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Extremely gassy; have watery diarrhea (can see food chunks within). Have IBS. Don't take Gas Relief pills like recommended. Could there be other w/gas?

Extremely gassy; have watery diarrhea (can see food chunks within). Have IBS. Don't take Gas Relief pills like recommended. Could there be other w/gas?

Safe trial.: You obviously already have a physician helping, so I will make a couple of suggestions as I have dealt with the same problem. You need to find what you can eat. Eat alone with out talking, eat only one thing at a meal. do not over eat. Eat every cocuple of hours. Keep a list and rate foods 1 -3 with 1 being no gas, 2 maybe a little, and 3 bad. Then start adding in 1's together and avoid 3's ...Read more

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Definition)

Irritable bowel syndrome, also known as IBS, is a long-term disorder of gastrointestinal functioning. It results in abdominal discomfort, pain, bloating, stomach cramps, diarrhea, and constipation. Additionally, patients with IBS usually have problems with gut motility. Triggers for IBS include certain foods, and elevated stress levels. Lastly, symptoms of IBS ...Read more


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Have IBS-C. Always gassy.Haven't taken gas relief in months. Occasional pain when defecating.Doc checked-no anal fissure or hemm.No blood. Ideas why?

Have IBS-C. Always gassy.Haven't taken gas relief in months. Occasional pain when defecating.Doc checked-no anal fissure or hemm.No blood. Ideas why?

IBS-C/gas: May be food intolerances, celiac disease or gluten sensitivity,lactose intolerance, soy intolerances, H pylori ?Have you been evaluated for those?For diet should have fiber like oats,barley, lentils,brown rice once a day, kale, avocados. Dring 2.5-3.5 liters/day water /gatorade ( not to dilute sodium) Please follow up with allergist for food intolerances, at some point may consider colonoscopy. ...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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How does IBS cause gas?

How does IBS cause gas?

Gas is common in IBS: It may be caused by certain food in your diet. This includes beans, whole grains, and fruits and vegetables—especially when raw. Regardless of what may be causing your IBS, gas is often worsened by eating certain foods. Try keeping a food journal and note which symptoms you experience after every meal. In this way, you may be able to identify which foods give you gas. ...Read more

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Can IBS cause excessive gas?

Can IBS cause excessive gas?

Yes: One of the typical symptoms of ibs is bloating along with irregular bowel habits. ...Read more

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How to control night time gas forming due to IBS which awakes persons ?

Silence Is Golden: Could be what you're eating.Some foods cause gas more than others(milk products,cruciferous vegetables[look it up],gluten,legumes[look it up])so see if eliminating some or all of them help.Don't eat much 4 hours before bed time.For milk there's Lactaid,for legumes and crucifers there's Beano (may take a lot, you'll have to find your dose).And then there's whatever medications you take:proper dose? ...Read more

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I have IBS but lately i seem to be having it daily with lots of gas no matter what i eat.

I have IBS but lately i seem to be having it daily with lots of gas no matter what i eat.

Diet and fluids: I rarely prescribe meds for ibs. In my experience teaching people to eat and drink properly resolves most if not all symptoms when the patient is compliant and follows through. Hi fiber, 80-100 ounces non caffeine, non alcoholic beverages each day, regular meal times, excercise. Consistency is the key to being symptom free. ...Read more

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What is the best way to relieve gas associated with IBS (ibd)?

What is the best way to relieve gas associated with IBS (ibd)?

Gas: Ibs or irritable bowel syndrome is different from ibd or inflammatory bowel disease. Ibs is related to spasms in the gastrointestinal tract and can be made worse by stimulating chemicals such as nicotine or caffeine. Also gas production is typically related to what we eat. Several anti-gas medications over-the-counter such as beano or mylicon help. May require prescription strength medication. ...Read more

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I think I may have ibs, what can I do about the bloating and gas?

I think I may have ibs, what can I do about the bloating and gas?

Fiber: Fiber helps with both symptoms of constipation or diarrhea of ibs (irritable bowel syndrome). Avoid foods that aggravate gas formation like broccoli or cauliflower type foods. ...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