Symptoms Women Shouldn't Ignore

Abdominal Bloating & Pain

More often than not, abdominal pain and bloating can be credited to a former meal or gas. But if this problem becomes consistent, it could be a sign of something more. Bloating is the sensation of the belly (abdomen) feeling full and tight. Your belly may even look swollen. This can sometimes point to a bigger problem, such as gastroesophageal reflux (GERD) or irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Localized pain in one area of your stomach could also mean there is a problem with your gallbladder or appendix. Pain that comes in waves could indicate a kidney stones and gallstones. Abdominal pain may be caused by a variety of conditions. Contact your doctor if your symptoms do not go away.
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October 5, 2015

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October 5, 2015