Chronic Bloating Diagnosis and Treatment at Mercy in Baltimore

Mercy Medical Center - Baltimore, MD

The Center for Neurogastroenterology and GI Motility at Mercy offers physicians with focused expertise in a variety of digestive issues that may cause discomfort and symptoms such as chronic bloating.

About the Condition

Bloating is a condition in which your belly feels full and tight, often due to gas. There are many possible causes of abdominal bloating including fluid retention, irritable bowel syndrome, motility problems and infection. 

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Symptoms & Diagnostic Process

Symptoms that may accompany bloating can include:

There isn’t one specific diagnostic test for bloating since the underlying causes can vary. Your doctor may order tests such as:

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Treatment Options

There is no universally effective treatment for bloating and stomach distention. Duodenal aspirate cultures may help identify infections in the small bowel that may cause bloating.

Treatment varies for each individual, and our team at Mercy is dedicated to working with each of our patients to find the most comfortable and effective treatment options for each individual case.

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Dr. Mary Harris is a regionally recognized gastroenterologist and Medical Co-Director of Mercy's Center for Inflammatory Bowel and Colorectal Diseases.

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