If you are the type that always complain of frequent bloating, do not dismiss this thinking it is PMS or gas as bloating sometimes can signal a more serious health problem..
According to research, you must see a doctor if you experience any of these signs listed below with chronic bloating
Abdominal cramps: “If it is not that time of the month and you experience cramps on the lower left side of your abdomen along with bloating you may have diverticulitis so if you experience terrible cramps along with bloating and fever, you will need to do a CT scan to find out the culprit”.
Blood in stool: Bloating accompanied with loose motion and blood in your stool can signal an inflammatory bowel disease such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease”.
Smelly vaginal discharge: “Untreated STD such as gonorrhoea and Chlamydia can lead to fever, chills and infertility but bloating with smelly vaginal discharge can be subtle symptoms of an STD”.
Weight loss: “If you have Celiac disease, your body reacts to gluten damaging your intestinal wall, bloating, diarrhoea and weight loss are some of the most common signs of Celiac disease”.
Pelvic pain: “Although rare, bloating accompanied by pelvic pain can indicate ovarian cancer especially if it is accompanied by an urge to pee or poop a lot, the bloating is caused by the accumulation of fluid in the abdomen”.