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Ibs Gas Relief
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stomach cramps (upper), bloating, nausea, dizziness, no diarrhea, no constipation, passing gas offers immediate relief for short periods...Any ideas?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
IBS-C with bloating, indigestion, distention. Taking Bentyl (dicyclomine) 20mg x4 a day. Will this help with constipation & distention of stomach?
Hopefully: Bentley is a wonderful medication works well and well tolerated yes worth giving it a try ...Read more
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
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
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
Do these symptoms sound like IBS or ibd
- Going from constipation to loose stools
- abdominal pain reliefed by bowel movement
-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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For 3 days.Intermittent(nausea. Bulging.Left abdominal discomfort.very constipated.2 tired.Zantac (ranitidine) mild relief. Food n water makes it worse. Diagnosis?
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