Some advice needed please! - Bloating

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A while ago I started to have very painful stomach cramps, visiting the doctor he was quite concerned and I was sent for a CAT scan.  A shadow was found in my duodenum and so was sent for an endoscopy very quickly.  Luckily it was not cancerous but since then I have suffered from very unsightly bloating, no pain any more though.  I am desperate to find a treatment which can reduce the bloating which is exacerbated by eating or drinking.  Interestingly the bloating has reduced my hunger for food and the bloating is less pronounced when I limit my intake,

Any ideas would be gratefully received,

Kind regards,


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    Were you diagnosed with anything after your CT scan?
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      No, it just verified damage to the duodenum wall, definitely not cancerous. I asked to be referred to a specialist but nothing as yet. I was told that the bloating is due to liquid rather than air, but not really sure. When I drink liquids it definitely makes the bloating worse.
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      Also, the bloating is more obviously on my left hand side where there is an obvious bulge.
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      Keep a food diary to see if any foods are causing bloating. Wheat and grains can be culprits. Were you tested for celiac? Non celiac gluten intolerance may also be the cause.  Maybe try gluten free products for a while. Try eliminating fizzy drinks, broccoli, cabbage and brussels sprouts which can cause gas.  This should tell you whether the bloating is being caused by air or not.  

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