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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.

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 more

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Loose Stools (Definition)

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


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Lately, when I eat I have been getting extremely bloated and have frequent gas pains. Sometimes follow by diarrhea. What could be gonly on?

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

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I have been having loose stools, almost like diarrhoea every morning. For as long as I can remember. Also smelly gas.

I have been having loose stools, almost like diarrhoea every morning. For as long as I can remember. Also smelly gas.

Needs a specialist,: A gastroenterologist to evaluate you, as there are several possibilities, physical examination, some diagnostic tests and possible sigmoidoscopy / colonoscopy may be in order. Start with your primary doctor, wish you well ...Read more

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Can being really constipated cause really loose stools? I don't feel sick I just woke up with loose stools and gas

Can being really constipated cause really loose stools? I don't feel sick I just woke up with loose stools and gas

You may have: IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) in which case diarrhea/gas AND Constipation are ALL Possible!
THERE IS EFFECTIVE TREATMENT!
Ask your Primary Care Provider for a referral to a Board Certified Gastroenterologist!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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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?

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

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I'm 65, loose stools not everyday. Sometimes gas, bloated. Cbc, cea, schevo test all normal. Should I worry?

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

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After defecating hard stools I drank water and eventually defecated more hard, then normal and loose stools. Now I have gas. Normal?

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

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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?

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

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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! ?

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

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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?

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?

See a doctor: Provide a full history and undergo an exam and have your stool tested for cells, culture, parasites and possibly other factors. Cannot possibly diagnose this on the internet. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I feel bloating, gas, and have loose stools. I only go once a day. Took gastrolyte. But now I haven't pooped in 3 days, feel bloated and gassy?

I feel bloating, gas, and have loose stools. I only go once a day. Took gastrolyte. But now I haven't pooped in 3 days, feel bloated and gassy?

Insuff Informatio: Do you get enough fiber in your diet? Recommended 15-25 grams/day. The question is too broad, you should see GI MD. Have you had recent Antibiotics? Did you poss eat some bad food? How long has this been going on? Could this be viral? Make appointment w GI MD. ...Read more

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Bloating, gas, loose stools, undigested food in stool, blood in stools bright red, diahrrrea, Constipation. Diahrrra for 2 weeks. Blood 2 days. Wrong?

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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I have a nausea, my stomach feels like it's bubbling, loose stools, gas and a killer headache. What could this be?

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

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Can spastic colon come without strong pain, what I experience is loose stools, change in stool caliber, trapped gas and bloating, discomfort?

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

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For past week I've had like mucus stuff in stools, loose stools and gas and now tummy aches after eatin or nausea?

For past week I've had like mucus stuff in stools, loose stools and gas and now tummy aches after eatin or nausea?

Infection or colitis: Your symptoms could be from a bowel infection or colon inflammation. It is best for you to see a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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?

Question incomplete: Please rephrase. You've asked us to compare your child's response to 2% milk which you say is well tolerated, versus...What? Which causes gas pain, loose stool, etc. ...Read more

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I'm having loose stools about twice a day. No blood. Sometimes the water is cloudy after a bowel movement lots if gas. I'm normally healthy.?

I'm having loose stools about twice a day. No blood. Sometimes the water is cloudy after a bowel movement lots if gas. I'm normally healthy.?

Additional questions: How long is this been going on? Did it start after eating somewhere? Have you taken anything? Is the stool watery or muddy or just unformed? Pain? Any medical problems?

Loose stool can be related to infection, keep hydrated with water/ gaterade (diet if diabetic). Use probiotics. Avoid dairy. Eat white rice, bananas, applesauce. If diarrhea is bloody, > 8-9/day, fever, more pain see a doctor ...Read more

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Cn salad cause gas bloating and loose stools? Or norovirus, so had noro 2 days ago, no contact except hug? Also have chronic constipation.

Cn salad cause gas bloating and loose stools? Or norovirus, so had noro 2 days ago, no contact except hug? Also have chronic constipation.

Yes: Cruciferous vegetables e.G cauliflower, broccoli etc, as well as beans are a common cause of bloating ; gas. Norovirus usually results in fever, chills, intense nausea ; vomiting with profuse watery diarrhea. ...Read more

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I've been having intestinal gurgling on and off for a week. Occasional mild nausea, no vomiting. Loose stools and gas pain too. Any ideas?

I've been having intestinal gurgling on and off for a week. Occasional mild nausea, no vomiting. Loose stools and gas pain too. Any ideas?

Sounds like you: Probably have a stomach virus. Try some pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) for relief-it will turn your stools black in color. You can take pepto as long as you're not pregnant. Eat a bland diet next few days, or even clear liquids (like gatorade) and see if this helps. If symptoms persist, see your Dr. ...Read more

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My one year old just started drinking milk. He's fine with 2%. But when he drinks whole milk he got bad gas pains, loose stools and bad diaper rash.

My one year old just started drinking milk. He's fine with 2%. But when he drinks whole milk he got bad gas pains, loose stools and bad diaper rash.

Normal: This can be normal. It is recommended that children at 1 year be drinking whole milk. Unlikely due to lactose intolerance since he can already drink 2% milk fine. ...Read more

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I have had IBS like symptoms since starting levonorgestrel + ethinylestradiol birth control. Could this cause gas, bloating and loose stools?

I have had IBS like symptoms since starting levonorgestrel + ethinylestradiol birth control. Could this cause gas, bloating and loose stools?

IBS: oral bc cause?: Oral bcp's are just a version of what your body goes through hormonally during a regular (non-pill) cycle. IBS can be caused by stress of any kind, or by viral/bacterial gastroenteritis. Bcp's are not involved in causing IBS, but taking them irregularly can activate endometriosis by causing estrogen levels to vary in strength. Implants in the colon are common and can lead to IBS symptoms. ...Read more

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Symptoms: dark loose stools, difficult/incomplete evacuation, severe abdominal distention from trapped gas, mucous. Diagnosed IBS. I think Proctitis?

Symptoms: dark loose stools, difficult/incomplete evacuation, severe abdominal distention from trapped gas, mucous. Diagnosed IBS. I think Proctitis?

Typical IBS symptoms: As you suspect, these symptoms indeed are consistent with irritable bowel syndrome. But they aren't particularly suggestive of proctitis (inflmmation of the rectum). Inflammatory bowel disease (e.g. Crohn's disease) can cause similar symptoms as IBS, and also can cause proctitis. So I suggest you raise these questions with the doctor who diagnosed IBS then follow her advice. Good luck! ...Read more

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I am 33 year old male, have had loose stools (not watery) for years. Stomach growling/gas/acid reflux/mild cramps, hemrroids. Is this colon cancer?

I am 33 year old male, have had loose stools (not watery) for years. Stomach growling/gas/acid reflux/mild cramps, hemrroids. Is this colon cancer?

IBS: Symptoms of loose stools ; abdominal cramps in young adult male suggestive of irritable bowel syndrome. Intestinal cancer would be most unusual. Personally, I would be interested in history of extreme sports participation ; chronic low back pain, which I have found concommitent with these symptoms in young adult males. The symptoms suggest that a primary medical doctor evaluation is in order. ...Read more

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I've been eating healthy but continue with persistent nausea, gas, and loose stools. Stools are brown but formless resembling aerated soil and sinks rather than floats. EGD, blood tests, CT scan, X-rays all normal. Diagnosed with mild gastritis.

I've been eating healthy but continue with persistent nausea, gas, and loose stools. Stools are brown but formless resembling aerated soil and sinks rather than floats. EGD, blood tests, CT scan, X-rays all normal. Diagnosed with mild gastritis.

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor and discuss if you may be depressed. Counter-intuitive as it may seem, exercise may help. Start with low intensity exercise such as walking and gradually increase the intensity at tolerated. ...Read more

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What is the cause of uppee left abominal pain, gas and diarrhea?  

What is the cause of uppee left abominal pain, gas and diarrhea?  

It depends: There can be multiple causes for such symptoms such as celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcers, infections, and irritable bowel syndrome. If this is a chronic condition you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is there an easy and fast way to take care of extreme diarrhea and gas?

Determine the cause: See a doctor and get evaluated. There are many possible causes for these problems. ...Read more

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I am having terrible diarrhea, and gas. This has been going on for 21 days. I am having terrible diarrhea, and gas. This has been going on for 21 days. Every time I eat, I either have to try to hold it or find a rest room within 20 to 30 mins. It almost s

I am having terrible diarrhea, and gas. This has been going on for 21 days. I am having terrible diarrhea, and gas. This has been going on for 21 days. Every time I eat, I either have to try to hold it or find a rest room within 20 to 30 mins. It almost s

Diarrhea: Diarrhea that lasts for more than a few days must be considered due to a infectious parasite.
Campers, hikers and people to who come incontact with fresh water can be exposed to numerous parasites due to animals drinking the same water.
I would suggest you see a physician for a stool culture and ova and parasite study. This won't get better without proper treatment. ...Read more

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I am experiencing diarrhea, gas and chills?

I am experiencing diarrhea, gas and chills?

Need more info...: Diarrhea & gas neither localize your problem to the small or large bowel, nor indicate severity or cause. You have described a gut that is dysfunctional--but is this due to infection, motility problems, inflammation, ibs, ischemic disease, maldigestion, etc.? How long have your symptoms lasted, is there accompanying fever, bleeding, vomiting, tenderness? Please see doctor for evaluation/treatment. ...Read more

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I took pepto for diarrhea and gas but now it's dark/black, it says not to take pepto if it's like that, what should I do?

I took pepto for diarrhea and gas but now it's dark/black, it says not to take pepto if it's like that, what should I do?

Black before...: Using pepto can be a sign of bleeding in gut (and/or iron pills, charcoal capsules). Pepto contains bismuth-can give black tongue (brush tongue after use) abd dark or black stool. Any symptoms like lightheadedness, palpitations, etc need to see MD ASAP, to check bleed, dehydration, etc ...Read more

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What to do if I have diarrhea, stomach pains, gas?

Depends: Depends on whether you have

diarrhea from gastroenteritis (then oral antibiotics, probiotic is also helpful)

diarrhea from antibiotics (cdiff colitis) then oral Flagyl may help ...Read more

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Can pop give you gas and bloating real bad and air and diarrhea?

Absolutely: It's both carbonated and packed with sugar. Those ingredients can give you both of those symptoms that you describe. Try water! Have a great day! ...Read more

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Can you get severe diarrhea after spending 4 hours on entonox gas.

Can you get severe diarrhea after spending 4 hours on entonox gas.

It can be in some: Yes. There are some very serious irreversible side effects to entonox gas. Using it repeatedly increases this risk. Armenia and Nerve Injury can be some of the more SERIOUS long term side effects from chronic use of entonox gas. Diarrhea can be common in some people after enetric use. If you aren't using it repeatedly then you should be fine with regard to long term sides effects ...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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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea = increased frequency of stools which ...Read more