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Excessive Gas Following Colectomy
50 yr old female born with Hirschprung's.At 48, I had a transverse total colectomy.Still have issues w/ inflammation & gas.Would probiotics help me?
Qualified Yes: "Good bacteria" or probiotics are essential to colon health and good for the immune system. Somebody with a long medical history like yours is likely to have used a lot of antibiotics, and those devastate the good with the bad bacteria. It makes sense to restore normal bacterial flora. I cannot say whether it will resolve your complaints, but it is something to consider. Work with your doctor. ...Read more
Need more info: There are many causes of excessive flatus, the most common chronic causes simply being drinking carbonated drinks followed by lactose intolerance, ingestion of beans or sulfa containing foods, etc. There are many other causes, most of which are benign and can be corrected through dietary modifications; a few causes are serious, and if you are worried, see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Various things: This can be with seen with change in diet or a food intolerance such as lactose intolerance. If there is accompanying foul smelling stools/diarrhea, then causes such as gluten sensitive enteropathy (celiac disease), irritable bowel syndrome, various infections of the GI tract, or IBD (Crohns and/or Ulcerative colitis) should be considered. This a relatively non-specific symptom. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 fodmap diet restrictions: stanfordhospital.Org/.../nutrition/dh-low-fodmap-diet-handout.Pdf ...Read more
Gas: If you are continually passing gas rectally and have no difficulty passing it, I would consider that as having excessive gas. If you have frequent abdominal bloating and are unable to pass the gas rectally, you may not be forming excessive gas, but have a problem with gas entrapment in which case drinking hot water helps break it down. Taking simethicone after meals prevents gas buildup. ...Read more
What should I do about excessive gas I have been experiencing more than my usual amount of gas for about three weeks
Uncertain: Probiotics may or may not help with "gas". I assume you are referring to passing gas per rectum(flatus). Scientists are just starting to understand the human intestinal microbiome. The various probiotics all have different compositions. Which is the best is uncertain. The most important thing for a healthy microbiome is to eat a very healthy organic diet see: http://bit.ly/23X5fRT *see comments ...Read more
i've been suffering from excessive gas and flatulence since June 2015. What can i do to recover my health?
Was suffering severely with excessive gas and bloating. Started using beclac fortz, one daily, how, how long to take and when.
Lately i'm having excessive gas attacks. Especially during the night. However when i take a probiotic it gets better. What is the probable cause?
Feeling gassy...: Feeling full of "gas" may reflect malabsorption of food (like gluten, lactose), intake of poorly digested food, or choosing foods known to promote gas (beans, fizzy drinks). Sometimes its more complicated--a stomach emptying too slowly, bacterial overgrowth syndrome, delayed intestinal function, partial obstruction from any cause, infection, rectum problems, and pelvic pathology outside the gut. ...Read more
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