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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Digestion and Bowels
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User :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   I've been experiencing gastointesinal issues since Sunday morning consiiting of excessive flatulence (like every 3 mins) and belching, slight nausea, loss of appetite, and light-headedness. As well, my stools are soft and beige in color
User :   And extreme bloatedness.
Doctor :   Ok
User :   The flatulence is very foul in odor, as well as the bowel movements
User :   I eat extemely healthy, lots of veggies, fruits, fish, chicken and excercize 4-5 days a week. So i'm very healthy
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Did you have diarrhea too?
User :   not diarreah, just soft
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Did you have any other associated symptoms such as abdominal pain, vomiting, blood stained stools?
User :   and I don't have gas pains, just a "gurgling-like" and horrible gas. I've been disagnose in the past with IBS, but the symptoms i the past were nothing like this
User :   No, just occassional nausea
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Have you had similar symptoms in the past?
User :   I occassionally get gas, but not fot this extended period of time, and not as often...literally every 3 minutes... and gas x is not working, where as in the past it always gave some sort of relief...and NEVER this foul smelling
Doctor :   May I know your age and gender?
User :   32 female
Doctor :   Do you have any other medical illness such as diabetes, thyroid hormone disturbances, frequent heart burns, on and off constipatuion?
User :   I have Ploycystic ovarian Syndrome and used to get the constipation and diarreah when experiencing IBS symptoms, but it's been about 3 years
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me explain to you.
Doctor :   You symptoms are consistent with the features of indigestion.
User :   ok, but I also took antacids yesterday and got no relief
User :   it's definately not an ulcer or anything?
Doctor :   Antacid syrup is benefiical for symptoms of abdominal pain and nause,
Doctor :   and that's the reason why the antacids didn't work.
User :   So what should I do?
Doctor :   The symptoms can be better managed, I mean prevented by strict dietary modifications alone.
User :   I got aloe vera juice and probiotics today...will this help?
Doctor :   The symptoms will take a few days before it settles.
Doctor :   Continue the use of antacid syrups,
User :   I can get that over the counter?
User :   Thanks
Doctor :   Role of probiotics in the present scenario is doubtful, but you can use them as they can helpful if it is an infective one.
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