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Question: bloated and irritated bowels

 mysticrelation - Tue Jan 02, 2007 12:20 pm

My boyfriend is 40. He always feels bloated, with light stomach cramps. His bowels are a GREEN color with very little black. He has a lost of appetite, but still tries to eat.
He is regular. But still has tried fiber.
No fever.
 Dr. Safaa Mahmoud - Wed Jan 03, 2007 6:14 pm

User avatar Hello,

This could be due to :
- IBS:
Commonly people who have IBS complaints off
Abdominal pain or colic
A bloated abdomen
Gaseous distension
Either Diarrhea or constipation or an alternating between both of them
Mucus containing stool

- Certain food and iron supplements

- Gastroenteritis a form of infection in the GI tract. Infection with Giardia is common cause of green stool. Diarrhea is always present in gastroenteritis.
Stool analysis as initial step is mandatory.

Direct clinical examination is essential.
Best regards.

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