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#1 darreninalberta

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Posted 19 April 2020 - 11:21 PM

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I have constant right sided bloating/tightness in my lower right quadrant (feels like a bubble) as well as up my right side (ascending colon) . My bowel movements are good, no pain, no other symptoms. just the most uncomfortable bloating which makes sitting up very uncomfortable, standing up better and when lying on side it doesn't bother me at all. Have had blood work, urine, FIT Fecal Test, Xrays, ultra sound. Doctor thinks IBS , motility, trapped air. Have tried SCD, low fodmap, low histamine diet and nothing seems to change it, in fact fact food doesn't seem to trigger anything, it is there 24/7

7 months ago I made a radical diet change and went to alot of veggies, fruit , fermented foods, probiotics, etc all overnight, 2 weeks later I woke up severely bloated

Has anyone else experienced this? Any advice is greatly appreciated!



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Posted 20 April 2020 - 10:19 AM

I get something similar but on my left side.   Very uncomfortable.  I assume it's trapped gas although it remains even if I'm passing a lot of gas.  Haven't found anything that helps....sorry.


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Posted 27 April 2020 - 06:57 PM

Any FODMAPs I consume gives me gas approximately 2-60 hours after eating. It took me quite a few years to figure this out because I did not realize that I need to stick to a zero FODMAP diet for 2-3 days. Have you tried sticking to a diet for 3 days straight?

 

Trapped gas is very painful, and makes me anxious and moody. Whenever I experience an "early bloat" (i.e. gas that is far from the exit), I find it helpful to lie face down in bed. I don't know why putting external pressure on my tummy helps.



#4 darreninalberta

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Posted 28 April 2020 - 11:55 PM

Hi Blowfish. Problem I have is I ma not passing gas, my ascending colon area is bloated and distened a bit. I have tried low fodmap for up to 3 days and no real change, Naturopath doctor thinks is is stree causing motility issue couple with fermentation in the ascending colon. 



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Posted 01 May 2020 - 10:33 PM

Darren, the inability to pass gas sounds dreadful. Is there absolutely nothing that can help things move along? I avoid constipation at all costs; I eat high fiber foods to keep stools soft. Should I get constipated, I drink coffee, tea, orange juice, etc. to stimulate bowel movement.

 

For your condition, my guess is the dysbiosis is causing excessive gas. Dysbiosis could also be the cause of your motility issues. I am not sure if stress is the cause; my guess is you would know it if elevated stress is causing physical ailments.



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Posted 05 May 2020 - 08:25 PM

Hi Blowfish

 

I have no problems with constipation, I am regular. I just never have gas so I assume I am not passing it



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Posted 13 May 2020 - 03:22 PM

Darren, sorry I misunderstood. 99% of my bloating is gas-related. The only time I experience the gasless bloating you described is when I drink coffee. My gut swells minutes after drinking coffee. I think I'm allergic to caffeine, and maybe the gasless swelling is my body's way of reacting to it. The swelling goes away 18 hours later without passing gas.







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