Tamara Duker Freuman, MS, RD, CDN
The Bloated Belly Whisperer

The Quiz

This is the online home of Tamara Duker Freuman, registered dietitian nutritionist and author of the forthcoming book, "The Bloated Belly Whisperer".  Tamara specializes in managing symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), SIBO, bloating, food sensitivities, food intolerance, chronic diarrhea, constipation, and other digestive problems. She is an expert in celiac disease and gluten intolerance; gluten-free diets; low FODMAP diets; restricted diets; food allergy; lactose intolerance; fructose intolerance; and low histamine diets.  

The Quiz

Click on the black bar below to download a PDF version of diagnostic quiz featured in The Bloated Belly Whisperer. While this nine-question quiz certainly doesn’t cover every medical possibility that could cause bloating, it should certainly help focus your attention on a few of the most likely ones. Two types of bloating that result from disease-related malabsorption—celiac disease and pancreatic insufficiency— are not included in the quiz. That is because a bloated belly from either of these conditions often takes backseat to several more troubling symptoms—and they’re covered in great detail in THE BLOATED BELLY WHISPERER.

To help generate the most promising leads as to the medical cause of your bloating, fill in ALL of the bubbles alongside the answer that best corresponds to your bloating experience. Leave answers blank if none apply well. Tally up the number of filled bubbles for each column once you complete the quiz. Consult the key alongside the quiz to see which medical conditions your quiz answer aligns the most closely with. These are the chapters in The Bloated Belly Whisperer you’ll want to start reading first!

Important disclaimer: The answers derived from this quiz do not constitute a medical diagnosis, and should not replace a proper consultation with a credentialed medical professional. Please use these results as they are intended: to facilitate a productive conversation with your doctor as to some of the more likely causes of your symptoms in order to speed up a proper diagnosis and effective treatment!