A. There are many reasons why you could have a bloated tummy. For example, it could be a symptom of a condition, such as an ovarian cyst or fibroids (growths in the uterus) both of which can grow very large. A growing stomach is also a sign of pregnancy! So the first thing you should do is see your doctor.
Q. What if it's not caused by anything serious
A. Try to work out when your stomach gets bloated. Does it happen after certain meals or eating certain foods, for example Or does it happen every month before your period
Q. What if the bloating only happens before my period
A. A bloated stomach is just one symptom of PMS - to find out how to relieve the symptoms of PMS, click here
Q. What if it only happens after meals
If you feel that what you eat is causing the bloating, ask your GP to refer you to a nutritionist, or visit the Institute of Optimum Nutrition website to find a nutritionist , or call the British Association of Nutritional Therapists (BANT) on 0870 606 1284.
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