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How do you know if you have stomach distension or too much stool in there?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: X-ray /motility test

Most people in america will stool anywhere from 3x/day to 1x/ every 3-4 days.
Abdominal x-rays (obstruction series) will address volume of gas, liquid, solids in your gut & suggest possible pathology (full or partial blockage, ileus, megacolon, etc.). A sitz marker test (colon transit study) calculates the time a test pill moves through your GI system--suggesting colon &/or rectal problems to fix.

In brief: X-ray /motility test

Most people in america will stool anywhere from 3x/day to 1x/ every 3-4 days.
Abdominal x-rays (obstruction series) will address volume of gas, liquid, solids in your gut & suggest possible pathology (full or partial blockage, ileus, megacolon, etc.). A sitz marker test (colon transit study) calculates the time a test pill moves through your GI system--suggesting colon &/or rectal problems to fix.
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