In the past few weeks, I have been having painful gas and a bloated stomach. My stomach is so bloated that I look pregnant. To relieve the pressure, I lay on my side and press my stomach until I feel some relief. This only happens in the evening after I eat my dinner. During the night, I also feel the need to release gas. I am generally ok in the daytime. Is this just a normal stomach gas or could it be something else? I am worried because it is so regular and very painful until I can release the gas-buildup. If I dont let the gas go for a few days, it is harder to release. I hope someone can help me as the pain from the gas is getting to be too much. The doctor doesnt seem worried, though.