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Abdominal bloating
Definition A condition in which the abdomen feels full and tight -- usually caused by excessive intestinal gas.
Alternative Names Bloating
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.
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