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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

Dr. Oscar Novick
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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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Incredibly smelly loose stools, gas, and abdominal pain?

Incredibly smelly loose stools, gas, and abdominal pain?

See a GI doctor: Get yourself tested and examined. This is hopefully easy to treat but must be diagnosed first and you cannot do this over the internet. ...Read more

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What is diarrhea, loose motions, liquid stools?

What is diarrhea, loose motions, liquid stools?

Too much water: Diarrhea is stool that has not had its water reabsorbed back into the body. ...Read more

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Weight loss, loose green stools, stomach pain relieved with bowel movement?

Weight loss, loose green stools, stomach pain relieved with bowel movement?

This kind of weight: loss , in association with GI symptoms,requires a work up.Its time to go in to ur doc and get checked out. ...Read more

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I have been having constipation, bloating, diahreah, loose stool, thin stool, and stool inconsistency. Could this be fecal impaction?

I have been having constipation, bloating, diahreah, loose stool, thin stool, and stool inconsistency. Could this be fecal impaction?

Colitis: the differential diagnosis is vast. Infectious...need for stool cultures. IBS celiac and other immune diseases. drug side effects. Thyroid diseases malabsorption/maldigestion diet indiscretion etc etc try to stay on a liquid diet and then slowly introduce a soft mechanical + probiotics...if not better must see a Dr. ...Read more

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Burning after bowle movement. Little blood in stools. Mucus blood on tissue paper. Stools constintly charging from diarea to loose stools very gassy?

Burning after bowle movement. Little blood in stools. Mucus blood on tissue paper. Stools constintly charging from diarea to loose stools very gassy?

Should get evaulated: Being a 26 y/o female, it is likely that you have irritable bowel syndrome and with the frequent loose stools can cause significant anal/perianal irritation, at times bleeding from it. If you have been having symptoms for yrs, ibs is likley. If this is new, something else maybe causing your symptoms such as ulcerative colitis etc..I recommend consulting your doc for an eval. Good luck. ...Read more

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Bloating, gas, loose stools, undigested food in stool, blood in stools bright red, diahrrrea, Constipation. Diahrrra for 2 weeks. Blood 2 days. Wrong?

Bloating, gas, loose stools, undigested food in stool, blood in stools bright red, diahrrrea, Constipation. Diahrrra for 2 weeks. Blood 2 days. Wrong?

Absolutely typical: Of a vitamin deficiency disease called beriberi. You probably have low stomach acid and a deficiency of pancreatic enzymes because your energy metabolism is being distorted. This disease can affect virtually any organ in the body because of its interference with energy synthesis. Stop sugar in all its various forms. ...Read more

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Hv had bloody stool with some abdominal pain and intermintant loose stools?

Hv had bloody stool with some abdominal pain and intermintant loose stools?

Go to ER: Bloody stools in a 59 yo requires evaluation. Evaluation needs to be immediate (that's the reason for er and not waiting until tomorrow) because the extent of bleeding needs to be evaluated (do you need blood?) and the possibility that this is a warning sign of worse bleeding needs to be considered. This will determine if you need to be admitted to the hospital. ...Read more

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My son is experiencing thin, pencil-like stools, foul smelling stools, constipation and bloating or abdominal fullness.

My son is experiencing thin, pencil-like stools, foul smelling stools, constipation and bloating or abdominal fullness.

See your doctor: I would suggest seeing your child's doctor for an abdominal exam and a more thorough history. If he is constipated you can start with 4oz of prune juice daily until he is seen. ...Read more

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What causes clay colored stools with abdominal discomfort and foul smelly gas?

What causes clay colored stools with abdominal discomfort and foul smelly gas?

Several things: These are non specific symptoms that could be as serious as liver problems and as simple as a reaction to what you eat or bacterial imbalance of your intestines. I recommend seeing a gastroenterologist. In the mean time try eating yogurt twice a week to start. Also avoid alcohol until you see a physician. ...Read more

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Chest burning bad bloody stools feeling like vomiting lots of gas stomach pains on off more bowel movments thin stools diarrhea itchy painful colon.?

Chest burning bad bloody stools feeling like vomiting lots of gas stomach pains on off more bowel movments thin stools diarrhea itchy painful colon.?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. Your symptoms warrant an in-person evaluation, please see a doctor. ...Read more

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Weight loss dark diarrhea and farting?

Weight loss dark diarrhea and farting?

Have evaluated: This should be evaluated by a physician. The dark stools could be a sign of bleeding in your intestines. Weight loss associated with this could be conerning as well. ...Read more

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Bloated belly and gurgling tummy noises and trapped gas noises from rectum everyday ! Go to the toilet daily stool soft but have to strain ?

Bloated belly and gurgling tummy noises and trapped gas noises from rectum everyday ! Go to the toilet daily stool soft but have to strain ?

Abdominal bloating: Have you been on Cilest long?It can cause abdominal symptoms Keep a food diary on what precipitates the gurgling . May be food intolerances consider gluten, soy, fructose, dairy ( try lactaid milk for starters) . Also consider gallbladder issues, gatritis (check for H pylori), pancreatic insufficiency ( unusual if not cystic fibrosis,chronic pancreatitis) thyroid. Follow up with 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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I ve porous deshaped stool with constipation,frequent urination, gas and bloating..... help?

I ve porous deshaped stool with constipation,frequent urination, gas and bloating..... help?

Many possibilities: In the U.S. I would wonder if you have autonomic dysfunction, if you like, a variant of irritable bowel syndrome. In Punjab there may likely be infectious agents associated with these symptoms. I wish I could be of more help but without examining you and possibly even doing some testing it is simply so hard to say. An exam, history, and perhaps simple testing is where to start. ...Read more

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Can spastic colon come without strong pain, what I experience is loose stools, change in stool caliber,trapped gas and bloating,discomfort ?

Can spastic colon come without strong pain, what I experience is loose stools, change in stool caliber,trapped gas and bloating,discomfort ?

Yes: however other conditions can cause your symptoms too. Lactose intolerance can develop in later years, as can some infectious diseases. Spastic colon is often a diagnosis of exclusion, meaning you need to rule out other causes before coming to your diagnosis. It's always a good idea to get an exam and confirm the diagnosis with your physician. ...Read more

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Loose stools, mucous, blood and lower abdominal pain. A concern?

Loose stools, mucous, blood and lower abdominal pain. A concern?

If u r describing: bloody diarrhea,this is always a concern for Infectious Diarrhea ( requiring antibiotics ) or severe colitis . Take stool specimen to doc for work up. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can being really constipated cause really loose stools ? I don't feel sick I just woke up with loose stools and gas

Can being really constipated cause really loose stools ? I don't feel sick I just woke up with loose stools and gas

You may have: IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) in which case diarrhea/gas AND Constipation are ALL Possible! THERE IS EFFECTIVE TREATMENT! Ask your Primary Care Provider for a referral to a Board Certified Gastroenterologist! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...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


Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea = increased frequency of stools which ...Read more