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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!

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

Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


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What can cause my 4-day long lower intestinal gas pains? How do I treat it?

What can cause my 4-day long lower intestinal gas pains? How do I treat it?

Maybe not just gas: Bloating, irregular stools, and fullness may reflect diet (check your fiber intake), alterations in the population of healthy gut flora we each carry, food intolerances, maldigestion due to problems of the small intestine, pancreas, or biliary tree, changes in GI motility (how well your GI tract mixes and moves food along), various infections, and even irritable bowel syndrome. Testing is easy. ...Read more

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I had my gallbladder out in june and since then I wake up at 4am with horribly painful upper intestinal gas. Possible causes? Drs say they don't know

I had my gallbladder out in june and since then I wake up at 4am with horribly painful upper intestinal gas. Possible causes? Drs say they don't know

Alter diet: You had gallbladder removed and now wake up with gas pains. Try altering the diet. For one week try yogurt before bed. If that doesn't help try something else. As your gut adjusts to difference of no gallbladder it will improve over time. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can effexor xr 37.5 cause intestinal gas?

Can effexor xr 37.5 cause intestinal gas?

Not usually: Look at the other things that you are eating, including beans and cabbage. Check google for foods that contribute to intestinal flatus (gas). ...Read more

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Does coconut or almond milk cause intestinal gas?

Does coconut or almond milk cause intestinal gas?

Coconut - possibly: People who have difficulty breaking down fructose may experience loose stools, GI upset ; gas with coconut. ...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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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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How long does the intestinal gas last after nissen fundoplication?

How long does the intestinal gas last after nissen fundoplication?

Forever?: Intestinal gas is normal depending on what foods you eat. You are experiencing gas that you used to relieve by burping, which is more difficult after fundoplication. ...Read more

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Can intestinal gas be a sign or symptom of a intestinal worm infestation? What are signs of worms in humans? Where and what kinds of tests are there?

Can intestinal gas be a sign or symptom of a intestinal worm infestation? What are signs of worms in humans? Where and what kinds of tests are there?

Intestinal parasites: Usually present with abdominal pain or cramping, nausea, diarrhea etc. Microscopic exam of stool can confirm the presence of parasites. Intestinal parasites is uncommon in the western world where we practice good hygiene and we don't walk barefoot. With your symptoms and if all your tests are negative, sometimes we make a diagnosis of ibs/ irritable bowel syndrome. Take care! ...Read more

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Excess intestinal gas for as long as I can remember, really uncomfortable as I have to hold it in most of the time. Ie when with gf.??

Excess intestinal gas for as long as I can remember, really uncomfortable as I have to hold it in most of the time. Ie when with gf.??

Doctor can help: A primary care doctor or a stomach specialist can help figure out why. A common reason for gas is lactose-intolerance, in which a person does not have enough enzymes to digest lactose (milk sugar in dairy products). One can try NOT eating anything with dairy (except lactose-free milk is okay), for one month, and see what happens. Another cause of gas is eating too much fiber or "sugar alcohols". ...Read more

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Can intestinal gas make your bowels actually feel sore to touch?

Can intestinal gas make your bowels actually feel sore to touch?

YES.: Gas in the bowel can stretch or distend the bowel, activating nerve cells that cause discomfort. Pressing on the bowel when it's distended already, further activates these nerves, causing more discomfort. Usually the soreness is, more or less, all over the bowel rather than in one specific location. ...Read more

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Why do I have too much intestinal gas?

Why do I have too much intestinal gas?

Gas: Food not agreeing with your body. Start listing down foods that you have eaten and chart down the intensity of flatulence - ;#40;1 is mild and 5 is severe;#41;and start eliminating them from your diet. Or if you must have it, then take some gas meds when you eat those food that upset your stomach. It is all a matter of diet modification and eating healthy. You may want to talk to your doctor about it ...Read more

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How is excessive intestinal gas generally treated?

How is excessive intestinal gas generally treated?

Low FODMAP diet: I suggest you use google and enter the following search terms "stanford low fodmap diet". The resulting pdf file is quite helpful. ...Read more

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Having pain due to intestinal gas, not able to pass gas due to constipation. No reduction in mild pain even after taking medication for gas. Whattodo?

Take OTC for gas: Absorption, and watch diet. Simethicone liquid or chewables can help reduce the gas by just adhering to the bubbles formed. Whatever food gave you gas, may be the culprit, and what you need to avoid eating net time. Ranitidine is not for gas, only for stomach acid, and whatever caused your diet to start producing gas, is why you must identify the foods you ate prior to this meal. ...Read more

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What is the problem of unable to control gas (intestinal gas) properly? My anal sphincter don't have any functional problem, is it curable consistently?

Flatulence: The gas in the colon is produced by bacteria acting on specific food substances and the flora in your gut seems to be very active. Try eating unpasteurized yogurt several times a day or get a probiotic from your friendly pharmacist, or there are other products available otc to control this. Ask. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are there any non-medicinal cures for intestinal gas/cramps/bloating? I'm male, so not period-related.

Are there any non-medicinal cures for intestinal gas/cramps/bloating? I'm male, so not period-related.

Bloating, gas: It could be that you are intolerant to certain foods. The first thing to do is to see if you get the symptoms when you eat specific things, and if so, try avoiding them. If you are lactose intolerant, avoid milk products. Also, certain sugars called FODMAPS can cause symptoms. Google FODMAP diet & look for Stanford Health Care. It's a good diet plan to try ...Read more

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Does intestinal gas ever make it feel like your heart is beating rapidly? I have been having instances where my heart races and then I burp.

Does intestinal gas ever make it feel like your heart is beating rapidly? I have been having instances where my heart races and then I burp.

Gas and Tachycardia: Gas pressure in the stomach can compress the vagus nerve, which controls heart rate. Also, after eating, you body enters a hyper metabolic digestive state which can speed up heart rate, too. I assume you do not experience racing heart any other time? If you do, you might have an arrhythmia that requires a consult with a cardiologist. You might want to check with your doctor anyway, and adjust diet. ...Read more

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I have been having trapped intestinal gas that moves all over, what will permentaly get rid of it, I have had bowel movements, but been constipated to?

I have been having trapped intestinal gas that moves all over, what will permentaly get rid of it, I have had bowel movements, but been constipated to?

Try these:: Drink lots of water mixed with prune juice, take otc stool softeners/ laxatives- senokot, (senna) colace, milk of magnesia, magnesium citrate, eat lots of fruits, veggies and fiber. Stay active and exercise regularly. Http://www. Livestrong. Com/herbs-for-constipation/ http://ezinearticles. Com/? 7-tips-for-overcoming-constipation&id=866738. ...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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I have bad upper intestinal gas and bloat from IBS diet had been changed and probiotic taken daily. Why does simethicone and fennel tea make it worse?

I have bad upper intestinal gas and bloat from IBS diet had been changed and probiotic taken daily. Why does simethicone and fennel tea make it worse?

Every person is uniq: Uniquely different. Bloating and gas is from swallowing air. Try not to swallow or gulp. Intentionally breath calmly and make only small swallows but gas can be painful. See a gastroenterologist and ask their opinion. If simethicone and fennel tea make it worse - don't eat or drink those things. ...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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I have bowel gas and stomach aches and diarrhea what could be wrong with me?

I have bowel gas and stomach aches and diarrhea what could be wrong with me?

Gastroenteritis: Try BRAT diet. Find out what caused upset stomach and Diarrhea.
If this is ongoing problem then there are more reasons like Diabetic Gastropathy, Malabsorption, Gluten Sensitivity to name a few.
YOu should monitor BS closely when you have diarrhea, and follow u with your doctor. ...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


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