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How Do You Know If You Have Stomach Distension Or Too Much Stool In There
X-ray /motility test: Most people in america will stool anywhere from 3x/day to 1x/ every 3-4 days. Abdominal x-rays (obstruction series) will address volume of gas, liquid, solids in your gut & suggest possible pathology (full or partial blockage, ileus, megacolon, etc.). A sitz marker test (colon transit study) calculates the time a test pill moves through your GI system--suggesting colon &/or rectal problems to fix. ...Read more
Cause and effect: If you are a chronic user of Ibuprofen or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and you are symptomatic (abdominal pain, nausea/vomiting, blood in the stool etc) it is very possible that the drug is the cause. A more common cause of a stomach ulcer is helicobacter pylori (a bacterium that can infect the stomach). A gastroenterologist can help make the diangosis with endoscopy if needed. ...Read more
It is different: Blood in stools can either be red in which case it is not difficult to tell because no food looks like pure red blood. But blood can also turn stools in tarry black and the only thing that can give you black stools besides blood, is taking iron tablets or having used peptobismol. ...Read more
Loose stool, bulky: Too much fiber can give excess gas (so can too little), bloating, big, bulky stools, and/or excessively frequent, loose watery stools. Depends on amount and type of fiber, other diet components, fluid intake, meds, gut function/disease. Aim for 25-35gm/day, preferably from diet; not all at once. Supplements if diet inadequate. ...Read more
Vomiting: Even severe constipation usually does not cause a person to vomit and be unable to hold down food and/or liquid. Green emesis is a sign of obstruction that is also not typical for constipation. The most immediate threats to people with a true blockage are dehydration, electrolyte imbalances, and death of bowel tissues. Blockages need to be evaluated and treated by a surgeon. ...Read more
How do you know if you have stomach/intestinal parasites? Could i get them from eating fast food or in restaurants?
Hi could you tell me if you have stomach distention with ovarian cancer u are able to suck your stomach in or would it not be possible?
Easy does it: You would have a palpable mass in your lower abdomen. Like many other bright young people, you have the obsessive idea that you have a serious illness. The only treatment for this is to get your physician to order up a few imaging studies AND when they come back showing nothing, sit down with somebody wise and good and talk about what health, illness, and growing up mean to you. You'll gain much. ...Read more
How do you know if you have fluid retention in your stomach. I urinate a lot as i drink 4 16oz water a day. But was not sure? Are their any symptoms?
If fluids....: ....Can not exit your stomach, then nothing else can either. Food will be retained as well, and when you try to eat you'll vomit. ...Read more
Emergency room: You need to be emergently evaluated. It will be determined if you have a surgical abdomen or not. Good luck. ...Read more
No stomach flu: There is no "stomach flu." this is a common misconception, unfortunately perpetuated by some physicians. Influenza is flu. It's a serious illness that kills up to 40, 000 people in this country every year. Stomach viruses, or gastroenteritis, are illnesses that involve vomiting and diarrhea, sometimes fever etc... Stomach viruses go away. Ulcerative colitis doesn't. That's how you know. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What if you have pain in your stomach and. Spit allot cause you gag if you swallow but you don't do tobacco?
Not sure why you: Think that smoking or not smoking is the key issue here. Many conditions can cause the symptoms you have, and only a complete history, physical examination and probably some lab tests can define what the problem is, or isn't. See your health care provider. Everything from gastritis to ulcers to appendicitis can cause your symptoms, and nobody can diagnose it online. ...Read more
Appendicitis: Appendicitis usually causes discomfort in the right lower portion of the abdomen and the area is tender to touch. Some cases are atypical, however, and if you have constant abdominal discomfort, it's best to be examined by a physician. Gaseous discomfort usually causes abdominal bloating which is more diffuse. ...Read more
Intensity.: If it's the worst pain you ever had, call your doctor. ...Read more
Have occasional GERD symptoms- nausea, need to burp to get relief. How do I tell if i have too little OR to much stomach acid?
Gastroenteritis: The symptoms of stomach flu (viral gastroenteritis) can include: nausea, vomiting, headache, watery bowel movements (not bloody), abdominal cramps and a low fever. Start with clear liquid like water, soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip often to prevent dehydration. Work up to solids with bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, . ...Read more
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