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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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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


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M South Indian.My sisters baby 2 months old has not passed stool for 3 days.what to do?Also saliva often pops out like foam on her lips.gas problem?

M South Indian.My sisters baby 2 months old has not passed stool for 3 days.what to do?Also saliva often pops out like foam on her lips.gas problem?

Infant constipation: Rectal stimulation, such as by taking a rectal temperature, will often stimulate the reflex that enhances the onset of stooling. Infants with a change in bowel habits whoare also vomiting, very irritable, have blood from their rectum, are feeding poorly or have distended (puffed out and hard) bellies should be urgently evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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6 month old baby. Fever of 100.5 to 101.8 for two days. More stools than often. No runny stools, but smelly gas and frequent loud belching. ?

6 month old baby.  Fever of 100.5 to 101.8 for two days.  
More stools than often.  No runny stools, but smelly gas and frequent loud belching.  ?

FEVER UNKNOWN ORIGIN: Child is febrile for 2 days, is he eating? If not that means he is really sick. Abdomen has gas and passing out of stools, thats good no vomiting, no obstruction. Fever is low grade, could be viral. Observe if symptoms gets worse, see md. ...Read more

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My 2 month baby is not pooping since 2 days.she is on breastfeed and has soft stools.the prob is she gets crqnky due to gas.this is for 3rd time .help?

My 2 month baby is not pooping since 2 days.she is on breastfeed and has soft stools.the prob is she gets crqnky due to gas.this is for 3rd time .help?

Normal...: As newborns, breastfed babies tend to stool ALL THE TIME. Thankfully, this slows down and it is normal. As long as the stools are soft, it is not a concern and actually quite normal and expected that the frequency may decrease to every 2-4 days. Crankiness is often blamed on gas in 2 mo olds (may not be the cause) - but you can try burping, rubbing her tummy, or gas drops for relief. ...Read more

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3 months old baby has been having wet stools, at first with a cold and now with RSV / ear infection. Stools look mucousy as if she's swallowed phlegm. Today she had 2 BMs at daycare, 1 at home, and passed gas that stained her diaper. She's feeding great b

3 months old baby has been having wet stools, at first with a cold and now with RSV / ear infection. Stools look mucousy as if she's swallowed phlegm. Today she had 2 BMs at daycare, 1 at home, and passed gas that stained her diaper. She's feeding great b

3 month caution: 3 months is an age where infections and dehydration may be serious, so a visit to the MD may be in order. On the upside, a few mucous stools while still feeding well is typically nothing to worry about. Kids who eat well are very rarely if ever seriously ill. ...Read more

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My 7 months old baby has loose stools less appetite vomiting after feed no temperature normal happy mood and lots of smelly gases?

My 7 months old baby has loose stools  less appetite vomiting  after feed no temperature normal happy mood and lots of smelly gases?

Early stomach flu?: He may be starting to have stomach flu. Try a bland diet, with nothing greasy or fried. Stop milk and juice for a few days until the stool becomes more firm. ...Read more

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How come i get gas a lot with soft stools?

How come i get gas a lot with soft stools?

Maldigestion or ?: Maldigestion is when your food does not get broken down (digested) in your gut (due to problems with pancreas, bile flow, hyperacidity, enzyme problems like lactase deficiency, sibo). Malabsorption is when your digested food is not absorbed by gut (due to inflammation like crohn's, dysmotility, mucosal disorders like celiac disease, whipple's disease, tropical sprue, etc). Can cause diarrhea/gas. ...Read more

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Semisolid stool & too much gas formation for 6 months?

Semisolid stool & too much gas formation for 6 months?

Parasites: Water borne diseases in india are very common. This sounds like giardia or other parasite infection. ...Read more

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Why does garlic make me have very smelly gas and stool?

Why does garlic make me have very smelly gas and stool?

Sulfides...: Garlic (allium sativum) contains sulfides (esp. Diallyl disulfide) which may account for its medicinal benefits but can also cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, bronchospasm, hypoglycemia, contact dermatitis, burns when applied to the skin, & can kill bacteria (even some of the healthy flora in your gut). Onions are in the same lilliaceae family. ...Read more

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