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Does Diverticulosis Cause Gas
Fermented...: Many fibers, particularly the water insoluble kind, are readily fermented by your gut flora. Some people have certain intolerances to bean husks (try beano), to wheat/barley/rye (gluten sensitivity), ;/or have a particularly active population in their gut of gas-forming organisms (try bifidobacter-containing probiotics). Maybe altered GI motility, ibs, air swallowing, maldigestion/malabsorption? ...Read more
Gas is common in IBS: It may be caused by certain food in your diet. This includes beans, whole grains, and fruits and vegetables—especially when raw. Regardless of what may be causing your IBS, gas is often worsened by eating certain foods. Try keeping a food journal and note which symptoms you experience after every meal. In this way, you may be able to identify which foods give you gas. ...Read more
Bloating: Ulcerative colitis, when in an active inflammatory state usually causes diarrhea often with the passage of bloody stools. Bloating will occur if the colon motility slows down with resulting slowing of propulsion of feces and intestinal gas. There is a complication called toxic megacolon where the colon actually becomes paralyzed and develops life threatening distension and is a medical emergency. ...Read more
It varies.: Bowel cancer symptoms depend on the location and size of the tumor. If it obstructs, the symptoms include stomach cramps and vomiting. If it bleeds, bloody stools, or black stools. Partial obstruction can cause diarrhea and/or consitpation. Some tumors have no symptoms. If concerned, see your doctor. ...Read more
No and yes: Diverticulosis (pockets in the wall of the colon) usually causes no symptoms. May be associated constipation/gas/cramps, but not specifically due to the pockets diverticulitis typical symptoms: pain, usually left lower abd, fever; associated with high WBC count. Urinary symptoms if inflammation affects bladder or ureters. Can recur. Not from plugging of pockets, but blow out of weak wall. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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