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07 Apr 2006

Stomach/abdominal appears bloated
Hi Doc,

I am about 5'9" and 139 pounds. I find it strange that my stomach/abdominal area sticks out greatly after a meal (sometimes after a light snack too). Usually after a meal, I can force my stomach out extremely far, which makes it appear as though I have a beer belly. Is this normal? - is my stomach just filled with food and stretched out? Any input is much appreciated.
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DietDoc
DietDoc

01 Jan 0001

Dear Slick
I would suggest that you have a medical checkup as bloating and abdominal distention may be symptoms of a wide variety of conditions (food allergy, spastic colon, gall bladder disease, ulcers, etc), so we need a diagnosis before we can make dietary changes.
Best regards
DietDoc
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