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Abdominal Bloating


Updated February 15, 2014

Definition: Abdominal bloating is a condition in which the abdomen (belly) feels full and tight. Overeating is a common cause of abdominal bloating.

Other causes of abdominal bloating include:


Rarely, tumors, such as those arising from ovarian cancer, can cause abdominal bloating. Talk to your doctor if you experience abdominal bloating more than occasionally.


Also Known As: belly bloat

Examples: Karen skipped breakfast, so when she finally ate lunch she was overly-hungry, leading her to overeat and experience abdominal bloating.

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