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Most of the time this happens. I know I gas major gas problems, rumbling stomach, bloating, pains on my sides , lower gut, upper gut and sometimes pain my the anus, like a twitching feeling.
 

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Hypersegmentation of the bowel causes frothing. In addition if you produce a lot of mucus gas can get trapped in it. Enzyme supplementation might be helpful for gas if mucus is a problem because the mucus coats the food before it is digested and the enzymes will help to digest it.
 

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bonniei,What enzymes would you recommend? I have a terrible problem with mucous (sorry to be so graphic, but thankfully most of us here understand) I would really be interested in trying something that might help. I was on prevacid, as my GI told me from my last colonscopy that I was "full of acid". I quit the prevacid due to uncontrollable diarrhea, and that has been much better. It has been almost 5 years since I have seen my GI, I just see my GP for my stomach problems, and right now I have enough going on with my Urologist and urinary problems, just diagnosed with interstitial cystitis, another disease with no cure.
Anyways, thanks for any suggestions. Kandy
 

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I wouls suggest any type of enzymes if you have a problem of gas being trapped in mucus. I am afraid the paper I read did not mention the exact type of enzyme. It just said enzyme supplementation is helpful. So you might want to try some enzyme. I found Digest Enzyme available in healthfood stores very helpful with bloating. Note enzymes won't get rid of the mucus- they will just help to digest the food and will get rid of gas.
 

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hi LifelongIBS,I suffer with terrible D. I also used to suffer with cystitis soemthing terrible. I was on antibiotic after antibiotic. Also antispasmotics for cystitis. I discovered that after I started taking more vitamin C and started making my more acid it went away!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I still have my IBS-D but I did cure my cystitis. Do you get up constantly during the night and day to e? I did. Then it would only go a little trickle.Good luck in all you try!!!!!!!!!
 

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Thanks for the info. I will check into the enzymes, although my "d" is in check now, I still have the pain, bloating, and gas. Twocups424, yes I have to get up a lot at night, usually when I go to bed I will get up 4-5 times in the 1-2 hours before I actually go to sleep.
. I will be seeing my uro on monday, and we will discuss options on treating this ic. Take care to all, Kandy
 

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quote:Hypersegmentation of the bowel causes frothing. In addition if you produce a lot of mucus gas can get trapped in it. Enzyme supplementation might be helpful for gas if mucus is a problem because the mucus coats the food before it is digested and the
Somebody made this up, I think.
Pretty much the only thing that can cause bubbles is gas trapped in the stool. Enzymes will not help with this. You'd have to first find the source of the excess gas.
 

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LOL flux! What were you doing?! Sleeping, when I brought it up on the Tidbits about Gas thread ?
quote: "While hypersegmentation may contribute to the formation of froth, this type of activity probably retards aboral flow of materials, since gas and other materials are probably transported more rapidly by noncircular smooth muscle movements."
This from another part of the paper
quote: ..."intestinal hypermotility, particularly with an increase in small-bowel segmenting movements as seen at fluoroscopy, couplesd with an increase in mucus, favors the production in the small intestine of mucus entrapped gas or "frothing" which may be seen radiologicallly as loculated smal l intestinal gas.....Upon occasion, food materials may be coated with mucus and hurried into the colon , where these partially digested substrates favor fermentative changes in the colon. Enzyme supplememntation is frequently efficacious in therse circumstances. "
from" The Clinical Gas Syndromes- A Pathophysiologic approach" by Ivan Danhof .
 

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Yeah, that was it. I think he made that up.
 
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