down, asthma like symptoms, sore throat, upper abdominal pain, chest pain, regurgitation, belching, bloating, etc. You may want to inquire with your physician about the possibility of this disorder being the cause to receive appropriate treatment.
Theresa Jones, RN


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