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Stomach Swelling

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  • Posted By: Shelly.B
  • January 18, 2010
  • 06:36 PM

For the past 2 years I have had occurances of abnormal stomach swelling to the point of looking pregnant. It has probably happened 20 times in this time frame. I feel that this is a lot of swelling to be nothing because it is actually quiet severe and I have the discomfort of my stomach stretching out in a small time frame of a few minutes. The doctor tells me it is just gas, but I have a hard time believing that because I have had gas before and this only started a few years ago. Sometimes it will last 3 or 4 days and other times only a few hours. I have some pain along with this but it is not really severe pain. When my stomach swells I cannot wear my clothes that I normally do, or even look down and see my feet. It is most certainly enough to worry me and I would like to find some answers.

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  • While it might just be gas, the question I would ask is ok, so why do I have so much gas? I would suggest you look into food allergies, chemical sensitivities, and digestive issues. I get severly bloated from dairy and gluten products. So does my husband. We are allergic to these foods. There are blood tests that can test for these food allergies. We had ours done at Mayo, they just shipped out the tubes of blood and we received the results a few days later. Have you ever taken antibiotics? If so, your intestional flora may be I(actually quite likely is) out of balance. This would cause lots of gas. High dose probiotics would benefit. Has any doctor ever looked into parasites? Have you ever eaten sushi or other raw fish/meat? Undercooked fish/meat? Have you ever been swimming in warm waters and swallowed some water? Have you ever taken digestive enzymes? I don't know your age but sometimes if digestive enzymes are deficient this could happen. Do you eat a lot of processed foods? Artificial sugars? Sodas? Non organic fruits and veggies? Do you drink a lot of coffee? This list is endless. Sometimes bloating like this happens from genetically modified foods (GMOs). In the US foods that are genetically modified are not required to be labeled as such however organic foods are not genetically modified.Have you ever considered doing a colon cleanse? They help in removing toxins and other bad things from the colon. Of course, for lasting benefits you would also have to change what you put back in your colon (your diet) as well. You can find colon cleanse products in health food stores. There are a lot of different types and strengths to choose from.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 19, 2010
    • 03:39 PM
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  • An unhappy liver can cause "ascites", which can be transient (come and go) in mild cases... If you drink or have chemical exposures, or are heavy set, this can cause fatty liver, which can result in ascites. Lecithin and a supplement called SAM-e will both help an unhappy liver recover. You need to take several Lecithin per day (one with every meal), and SAM-e should be taken on an empty stomach for best results. It is also wise to take a vitamin B-complex with your SAM-e. I prefer the 200mg (low dose) of SAM-e to the 400mg... It's cheaper and works just as well for me. All these supplements are very good for you, whether or not your liver needs help. You should notice results within a month or so. Good Luck and GodSpeed
    synesthesia 87 Replies
    • January 19, 2010
    • 04:06 PM
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  • For the past 2 years I have had occurances of abnormal stomach swelling to the point of looking pregnant. It has probably happened 20 times in this time frame. I feel that this is a lot of swelling to be nothing because it is actually quiet severe and I have the discomfort of my stomach stretching out in a small time frame of a few minutes. The doctor tells me it is just gas, but I have a hard time believing that because I have had gas before and this only started a few years ago. Sometimes it will last 3 or 4 days and other times only a few hours. I have some pain along with this but it is not really severe pain. When my stomach swells I cannot wear my clothes that I normally do, or even look down and see my feet. It is most certainly enough to worry me and I would like to find some answers. Hihttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zF6PK9TXG0EDo you have problems with constipation or anything similar?? I looked 5 months pregnant, see my youtube clip and visit my personal web pages, keep going back til they run some tests on you
    crunchiejoe 61 Replies
    • January 19, 2010
    • 06:21 PM
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  • I forgot to mention my age and other things that could help. I am 32 years old, 170 lbs, and I have 4 children. I was assuming that if the swelling was gas that I would be in some pretty intense pain because of the amount of swelling. The swelling extends from right under my breast down to my pelvic area. The most pain that I have is from the stretching that happens. Which can be most uncomfortable.
    Shelly.B 1 Replies
    • January 21, 2010
    • 09:40 PM
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  • I forgot to mention my age and other things that could help. I am 32 years old, 170 lbs, and I have 4 children. I was assuming that if the swelling was gas that I would be in some pretty intense pain because of the amount of swelling. The swelling extends from right under my breast down to my pelvic area. The most pain that I have is from the stretching that happens. Which can be most uncomfortable.Hi. I get that too. The whole thing, except it has only started a few weeks ago. Also have constipation and don't go unless I take a few laxatives. I'm so tired too. I wake up tired even though I get loads of sleep. After a couple of hours of being awake, I can and regularly do go back to sleep for an hour.What's going on???
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 22, 2010
    • 06:32 AM
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