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Is there any relationship between menstruation and either gassiness or diarrhea?

Is there any relationship between menstruation and either gassiness or diarrhea?

Yes: The hormonal changes associated with the menstrual cycle have been associted with changes in bowel habits and are a common cause of irritable bowel type symptoms. ...Read more

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Menstruation (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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23 f. No gallbladder. Just finished menstrating. Nausea, bloating, constipation followed by diarrhea. Orange/yellow. No fever. Feel sick.

23 f. No gallbladder. Just finished menstrating. Nausea, bloating, constipation followed by diarrhea. Orange/yellow. No fever. Feel sick.

Many things: Would need a full medical history and physical exam. Many possibilities, including fatty food intolerance after gallbladder surgery, viral condition, less likely bacterial infection from bad food, irritable bowel, etc. ...Read more

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Do I have IBS? I've had diarrhea for 2 wks interrupted 4 3 days by constipation. I have sharp pain in the lar. Int/stomach area + gassiness/belching.

Do I have IBS? I've had diarrhea for 2 wks interrupted 4 3 days by constipation. I have sharp pain in the lar. Int/stomach area + gassiness/belching.

You could but...: You could have IBS but I suggest you see your doctor to rule out any other causes for your symptoms. Other causes include infection, inflammatory bowel disease, or even possibly a ulcer. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hida scan ef is 46%, but i still have waking in the night with diarrhea, nausea and vomiting occasionally, along with mild ruq pain, gassiness and bad tasting burps. Is this ef borderline?

Hida scan ef is 46%, but i still have waking in the night with diarrhea, nausea and vomiting occasionally, along with mild ruq pain, gassiness and bad tasting burps. Is this ef borderline?

Normal, borderlineEF: The ejection fraction of the gallbladder is the percentage of bile which is excreted when the gallbladder contracts. The "normal' value should be more than 40%. But this is only a number and may vary from time to time or according to some physiologic states or medications. If all other tests used in the investigation of your symptoms are normal, it would be good to control the ef. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can gassiness and loose stools with no other symptoms mean gluten problem?

Can gassiness and loose stools with no other symptoms mean gluten problem?

Yes: Gluten sensitivy and allergy (celiac disease) can cause a host of problems including GI symptoms (abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation, bloating), rashes, headaches, blood in the stools, anemia, etc. ...Read more

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Can gassiness and loose stools with no other symptoms mean gluten sensitivity? Even with no tummy aches?

Can gassiness and loose stools with no other symptoms mean gluten sensitivity?  Even with no tummy aches?

Yes,....or not: Above symptoms are not specific. Gluten containing foods are grains and grain products. They contain other components including carbohydrates, some of which may be poorly digested (or poorly digestible). The bacteria that normally live in the gut can ferment these and cause gas, loose stool. Lots of other possible causes including parasites, infection, inflammation, irritable bowel, etc. See md. ...Read more

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Rny, feb. 2012. Doing good till past 4 days. I'm afraid I have intestinal obstruction. Intermittent cramps, bloating, very little watery diarrhea.

Easy to determine...: Intestinal obstruction (or near obstruction) is easily determined by abdominal x-ray. On occasion, ileus or pseudo-obstruction can similarly present. However, your symptoms may have little to do with the GI tract. Please get checked out. ...Read more

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I'm 5weeks 2days pregnant and have persistent & severe diarrhea for the last 3 days, along with gas & bloating. need to use toilet after food / drink.

I'm 5weeks 2days pregnant and have persistent & severe diarrhea for the last 3 days, along with gas & bloating. need to use toilet after food / drink.

Hydrate: Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids. It sounds like you have a case of gastroenteritis. If the diarrhea does not resolve consider seeing your doctor for testing and treatment. ...Read more

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Can coffee cause bloating and diarrhea?

Can coffee cause bloating and diarrhea?

No: It can not be caused by coffee beans but most probably caused by cream or milk in the coffee if you have lactose intolerance In some people drinking morning coffee makes them go to bathroom to move bowel,but it is not diarrhea and not much bloating,it is just a reflex activity which some like as it keeps them regular ...Read more

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I have diverticulitis.. How do I know if i'm having a flare up? Had cramps bloating gas for 3 weeks but no diarrhea until today?

I have diverticulitis.. How do I know if i'm having a flare up? Had cramps bloating gas for 3 weeks but no diarrhea until today?

Symptoms: Symptoms of a diverticulitis flare include, abdominal pain (usually left lower side, but may be all over), possibly nausea, vomiting, rectal bleeding, fevers, change in bowels, bloating... If you think you are having a diverticulitis flare, please see your doctor to see if you need antibiotics. If untreated it could get a lot worse. ...Read more

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Loose Stools (Definition)

Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more


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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea is a term that describes loose, watery stools occurring more frequently than usual. It is often not due to a serious cause, but severe diarrhea ...Read more