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Excessive Gas After Diarrhea
Thirty four yr old female. Had normal endoscopy. Have had excessive gas and diarrhea for 2 dys. What could be the problem? Should I be concerned?
Gas: Gas and diarrhea sometime result from poor absorption and causes include intestional infections (viral, bacterial or parasitic), IBS, or other problems. Please see a doctor. ...Read more
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
4 days ago had abdom pain then diarrhea after a large dinner salad. Since then have had excessive gas from both ends w/ gas pain. Should I be worried?
Gastroenteritis: Food poisoning is very common and usually self-limiting. If this persists beyond 7-10 days a trip to your family doctor is not unwarranted. Good luck. ...Read more
5 days ago had pelvic pain & diarrhea followed by days of EXCESSIVE gas but normal BMs. Gas better, but now pelvic pain passing loose bm this morning.
Flatulence problem?: Flatulence neither localizes your problem to small or large bowel, nor indicates severity or cause. You have described a gut that may be dysfunctional due to infection, sibo, motility problems, inflammation, ibs, ischemic disease, maldigestion, sphincter problem, or food intolerance. If the latter check low fod-mapdiet restrictions: stanfordhospital. Org/.../nutrition/dh-low-fodmap-diet-handout. Pdf ...Read more
Diarrhea, irregularity, excessive gas, abdominal pain for a month. Taking probiotic, Metamucil. What could I have? What can I do for relief?
Sharp pain in lower left abdomen comes and goes throughout the day. Eat healthy, don't drink/drugs. No diarrhea or excessive gas. Ideas?
Sharp pain in the lower left abdomen could mean any of a number of problems.
Best idea would be a visit to the Emergency Room near you as soon as you can.
If they find something they can take care of they will.
If they find something not so good and they can't take care of it they will send you to the hospital. ...Read more
Excessive gas and loss of appetite. I didn't wanna eat anything. No diarrhea or vomiting. Little to no nausea. Period came on 2 days ago. Help?
Can't stop burping/farting. Constant excessive gas these past 5 days since low-abdomen cramping & diarrhea. Worse after I eat. Better in the morning.
Constant excessive gas from both ends since abdominal cramping & diarrhea 4 days ago. Worse after meals. I'm a hypochondriac so worried it's cancer : (?
Not cancer: Gas is a frequentl component of the upper and lower GI tract. If there was an episode of diarrhea caused by an organism not part of the normal GI microbiome that has organisms that allow the colon to function normally one has diarrhea and passes gas produced by the foreign bacteria. Gas in the upper GI tract is mostly swallowed gas that is regurgitated. Non are part of the cancer picture. ...Read more
I have watery diarrhea (passed fresh blood once), stomach growling, excessive gas inc eggy burps, vomiting, appetite loss, sharp stomach cramps?
Diarrhea: May be gastroenteritis., bacterial or viral that could resolve in 1 week. Try probiotic. The concern is that with blood may be E coli 0157:H7 that is associated with hemolytic uremic syndrome so bactrim in particular is not recommended- the impact of other antibiotics in unclear. If having > 6 movements a day would lf/u/ w/ ER/ doc as will get dehydrated. ...Read more
Bloating excessive gas occasional diarrhea and dry stools, not anaemic, stool test normal and no weight loss, could it be bowel cancer? I'm 24
Excessive gas, diarrhea, nausea w/no vomiting, elevated white blood cell count, no fever, normal blood pressure, gas around gallbladder in X-ray =?
I have been having a lot of symptoms such as abdominal pain a few hours after eating, extreme fatigue and bloating, pain on lower right quadrant, occasional canker sores, leg edema, excessive gas, occasional diarrhea. I had a small bowel follow thoug?
Gastroenterologist: You are describing primarily GI symptoms. Because of their severity, distribution, and your history it would be advisable to start the diagnostic process with a Gastroenterologist. ...Read more
This morning I had loose stools and mild low-abdomen (pelvic) discomfort when passing. For 5 days prior had EXCESS gas (gone now). Should I be worried?
Gas pains & recovery: The body always wants to get "back into health" and I think here you've proved that. Certainly the body will try to rid itself of any germs or toxins which probably affected u for the last few days. Now that you're getting better I wouldn't worry. It might be useful to try and "go back" and think of what may have triggered you off- to limit problems in the future. Hope that helps! ...Read more
I had diarrhea for 24 hours. The three days afterwards I have had the worst gas pains and excessive amounts of farts. It has a very fowl odor. Help?
Pain when pressing on lower left quadrant after spasm, excess gases, constipation followed by diarrhea, Is this pain normal in case of IBS?
Ibs: Remember ibs is a diagnosis of exclusion. So you would have had a full evaluation to be given the diagnosis of ibs. If this is not the case See your doctor for a full and thorough exam ...Read more
I'm into my 6 months after my hiatal hernia operation - is excess gas and always having diarrhea common? It is rather hard to involve myself with. ..
Not likely. You need: ...to see your surgeon again. If s/he doesn't think that this is related to the surgical Procedure, you should see a gastroenterologist. I'm going to complete your thought with an educated guess. If the problem is interfering with life activities, it's definitely time to seek treatment. Dr. Anne ...Read more
GI symptoms: Do not know whether you should worry, but if you want to get to the core of this you should see a doctor and be evaluated. Exam of stools may be necessary along with detailed history and exam. Good luck. ...Read more
Excess gas/bloating 10 days now esp after eating (anything at all). Now diarrhea after some meals along with the excess gas. Should I be worried?
21 w/ weekly recurring bouts of nausea and diarrhea + bloated + gas. Take Pepcid (famotidine) every day. Thinking excessive use of antacid? Clean endoscopy
Pepcid (famotidine) use: Pepcid will tell the parietal cells in the lining of your stomach to not produce so much acid. It has nothing to do with diarrhea or gas production. You can take imodium (loperamide) (OTC) to reduce the diarrhea and you probably have sloffed off the inner lining of your gut bec of the chronic diarrhea so you lost the enzyme (Lactase) which breaks down lactose. E. coli in your gut probably causing the gas (CO2) ...Read more
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
Constant loud stomach noises, abdominal cramping, occasional severe diarrhea, anxiety, sleeplessness, excessive mucus, acid reflux, frequent gas?
Hida scan ef is 46%, but I still have waking in the night with diarrhea, nausea and vomiting occasionally, along with mild ruq pain, gassiness and bad tasting burps. Is this ef borderline?
Normal, borderlineEF: The ejection fraction of the gallbladder is the percentage of bile which is excreted when the gallbladder contracts. The "normal' value should be more than 40%. But this is only a number and may vary from time to time or according to some physiologic states or medications. If all other tests used in the investigation of your symptoms are normal, it would be good to control the ef. Good luck! ...Read more
Do I have IBS? I've had diarrhea for 2 wks interrupted 4 3 days by constipation. I have sharp pain in the lar. Int/stomach area + gassiness/belching.
Can gassiness and loose stools with no other symptoms mean gluten sensitivity? Even with no tummy aches?
Yes, ....or not: Above symptoms are not specific. Gluten containing foods are grains and grain products. They contain other components including carbohydrates, some of which may be poorly digested (or poorly digestible). The bacteria that normally live in the gut can ferment these and cause gas, loose stool. Lots of other possible causes including parasites, infection, inflammation, irritable bowel, etc. See md. ...Read more
Was constipated for days finally went yesterday now today since the morning I've been having really loose stools & gas why is this happening?
Can being really constipated cause really loose stools? I don't feel sick I just woke up with loose stools and gas
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