Posted by Peter Livesey
on June 18, 2000 at 20:03:21:
Does anyone have any ideas what might cause severe abdominal bloatedness? The symptoms include painful swelling of the abdomen (which is worse at the end of the day compared to the start) and an increase in weight. The bloatedness usually seems to peak just before menstruation. Both a wheat-free diet and a regular exercise programme have been followed for several months with no change in symptoms. Is Crohn's disease a possibility? Any help would be much appreciated as depression is becoming quite a problem now.