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Forum Name: Gastroenterology Topics
Question: Uncontrollable flatulence
|chaseyleon - Sat Oct 20, 2007 2:36 pm|
My embarrassing problem is that i am passing wind without even realising it. I don't feel the need to pass wind, i don't feel myself doing it or anything. And yet i will be, for example, at work, and all of a sudden there is a foul eggy smell around me. I know for sure it is me because i have had this problem for over a year now. It is definitely not in my head as everyone around me has commented on the eggy smell. It is extremely embarrassing, and i have even left work early due to the embarrassment. It happens a lot particularly when i have been standing for a long period, or when i am walking. It is getting me really depressed.
Any help would be appreciated, Thank you so much.
|Debbie Miller, RN - Thu Nov 01, 2007 5:52 pm|
This can fall under the diagnosis of fecal incontinence, even though feces are not being passed. There is still a lack of control in the area. This can be treated so you should see a doctor. A gastroenterologist could be helpful here. You might need to make some dietary changes, using perhaps a gas elimination diet. But, it is good to see if there is any structural impairment causing you to have decreased sphincter control.
|chaseyleon - Mon Mar 10, 2008 4:38 pm|
Thanks for your advice. If i were to go to a gastroenterologist, what sort of tests would be involved? Thanks.
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