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I suffer from IBS symptoms. The last week i've had extreme amts of painful gas, bloating, loose stools, and cramps. Is standard ibs?

I  suffer from IBS symptoms. The last week i've had extreme amts of  painful gas, bloating, loose stools, and  cramps.  Is  standard ibs?

IBS: These can be symptoms consistent with ibs, you can always have another process going on in addition such as infection or food intolerances. ...Read more

Gas (Definition)

In a medical context, "having gas" refers to having too much gas in the bowels. This causes burping, cramps in the belly, ...Read more


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Coffee gives me cramps, gas, bloating and a has a laxative effect. Could i be allergic or just intolerant?

Coffee gives me cramps, gas, bloating and a has a laxative effect. Could i be allergic or just intolerant?

Not allergic: Coffee, even decaff, contains organic acids that can be irritating to the gut. Some people ate more sensitive than others. Can also aggravate inflammation of esophagus (esophagitis), stomach (gastritis). May aggravate other GI issues. See md if ongoing, severe, bleed, fever, weight loss, nighttime symptoms, etc. ...Read more

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Can gastritis cause difficulty in weight loss? Been eating low carb, counting calories, lots of exercise, no weight loss! lots of gas, bloating, cramps

Can gastritis cause difficulty in weight loss? Been eating low carb, counting calories, lots of exercise, no weight loss! lots of gas, bloating, cramps

Yes.: Gastritis can cause improper digestion with gas, bloating, and cramps. This indicates a problem with stomach acid, small intestine enzymes, gut bacteria or combination thereof. Carbohydrates may stay too long in stomach and/or proteins/fats may pass through too quickly resulting in fermentation or putrefaction. Use enzymes, betaine and acidophilus from professional sources for best results. ...Read more

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Can yeast infection stop menstruation ? I haven't menstruated in 5 months. I ovulate constantly (gas, bloating, cramps, cervical mucus- stretchy).

Can yeast infection stop menstruation ? I haven't menstruated in 5 months. I ovulate constantly (gas, bloating, cramps, cervical mucus- stretchy).

Amenorrhea: If you began to menstruate and then stopped this is known as secondary amenorrhea and you should definitely be seen and thoroughly evaluated by a gynecologist. Something sounds seriously wrong and cannot be successfully diagnosed long-distance over the internet. This is not due to yeast infection, and the other symptoms you describe may or may not be part of this. See a doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it normal to experience constipation, gas, bloating, lower backache, leg cramps, and hardened belly for a week now in my 5th month on depo-provera?

Is it normal to experience constipation, gas, bloating, lower backache, leg cramps, and hardened belly for a week now in my 5th month on depo-provera?

On depo provera (medroxyprogesterone): No. You should not be having so many symptoms. Make an appointment with your doctor to re-evaluate your situation and see about modifying or changing your treatment. ...Read more

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My symptoms over the last 2 wks: nausea/vomiting, bowel movements 7-8 times a day, gas, bloating, headaches, fatigue, low blood pressure. Any ideas?

My symptoms over the last 2 wks: nausea/vomiting, bowel movements 7-8 times a day, gas, bloating, headaches, fatigue, low blood pressure. Any ideas?

Many:StartWithBasics: For starters, given GI issues, stop eating, only clear liquids, for a sev. days (standard treatment if went into a hospital). This will calm the N/V & bowel movements within 2-3 days. The HA & low BP can be related, secondary &/or at least compounded. ?BP c/w GI upset with water shift from blood stream into bowel & dehydration, thus ? H20 intake (ideally with some salts, but not sugar). ? See MD? ...Read more

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Had upper endoscopy this morning. Now have cramps, gas, bloating, and diarrhea. Can the gas introduced to my stomach during the procedure cause this. ?

Had upper endoscopy this morning. Now have cramps, gas, bloating, and diarrhea. Can the gas introduced to my stomach during the procedure cause this. ?

Sure, but...: ...so can lots of other things. Please call your gastroenterologist--he will have some insight relative to your particular circumstance. ...Read more

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My 11 year old daughter has constant gas, bloating, stomach cramps and diarrhea...Could this be an intolerance to dairy?

My 11 year old daughter has constant gas, bloating, stomach cramps and diarrhea...Could this be an intolerance to dairy?

Could be: She could be lactose intolerant. Try keeping an eye on her and see how long it takes to react and if she even reacts. ...Read more

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I get painful gas, cramps and bloating after every meal that last the whole day. Often so bad i can't eat anything. What is the cause of this?

I get painful gas, cramps and bloating after every meal that last the whole day. Often so bad i can't eat anything. What is the cause of this?

Fatty foods?: If you can blame the symptoms on foods or meals high in fat, oils, or cooked in oil; the think about gallbladder disease. May need a gallbladder ultrasound to test for stones. ...Read more

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I've been having nausea during eating, getting the runs after, bloating afterwards, dry feet, gas, frequent urination, leg cramps, and headaches.

I've been having nausea during eating, getting the runs after, bloating afterwards, dry feet, gas, frequent urination, leg cramps, and headaches.

Get examined: You should have a complete exam in a clinic as soon as possible. You may have food poisoning or some other type of infection which can be treated. You should also have your blood sugar levels checked out. Please don't waste any time getting this checked out. ...Read more

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Worsening very painful cocyx and hips, with diarrhea and increased gas, bloating. Does this sound like ovarian cancer? It runs rampant in my family.

Worsening very painful cocyx and hips, with diarrhea and increased gas, bloating. Does this sound like ovarian cancer? It runs rampant in my family.

I dont know: Given that you have a strong family history, I would discuss this with a gynecologist and get an exam. They may also choose to do ultrasound exams or ct scans depending on their clinical judgement. ...Read more

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Do UTI symptoms include gas bloating?

No: That's the wrong tract: GI (gastrointestinal) as opposed to gu (genitourinary). ...Read more

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What foods cause gas, bloating, or constipation?

Fruits and veggies: most commonly certain fruits and veggies. also sugar supplements (Splenda). Look for the "FODMAP" diet for specifics. ...Read more

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Hi , I am 35 y.o men . For the 4 last day I've had constipation and my urine is much darker color . I feel weaker , and has problem with gas bloating.

Hi , I am 35 y.o men . For the 4 last day I've had constipation and my urine is much darker color . I feel weaker , and has problem with gas bloating.

Hydration: Proper hydration is critical, providing no other medical issues. Urine color may be used with the goal as being clear to light yellow. That will definitely help with the constipation also. If, in spite of increasing your water intake, you still experience a tendency to constipation please mention it to your doctor, since further work up might be needed. ...Read more

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Best remedy for gas/ bloating?

First find cause: Irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) is associated w/ abdominal discomfort, altered /alternating stool pattern, accompanying nausea, bloating, gassiness. Often improved by stooling, ibs is defined by changes in perception of gut distension, motility, sensation. Diet & emotional stress play significant roles. Need however to rule out first inflammation, ischemia, dysmotility & infection before treatment. ...Read more

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What might lead to gas, bloating, and constipation?

What might lead to gas, bloating, and constipation?

OK: This is constipation! a hi fiber diet, 20-25 grams of fiber per day, drink 80-`100 ounces of non caffeinated, non alcoholic fluids daily and increase your fluids if you do strenuous work or exercise. Do not use harsh laxatives. Excess fiber in the face if inadequate fluids will cause bloating and constipation. ...Read more