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Forum Name: Gastroenterology Topics
Question: Diarrhea, gas and weight gain
|belly - Wed Jul 13, 2005 3:26 pm||
I am a 40 year old female who has always had a "sensative" stomach, but in the last few months it has gotten much worse. I now have constant gas, and find myself running to the toilette after almost every meal. Often I don't even make it through the meal before I have to excuse myself, and 80% of the time I am having diarrhea. I swear that as soon as I eat something, it runs right through me and ends up in the toilette. In addition, I have some type of bowel movement everytime I go to the bathroom (even if I haven't just eaten). You would think that I would be losing weight since the food doesn't stay inside too long, but I am actually gaining weight. In the last month or two I have gained so much weight that my clothes no longer fit and I am very uncomfortable. I often have a dull stomach ache, and on occassion a more intense stomach ache. Can anyone out there help me? I am truly frustrated and embarrassed. Thank you!
|Theresa Jones, RN - Fri Jul 15, 2005 8:38 am||
Do your symptoms seem to worsen after eating foods higher in sugar and carbohydrate content? It seems as though you are experiencing symptoms of increased gastric motility or "dumping syndrome". I would suggest an evaluation by your physician for some diagnostic studies.
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