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Alternative Names Return to topBloating; Meteorism
Definition Return to top
Abdominal bloating is a condition in which the abdomen (belly) feels full and tight.
Causes Return to topUpdate Date: 3/8/2008 Updated by: Christian Stone, MD, Division of Gastroenterology, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.