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5 days ago had pelvic pain & diarrhea followed by days of EXCESSIVE gas but normal BMs. Gas better, but now pelvic pain passing loose bm this morning.

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Flatulence problem?

Flatulence neither localizes your problem to small or large bowel, nor indicates severity or cause.
You have described a gut that may be dysfunctional due to infection, sibo, motility problems, inflammation, ibs, ischemic disease, maldigestion, sphincter problem, or food intolerance. If the latter check low fod-mapdiet restrictions: stanfordhospital.Org/.../nutrition/dh-low-fodmap-diet-handout.Pdf

In brief: Flatulence problem?

Flatulence neither localizes your problem to small or large bowel, nor indicates severity or cause.
You have described a gut that may be dysfunctional due to infection, sibo, motility problems, inflammation, ibs, ischemic disease, maldigestion, sphincter problem, or food intolerance. If the latter check low fod-mapdiet restrictions: stanfordhospital.Org/.../nutrition/dh-low-fodmap-diet-handout.Pdf
Dr. Charles Cattano
Dr. Charles Cattano
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Dr. Mark Mattar
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Bloating

The usual cause is consumption of something that's usually seen as healthy that your body may not agree with.
Other causes include infections or inflammation (less common). If the diarrhea persists for more than 2-3 days, then see your doctor for stool studies. Foods like dairy products, broccoli, cauliflower, and even garlic can cause these symptoms. Try Beano before meals or Lactaid before dairy

In brief: Bloating

The usual cause is consumption of something that's usually seen as healthy that your body may not agree with.
Other causes include infections or inflammation (less common). If the diarrhea persists for more than 2-3 days, then see your doctor for stool studies. Foods like dairy products, broccoli, cauliflower, and even garlic can cause these symptoms. Try Beano before meals or Lactaid before dairy
Dr. Mark Mattar
Dr. Mark Mattar
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