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Suffering from severe gas and frequent bowel movements, painful abdomen. Medication?

I constantly suffer from severe gas and frequent bowel movements , especially after food (b/f lunch & dinner) also after consumption of any hot beverage followed by slight pain in the abdomen which reduces after sometime. I am 40 yrs old without any history of sugar or bp or any other complications. What is your advice on medication and diet?
Asked On : Thu, 31 Jan 2013
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Dec 2012
Hello Cletus,

Welcome and thanks for posting on HCM

From your description you are probably suffering from indigestion/dyspepsia which could be as a result of several factors from infections, allergy, ulcer, autoimmune disorder etc. Presence of some virulent bacteria and fungi/yeast cells in the stomach could be responsible for your GI disturbance. Stool test will need to be done to confirm/exclude this. If that is the case then antibiotics will be required. Allergy to certain food types vary from person to person and you might be a victim of a particular foot type that causes this and this will require that you determine this so as to stop consumption. Peptic ulcer diseases or inflammation of the gastric and duodenal lumen (gastritis, duodenitis resp. ) can also lead to dyspepsia. This should generally be associated to epigastric, periumbilical and/or hypochondrial pains or other quadrants. Irritable bowel syndrome could be another cause of your problems and can be managed multidisciplinary by following proper food and water hygiene, avoiding food that usually irritate the stomach (especially for you). Medications to improve GI transit could be prescribed. Drink lots of water, eat lots of fruits, make sure when you are passing out stool you should empty all of your bowels (or at least feel like you are completely emptied). Practice defecating early in the morning.
If despite all this you still have the same problems, I will advise you visit a gastroenterologist.

Thank you and wish you the best
Answered: Fri, 1 Feb 2013
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