A bloated stomach tends to be uncomfortable and is also sometimes painful. Bloating of the stomach is generally defined as a feeling of excessive fullness and can include tenderness, gaseous feeling, visible swelling, or pain.
Most of the time, stomach bloating is just caused by gas resulting from your body breaking down food, or from a food allergy. Bloating accompanied by abdominal pain and fever, along with either diarrhea or constipation can be signs of diverticulitis, where abscesses in the intestine trap bacteria. A liquid diet and a diet high in fiber are recommended.