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Excess Gas In Colon
I have a severely redundant colon that is also permantly distended by gas, why can stool slowly get through but the gas does not, it goes backwards?
Different processes: Passage of gas is more mechanical process than passage of stool that requires active peristalsis in your colon to pass BM. If you haven't done it, you should have a GI consult for an endoscopic exam for proper diagnosis and management. Use OTC meds for gas and diet modification (avoid beans, cauliflower) in the meantime. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For the last week or two i habe experianced excess gas and a pressure around the colon. I have no other symptons. Bowel movements are normal. Help?
Are U sure it's gas?: Many report a sense of gasiness, bloating, pressure, abdominal fullness. This may (or not) originate in gut, & may (or not) be disease-related. Some are sensitive to gut distension, have bacterial overgrowth, have altered gut motility or inflammation. It's best to get checked. Also, keep a symptom diary, consider bifidobacter probiotics, start food elimination trials, avoid artificial sweeteners. ...Read more
Late symptom: As a sign of colon cancer, gas and bloating are late symptoms. An obstruction caused by a tumor could lead to bloating and the trapping of gas within the colon. If you have a family history of colon cancer, genetic polyp disorders or are concerned about your risk of colon cancer, talk to your doctor about scheduling a colon cancer screening exam. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is frequent bloating, excessive gas and burping, increase flatus and stomach growling associated with colon cancer? Normal bm. 1s a day
They could but...: The symptoms you are describing are very common. They can be associated with colon cancer but there many more causes that are probably more common in the general population. Regardless of the probabilities, your symptoms warrant a visit to your doctor to help you figure out the cause. Best wishes, ariel. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Excessive flatus & increased bms post-meal for 3 wks. Had to hold gas / bm for a while today - caused abdominal pain then i passed bright red blood in 2 bms. Possible causes? Worried its colon cancer.
Food diary: I would recommend your friend take a food diary and see if there are any patterns in foods leading to gas. Some common things would be mixing fruits with vegetables, legumes (beans), fibrous foods (if not used to it) and sometimes dairy. "gas-x" type medications may be useful in the meantime. ...Read more
Gas in colon: He may want to try simethicon- containing otc medication or probiotics. Go to a drug store, and you can find these things. He should also review his eating habits, and look for the foods which may be causing it. It can be a socially embarrassing problem, but it's usually benign, and shouldn't worry too much. ...Read more
Don't waste your $: Healthtap physicians have repeatedly addressed this subject with a clear "no" answer to colonics. There is virtually no value to colon flushes, cleansers, enemas, irrigation machines when the technique is accomplished to "detox" or eliminate "accumulated waste." the "no" response also applies to liver detoxes! there are few real health benefits, but sigificant unjustified risk. Don't "cleanse". ...Read more
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