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Belly pain and swollen caused from gases, 3 days, no

Customer Question

belly pain and swollen caused from gases
JA: Any recent injuries? How long have you been dealing with the swelling?
Customer: 3 days
JA: Is there anything else the Doctor should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: no
Submitted: 15 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 15 days ago.

What are your age and gender?

What are the treatments tried?

Customer: replied 15 days ago.
23, male
Customer: replied 15 days ago.
no it's fine on this way
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 15 days ago.

Apologies for any intrusion of those automatic offers for phone calls. These are produced by the website automatically and outside of my control.

Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 15 days ago.

Thanks for the further information.

I am writing the answer for you and will get back to you in 5 minutes.

Unless you wish to speak in person, you can ignore the request for a phone call automatically generated by the website, not by me.

Thank you.

Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 15 days ago.

The following may help you;

1) Avoid

a) Cabbage

b) Beer

c) Legumes

d) Cheese

e) Beans

2) This may help;

a) Bismuth subsalicylate

b) Activated charcoal

c) Simethicone; (Maalox, Mylanta); Simethicone causes gas bubbles to break up.

d) Beano; contains an enzyme (alpha-galactosidase), which helps to breakdown certain complex carbohydrates.

All are available without a prescription.

Avoid foods that appear to aggravate symptoms. These may include milk and dairy products, certain fruits or vegetables, whole grains, artificial sweeteners, etc. But this is based on the personal observation for the aggravating food.

3) Investigations by your physician if this persists or aggravates;

a) Breath tests for Helicobacter pylori and small intestine bacterial overgrowth syndrome.

b) Colonic transit time.

c) CT scan of the abdomen.

Discontinue the following if you do them;

1) gum chewing,

2) smoking,

3) drinking carbonated beverages, and

4) gulping food and liquids.

I hope your symptoms resolve soon.

I would be happy to assist you further if you need any more information.
Thanks for using Just Answer.

Customer: replied 15 days ago.
is it possible to get a certificate?
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 14 days ago.

The website is only meant to provide medical education and answers specific to your questions only.

I apologize for the inconvenience.

I know that’s not what you want to hear right now.

The website is not authorized to issue any prescriptions or notes or referrals.

An urgent care center can do that for you.

I am just a messenger, I am afraid.

Sorry again.