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#1 Davis 2002

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Posted 03 April 2002 - 09:37 PM

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My IBS doctor says abdominal gas is trapped in my colon and causing my chronic bloating He said I just have to live with it Has anyone tried anything that works? I watch my diet Phazyme won't hep abdominal gas


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Posted 03 April 2002 - 10:36 PM

How did the doctor determine this? Did you have an x-ray at the time of the bloating?
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Posted 03 April 2002 - 10:36 PM

How did the doctor determine this? Did you have an x-ray at the time of the bloating?
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Posted 03 April 2002 - 10:50 PM

Yes, I too have suffered with trapped gas. Ask for a prescription anti-spasmodic (like Librax, Bentyl or Levsin). The gas gets trapped because of the spasms of the colon. Anti-spasmodic drugs (also known as anti-cholinergics) relax the smooth muscle, allowing the gas to pass. I have used both Bentyl and Librax and within an hour of taking 1 pill, I can pass the gas and the pain is gone.Stacey
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Posted 03 April 2002 - 10:50 PM

Yes, I too have suffered with trapped gas. Ask for a prescription anti-spasmodic (like Librax, Bentyl or Levsin). The gas gets trapped because of the spasms of the colon. Anti-spasmodic drugs (also known as anti-cholinergics) relax the smooth muscle, allowing the gas to pass. I have used both Bentyl and Librax and within an hour of taking 1 pill, I can pass the gas and the pain is gone.Stacey
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Posted 04 April 2002 - 12:44 AM

I get this all the time too. It can really hurt, and make you bloated. I wish I knew how to get rid of it, I usually just have to lay down for a while when I get it.Jennifer

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Posted 04 April 2002 - 12:44 AM

I get this all the time too. It can really hurt, and make you bloated. I wish I knew how to get rid of it, I usually just have to lay down for a while when I get it.Jennifer

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Posted 04 April 2002 - 09:30 AM

I believe some of the pain I have is from trapped gas. It doesn't happen very often, but when it does, it hurts! I find that massaging my abdomen and stomach helps the gas release...

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Posted 04 April 2002 - 09:30 AM

I believe some of the pain I have is from trapped gas. It doesn't happen very often, but when it does, it hurts! I find that massaging my abdomen and stomach helps the gas release...

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Posted 04 April 2002 - 09:39 AM

Hi Davis....Like Flux I am a little curious, also, how this diagnosis was arrived at. What procedure did he use to "visualize" te "trapped gas", do you remember? Not saying anything one way or the other, just curious how he made the assessment.MNL
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Posted 04 April 2002 - 09:39 AM

Hi Davis....Like Flux I am a little curious, also, how this diagnosis was arrived at. What procedure did he use to "visualize" te "trapped gas", do you remember? Not saying anything one way or the other, just curious how he made the assessment.MNL
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Posted 04 April 2002 - 06:05 PM

Guess I'm with the others in saying, I wonder how your doctor arrived at this conclusion. ??But one thing I find that helps me when I have gas and need help passing it...drink lots of water. And when the gas wants to expel...let it. Don't hold it in cause it might be socially unacceptable, that just makes it worse.I guess I should add why I use water. I've found out that most times when I use OTC gas medications...I immediately have diarrhea...and then seem to be bound up the following day. No fun there.

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Posted 04 April 2002 - 06:05 PM

Guess I'm with the others in saying, I wonder how your doctor arrived at this conclusion. ??But one thing I find that helps me when I have gas and need help passing it...drink lots of water. And when the gas wants to expel...let it. Don't hold it in cause it might be socially unacceptable, that just makes it worse.I guess I should add why I use water. I've found out that most times when I use OTC gas medications...I immediately have diarrhea...and then seem to be bound up the following day. No fun there.

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Posted 04 April 2002 - 09:17 PM

I don't pretend to know the ins and outs of medical pro's at all, but my doctor told me they can tell a lot just by poking around on your abdomen - he always does this when I see him. Maybe this doctor could "feel" the bloating. I was curious when I was diagnosed with IBS because the first time I was told I have it the doctor did just that - poked around. He then told me it's amazing what they can all tell just be feeling in certain areas on the abdomen. He said just from doing that he could "feel" spasm's, gas and irritation. I believe him because about ten years prior I was having trouble with diahrrea, pain an bloating and was seeing a different doctor at that time. He poked around and said the same thing this one did - the lining of my stomach was irritated and he could feel spasm's. Check with your own doctor's - they can explain it much better than I ever could!

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Posted 04 April 2002 - 09:17 PM

I don't pretend to know the ins and outs of medical pro's at all, but my doctor told me they can tell a lot just by poking around on your abdomen - he always does this when I see him. Maybe this doctor could "feel" the bloating. I was curious when I was diagnosed with IBS because the first time I was told I have it the doctor did just that - poked around. He then told me it's amazing what they can all tell just be feeling in certain areas on the abdomen. He said just from doing that he could "feel" spasm's, gas and irritation. I believe him because about ten years prior I was having trouble with diahrrea, pain an bloating and was seeing a different doctor at that time. He poked around and said the same thing this one did - the lining of my stomach was irritated and he could feel spasm's. Check with your own doctor's - they can explain it much better than I ever could!

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Posted 05 April 2002 - 04:44 AM

I had it so bad that I could not walk.To check for gas, the doctor tapped me just above the colon.If it sound hollow like a drum, it is full of gas. The doc also says that it will go away if you eat a gas free diet.(no beans, onions,softdrinks, etc..)My gas did go away, but very slowly.I still have gas, but not so much. JAMMER

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Posted 05 April 2002 - 04:44 AM

I had it so bad that I could not walk.To check for gas, the doctor tapped me just above the colon.If it sound hollow like a drum, it is full of gas. The doc also says that it will go away if you eat a gas free diet.(no beans, onions,softdrinks, etc..)My gas did go away, but very slowly.I still have gas, but not so much. JAMMER

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Posted 05 April 2002 - 11:33 AM

My doctor saw and felt the severe spasming during a colonoscopy. Then when I had abdominal surgery recently, the surgeon could see the gas trapped there in my colon. That's how I knew for sure the gas was there. But my doctor, like the others, always palpates my abdomen and can feel how much gas is in there. Perhaps that's how your doctor knew this.

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Posted 05 April 2002 - 11:33 AM

My doctor saw and felt the severe spasming during a colonoscopy. Then when I had abdominal surgery recently, the surgeon could see the gas trapped there in my colon. That's how I knew for sure the gas was there. But my doctor, like the others, always palpates my abdomen and can feel how much gas is in there. Perhaps that's how your doctor knew this.

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Posted 05 April 2002 - 11:43 AM

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