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What causes farts that burn and smell and frequent bowel movements? small amounts of bowel movements each time.

What causes farts that burn and smell and frequent bowel movements? small amounts of bowel movements each time.

Not Digesting...: 18 y/o Female asks, What causes farts that burn and smell and frequent bowel movements? Small amounts of bowel movement each time. Most likely one is not digesting their foods adequately/ properly. May be Intolerant to some of the gas forming foods (beans,broccoli, cabbage, garlic, onions,...) they eat w consequential bowel Irritability /Gassiness. See PCP or GI consult for evaluation/management ...Read more

Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


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I have abdominal pain all the time, diarrhea (5-10 bowel movements a day), foul smelling stools, and lots of undigested food in my poo.what could ihav?

I have abdominal pain all the time, diarrhea (5-10 bowel movements a day), foul smelling stools, and lots of undigested food in my poo.what could ihav?

Lots of things...: ...like infection, inflammation, malabsorption, maldigestion, dysmotility, more. If you are in constant distress (as you describe), its time to find out why and what treatment options exist. Good luck-- ...Read more

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Loose watery stools. Blackish green in color. Urge to have a bowel movement all the time. Stomach cramps. Nauseous. Could it be c-diff?

Loose watery stools. Blackish green in color. Urge to have a bowel movement all the time. Stomach cramps. Nauseous. Could it be c-diff?

Possible: It could be..But the stool with cdiff should be water period. In the hospitals, a formed stool will not even be processed. You need to have your doctor order a stool for cdiff toxin a/b, ova and parasites and culture. Otherorganisms such as campylobacter, yersinia, salmonella and shigella may also cause such symptoms. The green stool would fit cdiff as well. In the meantime, eat yogurt daily. ...Read more

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Stool looks like used coffie grounds also frequent bowl movments and gas pains.

Stool looks like used coffie grounds also frequent bowl movments and gas pains.

Coffee Grounds?: If your stools look like used coffee grounds, that sounds worrisome for bleeding. How long have you had this? You should be seen by a doctor, and my need some labs and definitely an exam. ...Read more

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Bowel Movement covered in a lot of white stringy mucus. Is this because of ibs or could it be something else. all stools were covered.

GI Consult: Changes in mucous can be quite normal but you should visit your physician for a full exam and referral to a GI specialist who can take a careful history and do an exam. Based on your history and exam your GI doctor may want to do additional tests such as a stool culture for ova and parasites if necessary or look with a camera to assess you for any inflammatory bowel disease or colitis. Good luck. ...Read more

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Bloating, stomach pain, gas that smells like sulfur, and bowel movements. what's causing this?

Bloating, stomach pain, gas that smells like sulfur, and bowel movements. what's causing this?

Many possibilities: A plethora of possibilities exist. You could be lactose intolerant,in which case avoidance of all lactose-containing foods should really help (primarily dairy products). If you have well water, it may need to be tested for contaminants, including parasites such as giardia (other household members may have similar symptoms), were this the case). I would try a reputable probiotic and see how you do ...Read more

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Contraction like cramps after food intake, yellow diarrhea stool for 2yrs which smells extremely like vomit. What could it be?

Contraction like cramps after food intake, yellow diarrhea stool for 2yrs which smells extremely like vomit. What could it be?

IBD: With that long a history of these symptoms, you need to have an examination and some stool studies, blood tests, and a colonoscopy at the very least to determine the reason for your symptoms. I would be suspicious of an Inflammatory Bowel Disease like Crohn's or Ulcerative Colitis but could also be a chronic infection or irritable bowel disease. Get checked!!! ...Read more

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To the nutritionists: what kind of food produces bloody bowel movements?

To the nutritionists: what kind of food produces bloody bowel movements?

Seriously damaging: The one common food that can cause bloody stools is gluten in people that have celiac disease (relatively rare conditions). Other than that it would have to be a toxic substance that causes significant damage to the lining of the gut. Bloody stools can be a sign of a serious problem caused by many things besides food. It would be a good idea to be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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I have mood swings, abnormal foul smelling gas and unusual bowel movements (usually solid, but now foul smelling and sheet like). What's wrong with me?

I have mood swings, abnormal foul smelling gas and unusual bowel movements (usually solid, but now foul smelling and sheet like). What's wrong with me?

Bowel movements: What is your diet like? Do you have frequent bouts of constipations or diarrhea? Consult with us to help you get better. Begin with an anti-inflammatory diet: see cremersmd@blogspot.com; avoid all gluten, eat plenty of veggies, fish oils/omega 3 initially; if no improvement, you'll need assessment for Inflammatory Bowel Disease. ...Read more

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Upper abdominal pain outta no where a lot of belching passing gas and bowl movements with a strange taste in mouth ?

Upper abdominal pain outta no where a lot of belching passing gas and bowl movements with a strange taste in mouth ?

Likely reflux: You should speak with your doctor this sounds like reflux but other things need to be considered like gallbladder. ...Read more

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Complaints of abdominal pain soon after taking food and relieved by bowel movements..Stool consistency is normal but presence of mucus in it, what may?

Complaints of abdominal  pain soon after taking  food and relieved by bowel movements..Stool consistency is normal but presence of mucus in it, what may?

Abdominal pain: Your symptoms appears to irritable bowel syndrome (ibs). However, before we can conclude this is the problem, you might want to discuss more in details with your physician(s) to exclude other causes. If you truly have ibs, you can try to change your diet. Recently, fodmaps (look it up) is a new diet we recommend to patients and seems to work well. ...Read more

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Feeling bloated, green stools, little poo comes out, feel fine, bowel movements changed with either diarrhea or constipation? Stressed, colon cancer?

Feeling bloated, green stools, little poo comes out, feel fine, bowel movements changed with either diarrhea or constipation? Stressed, colon cancer?

Not at all likely: I've been a medical oncologist for 30 years, and I've never seen colon cancer in someone as young as you. I suppose it has happened sometime somewhere, but you're probably more likely to win the lottery than to have colon cancer at your age. ...Read more

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What causes fatigue shortness of breath and lethargy immediately after bowel movement and lasts all day? Also have greasy looking stool that floats.

What causes fatigue shortness of breath and lethargy immediately after bowel movement and lasts all day? Also have greasy looking stool that floats.

SOUNDS MORE GI: Greasy Float BM's sounds like Pancreatitis. There is insufficient data for me. Do you drink a large amount of alcohol? Do you have Diabetes? DM can make you tired all day & is high risk for Pancreatitis. Patients w Blood sugars >250 do suffer from exhaustion. Do you get 7 hrs of sleep each night? You should seek attn from a local MD &have standard Blood tests drawn for DM, Pancreats, malabsorbtn ...Read more

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Incomplete bowel evacuation after every poo and constant feeling of gas in rectum and horrible intestinal noises , is there a remedy. ?

Incomplete bowel evacuation after every poo and constant feeling of gas in rectum and horrible intestinal noises , is there a remedy.  ?

Try : Eating lots of fruits and veggies and drinking 8 glasses of water a day. Avoid bananas, rice, applesauce , tea, toast, and cheese as these are constipating foods. Try Natural Calm as a laxative starting with 2 teaspoons a night. The raspberry flavor is best .you can go up or down on the amount until it is just right for you. Have you had a good medical exam to be sure nothing is wrong to cause it ...Read more

Defecation (Definition)

Passing food that is fully digested and ready for excretion out the ...Read more


Bowel (Definition)

The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more