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What does it mean when you have bloating and stringy poop?

What does it mean when you have bloating and stringy poop?

Need GI eval: Could mean a lot of things including but not limited to celiac disease, giardiasis parasite infection, lactose, fructose or sucrose intolerance, whipples disease, pancreatic insufficiency, small bowel bacterial overgrowth and other causes. See a gastroenterologist/digestive disease specialist. ...Read more

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Abdominal Bloating (Definition)

Abdominal bloating is a symptom in which a person feels his tummy has a lot of water or air in it. Bloating also causes one to feel nauseas and ...Read more

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I have 3_4 day on gluten free diet. My stool is at its normal form. Doest it means that i'gluten intolerant? I still have bloating and abdominal pain.

I have 3_4 day on gluten free diet. My stool is at its normal form. Doest it means that i'gluten intolerant? I still have bloating and abdominal pain.

Maybe: You may be able to find out by re-introducing gluten in to your diet after a few weeks, and seeing what happens. You could also see a gastroenterologist or dietician for a consultation about this. ...Read more

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Treating Gas & Bloating (Checklist)

Stay away from foods you're allergic to
Once
Try simethicone to relieve symptoms
Once
Drink less sodas, carbonated beverages
Daily
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Poop 4-5 times a day. Morning easily but after that only muscus comes and little poop for full days. Gas and bloating .pls help?

Poop 4-5 times a day. Morning easily but after that only muscus comes and little poop for full days. Gas and bloating .pls help?

IBS: 29 y male w. gas, bloating & frequent stools; raising concern for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Have seen in extreme sport enthusiasts w. chronic low back pain generated by sacroiliac joint subluxation disorder; as the result of a significant fall onto buttocks. See a Gastroenterologist followed by an Osteopath to evaluate the musculoskeletal system. IBS often associated w. joint hypermobility. ...Read more

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2 help w/ bloating being full of air & NOT NEEDING TO GO poop is it ok to talk an laxative?

2 help w/ bloating being full of air & NOT NEEDING TO GO poop is it ok to talk an laxative?

Constipation: It depends how long you've been constipated, but a one time laxative for this is not a major concern ...Read more

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Treating Gas & Bloating (Checklist)

Keep a food diary for triggers
once
Avoid splenda, sorbitol, prune juice, gummy or jelly candies
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Take simethicone or Beano as needed
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I have a lot of mucus in my poop and a lot of gas and bloating and it's hard to breath and my heart hurts?

I have a lot of mucus in my poop and a lot of gas and bloating and it's hard to breath and my heart hurts?

GI bug?: It is possible you have an infection of the GI tract. Heart pain is extraordinarily unlikely in a 17yo, and shortness of breath could be related to anxiety. If the symptoms are severe, go to your primary care provider for a more complete evaluation. May need a GI consult. ...Read more

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Stomach makes a swooshing noise when empty. Excess bloating while/ after eating no matter the portion. Foul poop, light color, soft. Lots of gas.

Stomach makes a swooshing noise when empty. Excess bloating while/ after eating no matter the portion. Foul poop, light color, soft. Lots of gas.

Bad digestion: There are several possible considerations for maldigestion. Ibs, celiac sprue, lactose intolerance (e.g. Lactase deficiency) or other food intolerance, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth to name a few. I suggest taking a probiotic supplement to correct any imbalance in intestinal flora and dietary change to a low-fodmaps diet (ibsfree.Net). If not better, see a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Treating Gas & Bloating (Checklist)

Eliminate dairy foods
daily
Eliminate gluten
daily
Drink water
6x day
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Lower abdominal bloating, gurgling & pain, feeling like pooping after I use the restroom, flatulence & frequent urination. What may be wrong?

Lower abdominal bloating, gurgling & pain, feeling like pooping after I use the restroom, flatulence & frequent urination. What may be wrong?

Unexplained symptoms: Multiple unexplained symptoms can be quite concerning. Some answers are obtainable through healthtap but multiple unexplained symptoms with the inability to ask questions or examine is not safe. If the symptoms have been going for a while and been reviewed with a physician a second opinion could be warranted. If they are new and concerning to you, you should seek care from a medical professional. ...Read more

Bowel Movement (Definition)

Expulsion of fecal material, food residue and bactrial residue, ...Read more

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