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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?

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 more

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Passing Gas (Definition)

Gas, also called flatus or flatulence, is air in the intestine that is passed through the rectum. Air that is passed from the digestive tract through the ...Read more


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I've had a lot of flatulence and dark muddy stools for a week, should I be worried? I've had episodes before. 3 years ago I had a endo/colonoscopy and

I've had a lot of flatulence and dark muddy stools for a week, should I be worried? I've had episodes before. 3 years ago I had a endo/colonoscopy and

Stool changes: It you have dark/ black, tarry malodorous stools would get medical evaluation forth with as it could be related to GI bleeding. ...Read more

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I have loose mucousy stools but flatulence and bloating. What could this be?

I have loose mucousy stools but flatulence and bloating.  What could this be?

Malabsorption: Malabsorption. Also how long you have it. What is your usual diet?What meds you are on? Any concurrent intestinal disease? All matter. If condition is persistent with weight loss. See a gastroenterologist. Goodluck. ...Read more

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Within 10 mins of eating I get bad flatulence and an urge to open my bowels. Also often stomach is noisy.Symptoms for 1 yr. Stools often loose. Ideas?

Within 10 mins of eating I get bad flatulence and an urge to open my bowels. Also often stomach is noisy.Symptoms for 1 yr. Stools often loose. Ideas?

You are: "experiencing" a heightened "gatro-colic" reflex... when the stomach receives food a hormonal output affects the colon ...its called gastro (stomach) colic (colon) reflex..it is normal but YOURS is EXAGGERATED ! This is seen in IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), however this is a diagnosis only made after some testing is done! BTW your symptoms once explained are VERY Treatable! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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Hello. 26/male. My problem is excessive flatulence, bloating and occasionally loose foamy stools early in the morning for a few months. No blood/mucus?

Hello. 26/male. My problem is excessive flatulence, bloating and occasionally loose foamy stools early in the morning for a few months. No blood/mucus?

Excessive Flatulence: Thank you for informing about your residence in Rawalpindi,Pakistan. See an Internist for possible Diagnosis of-Traveler’s diarrhea, Food allergies, Food reactions, Lactose intolerance, Gastroenteritis, Malabsorption, Amoebic dysentery, Giardia, Hookworm infection, or Irritable bowel disease; have tests and treatment. Avoid: Fried and fatty foods Cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage Beans, legumes ...Read more

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I changed my diet. Eating small meals every 3 hrs comprising complex carbs and protein. Since then suffering frm excess flatulence and stool leakage.?

I changed my diet. Eating small meals every 3 hrs comprising complex carbs and protein. Since then suffering frm excess flatulence and stool leakage.?

Bowel flora : An inadequately-addressed problem of bowel function involves imbalance of bacterial population. Dietary changes and/or antibiotics can bring this on, and correction involves encouraging the lactobacillus and acidophilus organisms to proliferate, suppressing the methane-producing bacteria like e. Coli, proteus, pseudomonas, etc. Try a probiotic twice daily like culturelle, and yogurt twice daily. ...Read more

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Flatulence nonstopAfter ate nuts see white pieces in stool.vomit after ate avocado&linseedoil.Smellystool fart.bad concentration&memory.dryskinhairlos?

Flatulence nonstopAfter ate nuts see white pieces in stool.vomit after ate avocado&linseedoil.Smellystool fart.bad concentration&memory.dryskinhairlos?

Wow...lots of issues: I don't think we can really put all these things together into a common condition. There are clearly some gastrointestinal issues with the gas..not that concerned about white pieces after nuts or vomiting after linseed oil. Biggest cause of concentration and memory issues at your age is stress. Would check thyroid as under active gland could contribute to all. Work with your doctor. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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White stringy fluffy strands and red patches in stool. Pain in rectum, difficulty passing stool. Increased flatulence. Started accutane 1 wk ago, but GI problems for a at least a year. Concerned about the possibly of the accutane causing this- however I t

White stringy fluffy strands and red patches in stool. Pain in rectum, difficulty passing stool. Increased flatulence. Started accutane 1 wk ago, but GI problems for a at least a year. Concerned about the possibly of the accutane causing this- however I t

Probably not: If your symptoms were present before accutane - it's probably not the medicine. I would encourage you to see MD to rule out Chron's disease vs ulcerative colitis. Also if you have had anal sex may need specific STD testing. See MD soon - stool studies may be needed especially if having weight loss. http://www.medicinenet.com/colitis/article.htm ...Read more

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Flatulence (Definition)

Flatulence, or gas, is a clinical finding in which a person passes gas. It is abnormal to not pass gas, however increased flatulence can be a sign ...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