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Abdominal fullness or bloating occurs when excess gas builds up in
the digestive tract.
Common causes of gas include:
Occasionally, excess gas and bloating may be caused by a more serious
medical problem, such as a bowel obstruction, liver problems, gallbladder
disease, or cancer.
Treatment depends on what is causing the problem. Call your doctor
for a checkup if you have abdominal fullness or bloating that has not gotten
better or gone away with home treatment.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerKathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Current as ofMarch 20, 2017
Current as of:
March 20, 2017
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
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