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10 Mar 2004

stomach bloated cannot burp
femal 25 years
height 1.63 meters
weight 51.6 kg

not been ill in 3 years
do not have hiv
tablets i use : contraception injection that lasts for 11 weeks
windeze 4 times daily for bloated stomach
zantac 75 occssionally
paracetomal only when i get a headache, rarely

sufferring from : bloated stomach want to burp but cannot , pass alot of air ,go to toilet to pass stoles 3 times a week . was told to change diet .have changed diet to high fiber breakfeast cereal once daily and drinking more liquids in the past fortnight . but problem persists ,but the most concern is the extreme deep dent that occurs just above my belly button when I feel bloated I find this dent frightning , It looks like my stomach is trying to suck itself inwards the sucking area is approximately 2 centimeters in diameter and half a centimeter deep,as well as my symtoms which have been continueing for 3 months I eat 3 or 4 times daily . what is wrong with me and why the dent above my belly button.
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01 Jan 0001

Collen, it is difficult to say what the problem is without being able to examine you first. It sounds like it might be due to a hernia, but I can’t say for sure from this side of the screen. The best would be to see a gastroenterologist or a surgeon and have it sorted out. Good luck.
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