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Hi! I am a 21 year old female and I weigh 125 pounds and am 5 feet 8 inches tall and have been gluten free for 7 months. I have noticed recently that my abdomen, only bellow my belly button, will swell up during the day. In the morning, right after I wake up, my stomach will be totally flat. When I eat my first meal, and then continue to eat through out the day I will get a small bulge bellow my belly button. I have tried looking up what it could be, but have not found anything convincing. I was wondering if anyone one has experienced the same thing, or if you may know what it could be?

Thanks!

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Hi! I am a 21 year old female and I weigh 125 pounds and am 5 feet 8 inches tall and have been gluten free for 7 months. I have noticed recently that my abdomen, only bellow my belly button, will swell up during the day. In the morning, right after I wake up, my stomach will be totally flat. When I eat my first meal, and then continue to eat through out the day I will get a small bulge bellow my belly button. I have tried looking up what it could be, but have not found anything convincing. I was wondering if anyone one has experienced the same thing, or if you may know what it could be?

Thanks!

I would suggest keeping a food diary if you aren't already. Have you changed anything in your diet lately? If you drink coffee or another caffeinated beverage in the morning, have you changed how much you consume? Also, you may want to try drinking more water, especially first thing. Hope this helps.

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I would suggest keeping a food diary if you aren't already. Have you changed anything in your diet lately? If you drink coffee or another caffeinated beverage in the morning, have you changed how much you consume? Also, you may want to try drinking more water, especially first thing. Hope this helps.

thanks! yeah, i think i will start keeping track of what i eat. also, i have been taking a heavy dose of probiotics twice a day for almost a year now. is it possible that maybe since my intestines are starting to heal that this dose is too high and is causing my bloating?

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thanks! yeah, i think i will start keeping track of what i eat. also, i have been taking a heavy dose of probiotics twice a day for almost a year now. is it possible that maybe since my intestines are starting to heal that this dose is too high and is causing my bloating?

are you also dairy free and are your probiotics dairy free? Depending on what you are eating, there are many foods that will ferment in your gut, bypass absorption in your small intestine and pass into your large colon undigested which can cause dysbiosis and bloating, gas etc.

check out the FODMAP diet and perhaps switch to low FODMAP foods for awhile and see if you feel better. you would be surprised at some of the foods that we think are healthy for us, but in fact, since we have leaky gut, the foods we consume are actually counter productive to a damaged gut.

I take a dairy free probiotic, Ultra Flora DF by metagenics but I am sure there are many good dairy free probiotics out there as well.

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thanks! yeah, i think i will start keeping track of what i eat. also, i have been taking a heavy dose of probiotics twice a day for almost a year now. is it possible that maybe since my intestines are starting to heal that this dose is too high and is causing my bloating?

I wondered if I could take "too much" probiotics, because I take two different ones? I asked the Pharmacist at the store and he said that the good bateria will fill a space if there is room for it, but if our bodies don't need it..it just passes through, without causing any harm.

A food log would be a good idea. Without it, it's hard to work out if you are reacting to something.

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