Causes of bloating. It can also be a sign of ovarian cancer

Causes of bloating. Abdominal bloating or flatulence is a common problem, which, in addition to the unpleasant appearance it gives to the body, also creates discomfort.

If it persists longer

for more than two weeks it can hide a serious condition. Dr. Oz presented in his show three of the causes of bloating, which you must take seriously and do further investigation.


Diverticulosis is a condition that can occur along the digestive tract and is characterized by the appearance of small dilations the size of a bean. This condition occurs mainly in the left wall of the colon, because here the feces become consistent and exert pressure on the walls of the colon. Thus, the dilations at the level

the colon becomes inflamed and gives rise to the first complication of this condition, namely diverticulitis.
You should see your doctor if you have the following symptoms: persistent bloating, blood in the stool, persistent constipation, cramps.

Excessive growth of bacteria in the small intestine

Another cause that can lead to persistent bloating is excessive growth of bacteria in the small intestine. When they remain in the small intestine, they block the absorption of nutrients, warns Dr. Oz. Also, the food remains completely undigested, and these

bacteria produce excess gas, leading to bloating and, in some cases, diarrhea.

Among the most common symptoms that herald excessive growth of bacteria in the small intestine are bloating (especially immediately after a meal) and a persistent state of fatigue.

Ovarian tumor

Ovarian cancer is also called the silent killer because it can affect women of all ages and not show annoying symptoms early on. Doctors warn that the risk of developing it increases with age, with four out of five cases being diagnosed in women over 50 years of age.

The disease is usually diagnosed in advanced stages, so the survival rate is low, only 30%.
Persistent bloating can be a sign of ovarian cancer, but you should not panic, just have an annual medical check-up.

In addition to this symptom, there are others to look out for, such as:

  • abdominal distension,
  • frequent urination,
  • abdominal pain,
  • post-menopausal bleeding,
  • loss of appetite and sudden weight loss,
  • anal bleeding.

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