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Hi. The problem I have is that i feel bloated all the time and find it difficult to pass stools.

Hi. The problem I have is that i feel bloated all the time and find it difficult to pass stools.

Colon exam: Have you had a colonoscopy within the past several years? If this is a change in your normal bowel habits, you should have a colon examination. If there is no structural reasons for obstruction(growths, constriction from scarring) then make sure you're eating enough fiber and drinking enough fluids. Also try a gentle laxative/softener like senokot (senna) once or twice a day to produce regular bm's. ...Read more

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For more than a week I've been feeling bloated and full with gases, what could it be? my stools look pretty normal

For more than a week I've been feeling bloated and full with gases, what could it be? my stools look pretty normal

Gas: Some causes of excessive abdominal gas include roughage in diet,gluten intolerance or sensitivity,lactose intolerance or gum chewing,drinking excessive fluids at meals or forcing yourself to belch. Check to see if any of these apply to you. A gastroenterologist would be helpful for diagnosis and treatment. Try taking simethicone 1/2 hour after meals to prevent gas build-up. ...Read more

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I eat homemade rice eceryday. Is this healthy? Also rice makes me bloated and unregular with my stools why does this happen?

I eat homemade rice eceryday. Is this healthy? Also rice makes me bloated and unregular with my stools why does this happen?

Food Questions: First, rice is over 60% sugar calories. So, it can play a limited role in a diet, but it cannot be the main source of your calories if you want a healthy diet. Second, you answered your own question in that you do not tolerate this as a diet choice. Why would you continue to eat something that is causing you problems? ...Read more

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I have pain around my ovarian area and it feels as if am bloated and my stool is dark in color and I am not on any medications?

I have pain around my ovarian area and it feels as if am bloated and my stool is dark in color and I am not on any medications?

Get checked: While this could be an ovarian problem it sounds more like a digestive problem. Bloating and stool changes should be evaluated even at your young age. You could see a gastroenterologist but starting with a good primary care doctor would also be ok. ...Read more

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I have always had problems in going to the stool but this year it has become dramatic. Anyway, before yesterday I was feeling really bloated and couldn't go so I took something called Microlax to help me and it did, i finally was able to go and did quite

I have always had problems in going to the stool but this year it has become dramatic. Anyway, before yesterday I was feeling really bloated and couldn't go so I took something called Microlax to help me and it did, i finally was able to go and did quite

What is your questio: To avoid constipation you need to add fiber to your diet.Eat more fruits and vegetables,whole grains,legumes and drink plenty fluid and if you had success with microlax you can use it occasionally as needed But I do not know what you question is? ...Read more

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I have been very bloated n constipated now eating better I have been having stools but light pink in them?

I have been very bloated n constipated now eating better I have been having stools but light pink in them?

IBS-get colonoscopy: Colonoscopy is a MUST (unless recently done). Sounds like IBS, with constipation-predominant symptoms. Recommend a hi fiber diet, with a psyllium supplement (like Konsyl or similar) and a probiotic like Activia yogurt or Schiff Digestive Advantage. Stress management, getting enough sleep and a daily exercise program are also important. If there is no improvement, further testing would be needed. ...Read more

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Took Dulcolax yesterday and my stools come out soft? Also feel bloated and like I havent emptied my system enough

?constipated: You may still be constipated. You may need another dulcolax and you should drink plenty of fluids/water. See Dr. if your issues continue to rule out other intestinal conditions...Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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Can stopping Omperazole suddenly cause loose stools and for you to be bloated??

Can stopping Omperazole suddenly cause loose stools and for you to be bloated??

Possible: Yes, it is possible; try restarting it for a few days and see how it goes; ...Read more