Abdominal bloating is an uncomfortable reality for many people. It’s common to deal with occasional bloating after overeating. But when does bloating indicate a more serious issue? In this article, we’ll discuss when you should call a doctor to talk about your abdominal bloating.
You Can’t Determine the Cause of Your Bloating
Bloating can be caused by a variety of things. Hormonal changes, medication, and eating or drinking a little too much are all common culprits. But if you cannot pinpoint the cause of your bloating, you should talk to a doctor. This might indicate a medical problem.
Bloating is Accompanied By Other Symptoms
Mild bloating does not usually present symptoms beyond a swollen, tender belly. But if your bloating is more severe, you might be dealing with other symptoms. If your bloating is accompanied by diarrhea, vomiting, fever, or blood in your stool, make a doctor’s appointment as the issue could be serious.
Bloating Interferes With Your Life
If any medical symptom is severe enough to impact your life, it’s a good indicator that it’s time to see a professional. Record your symptoms so you can get specific with your doctor. Together, you’ll be able to find a solution.
Treatment for Bloating and Other Gastrointestinal Problems
Gastroenterology Diagnostic Center is committed to diagnosing and treating gastrointestinal problems. Our dedicated team works with each patient individually to create a personalized, effective care plan. Call us at 281-357-1977 to make an appointment today.
GDC is the premier gastroenterology practice with board-certified gastroenterologists in the Tomball and North Houston areas where we have been delivering state of the art care for over two decades. Our mission is to render the highest quality digestive health care to our patients in the most cost-effective way possible. While our practice employs the latest advances in gastroenterology procedures and uses every cutting-edge technology available, we still believe in building a compassionate and respectful relationship with each of our patients in the friendly manner of ‘old fashioned’ medical arts. Our facility, located just a few blocks east of the Tomball Regional Hospital, has recently added a state-of-the-art office endoscopy suite. This latest addition provides a convenient and cost-effective alternative to hospital visits for patients undergoing certain procedures. GDC is pleased to be able to provide yet another enhancement to the comfort, well-being, and privacy of our patients.