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Does dicyclomine relieve gas in abdomen?

Does dicyclomine relieve gas in abdomen?

It may: Although, it doesn't act on gas production, it may help with relieving intestine spasms that are often present with increased gas production. ...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


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Bloating and gas from stool softener?

Bloating and gas from stool softener?

Possible: There are certainly some stool softeners that have high levels of certain chemicals that when in your GI tact can certainly cause the symptoms you describe. There are many other options for you - talk to your doctor about which ones would be right for you so that you don't get a nickname such as toot! ...Read more

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Does Metamucil help gas cramps?

Does Metamucil help gas cramps?

Metamucil : … Can help abdominal cramping in some patients, although it may take a few weeks to begin working. You should know that when you first start it, you might notice a little bit more gas, but that will go away and can be decreased if the Metamucil is started gradually instead of abruptly. It is certainly worth a trial. If it does not help, see your family doctor or a gastroenterologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Will yakult help IBS diarrhea?

Will yakult help IBS diarrhea?

R/O IBS: IBS IS DX OF EXCLUSION.. You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori . Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/hpylori . you also need a baseline colonoscopy. While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free high fiber diet . Ie gutbliss.com and Wholeapproach.com. Also 64-80oz water.KEFIR &YOGHURT HAVE NATURAL PROBIOTICS. ...Read more

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Does gas-x help constipation?

Does gas-x help constipation?

Gas-X : Contains simethicone. This is used to help relieve symptoms of extra gas such as bloating, feelings of pressure / discomfort in the stomach and belching. It helps break up gas bubbles in the gut . It is not used to treat constipation. You will need laxatives, stool softeners , modifying your diet and plenty of fluids ( at least 3-16 oz bottled water) and a good bowel habit ( 3 per day)! ...Read more

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Symptoms: dark loose stools, difficult/incomplete evacuation, severe abdominal distention from trapped gas, mucous. Diagnosed IBS. I think Proctitis?

Symptoms: dark loose stools, difficult/incomplete evacuation, severe abdominal distention from trapped gas, mucous. Diagnosed IBS. I think Proctitis?

Typical IBS symptoms: As you suspect, these symptoms indeed are consistent with irritable bowel syndrome. But they aren't particularly suggestive of proctitis (inflmmation of the rectum). Inflammatory bowel disease (e.g. Crohn's disease) can cause similar symptoms as IBS, and also can cause proctitis. So I suggest you raise these questions with the doctor who diagnosed IBS then follow her advice. Good luck! ...Read more

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Does yogurt help bowel gas?

Does yogurt help bowel gas?

No: There is nothing about yogurt that should make bowel gas better or worse. Good luck. ...Read more

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Stomach pain bowel spasm pain constipation ?

Stomach pain bowel spasm pain constipation ?

Fluid and fiber: Foods high in fat tend to constipate you. Foods high in fiber favor looser stools. Fruits vegetable, whole grains are excellent sources of fiber. Also, fiber only works if u are well hydrated. Drink plenty of non-caffinated, non-alcoholic fluids to keep stools soft. Fiber can also be added to a glass of water. If this does not work see a GI specialist, there may be another cause of your issu. ...Read more

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Which works better for gas and gas pain: gas-x or charcoal caps?

Gas!: Gas-x will break up the large gas bubbles into smaller ones. Charcoal tablets will prevent the production of gas from various things. More importantly, you could consider decreasing the gas producing things in your diet, such as broccoli, beans, and cauliflower. If you eat those things take beano. Also, carbonated beverages can also make you very gassy. Good luck! ...Read more

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Stomach constantly gurgling for days bloating, belching, gassy, uncomfortable pressure. Tried tea, laxatives, limited diet, more h20. Suggestions?

Stomach constantly gurgling for days bloating, belching, gassy, uncomfortable pressure. Tried tea, laxatives, limited diet, more h20. Suggestions?

Nonspecific: These symptoms are nonspecific but can be seen in simple dyspepsia,gall bladder dysfunction,acid or bile reflux or irritable bowel syndrome. Try following a very low fat diet and take mylanta which relieves both hyperacidity and gaseous distress. Peppermint pills have been helpful also. If symptoms persist see your physician or a gastroenterologist who will order appropriate tests or other meds. ...Read more

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Can gas-x help relieve bloating after eating?

Can gas-x help relieve bloating after eating?

Yes: Simethicone is a great treatment for digestive "gas" symptoms. Try chewing food very thoroughly and eating slowly. There are some foods that are famous for being "gassy" like broccoli, cabbage and beans. ...Read more

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Can infant gas relief drops cause constipation?

Can infant gas relief drops cause constipation?

No: Infant gas drops (simethacone) do not cause constipation. There are simply a soapy material that allows gas bubbles to join together.Failure to stool on a regular basis, intake of foods like applesauce or cereal are more likely culprets. ...Read more

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Foul smelling gas. Constant stomach rumbling. Flatulence 400-500 times a day. Diet modification/food journal + probiotics no help. Now what?

Foul smelling gas. Constant stomach rumbling. Flatulence 400-500 times a day. Diet modification/food journal + probiotics no help. Now what?

Proper workup: You need a workup for malabsorption / maldigestion. Your primary care physician can begin it. Gluten enteropathy can present like this and so can Whipple's and a bunch of others. I'm sorry that a search for an easy fix wasn't successful, but not really surprised. Good luck. ...Read more

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Bloating, gas, frequent bowel movements, stomach pain, nausea, shivering?

Bloating, gas, frequent bowel movements, stomach pain, nausea, shivering?

Abdominal Pain: Abdominal Pain is a common complain in the outpatient setting. Would recommend to see a doctor. Can be as simple as Irritable Bowel Syndrome or it can be more concerning. ...Read more

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Do these symptoms sound like IBS or ibd - Going from constipation to loose stools - abdominal pain reliefed by bowel movement - gas -bowel doesn't fe?

Do these symptoms sound like IBS or ibd 
- Going from constipation to loose stools
- abdominal pain reliefed by bowel movement
- gas
-bowel doesn't fe?

Probably not: your symptoms mostly fit irritable bowel syndrome that inflammatory bowel disease people with IBD do not have constipation on,y severe diarrhea that could be disabling but IBS they alternate between diarrhea and constipation IBS triggered by stress and food see your doctor might be able to help you more good luck ...Read more

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For 3 days.Intermittent(nausea. Bulging.Left abdominal discomfort.very constipated.2 tired.Zantac (ranitidine) mild relief. Food n water makes it worse. Diagnosis?

For 3 days.Intermittent(nausea. Bulging.Left abdominal discomfort.very constipated.2 tired.Zantac (ranitidine) mild relief. Food n water makes it worse. Diagnosis?

Constipation: Your symptoms may all stem from constipation. You might want to take a laxative like one similar to Miralax (polyethylene glycol) or Milk of Magnesia. If your symptoms don't get better in a day or two, you should visit with your doctor. ...Read more

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Severe abdominal muscle tension. Mucus in stool, abdominal cramping (including after meals), diarrhea, constipation, gas and bloating. 1-2 months?

Severe abdominal muscle tension. Mucus in stool, abdominal cramping (including after meals), diarrhea, constipation, gas and bloating. 1-2 months?

IBS: Irritable bowel syndrome with passage of mucus and alternating constipation and diarrhea may be the problem. Other possibilities include lactose or gluten intolerance. Drinking hot(not too hot)water helps break down gas and bloating. If this a chronic problem, a gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate and treat you as well as advise you about dietary habits. Take simethicone after meals ...Read more

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Definition)

A common disorder that affects the large intestine, resulting in abdominal discomfort, pain, bloating, stomach ...Read more