Bloated Stomach
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Samantha Nazareth, MD

Samantha Nazareth, MD (Gastroenterology)

Board-certified gastroenterologist. Experience managing gastrointestinal conditions (GERD, IBS, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s, celiac disease, NASH) within healthcare organizations (three ambulatory surgical centers, single-specialty practice, multi-specialty practice and solo practice).

Aiko Yoshioka, MD

Aiko Yoshioka, MD (Gastroenterology)

Dr. Yoshioka graduated from the Niigata University School of Medicine. He worked as a gastroenterologist at Saiseikai Niigata Hospital and Niigata University Medical & Dental Hospital before serving as the Deputy Chief of Gastroenterology at Tsubame Rosai Hospital and Nagaoka Red Cross Hospital. Dr. Yoshioka joined Saitama Saiseikai Kawaguchi General Hospital as Chief of Gastroenterology in April 2018.

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  • Abdominal bloating after eating

  • Rapid increase in waist girth

  • Feeling bloated after meals

  • Abdominal bloating

  • Rapid increase in waist size

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About the Symptom

Abdominal bloating is a condition where the belly feels full and tight, often due to gas.

When to see a doctor

Seek professional care if you experience any of the following symptoms

  • Abdominal pain

  • Edema

  • Recent weight loss

  • Vomiting of blood

  • Fever

  • Melena (black stools)

  • Jaundice

  • Sensation of incomplete voiding

Possible Causes

Generally, Bloated stomach can be related to:

  • Aerophagia (Swallowing Air)

    Excessive and repetitive air swallowing, resulting in burping, bloating and flatulence symptoms. It can be caused by psychological reasons, habits, or using machines that assist in breathing (CPAP machines).

  • Pyloric Stenosis

    Abnormal narrowing of the stomach exit. It affects babies between birth and 6 months of age and causes forceful, projectile vomiting that can lead to dehydration. Risk factors include male gender, preterm birth, and smoking during pregnancy.

  • Portal Hypertension

    A condition observed in advanced liver disease. Liver scarring compresses the blood vessels running through it and reduces their blood flood.

  • Constipation
  • Pregnancy
  • Retroperitoneal Fibrosis

Related serious diseases

Sometimes, Bloated stomach may be related to these serious diseases:

Doctor's Diagnostic Questions

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this symptom:

  • Do you feel that your abdomen or stomach is bloated?

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References

  • National Library of Medicine

    https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/003123.htm

Reviewed By:

Samantha Nazareth, MD

Samantha Nazareth, MD (Gastroenterology)

Board-certified gastroenterologist. Experience managing gastrointestinal conditions (GERD, IBS, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s, celiac disease, NASH) within healthcare organizations (three ambulatory surgical centers, single-specialty practice, multi-specialty practice and solo practice).

Aiko Yoshioka, MD

Aiko Yoshioka, MD (Gastroenterology)

Dr. Yoshioka graduated from the Niigata University School of Medicine. He worked as a gastroenterologist at Saiseikai Niigata Hospital and Niigata University Medical & Dental Hospital before serving as the Deputy Chief of Gastroenterology at Tsubame Rosai Hospital and Nagaoka Red Cross Hospital. Dr. Yoshioka joined Saitama Saiseikai Kawaguchi General Hospital as Chief of Gastroenterology in April 2018.

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