What Causes Stomach Bloating to an Anemic Person?

So I was back at the doctors today, my stomach looks like I’m pregnant (bloated) & I can’t breathe. The doctor looks over labs from last week & said nothing looks really bad. I think we need to put you in the hospital, let me call in another doctor. Long story short, I had 3 doctors checking me out, they didn’t put me in the hospital. They sent me home with GAS drops when I can’t frigging breathe and I gained almost 4 pounds in 4 days even when I’m not eating.

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    I had felt this same way since my infusion almost 3 weeks ago. One doc says not from the infusion, one says it is my liver because of the iron, another just won’t follow up. I swear they make me feel like I am going crazy.

    I have a small umbilical hernia and, the last weeknight, it sounded like I was walking in wet shoes when I pressed on it. My gastro office schedule an appointment to discuss it or go to the ER. This was during the day when they were open. I also discussed with the naturopathic doctor & he also said it could be because of the umbilical hernia.

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      I have one too could that cause the bloating. It’s really small my doctor said, just keep an eye on it.

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    If it’s on your left side near the rib cage that’s most likely splenic flexure syndrome, which is what I have, it can feel like your having a heart attack if too much air gets trapped in that part of the intestinal tract.

    If it’s on your right-hand side it could well be gallstone attack, a friend suffered from severe low iron count, and for months kept having tight pain, bloated and hardly eating. It took four hospital admissions before he was diagnosed correctly.

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      Had gallbladder removed a couple of years ago when all this mess first started, and I did get better for a while, then it started over.

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    Could be a side effect of bad constipation caused by iron. Creates terrible gas & bloating, and can happen even from infused iron. Gastrointestinal (GI) side effects can put a lot of pressure on the diaphragm, which can really affect your capacity to move air.

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    My friend was like that with ovarian cancer, and something in her stomach was causing fluid build up, and it was all pressing on her lungs. Statistically, a lot of women get bloating perimenopause and the low ferritin on top combined causes breathing issues.

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