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Does Diverticulosis Cause Gas
I pass gas maybe once a day and I'm in constant pain. I can't get an answer from my GI or PCP. I've had all the tests done. Mild Diverticulosis.
What is da question?: If ur question is "what is the diagnosis?", consider using HealthTap Prime to discuss the condition & go over all your symptoms & the testing that has been done so far. Somewhere along the line, you came up with "mild diverticulosis". That may cause intermittent pain (diverticulitis), not constant. There may be something other than what your GI or PCP has been investigating. This forum won't help. ...Read more
Severe pain in lower left abdomen. Thought it was gas. Have had it for 2 days. Was diagnosed with diverticulosis last year. Is this gas? Cannot sleep
Go to ER, now.:
Mary, this is not a question for the Internet.
Please go to the emergency room immediately. What you are describing could be a number of things and you need to be evaluated by a physician.
If you don't feel well enough to drive have a relative or friend drive you or call an ambulance.
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Have diverticulosis. 2 days now, constant pain in lower left abdomen. Cannot sleep or walk. Could it be trapped gas? no fever or nausea
LLQ pain: Although you are young for the disease it could be diverticulitis. other left lower quadrant causes could be inflammation of the ovary or Fallopian tube or even an ectopic pregnancy. A stone in the ureter should also be considered. Is the pain worsened with walking? Is it worsened with a bowel movement? Is there any nausea? Do you have a fever? You need evaluation and possible CT scan. ...Read more
Any antibiotic can cause antibiotic associated gastrointestinal issues. Gas could be one of those. One possible mechanism would be that the antibiotics changes the bacterial make up of the intestines leading to the symptoms that you described. I always encourage patients to use a probiotic while on antibiotics.
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Among other causes: excessive gas has many potential causess, , ranging from liver disease, pancreatic problems, inflammatory bowel disease and a host of others. While OTC medicines (like Gas-X or Beano) may relieve it, see your physician and have a thorough evaluation to find the cause and the proper treatment ...Read more
Probably: Both anxiety and gastritis can cause gas. Anxiety attacks can lead to accidental swallowing of air from hyperventilation. That air has no where to go but down and can becomes flatulence. Gastritis can cause gas if the cause of the gastritis produces gas. Certain bacteria produce gas as an effect of their normal metabolism. If they are the source of the gastritis then they too can cause flatulence. ...Read more
No: Pacifiers are soothing and should reduce distress if your baby has gas. ...Read more
Indeed it can: Stress, the nonspecific set of reactions to what your brain perceives as a threat or a demand, causes alterations in blood flow, directing it away from the digestive organs. This disrupts digestion. In addition, there is often tension and spasmodic contraction of the large bowel, and even some inflammation that can occur. These and other effects can change the bacterial processes and result in gas. ...Read more