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i have a bloated stomach and feel nausea for a couple of days now.. im on the pill my las

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i have a bloated stomach and feel nausea for a couple of days now.. im on the pill my last 2 periods have lasted 2 days or less and very light but they would have normally lasted 3/4 days before.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.

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Dr. David :

sounds like you could have a viral infection or viral gastritis which can cause you to have bloated stomach or nausea.

Dr. David :

food poisoning can cause this as well if there was bacteria in the foods you were eating.

Dr. David :

sounds like you have also had irregular periods as well.

Dr. David :

are you sexually active?

Dr. David :

have you had a gyn examination within the last year?

JACUSTOMER-pvmc4f9r- :

yes im sexually active but sometimes takes the pill at different times

JACUSTOMER-pvmc4f9r- :

had a smear test all clear few mths ago

Dr. David :

if you don't take your birth control pill regularly, this can also lead to short periods.

Dr. David :

what do you mean you take the pill at different times?

JACUSTOMER-pvmc4f9r- :

well i sometimes forget 2 take it at the same time everyday

Dr. David :

that is ok, as long as you take the pills from the packet daily and one per day.

Dr. David :

that should not affect your period lengths.

Dr. David :

you should see your gyn doctor and get a uterine ultrasound and blood testing to check your LH and FSH levels to see if they are normal

JACUSTOMER-pvmc4f9r- :

ok just feeling bloated and nausea all day

Dr. David :

I see.

Dr. David :

could be from viral infection of the stomach.

Dr. David :

do you have diarrhea?

JACUSTOMER-pvmc4f9r- :

nope nothing

Dr. David :

I see.

Dr. David :

hopefully this bloating feeling will go away.

Dr. David :

sometimes you can get bloated feelings right before your period

Dr. David :

or before ovulation

Dr. David :

it is the body holding onto water and salt prior to the period.

JACUSTOMER-pvmc4f9r- :

not due for another 3 weeks finished lasted week

Dr. David :

I see.

Dr. David :

are you eating more salt than usual?

Dr. David :

eating out more often or takeout food more often?

Dr. David :

this can cause sometimes bloating feelings.

JACUSTOMER-pvmc4f9r- :

yes a bit more then normal

Dr. David :

try to cut down on your salt intake and that might help.

Dr. David :

also eating more bland food over the next week or so might help as well.

Dr. David :

sometimes flat ginger ale or plain saltine crackers can also help calm the stomach.

Dr. David :

I hope you feel better.

JACUSTOMER-pvmc4f9r- :

ok i will try that thanks

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Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 3 years ago.
Hello from JA
A new finding like this needs to be evaluated.

When was your last pelvic and pap examination?

If not recent this needs to be done.

Exam of the stomach is manditory if this keeps up.

Have you seen a doctor recently?

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