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Question: bowel probs


 Kirsty_Oz - Wed Sep 08, 2004 5:48 am

hi...

for a while (maybe 10+ weeks) i have had the following symptoms
- excessive flatulance
- gassy bubling sounds from lower gut (very very different feeling and sound to hunger pains)
- diaherroa- it both just 'falls out' or is quite explosive ( i have been constipated once at all this year, it was quite a while ago and i occasionally produce full stools)


occasionally these symptoms subside, but when they are present it is difficult to manage. sometimes i canhold the flatulance in til i move somewhere appropriate, but occasionally (like this morning) i couldnt help it and it just came out.


today i had these symptoms, ill explain my diet for the day

7.30am bowl of bran with bananas topped with milk

9 pineapple juice

about 10 i started to feel gassy and had to pass faeces

in ninety minutes i had to pass faeces (which was gasy and was diaherra)

at 1130 i had to leave class because i have the urge to pass wind so i left and lied about leaving early

i again went to the toilet

at about 1230 i had two handrolls (seaweed rice, avocado, carrot, egg) and three small dim sims and a cordial like drink

7 for dinner i had chicken with pesto cheese herbs and tomato paste with a side of greek salad. a glass of giner ale


9pm (now) a few pieces of chocolate.



is it dietry? i thought i had a 'bug' but it has been happening for a while.

anyhelp would be appreciated
 Dr. Russell M - Wed Sep 08, 2004 12:10 pm

User avatar Hi!

You may try changing your diet to learn what kind of foods cause your problems and avoid them by trial and error. Alcohol, smoking, junk food, and acidic fruits are best avoided. Try to have food on time and avoid large meals, overeating, skipping meals, or postponing. Have your food in a calm and relaxed atmosphere with thorough chewing and slow swallowing. Identify your stressors and manage stress by exercise or music. Balance rest and activity. Too much sleep need also to be avoided.

If all attempts fail, one may need to try antacids, but under a doctor's discretion.

Hope this helps.

bill
 Kirsty_Oz - Wed Sep 08, 2004 7:55 pm

yeah, i intend to try a few things... like having food with lactose in it and seeing if that triggers my symptoms.

thanks

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