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Diarrhea Followed By Gas
Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more
See a doctor: I recommend seeing a doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more
Severe abdominal muscle tension. Mucus in stool, abdominal cramping (including after meals), diarrhea, constipation, gas and bloating. 1-2 months?
IBS: Irritable bowel syndrome with passage of mucus and alternating constipation and diarrhea may be the problem. Other possibilities include lactose or gluten intolerance. Drinking hot(not too hot)water helps break down gas and bloating. If this a chronic problem, a gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate and treat you as well as advise you about dietary habits. Take simethicone after meals ...Read more
Bloated stomach; nausea and pukish feelings after eating, followed by diarrhea. Are these symptoms of food poisoning?
Normal stool, followed by looser and looser stools. This usually happens once a week or more. Also accompanied by upset stomach with some heartburn.
Recent bowel movement w/blood, mucus, now bowel movement followed immediately by severe fatigue and chills. Ideas?
Get checked : If you're consistently having blood in your stool then i will go to the emergency room. These can be all related. ...Read more
No: But having a bowel movement will! limit your oral intake to fluids and take some milk of magnesia 1 tbsp every 12 hrs until you have evacuated. Avoid caffeine and alcohol. Can also use glycerine suppositories(otc) or a fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) if you feel like there is stool in your rectum. ...Read more
Blood in toilet & ab pain are recurrent and ongoing. Often preceeded or followed by mucus filled stools and weakness, const, or diarrhea. Normal?
Is it H. Pylori or food poisoning? Woke up with a "full, nauseous feeling" followed by 2x vomiting and diarrhea and no appetite. Lasted only ~24hrs.
No: Helicobacter pylori, previously named Campylobacter pylori, is a Gram-negative, microaerophilic bacterium found in the stomach, and may be present in other parts of the body, such as the eye. It may or may not be associated with gastritis or peptic ulcers. It may also be involved in gastric cancers. ...Read more
Get Help NOW!: Gi bleeding can be without warning, brisk, & originate anywhere in the gut (from esophagus, stomach, to rectum. Don't hesitate to seek urgent evaluation/care especially if lightheaded, dizzy, weak. Sources of particular concern: bleeding stomach ulcers, ischemic colitis, infectious colitis, inflammatory bowel disease. Get right to a doctor, &consider stopping any non-prescribed NSAID drugs now. ...Read more
Having constant abdominal cramps, bloating, gas, and alternating bouts of constipation and diarrhea. Often brought on by stress, anxiety, and diet.
I suggest seeing a: Gastroenterologist or your physician. Improving healthfulness of your diet if very important. If you can find a quiet place - do so. Breath in slowly & deeply through your nostrils. Fill your lungs with air (but not to the point of discomfort). In the meantime try this: hold for a count of five then slowly begin to exhale through an open mouth. Repeat at least 12 times, longer if you need to. ...Read more
5 days ago had pelvic pain & diarrhea followed by days of EXCESSIVE gas but normal BMs. Gas better, but now pelvic pain passing loose bm this morning.
Flatulence problem?: Flatulence neither localizes your problem to small or large bowel, nor indicates severity or cause. You have described a gut that may be dysfunctional due to infection, sibo, motility problems, inflammation, ibs, ischemic disease, maldigestion, sphincter problem, or food intolerance. If the latter check low fod-mapdiet restrictions: stanfordhospital.Org/.../nutrition/dh-low-fodmap-diet-handout.Pdf ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lately, when i eat I have been getting extremely bloated and have frequent gas pains. Sometimes follow by diarrhea. What could be gonly on?
Ibs: This could be due to lactose intolerance or irritable bowel syndrome. Another possibility is gluten intolerance. First try omitting dairy products. If not helpful try a gluten free diet. A gastroenterologist could help you if symptoms persist. When bloated drink warm water and apply a hot water bottle to the abdomen. To prevent bloating, try simethicone 1/2 hour after meals. ...Read more
Was constipated for days finally went yesterday now today since the morning I've been having really loose stools & gas why is this happening ?
Can being really constipated cause really loose stools ? I don't feel sick I just woke up with loose stools and gas
For the last 3 days my poop has had white stringy stuff attached to it. I've had some gas and loose stools yesterday. What is going on?
MaybeItsStringCheese: Sounds like that stringy stuff is mucus (let's call it "butt snot"). That and the gas and loose stools could mean some inflammation.If just a minor virus it should pass in a few days.But if it persists or you start getting cramps ore some streaks of blood, get a doctor to check you for something more serious, like some weird infection or so-called Inflammatory(or Irritable" Bowels. Other stuff too ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have loose stools all the time. Sometimes I feel like I'm constipated but when it comes out its like an explosion with a lot of gas. What's going on?
Irritable bowel synd: The description of your symptoms is consistent with irritable bowel syndrome. For more information see: http://helpdoctor-irritablebowelsyndrome-ibs.blogspot.com/ There are more serious conditions that could cause these symptoms. Consider an evaluation by a gastroenterologist to be sure. ...Read more
I'm 65, loose stools not everyday.sometimes gas, bloated.cbc, cea, schevo test all normal. should I worry?
Annual Checks: You need to have your regular annual check ups and ask your doctor for advice. The only thing I would want to make sure is that you have had a Colonoscopic exam for Cancer screening.This is one important test.Other than that your problem does not sound serious. You should exercise daily...walking is one of the best way to keep your bowel healthy and moving normally. This will help to reduce bloati ...Read more
After defecating hard stools i drank water and eventually defecated more hard, then normal and loose stools. Now I have gas. Normal?
Not worrisome: Perhaps you had a stool plug which has now passed. A "good news" is that you have not described bleeding per rectum. Changes in bowel pattern are however a "red flag" to doctors. Depending upon what is a "normal" stooling for you, please discuss your recent bowel irregularity with your doctor who can put it in perspective with the rest of your rx & medical history (with which we are un-aware). ...Read more
How long does it take the digestive system to fully adjust after a cholecystectomy? Is it normal to have some gas and loose stools 6 weeks post op?
Yes : That wouldn't be uncommon, and different people have different adjustment times. It is also normal to occasionally have gas and occasional looses stools even of you haven't had an operation. If you're really worried something is wrong, check with your surgeon. ...Read more
I've been having loose stools for a week. I don't feel sickly. Lots of gas and my BM are just off. I take probiotics. RX'd with IBS at 24. Worrying! ?
Don't worry yet: If you don't feel "sick" I'm less concerned about a dangerous pathological process, but something is going on and it should be evaluated. I would see a functional medicine physician or an integrative gastroenterologist. In our clinic we would begin by ordering a comprehensive digestive analysis test which would guide the recommended treatment. As said in functional medicine "Heal the gut"!! ...Read more
I have had really noisy gas bubbles with some cramping. And also some loose stools over a month now. I have taken over-the-counter medicine. What to d?
This morning I had loose stools and mild low-abdomen (pelvic) discomfort when passing. For 5 days prior had EXCESS gas(gone now). Should I be worried?
Gas pains & recovery: The body always wants to get "back into health" and I think here you've proved that. Certainly the body will try to rid itself of any germs or toxins which probably affected u for the last few days. Now that you're getting better I wouldn't worry. It might be useful to try and "go back" and think of what may have triggered you off- to limit problems in the future. Hope that helps! ...Read more
I have a nausea, my stomach feels like it's bubbling, loose stools, gas and a killer headache. What could this be?
Stomach flu: is the second most common illness after common cold. The common symptoms are vomiting, diarrhea, headache, stomachache and/or fever. The condition usually last up to 21 days. Good rest, lots of fluids and Tylenol (acetaminophen) OTC for pain management will help you to recover. If concerned see your doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Can spastic colon come without strong pain, what I experience is loose stools, change in stool caliber,trapped gas and bloating,discomfort ?
Yes: however other conditions can cause your symptoms too. Lactose intolerance can develop in later years, as can some infectious diseases. Spastic colon is often a diagnosis of exclusion, meaning you need to rule out other causes before coming to your diagnosis. It's always a good idea to get an exam and confirm the diagnosis with your physician. ...Read more
I feel bloating, gas, and have loose stools. i only go once a day. took gastrolyte. but now i havent pooped in 3 days , feel bloated and gassy?
For past week I've had like mucus stuff in stools, loose stools and gas and now tummy aches after eatin or nausea?
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
My one year old just started cows milk. I noticed he does fine with 2% but got horrible gas pains, loose stools and bad diaper rash. Why is that?
Bloating, gas, loose stools, undigested food in stool, blood in stools bright red, diahrrrea, Constipation. Diahrrra for 2 weeks. Blood 2 days. Wrong?
Absolutely typical: Of a vitamin deficiency disease called beriberi. You probably have low stomach acid and a deficiency of pancreatic enzymes because your energy metabolism is being distorted. This disease can affect virtually any organ in the body because of its interference with energy synthesis. Stop sugar in all its various forms. ...Read more
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