Abdominal bloating may be part of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) if the symptom is associated with abdominal pain and alterations in bowel habits. Bloating may also be associated with functional dyspepsia (pain or discomfort centered in the upper abdomen), making the symptom difficult to differentiate from the fullness that occurs following meals. Bloating may also be associated with gas.
- Q What foods can cause stomach bloating?
- Q Is bloating serious?
- Q What medical conditions are associated with stomach bloating?
- Q Why can starchy food cause stomach bloating?
- Q Who is most at risk for bloating?
- Q Why is bloating a symptom women over 40 should not ignore?