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Does bloating affect women differently than men?

Bloating can affect women differently than men. Bloating is caused by excess gas in the intestines and abdomen. This condition may be caused by foods like Brussels sprouts, beans, cabbage; or it may be related to constipation or other simple causes. It may also be caused by food intolerances. However, in rare cases bloating can be an indication of tumors caused by ovarian cancer. See a doctor to check the cause of your bloating if it persists, or if you have abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting, worsening heartburn, unexplained weight loss, or blood in the stools or tarry stools.

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