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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.

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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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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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Burning in belly with bloating along with yellow diarrhea after every meal. ?

Burning in belly with bloating along with yellow diarrhea after every meal. ?

See your doc: Need to be checked by md. Many causes including infectious vs parasites vs inflammatory bowel vs celiac sprue vs pancreatic problems vs more rare disorders and others.

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Can you tell me about having gas, bloating, diarrhea, & nausea after gallbladder out?

Not unusual: About 6% of patients will develop these symptoms after cholecystectomy. The treatment will need sometimes anti-dirrhea medication first and if it did not work then Cholesteramin powder may be needed.

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Symptoms: bloating, sharp left pelvic pain, nausea, diarrhea, constipation. What could this be?

Pelvic pain: Many different things can give you those symptoms. Diverticulitis, colitis, colon polyps, adhesions/obstruction, ovarian cysts, less likely cancers can all give you left pelvic pains. If this is recurrent or has lasted more than a couple days i would see a surgeon or gynecologist asap. They will be able to examine, take a good history, obtain images or obtain a colonoscopy that will help.

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I have had bloating, gas, nausea the last few days and then diarrhea and pain, could they be caused by cough drops?

Virus?: Not from cough drops, are you taking any cough syrup with codeine, that could cause constipation. Any fever? I gather you have a cough too, sounds like at least you have a viral syndrome maybe more check with your doctor.

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F 28yrs. Chronic diarrhea, bloating & ocassional bleeding. Father has polyps. Dr sent for ultrasound, what is she looking for?

F 28yrs. Chronic diarrhea, bloating & ocassional bleeding. Father has polyps. Dr sent for ultrasound, what is she looking for?

Polyps, celiac?: Polyps yes but inflammation may also cause bloating lymphocytic colitis is possible in addition to flattening of the villi we see in celiac which is a gluten allergy. rule out Crohn's disease in your age group as well as ulcerative colitis with bleeding and diarrhea. These are better served with cool is opt or endoscopy. US will not show inflammation, only obstruction or tumors

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What causes frequent bloating and gas and cramps throughout the day .diarrhea occasionally and constipation . And how do I treat it?

What causes frequent bloating and gas and cramps  throughout the day .diarrhea occasionally  and constipation . And how do I treat it?

Several things.: Those symptoms do require a bit of an investigation into cause. Could be related to gallbladder, pancreas or biliary tree. Could be small intestinal or large intestinal. Could be irritable bowel syndrome. Could even be related to the thyroid or other endocrine issues. Hard to tell without an investigation.

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Recurrent diarrhea,bloating,dull pain at lt. abdomen,stools mixed with mucous like thingy for months. What could it be? It's on and off.

Recurrent diarrhea,bloating,dull pain at lt. abdomen,stools mixed with mucous like thingy for months. What could it be? It's on and off.

Mucus on stool: Mucus discharge occurs in up to 50% of patients with irritable bowel syndrome, with or without pain. Mucus may also be produced in response to partial obstruction, chronic constipation, rectal dysfunction, infection, & even from secretory villous tumors of the rectum. At the very least stool studies & probably a sigmoidoscopy should be considered, but a more extensive evaluation may be warranted.

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I've bee having a problem with sulfur burps and diarrhea for two days now and there is bloating in my stomach and it gets worse at night?

I've bee having a problem with sulfur burps and diarrhea for two days now and there is bloating in my stomach and it gets worse at night?

Gastroenteritis: Your symptoms sound consistent with a gastroenteritis (likely viral). These tend to resolve on their own. If your symptoms persist more than 7-10 days then formal evaluation by a physician would be appropriate.

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I've had stomach cramping on/off for a week. It's woken me up in the middle of the night a couple times. Today I have diarrhea/ bloating?

I've had stomach cramping on/off for a week. It's woken me up in the middle of the night a couple times. Today I have diarrhea/ bloating?

Need an exam: There are a number of conditions that can cause stomach cramping and diarrhea. The fact that it wakes you from sleep is concerning. Since this Q & A box is not designed or diagnosis it's best to SEE YOUR PHYSICIAN FOR A PROPER EVALUATION. Stomach pain that awakens you may be due to a peptic ulcer.

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Constipation, and diarrhea, bloating, rapid unexpected weight loss, unable to stay hydrated, feeling full even after bm occasional abdom pain. Help?

Time for a checkup: While there are lots of benign reasons you may have this, it may represent a more serious condition, such as inflammatory bowel disease. You should schedule an appointment with your doctor.

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