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Gynecology

Bloating

08/22/2008

Question:

what is the cause of severe bloating, two or three pant sizes BIGGER? is it bad?

Answer:

There are many causes for bloating, but it comes down to either retention of gas in the bowels, a pelvic mass, or fluid in the abdomen. It can be from GI issues like irritable bowel, ulcerative colitis, or even ovarian cancer. It is such a non-specific symptom, that you would need to be evaluated to determine the cause.

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Response by:

Thomas  A deHoop, MD Thomas A deHoop, MD
Formerly Associate Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
Director, Medical Student Education
No longer associated