Stomach feels bloated. Hard to lie down on the side. Urinate 4 or 5 times a day. What causes this?

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hard to lie down on right or left side. stomach feels full and bloated. belching a lot no matter what I eat or drink. urination 4 or 5 times a night and all day. sugar 90. BP 154/86.

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It seems that the stomach fullness and urination 4-5 times at night does not relate with each other.

Without more detailed history and examination, a cause can not be determined.

I think you should stop eating or drinking and see whether stomach fullness disappears one -two days later. If not, go to the hospital and seek medical help.
If you stop drinking / eating for 2 days wouldn't that make you dehydrated
Of course, stop eating is okay, stop drinking is definately not okay. It might be okay to cut some fluid intake.
Yes, that is likely. So the best maneuver is to stop drinking, it's also recommended to avoid eating orally. Get needed nutrients/water by intravenous fluid injection in a hospital instead.

urination 4 or 5 times a day is normal. BP is a little high. If stomach bloat happens a lot, maybe gastroscopy should be done.

Blood sugar is okay, BP is a bit high. 4-5 times urination is a bit frequent for one night, are you anxious? GI and UI usually are independent, but if you are anxious, you can have both GI symptom and UI symptom.

Urination 4 to 5 times a day is quite normal.

The causes of this sensation of fullness or pressure in the stomach includes :

  • Functional dyspepsia (non-ulcer dyspepsia)

This is a syndrome of symptoms that typically start after eating when there is no diagnostic evidence of any other gastrointestinal disease.

  • Gastritis

Inflammation of the lining of the stomach commonly due to H. pylori infection or use of NSAIDs. It can progress to a peptic ulcer.

  • Peptic ulcer

Ulceration in the lining of the esophagus, stomach or duodenum usually as a result of chronic gastritis.

  • Gastroenteritis

Infection of the stomach and duodenum causing nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and a fever.

  • Hiatal hernia

Protrusion of a portion of the stomach into the chest cavity through the diaphragmatic opening.

  • Gastric outlet obstruction

Delayed gastric emptying due to the conditions like pyloric stenosis, gastroparesis, polyps or a tumor.

  • Irritable bowel syndrome

Functional bowel disorder that may affect gut motility and characterized by non-specific symptoms like a sensation of bloating. Excessive gas may also contribute to stomach bloating.

  • Surgery

Post-operative inflammation of the stomach may cause a sensation of fullness. This feeling may be chronic in surgical resection (removal of a part of the stomach in the treatment of conditions like cancer) or bariatric (weight loss) surgery.

You should go to the hospital if the stomach fullness does not resolve spontaneously.