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severe abdominal distention

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 6, 2007
  • 05:46 PM

two months ago I started getting severe abdominal distention with no change in diet. I have had stomach problems in the past, but those have been resolved for a year now by reducing coffee and eating better.

I'm not overweight, I eat healthy, I exercise... nothing has changed.

I went to my doctor a month ago and he suggested IBS, which I don't have any of the symptoms for asides from the bloating and distention. All of the 'trigger' foods are foods that have been a part of my diet forever. He told me to keep a food diary and come back in a month.

It went away for about a week and a half, long enough for me to see that without the distention most of my ribs are now visible, which I can only imagine is because I have barely been eating trying to control it. The past week it's come back and it's intolerable. It's hot outside and I can't go around in three layers trying to disguise the fact that I look pregnant. And I'm not pregnant, I took a pregnancy test and everything.

I think that there is something seriously wrong.. I don't believe I have IBS. My gums have been bleeding when I floss and brush my teeth, which makes me scared I'm becoming malnourished..

It's completely intolerable and my next step is to stop eating completely, which would kill me.. and I don't want to die, I just want the distention to go away.

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  • I have the same problem. Even went to Mayo with no results. No one takes me seriously. Have you found a solution? Thanks!
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