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Does Stevia Cause Intestinal Gas Or Diarrhea
Hello. Did eating only big salads (tons of leafies) for 1+ month cause my diarrhea (undigested particles) intestinal gas and awful flatulence? Thanks!
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
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
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
Can a real bad squeeze to the ribs, meaning false ribs. Can it cause irritation in gas build up as far as belching a lot and intestinal gas?
I had both stomach gas and intestinal gas. I sat down with my back at a 45 degree angle and the burping caused the intestinal gas to come out. Why?
Abdominal Pressure: This angle placed additional pressure on your abdomen which helped to expel excess gas. ...Read more
I have several herniated discs in my lower spine. Can they cause intestinal gas/bloating? My doctor said no as the nerve compression is on the spine.
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
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
I've had trapped intestinal gas for 2 hours after I've had a poo. Most of it's come out, but there's still a bit in there. How can I get it out?
Gas: Try taking some daily Metamucil this may help the gas ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.?
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
Lapband out 5/15/13.Last bowel runny diarrhea 5/17 & zero since. Alot/smelly gas. Mention before surgery possible bowel block is that still possible?
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
Lots of gas and bloating after eating and sporadic bowel habits. Formed to soft to diarrhea. Sometimes pains in stomach. Been going on 1 year.
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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