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Bloating is the feeling of a full, swollen belly area, usually due to gas in the intestines. Some women have bloating before or during their period (menstrual cycle).
See also: Abdominal bloating
Menstrual periods and bloating
If you have bloating associated with your menstrual cycle, exercise to sweat out excess fluids and eat more high-fiber foods to help prevent constipation .
See also: PMS
Abdominal pain can happen along with other treatment side effects:
cramping or bloating
Abdominal pain can be caused by the following breast cancer treatments:
Tykerb (chemical name: lapatinib), a targeted therapy
Faslodex (chemical name: fulvestrant), a hormonal therapy
Bisphosphonates, medicines that strengthen bones and treat osteoporosis, can also cause abdominal pain.
A number of pain medications, including aspirin and other nonsteroid anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) such as Aleve and Celebrex, may cause ulcers, bleeding or holes in the stomach, which leads to abdominal pain.
Managing abdominal pain
If your abdominal pain lasts longer than 24 hours, or gets worse as time passes, call your doctor right away. Your doctor may want you to stop or switch medications to see if that helps ease your pain.
Abdominal pain from diarrhea can be treated with an anti-diarrhea medicine such as Pepto-Bismol (chemical name: bismuth sub...
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