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I have hurt my lower back but I also am having lower abdominal bloating, gas a lot of noises in the lower abd, no diarrhea, what could be going on?

I have hurt my lower back but I also am having lower abdominal bloating, gas a lot of noises in the lower abd, no diarrhea, what could be going on?

Not Related: Your back injury has nothing to do with your lower abdominal Bloating and noises
But we can not tell you what is going on based on the information given
We need to know what medications any you are taking and for what condition. Are you on thyroid replacement therapy.
I will suggest you consult your Primary Care Doctor for the back injury and the abdominal Complain and find out what is causing it ...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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I'm experiencing constant watery green diarrhea, frequent burping that taste like rotten eggs, abdominal bloating and gas, all after eating a burger.

I'm experiencing constant watery green diarrhea, frequent burping that taste like rotten eggs, abdominal bloating and gas, all after eating a burger.

GERD: You may have gastroesophogeal reflux disease (gerd), with an upset stomach as well. Certainly avoid trigger foods high in fat-like the burger and try increasing fluids and taking an over the counter acid blocking medications such as Prilosec with maalox. Eventually, this is a warning sign that you need a good GI evaluation to get properly diagnosed. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What causes stomach pain in left side of abdomen, burning across abdomen, bloating and increased gas and belching...Constant nausea but no diarrhea?

What causes stomach pain in left side of abdomen, burning across abdomen, bloating and increased gas and belching...Constant nausea but no diarrhea?

Food intolerance: You should consult a gastroenterologist. You may have a lactose intolerence or possibly celiacs disease. ...Read more

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I've been having bloating/abdominal discomfort with smelly gas and diarrhea. Tests have all been negative. I also quickly get full when I eat. Advice?

IBS: This could be irritable bowel syndrome, lactose intolerance or gluten intolerance. A gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate, advise and treat you. For irritable bowel syndrome the fodmap free diet is effective and becoming popular. Google this diet to learn more if you are diagnosed with IBS. ...Read more

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Nausea, diarrhea, and abdominal discomfort (bloating, gas) combined with lot of stress for deadlines; what can I do to make me feel better?

Nausea, diarrhea, and abdominal discomfort (bloating, gas) combined with lot of stress for deadlines; what can I do to make me feel better?

Reduce stress: A lot of your digestion issues could be a stress response... Reccomend looking for ways to reduce stress like exercise, time with family, participation in charity/ faith, etc. ...Read more

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I think I have gallstones, pain in upper abdomen, bloating, gas, diarrhea, nausea, intolerance of fatty foods. It feels like a gamble on what I can eat now.?

I think I have gallstones, pain in upper abdomen, bloating, gas, diarrhea, nausea, intolerance of fatty foods. It feels like a gamble on what I can eat now.?

I agree: Most of your symptoms are consistent with gb attack however they can be reproduced by other causes such as gastric reflux irritable bowel syndrome. You probably require further evaluation. You can initially try to reduce fat intake. ...Read more

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Having constant abdominal cramps, bloating, gas, and alternating bouts of constipation and diarrhea. Often brought on by stress, anxiety, and diet.

Having constant abdominal cramps, bloating, gas, and alternating bouts of constipation and diarrhea. Often brought on by stress, anxiety, and diet.

I suggest seeing a: Gastroenterologist or your physician. Improving healthfulness of your diet if very important. If you can find a quiet place - do so. Breath in slowly & deeply through your nostrils. Fill your lungs with air (but not to the point of discomfort). In the meantime try this: hold for a count of five then slowly begin to exhale through an open mouth. Repeat at least 12 times, longer if you need to. ...Read more

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I've had this problem for 5 days with abdominal pain, diarrhea some, gas, and bloating. Do I go to ER or wait to see my family doctor?

Symptoms are not ER: -worthy, unless your diarrhea is resulting in dehydration. Are your mouth and lips dry? Are you peeing less? Do you feel your heart racing? If not, you're less likely to be dehydrated. 5 days of diarrhea, pain, gas, and bloating sounds like a problem your family doctor should be able to take care of. ...Read more

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Unbearable burning sharp pain right rib cage/ middle upper abdomen, stinky burps, bloating and gas, swollen ankles, diarrhea 3 weeks. No Gull bladder?

Unbearable burning sharp pain right rib cage/ middle upper abdomen, stinky burps, bloating and gas, swollen ankles, diarrhea 3 weeks. No Gull bladder?

See your physician: With all your symptoms you should see your physician for a complete exam. Don't waste your time on self diagnosing on the internet, it will just be confusing. ...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 have been suffering from chronic diarrhea mixed with nausea, abdominal bloating and painful bowel movements, for the last 6 months. I have seen 2 different gastro doctorsand have undergone numerous tests. What could it be?

I have been suffering from chronic diarrhea mixed with nausea, abdominal bloating and painful bowel movements, for the last 6 months. I have seen 2 different gastro doctorsand have undergone numerous tests. What could it be?

What did they say?: Sounds like you've been struggling -- what have your doctors shared with you? One thought: as part of the "numerous tests" you've had, have you been through a trial of elimination diet to check for food sensitivities? For instance, even if you don't have celiac you could still be sensitive to gluten. Or you could be dealing with ibs, needing overall program. Hoping you'll confer with local docs. ...Read more

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I have abdominal bloating and loose stools everyday for over 4month; what are the differences between IBS and chronic colitis?

I have abdominal bloating and loose stools everyday for over 4month; what are the differences between IBS and chronic colitis?

See MD if chronic: Many causes chronic diarrhea/bloat- many treatable/reversible so wud seek MD after discontinue milk/milk products, artificial sugar and sodas& caffeine for couple weeks as these are common culprits. Red flags for urgent attention: blood, fever. weight loss, anemia. Pain relieved w BM is major distinction of IBS from chronic diarrhea, and "colitis" generally reserved for ulcerative colitis/Crohn's
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I have asymptomatic chronic hepatitis and lactose intolerance. Despite diet changes, I've had an abdominal bloating issue for a year. Sometimes loose stools and pain on palpation. Suggestions?

I have asymptomatic chronic hepatitis and lactose intolerance. Despite diet changes, I've had an abdominal bloating issue for a year. Sometimes loose stools and pain on palpation. Suggestions?

Few suggestions...: There is probably no relationship between your chronic hepatitis and abdominal bloating. Bloating is a non-specific symptom that could be caused by many things. Probiotics and low-fodmaps diet (www. Ibsfree. Net) are two suggestions to try. Because of the duration of the symptoms I suggest you see a gastroenterologist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes, lower abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea, and hot flashes?

What causes, lower abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea, and hot flashes?

Bloating, diarrhea: By the way you describe the symptoms it is either a food allergy (i.e. Gluten or lactose) with "hot flashes" just being vasodilatation form histamine release, or viral/bacterial enteritis (i.e. Stomach flu or food poisoning). If it is a food allergy it will occur regularly, a enteritis typically passes without much treatment. ...Read more

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Bloating, pain, diarrhea, poor appetite, cold rush thru abdomen and colorful, flat, triangular poop has been problem for a month. What could cause it?

Bloating, pain, diarrhea, poor appetite, cold rush thru abdomen and colorful, flat, triangular poop has been problem for a month. What could cause it?

See a GI doctor: Many many different things. This could be infectious, inflammatory bowel, irritable bowel, other. Get seen and diagnosed appropriately. ...Read more

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What could cause bouts of constipation/diarrhea, bloating/fullness mainly in lower abdomen, nausea (worse later in day, only better with rest)?

What could cause bouts of constipation/diarrhea, bloating/fullness mainly in lower abdomen, nausea (worse later in day, only better with rest)?

R/O IBS: IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion. IUC/CROHNS DZ/IBD is inflammation usually DX by BX IBS SX can be managed. You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori. Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/ &colonoscopy./EGD While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free diet. Ie gutbliss. Com and Wholeapproach. Com also food allergy EVAL. ...Read more

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Cn salad cause gas bloating and loose stools? Or norovirus, so had noro 2 days ago, no contact except hug? Also have chronic constipation.

Yes: Cruciferous vegetables e.G cauliflower, broccoli etc, as well as beans are a common cause of bloating ; gas. Norovirus usually results in fever, chills, intense nausea ; vomiting with profuse watery diarrhea. ...Read more

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I have had IBS like symptoms since starting levonorgestrel + ethinylestradiol birth control. Could this cause gas, bloating and loose stools?

I have had IBS like symptoms since starting levonorgestrel + ethinylestradiol birth control. Could this cause gas, bloating and loose stools?

IBS: oral bc cause?: Oral bcp's are just a version of what your body goes through hormonally during a regular (non-pill) cycle. IBS can be caused by stress of any kind, or by viral/bacterial gastroenteritis. Bcp's are not involved in causing IBS, but taking them irregularly can activate endometriosis by causing estrogen levels to vary in strength. Implants in the colon are common and can lead to IBS symptoms. ...Read more

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How to tell if abdominal bloating (lower stomach) is due to gas or fluid buildup? Causes? No other symptoms

Probably gas: At this age fluid build up is unlikely unless you have some serious illness. See your local pharmacist something for gas. If symptoms persist see your doctor. I hope this helps. If you still have any concern about this contact me on my Virtual Practice at www. Healthtap. Com/dryetimyan ...Read more

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I'm a 35 yo female, 5'1, 128lb. I've gained 10lb in the last 6mo with abdominal bloating and gas. No change in diet. What could have caused this?

I'm a 35 yo female, 5'1, 128lb. I've gained 10lb in the last 6mo with abdominal bloating and gas. No change in diet. What could have caused this?

Diet and Thyroid: Gas and bloating has many causes1excessive swallowed air2 certain foods like carbonated beverages, spicy fried or fatty foods, broccoli, cabbage, onions, beans, apple or prune juice, fried food, sorbitol, manitol, in many low carb/sugar free foods. Certain behaviors like talking while chewing, chewing gum, . . Medical causes lactose intolerance.
Check thyroid for weight gain/consult a nutritionist for diet. ...Read more

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After eating I start to itch but nothings there, then welts appear like mosquito bites both arms, similar area, same time. Also bloating gas diarrhea.

After eating I start to itch but nothings there, then welts appear like mosquito bites both arms, similar area, same time. Also bloating gas diarrhea.

See below: You may be allergic to something you ate. Take a Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or other antihistamines like claritin/ Allegra otc. If symptoms worsen, you have shortness of brrath or difficult in swallowing, go to er. ...Read more

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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?

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. ...Read more

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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?

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. ...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. Thomas Josa
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Itching All Over (Definition)

Itching all over is a skin symptom that suggests a generalized, whole body process that may or may not be ...Read more