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Abdominal bloating
 
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Definition A condition in which the abdomen feels full and tight -- usually caused by excessive intestinal gas.
Alternative Names Bloating
Considerations 
Common Causes
  • Overeating
  • Lactose intolerance
  • and other food intolerances
  • Air swallowing (a nervous habit)
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Partial
  • bowel obstruction
  • Constipation
  • Important, but less common causes of abdominal bloating include tumors, such as those arising from ovarian cancer.
    Home Care 
    Call your health care provider if 
    What to expect at your health care provider's office