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I have had IBS related issues for years with no other formal

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Hi. I have had IBS related issues for years with no other formal diagnosis however recently I have new symptoms that may or may not be related which are causing discomfort and concern. I am around 2 stone over weight currently but my stomach has expanded considerably (not the fat!) and is painful where my belt is (even when loose). I also have an issue beneath my ribcage where it feels like a have a bulge, but nothing visual. When I press in this area I a popping (like squeezing a balloon).
I have not been back to the GP as I have had loads of tests over the years but not for the latest symptoms.
I wondered if this was a hernia but thought I would ask for some advice first before I book another appointment.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

Thanks for this question

This is not a hernia

You would see a bulge with that

It sounds related to IBS

have you tried the FODMAP diet?

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