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#1 romble

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Posted 12 December 2008 - 09:25 AM

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Hello, I am new to this site. My complaints started 3 years ago, at the age of 19, with intestinal rumbling. I wasn't so gassy, but I could feel the gas and liquids moving around my intestines. Day by day my gas became worse, now I pass gas 50 times a day. Whatever I eat, my body produce so much gas and I need to pass the gas immediately. The rumbling is amazing, so noisy, and I can even sense the rumbling in my anus sometimes. Drinking coffee or coke makes me much more uncomfortable, I need to pass gas all the time.I never get constipated, and sometimes diarrhea, but not so often. When I wake up, the rumbling immediately starts, and I need to pass gas. If I ate too much the day before, I am in the bathroom for sure, after thirty minutes. My stool is not well formed, but also not diarrhea type, but comes out explosively, like in 5 seconds. After this, I have breakfast, and no matter what I eat, the rumbling in my intestines continues. Some days, I sense an urge to defecate and rush to the bathroom, but I only pass gas with some mucous, I get relieved for a while, but thirty minutes later, I pass gas and mucous again. So I went to the doctor and had endocsopy and colonoscopy. It came out that I had acid reflux, which explained the heartburn, but the doctor said there is nothing wrong with my intestines and it is just the way I am.My questions are:1) Does anybody have this? I never get pain, I can easily pass gas when I lie on my stomach. Just rumbling and gas all the time, and some days, mucous passage. Is this IBS? Could it be SIBO or something else, because I am never in pain, and I 've heard pain is the biggest complaint for many IBS sufferers.2)Can this be related to acid reflux? Because I have a malfunctioning stomach valve (sorry for bad english), maybe I am swallowing too much air?3) Can it be celiac?Please help me, my life is ruined because of this condition, I am always in a fear that my intestines will rumble in inappropriate moments like in classes or exams ( and they rumble for sure ) and that makes me very stressful. Any help will be appreciated.


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Posted 12 December 2008 - 10:11 AM

Hi welcome to the site.Many IBSers hae gas, rumbling and mucus. While some IBSers also have acid reflux, these two are not necessarily related and acid reflux won't cause mucus. From your post, it sounds like you haven't been diagnosed with IBS yet -- it is important to get a proper diagnosis so that treatment may be better targeted. And self-diagnosis often can cause more anxiety. So, I would really suggest that you go see a (GI) dr. and get a diagnosis.For celiac disease, some of the most telling symptoms are: weight loss, diarreah, abdominal pain/cramps, Foul-smelling or grayish stools that may be fatty or oily, and osteoporosis. So if you don't have these, it's probably not celiac.Sometimes symptoms alone are not the best predictors diseases. So, it is really the best to go to a dr. and get tested. Hope you'll be able to have a diagnosis soon. Do keep us updated.
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Posted 12 December 2008 - 11:35 AM

Hello again, thanks for the reply. My doctor told me after the colonoscopy, that I have nothing wrong, it's just the way I am, and nothing can be done about it.But I know that it is not normal to have so much gas and rumbling, and mucous passage. My doctor gave me meteospasmyl, an antispasmodic, but my problem is not the releasing of the gas, the problem is the high level production of gas and rumbling due to the gas.I am just sick of it. I know there are many diseases which are more serious than mine, but not being able to control the rumbling sounds in my intestines just make me sick. I also know it is not psyhcological, I was a very happy and relaxed person before, but now having anxiety attacks because of this condition.Do all IBSers complain about loud rumbling noises, whether they are hungry or not? I'm so curious about it.

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Posted 12 December 2008 - 11:41 AM

Every human's colon makes noises.IBSers do seem to complain about their intestines being noisier than they used to be.Have you tried either probiotics (bacteria that don't produce gas when they digest carbs) or a flatus reduction diet (see http://www.gicare.co...ed/edtgs12.htm) to see if that reduces the problem?
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Posted 12 December 2008 - 11:52 AM

I am taking Multibionta for a couple of days now, but haven't noticed a positive effect yet. It's hard for me to follow a diet because I am college student living in dormitory, but I am planning to try a diet in semester break. Can you recommend a prebiotic for me to reduce the flatulence? And how long you should take the prebiotic to have a positive effect?

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Posted 12 December 2008 - 12:45 PM

I would stick to the probiotic rather than loading up on prebiotics.Prebiotics when eaten by the regular bacteria will produce gas. They may be theoretically feeding the probiotic more than the non-probiotic bacteria but they do seem to increase gas for a lot of people and that may not be what you want.It may take a couple of weeks of the probiotic to see if it works for you.While you might not have total control over the diet you might read it to see if there are some things you could limit or better choices you could make. Like having rice rather than stuffing made with bread, for example.
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Posted 17 December 2008 - 03:51 PM

Hi thereI know EXACTLY how you feel. Its seems that whenever I eat anything, it goes immediately to my bowels and the noises start. Its so embarrassing because I work in a quiet office and I'm constantly worried people can hear. Its even worse in meetings. I'm forever going to the toilet with loose stools, but that doesn't bother me. Its the humiliating noise.I sometimes find that taking Imodium-plus helps.

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Posted 20 December 2008 - 04:08 PM

Is it possible that proton pump inhibitors can cause or increase gas and rumbling?I've been taking proton pump inhibitors for 2 years now, when I stop, the heartburn returns. I've read in a site that proton pump inhibitors can cause excess gas and SIBO, because they reducethe amount of the stomach acid which may result bad bacteria colonizing in the intestines..Any ideas?

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Posted 28 December 2008 - 04:30 PM

Every human's colon makes noises.IBSers do seem to complain about their intestines being noisier than they used to be.Have you tried either probiotics (bacteria that don't produce gas when they digest carbs) or a flatus reduction diet (see http://www.gicare.co...ed/edtgs12.htm) to see if that reduces the problem?

The gicare page no longer exists. They changed their site. I really liked that page. The diet was spot on. Oh, well.

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Posted 28 December 2008 - 04:34 PM

I am taking Multibionta for a couple of days now, but haven't noticed a positive effect yet. It's hard for me to follow a diet because I am college student living in dormitory, but I am planning to try a diet in semester break. Can you recommend a prebiotic for me to reduce the flatulence? And how long you should take the prebiotic to have a positive effect?

A person needs to watch out for probiotics with FOS. The FOS can produce gas. The best probiotics I have found are at http://www.custompro...s.com/index.htm and http://www.kirkmanlabs.com/. Kirkman Labs also have enzymes. I take both enzymes and probiotics. This product works good for me: http://www.kirkmanla...Group_ID@1.aspx.

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 05:47 PM

Hello, I am new to this site. My complaints started 3 years ago, at the age of 19, with intestinal rumbling. I wasn't so gassy, but I could feel the gas and liquids moving around my intestines. Day by day my gas became worse, now I pass gas 50 times a day. Whatever I eat, my body produce so much gas and I need to pass the gas immediately. The rumbling is amazing, so noisy, and I can even sense the rumbling in my anus sometimes. Drinking coffee or coke makes me much more uncomfortable, I need to pass gas all the time.I never get constipated, and sometimes diarrhea, but not so often. When I wake up, the rumbling immediately starts, and I need to pass gas. If I ate too much the day before, I am in the bathroom for sure, after thirty minutes. My stool is not well formed, but also not diarrhea type, but comes out explosively, like in 5 seconds. After this, I have breakfast, and no matter what I eat, the rumbling in my intestines continues. Some days, I sense an urge to defecate and rush to the bathroom, but I only pass gas with some mucous, I get relieved for a while, but thirty minutes later, I pass gas and mucous again. So I went to the doctor and had endocsopy and colonoscopy. It came out that I had acid reflux, which explained the heartburn, but the doctor said there is nothing wrong with my intestines and it is just the way I am.My questions are:1) Does anybody have this? I never get pain, I can easily pass gas when I lie on my stomach. Just rumbling and gas all the time, and some days, mucous passage. Is this IBS? Could it be SIBO or something else, because I am never in pain, and I 've heard pain is the biggest complaint for many IBS sufferers.2)Can this be related to acid reflux? Because I have a malfunctioning stomach valve (sorry for bad english), maybe I am swallowing too much air?3) Can it be celiac?Please help me, my life is ruined because of this condition, I am always in a fear that my intestines will rumble in inappropriate moments like in classes or exams ( and they rumble for sure ) and that makes me very stressful. Any help will be appreciated.

hi mate, ive been suffering with IBS that match your description perfectly for over 3 years now.. it started off with just the mucus and difficulty passing stool which then lead me to mucus and normal stool but came out fast.. and then to excess amounts of gas in my stomach that you can constantly hear even just by pressing your stomach...the only thing that has stayed throughout all of this is the amounts of mucus that lead you to going to the bathroom every half an hour due to the built up pressure from the gas.it got so bad i haveto force myself to throw up just to get rid of the trapped air, seen over 9 specialist doctors now all confirming servire ibs tried every drug tried every alternative theropy and nothing worked infact things like mebeverine and peppermint oil made it worse, expecially antaacids for my acid reflux.because of the ibs i was finding moer and moer food i couldnt eat anymore almost like a intolerance that wasnt there gluten nuts seeds fruits and especially dairy.finally my doctor precribes me amitriptyline at 100mg a night and it take it everynight for 3 months and im noticing a huge improvement i only feel that way once every two weeks and it has helped majorly, i found the fact i was feeling so sick for all that time the cause of me getting like that so hypnotheropy with the drugs helped alot aswell.obviously i am not a doctor im only 20 and im not as knowledgable as some on this site, but what your describing is exactly how i felt/feel and thought as i could never find an answer all this time online that helped i thought maybe i could help someone else...

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 09:54 AM

because of the ibs i was finding moer and moer food i couldnt eat anymore almost like a intolerance that wasnt there gluten nuts seeds fruits and especially dairy.Same here. Gradually the noise of my stomach became a regular feature in any social event or company meeting. What a joy. And talk about gas! Nothing remotely normal about what was going on there.And then I saw the fructose intolerance posts. Over the years, I realized that so many foods bothered me, it was easier to identify the few that were safe. And my "safe" foods were all on the FODMAP safe list. So there I was a vegetarian living on beans, fruits, onions, garlic and whole grains and getting worse and worse every year. On the FODMAP diet relief was immediate. And contrary to conventional wisdom, by eating less fiber I am less constipated. More needs to be documented by medical professionals because even though I have been severely lactose intolerant since childhood, no one ever mentioned fructose intolerance. What a difference it has made. Too bad I suffered for eight years before this.





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