Constant Abdominal Bloating- Help?

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Hi.

For the past couple of months I've had a very bloated abdomen practically 24/7.

I originally had one doctors appointment who suggested constipation so I began to increase my fibre intake.

After a couple of weeks I still had lots of abdomen bloating so got another appointment- this time the doctor said I should reduce my fibre intake.

I'm concerned as my lower abdomen always looks swollen.

However I'm in no pain or discomfort, bowel patterns are quite normal- and both doctors checked for lumps and growths, basically then saying I'm fine.

My lower left abdomen usually sticks out more than the rest.

When I tense and feel my abs there can be some pulsating- unsure as to whether this is normal.

I know these symptoms could relate to some form of intolerance, but I eat healthily and don't consume much dairy anyway. I also exercise at least 5 days a week and drink lots of water. I'm only 20.

If anyone has had any similar experiences or could provide more insight before my third doctors appointment next week I'd appreciate it.

Thanks.

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    Ask your 3rd doctor for an abdominal cat scan. If that does not show anything see a gastroenterologist.
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    Try a food diary to ses if a food is causing it.  It is still possible to be intolerant to healthy foods.
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    Try going gluten free because intolerance to gluten can cause bloating.  When you see your doctor ask to see a GI specialist for tests.
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    Hello, i suffer with bloating too, i have mange to keep it under control past few weeks through food choices, also i have split abdominal muscles (diastasis recti) which i think makes the bloating worse. 

    Hope you find some answers soon 😊

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