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Question: excessive gas and stools, and ideas?

 alforego - Mon Jun 20, 2005 7:20 pm

i have been concerned for a while now but do not know how to ask my doctor. i suffer from excessive flatulance which has become more bad smelling over the past few months. also, i pass stools almost every time i go to the toilet, at least four times a day i think and usually after eating. i am concerned that this is not normal. i also eat a lot but am underwieght and want to be 9 1/2 stone which is normal for my height (5ft 6in) i am currently between 8st 10 and 9st 2 which varies regularly. any information you can give me would be helpful. also, i crave complex carbs mostly pasta regularly and fatty foods make me feel sick.
 Theresa Jones, RN - Tue Jun 21, 2005 6:50 am

User avatar Hi,
When you go in for an evaluation tell your doctor that you have been having frequent bowel movements, gas, and bloating. Many conditions may cause these symptoms from IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), malabsorption syndrome, colitis, etc. etc. Diabetes may also cause carb cravings. Any changes in bowel habits warrants an evaluation by your physician to identify the causative factor.


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