News  |  Journals  |  Conferences  |  Blogs  |  Articles  |  Forums  |  Twitter   
 

 Headlines:

 
 

Doctors Lounge - Gastroenterology Answers

"The information provided on www.doctorslounge.com is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician."

Back to Gastroenterology Answers List

Forum Name: Gastroenterology Topics

Question: Severe upper stomach bloating


 cflyn39 - Sun Aug 12, 2007 1:43 am

Hello I'm 41 yrs old, female.
I've been experiencing unusual bloating for many years. It's gradually worsened to the point I really can't take it much longer. I am going to make an appointment Monday and I want some input so I can be prepared.
It started out as an annoyance but has slowly evolved into an embarassing and painful condition. I guess it came on so slow in the beginning I attributed it to standard things like gas or eating too much.
Here's the quick description. When I eat, even small amounts, I immediately bloat to an almost rock hard stomach. It doesn't matter what kind or amount of food. Sometimes now it can happen without eating.
I've had surgery for cyst on my ovaries (15 yrs ago), Bladder tuck (12 yrs ago) Hysterectomy (10 yrs ago).
6 years ago I had a year long ordeal with infected Lymph Nodes (genital area) that was miss-diagnosed for a year until I had to have several removed because if infection.
Within a year the occasional swelling started. Once a month or so I would get some minor swelling. It gradually became more common. Over the last 6 months it has turned into a daily issue.
Writing this I feel embarrassed with the realization it has lasted this long. You would be amazed what you can endure when it becomes a common part of your life.
One more quick note. I eat a healthy diet and exercise. I drink only water and once or twice a week allow a tea. Nothing I eat changes what happens. As I said earlier, Now it happens out of the blue for no apparent reason.
Thank you for any input
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Tue Aug 28, 2007 10:38 pm

User avatar Hi Cflyn39,

It sounds like you may actually have an allergy to a food or a condition such as lactose intolerance.

Food allergies may not present in the typical anaphylaxis way. Instead they can present with bloating and abdominal pain.

You may also want to be tested for a condition called Celiac disease.

I would recommend you see a GI specialist for further work up and guidance for treatment.

Best wishes.

|

Check a doctor's response to similar questions

 

advertisement.gif (61x7 -- 0 bytes)
 

Are you a Doctor, Pharmacist, PA or a Nurse?

Join the Doctors Lounge online medical community

  • Editorial activities: Publish, peer review, edit online articles.

  • Ask a Doctor Teams: Respond to patient questions and discuss challenging presentations with other members.

Doctors Lounge Membership Application

 
     

 advertisement.gif (61x7 -- 0 bytes)

 

 

Tools & Services: Follow DoctorsLounge on Twitter Follow us on Twitter | RSS News | Newsletter | Contact us

 
Copyright © 2001-2010
Doctors Lounge.
All rights reserved.

Medical Reference:
Diseases | Symptoms
Drugs | Labs | Procedures
Software | Tutorials

Advertising
Links | Humor
Forum Archive
CME Articles

Privacy Statement
Terms & Conditions
Editorial Board
About us | Email

We subscribe to the HONcode principles of the HON Foundation. Click to verify.We subscribe to the HONcode principles.
Verify here