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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?

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

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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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?

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

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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.

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

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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 lower left abdomen comes and goes throughout the day. Eat healthy, don't drink/drugs. No diarrhea or excessive gas. Ideas?

Pain: 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

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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?

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?

Gas pain: If you are burping a lot of gas then it is gerd and if you are passing gas from behind it is constipation. In any case drink a lot of fluid, treat accordingly. You may have both simultaneously too. Otc laxative and antacid should be tried. ...Read more

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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 : (?

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

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I have watery diarrhea (passed fresh blood once), stomach growling, excessive gas inc eggy burps, vomiting, appetite loss, sharp stomach cramps?

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

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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

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

Too young toworry: Colon cancer would be the last thing you need to consider. It is rare in young people. You can ignore this for now. Only if this persists, you should go see a physician and let him/her help you. Unless there is rectal bleeding you do not need to think Cancer! ...Read more

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Excessive gas, diarrhea, nausea w/no vomiting, elevated white blood cell count, no fever, normal blood pressure, gas around gallbladder in X-ray =?

Excessive gas, diarrhea, nausea w/no vomiting, elevated white blood cell count, no fever, normal blood pressure, gas around gallbladder in X-ray =?

Possible emergency.: The elevated white count and gas around the gall bladder could be quite serious. I'm not sure where you got this info, especially about the gas. Get off the internet and get to your doctor asap. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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Pain when pressing on lower left quadrant after spasm, excess gases, constipation followed by diarrhea, Is this pain normal in case of IBS?

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

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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. ..

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

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Loud stomach noises, daily excess gas and occasional diarrhea. Should I worry?

Loud stomach noises, daily excess gas and occasional diarrhea. Should I worry?

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

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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?

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?

See your doctor: 10 days of unsteady bowel movements is not normal and should be addressed by your doctor. Should there be severe pain, inability to keep fluids down I would get checked at an urgent care or emergency room. Otherwise see your doctor as soon as you can. ...Read more

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21 w/ weekly recurring bouts of nausea and diarrhea + bloated + gas. Take Pepcid (famotidine) every day. Thinking excessive use of antacid? Clean endoscopy

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

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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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Constant loud stomach noises, abdominal cramping, occasional severe diarrhea, anxiety, sleeplessness, excessive mucus, acid reflux, frequent gas?

Constant loud stomach noises, abdominal cramping, occasional severe diarrhea, anxiety, sleeplessness, excessive mucus, acid reflux, frequent gas?

Intestine: You are having a problem somewhere in your intestine and it needs to be thoroughly evaluated by your doctor. Don't wait on this. Call for an appt. If it has been going on a long time, you may need to see a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Is there any relationship between menstruation and either gassiness or diarrhea?

Is there any relationship between menstruation and either gassiness or diarrhea?

Yes: The hormonal changes associated with the menstrual cycle have been associted with changes in bowel habits and are a common cause of irritable bowel type symptoms. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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.

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.

You could but...: You could have IBS but I suggest you see your doctor to rule out any other causes for your symptoms. Other causes include infection, inflammatory bowel disease, or even possibly a ulcer. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can gassiness and loose stools with no other symptoms mean gluten problem?

Can gassiness and loose stools with no other symptoms mean gluten problem?

Yes: Gluten sensitivy and allergy (celiac disease) can cause a host of problems including GI symptoms (abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation, bloating), rashes, headaches, blood in the stools, anemia, etc. ...Read more

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Can gassiness and loose stools with no other symptoms mean gluten sensitivity? Even with no tummy aches?

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

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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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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

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


Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea = increased frequency of stools which ...Read more