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How to Reduce Gas and a Bloated Belly
Learn the most common reasons for that sudden belly expansion, and how a few lifestyle adjustments can help.
Women: What to Know About Your Digestive Tract
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Ask an Expert
Karen Pantazis, M.D.
Sutter Amador Hospital
I have severe bloating from taking pain medication. Is this normal?
I would need to know more about what symptoms are being described as "bloating". If it is referring to constipation or an expanding abdomen, yes - many pain medications, especially opioids (hydrocodone, oxycodo... continue reading about I have severe bloating from taking pain medication. Is this normal?