Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
tympanites/tym·pa·ni·tes/ (tim″pah-ni´tēz) abnormal distention due to the presence of gas or air in the intestine or the peritoneal cavity.
Synonym(s): meteorism, tympanism.
tympanitesA drum-like distention of the abdomen caused by gas or air in the intestine or the peritoneal cavity.
Patient discussion about tympanites
Q. why do i have gas and bloating my bowels are weird and my stomach is sour also. i have pain in the top of my stomach
Among the more common causes there are IBS (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irritable_bowel_syndrome), diabetes, malabsorption (e.g. lactose intolerance http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lactose_intolerance or celiac http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coeliac_disease), all of these, unfortunately, can't be diagnosed over the net, so if it keeps bothering you or if you have warning sign (such as Nocturnal abdominal pain (sleep awakening), Weight loss, Blood in the stool , Severely tender abdomen , Succussion splash , Fever , Vomiting , fatty diarrhea , New onset diarrhea) you should see a doctor.
Q. Why am I feeling so bloated all the time? I did a pregnancy test 2 weeks ago and it came out negative, i have been experiencing a bunch of symptoms that relate to pregnancy and the spotting on and off has started wondering if i should do another test and see what comes out of it..
You can read more about pregnancy tests here: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003432.htm
Q. has anyone expierienced extreme bloating from diverticulitus and what can you do to get relief?
but he is O.K. now, eat alot of fibers, drink alot of fluids and doing daily exercise (past 2 and a half years now). and he feels great. much much better.