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Bloating is any abnormal general swelling, or increase in diameter of the abdominal area. As a symptom, you feel a full and tight abdomen, which may cause abdominal pain sometimes accompanied by borborygmus. Bloating may have several causes, the most common being accumulation of liquids and intestinal gas. If you also feel abdominal pain, see appropriate abdominal pain's topic.

The possible causes of bloating:
  • Overeating
  • Food Allergy
  • Digestion Problem
  • Aerophagia
  • Flatulence
  • Ascites
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Colic (Sharp Abdominal Pain)
  • Menstruation or Premenstrual Stress Syndrome
  • Diverticulosis

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