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A 42-year-old member asked:

lately i have been having loose bowels and a little bloating with gas--what can cause this?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
See your doctor: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you.

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A 47-year-old member asked:

Sour burps, a lot of gas and loose bowels, what could cause this?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Maybe not just gas: Bloating, irregular stools, and fullness may reflect diet (check your fiber intake), alterations in the population of healthy gut flora we each carry, food intolerances, maldigestion due to problems of the small intestine, pancreas, or biliary tree, changes in GI motility (how well your GI tract mixes and moves food along), various infections, and even irritable bowel syndrome. Testing is easy.

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