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Does gas x cause constipation or diarrhea?

Does gas x cause constipation or diarrhea?

Per Drugs. Com: Gas - x'es active ingredient, simethicone, has no known side effects. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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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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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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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 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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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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What causes feces to be nearly white in color? Diarrhea 2 days (green) then white feces, with gas

What causes feces to be nearly white in color? Diarrhea 2 days (green) then white feces, with gas

Hello,: Hello, when the feces transits too fast through the colon, it doesn't get adequate liquid reabsorbed by the body. The green bile in the feces doesn't get metabolized into the normal brown color of feces. The white feces means that there is a problem with lack of bile. This needs to be medically evaluated. ...Read more

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Does taking hydroxyzine cause diarrhea and gas cramps?

Does taking hydroxyzine cause diarrhea and gas cramps?

Constipation: The most common effects of this antihistamine medication is dry mouth & drowsiness. But there could be constipation, nausea, and abdominal pain also. ...Read more

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I can't eat healthy food. Beans, grains, vegetable, and dark leaves cause gases and diarrhea. What's the problem? What can I do?

Yes: You will get more gas and stools will be looser on these foods, but they are still healthy for you. These foods cause your bowel to produce more gas as they are digested. This is normal and expected. Sometimes mixing in more whole grain breads and cereals will reduce the loose stools and gas. See your doctor if problem worsens. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have extreme diarrhea some vomiting and major gas and possibly pregnant what could cause this?

I have extreme diarrhea some vomiting and major gas and possibly pregnant what could cause this?

Gastroenteritis: The most common cause is a virus. There are also some other causes, such as food poisoning, colitis, and other infections. If there is blood in your stool, or you become dehydrated, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can drinking milk when you have lactose intolerance cause any damage other than gas and diarrhea?

Can drinking milk when you have lactose intolerance cause any damage other than gas and diarrhea?

Not really: There are lots of different food intolerances. Some may cause symptoms like an allergic reaction, while others may cause mild symptoms. Check out http://goo. Gl/jhaqg for more information. ...Read more

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I have had bloating, gas, nausea the last few days and then diarrhea and pain, could they be caused by cough drops?

I have had bloating, gas, nausea the last few days and then diarrhea and pain, could they be caused by cough drops?

Virus?: Not from cough drops, are you taking any cough syrup with codeine, that could cause constipation. Any fever? I gather you have a cough too, sounds like at least you have a viral syndrome maybe more check with your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes frequent bloating and gas and cramps throughout the day. Diarrhea occasionally and constipation. And how do I treat it?

What causes frequent bloating and gas and cramps throughout the day. Diarrhea occasionally and constipation. And how do I treat it?

Several things.: Those symptoms do require a bit of an investigation into cause. Could be related to gallbladder, pancreas or biliary tree. Could be small intestinal or large intestinal. Could be irritable bowel syndrome. Could even be related to the thyroid or other endocrine issues. Hard to tell without an investigation. ...Read more

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Hello. Did eating only big salads (tons of leafies) for 1+ month cause my diarrhea (undigested particles) intestinal gas and awful flatulence? Thanks!

No Protein?: Yes. Likely. If you are not consuming protein you may damage your heart, your kidneys, your brain, and your immune system. And you may damage these things permanently. Please stop the salad only diet. It may be the worse decision you have made in your life. ...Read more

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My stomach has been gurgling and I've been getting gas accompanied by watery diarrhea for the past few days what could be the cause and treatment?

My stomach has been gurgling and I've been getting gas accompanied by watery diarrhea for the past few days what could be the cause and treatment?

Gastroenteritis: You may be having some gastroenteritis or mal -absorbtion. Gastroenteritis from food poisoning are usually self limiting, try probiotic ans lactaid for couple of weeks, if not better have checked out ...Read more

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What are the causes of very bad smelling flatulence and stool? I don't have diarrhea, but I am constipated. The gas has lasted for a couple weeks.

What are the causes of very bad smelling flatulence and stool? I don't have diarrhea, but I am constipated. The gas has lasted for a couple weeks.

I'm sure you know..: ...that flatulence is normal; many consider it to be a sign of a healthy digestive tract. The usual gases, nitrogen, oxygen, carbon dioxide, hydrogen and methane aren't too bad, but when sulfates are added, it smells worse. When gas in bowel for extended time, bacteria adds sulfates, as do foods high in sulfur. Avoid veggies from cabbage family (broccoli, cauliflower, etc). eggs, cheese garlic, etc ...Read more

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My 7 yo son randomly out of the blue gets very sick. Throwing up, diarrhea, and gas all smell like sulfur?! It happens regularly without known causes!

My 7 yo son randomly out of the blue gets very sick. Throwing up, diarrhea, and gas all smell like sulfur?! It happens regularly without known causes!

Giardia: Giardia can be a recurring illness characterized by sulphur odor to gas and breath. Routine stool cultures do not always pick it up. Have his doctor check stool for infection and be sure to have Giardia included. It will likely take three stool samples to be sure. ...Read more

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5days ago to now daught had bad egg smelling gas that caused "diarrhea feeling cramps"Stool has same smell but was solid but now turned to diarrhea

5days ago to now daught had bad egg smelling gas that caused "diarrhea feeling cramps"Stool has same smell but was solid but now turned to diarrhea

Probiotics: Give PeptoBismol liquid 2 TSP 4 x a day for 1 week.
Start a good Broad spectrum Probiotic 2x a day for 2 weeks then 1 day for 2 weeks followed by long term maintenance dose 1capsule 2-3 x a week.
if there is any blood in the stool see your Doc right away.
Give me a follow up report in 2 weeks ...Read more

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Can marvelon 28 day cause bad stomach cramping, diarrhea and severe gas? Just started my first pack 4 days ago...

Marvelon: Agree w dr. Raff. Marvelon (desogestrel & ethinylestradiol) can sometimes cause nausea & vomiting or liver problems, however I did not note severe gas or diarrhea listed as side effects. If this problem does not resolve soon, please notify your physician. Are you in the uk? This site gives pretty comprehensive info about marvelon 28.
http://www. Drugs. Com/uk/pdf/leaflet/150590.pdf. ...Read more

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What's can cause me to have a stinging empty pain in the pit of my stomach followed by gas (burping) and diarrhea?

What's can cause me to have a stinging empty pain in the pit of my stomach followed by gas (burping) and diarrhea?

Too much acid,: Stomach irritation, and bloating from gas buildup can cause your symptoms. Cut down on intake of coffee, soda, spicy foods, chocolates, citrus fruits, nsaids etc. See your dr for accuracy of diagnosis. Take care! ...Read more

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I have weekly problems with gas stomach growling diarrhea that turns to dark brown stool that sticks to the toilet and causes the rectum to itch Rea?

I have weekly problems with gas stomach growling diarrhea that turns to dark brown stool that sticks to the toilet and causes the rectum to itch Rea?

IBS vs many other: It is difficult to make a diagnosis based on your description. I would consider most likely the possibility of Irritable bowel syndrome; other considerations include lactose intolerance and possibly celiac (not common). If this is a change in the last several months, parasitic illness may need to be ruled out - e.g. Giardia or cdiff if antibiotic exposure (doubtful). +Hemorrhoids ...Read more

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Ate and drink to much cause me bloating heartburn diarrhea and gas. Took gas x. Just have gas now but stool a clay color is it gastritis?

Ate and drink to much cause me bloating heartburn diarrhea and gas. Took gas x. Just have gas now but stool a clay color is it gastritis?

See your doctor: Clay colored stools could be a sign of something involving the pancreas so you should be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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Ever since I moved to college I've been experiencing bowel problems such as bloating, gas, diarrhea, rectal mucus discharge. What's the cause of this?

Ever since I moved to college I've been experiencing bowel problems such as bloating, gas, diarrhea, rectal mucus discharge. What's the cause of this?

See a GI doctor: Could be several issues, including the possibility of onset of an inflammatory bowel disease because of the presence of mucous in stools. May also be a simple infection like giardia, but need stool specimen examined and full history and physical and possibly endoscopy. Good luck and best wishes. ...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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Nausea, gas, belching, diarrhea, stomach pain, and lots of stomach grumbling. What could all of this be caused from?

Nausea, gas, belching, diarrhea, stomach pain, and lots of stomach grumbling. What could all of this be caused from?

Many possibilities: This symptom complex can be the result of a wide variety of conditions. Go see a GI doctor and allow them to evaluate you. This may be very simple, but potentially quite severe. Let them work this up and make you feel better. ...Read more

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My mom keeps passing gas with some bowel movement. It's not diarrhea but get gas is uncomfortable. What could it be? Is it cause for concern?

My mom keeps passing gas with some bowel movement. It's not diarrhea but get gas is uncomfortable. What could it be? Is it cause for concern?

Maldigestion.: We all pass gas sometimes. Excessive gas without diarrhea often indicates incomplete digestion of food in the small intestine. Most common cause for excess gas is lactose intolerance also called lactase deficiency. If your mom eats dairy ask her to try avoiding all milk & dairy products for a week. She can also try lactaid milk. Another common cause are drugs that lower cholesterol. ...Read more

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27. Have IBS-C during stress. I have been drinking a cup of lemon balm tea each morning. Could it cause green stools? No pain, not diarrhea. Just gas

27. Have IBS-C during stress. I have been drinking a cup of lemon balm tea each morning. Could it cause green stools? No pain, not diarrhea. Just gas

Yes: The green stool are from the bile in your system and are not a concern. Make sure you are getting a lot of servings of vegetables and fruits. Stay well hydrated as well. It would also be OK to tai a probiotic. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes stomach pain in left side of abdomen, burning across abdomen, bloating and increased gas and belching...Constant nausea but no diarrhea?

What causes stomach pain in left side of abdomen, burning across abdomen, bloating and increased gas and belching...Constant nausea but no diarrhea?

Food intolerance: You should consult a gastroenterologist. You may have a lactose intolerence or possibly celiacs disease. ...Read more

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Could my diarrhea, abdominal pain, excess gas, and very smelly poo be caused by eating too much sugar? My stool culture and parasite check came negetive.

Could my diarrhea, abdominal pain, excess gas, and very smelly poo be caused by eating too much sugar? My stool culture and parasite check came negetive.

Continue workup: Despite the "pop" wisdom, sugar in your diet won't do this. It's not helpful nutritionally and tends to make you fat and is rough on the teeth. If I were seeing you, I'd test you for gluten enteropathy, and if you don't have that, then Whipple's, pancreatic insufficiency, and a bunch of others would be considerations. Are you losing weight? ...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?

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

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