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Trapped Gas In Colon
I have a severely redundant colon that is also permantly distended by gas, why can stool slowly get through but the gas does not, it goes backwards?
Different processes: Passage of gas is more mechanical process than passage of stool that requires active peristalsis in your colon to pass BM. If you haven't done it, you should have a GI consult for an endoscopic exam for proper diagnosis and management. Use OTC meds for gas and diet modification (avoid beans, cauliflower) in the meantime. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How to get rid of gas pain after colon surgery? I've been walking a lot, but still a lot of trapped gas. How many days does it take to get 1st bm?
Few days: A few days usually. Remember you have not eaten for some days in between. If you are passing gas and no movement try taking a laxative to help with the first movement then it still maybe agee days until food goes thru ur system to get back to normal if you are not passing any gas maybe a bigger problem and you should get looked at asap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Food diary: I would recommend your friend take a food diary and see if there are any patterns in foods leading to gas. Some common things would be mixing fruits with vegetables, legumes (beans), fibrous foods (if not used to it) and sometimes dairy. "gas-x" type medications may be useful in the meantime. ...Read more
Gas in colon: He may want to try simethicon- containing otc medication or probiotics. Go to a drug store, and you can find these things. He should also review his eating habits, and look for the foods which may be causing it. It can be a socially embarrassing problem, but it's usually benign, and shouldn't worry too much. ...Read more
Don't waste your $: Healthtap physicians have repeatedly addressed this subject with a clear "no" answer to colonics. There is virtually no value to colon flushes, cleansers, enemas, irrigation machines when the technique is accomplished to "detox" or eliminate "accumulated waste." the "no" response also applies to liver detoxes! there are few real health benefits, but sigificant unjustified risk. Don't "cleanse". ...Read more
What do gas bubbles feel like? - and i've been feeling bubbles popping feeling in my colon, is this normal? It feels really weird. Weird movment "male
Feeling gassy & full: Feeling full of "gas" may reflect malabsorption of food (like gluten, lactose), intake of poorly digested food, or choosing foods known to promote gas (beans, fizzy drinks). Sometimes its more complicated--a stomach emptying too slowly, bacterial overgrowth syndrome, delayed intestinal function, partial obstruction from any cause, infection, rectum problems, stress, pelvic pathology outside gut. ...Read more