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Old 05-14-2012, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Queens THE REAL international city
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I tried doing an internet search but I really wouldn't know where to begin, so I am hoping one of you smarty pants can help me.

DISCLAIMER: Hopefully you're not eating anything while you read this. Nothing totally gross but gross enough.

Lately, for the past week or two, I've been experiencing unusual stomach problems don't really don't happen normally, at least unless too much or have way dairy foods in excess.

I've been waking up with painful stomach aches (not everyday though) and when I finish eating a meal, my stool has been hasn't been a normal solid but liquid like, as if I took laxative and has been like that almost the past two weeks.

Every time I use the toilet my stomach rumbles like a volcano and I start having gas, then I basically explode (or have what I call an ass attack) as if I had Tabasco milk shake and a bowl of Jalapenos sprinkled with ghost chili sauce.

I end up taking liquified craps for EVERYTHING, even when I drink my regular gallon of water I end up pooping that out.

Anyone have any idea what it good be? Maybe I have become lactose intolerant? (Which I've never had a problem with dairy).

Sorry if I left any nasty images in advanced, I don't know how many people maybe sensitive to this stuff .

Thanks!
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Old 05-14-2012, 06:40 PM
 
Location: St. Louis
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Sure sounds like dairy. Why not go w/o for 6 weeks and then have some and see what happens? YOu'll have your answer for free. Now the caveat is that if your symptoms don't improve right away after taking out dairy you should probably see a doc since it's not good to let these things go on too long.
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Old 05-14-2012, 06:41 PM
 
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Hard to say. Could be irritable bowel, but your doctor will probably want you to have an EGD and colonoscopy as a starting point.
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Old 05-14-2012, 08:51 PM
 
Location: Queens THE REAL international city
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Stepka,

I think you're right. I did an internet search for the symptoms of lactose intolerance and the main 3 symptoms are the ones I've been having. This sucks big time I love dairy and I've never had this problem ever in my life before, I've never been lactose intolerant. Is it possible to just sudden become lactose intolerant?
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Old 05-14-2012, 08:55 PM
 
Location: Queens THE REAL international city
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Actually, Luzianne, I think you're on too something. And irritable bowel movement sounds more correct.
What I need to know about Irritable Bowel Syndrome - National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse
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Old 05-15-2012, 06:15 AM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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Could be IBS my mom has that. Or it could be lactose intolerance. Your Docotor can test you for that.
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Old 05-15-2012, 06:54 AM
 
Location: Visitation between Wal-Mart & Home Depot
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Lital: How old are you?

Do you typically consume a lot of breads, pasta and other grain based food?

A lot of people who are diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome find that their symptoms disappear when they cut all wheat products from the diet.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coeliac_disease
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Old 05-15-2012, 08:20 AM
 
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Lital: How old are you?

Do you typically consume a lot of breads, pasta and other grain based food?

A lot of people who are diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome find that their symptoms disappear when they cut all wheat products from the diet.

Coeliac disease - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
And just to add, if you have undiagnosed/untreated celiac you can very easily become lactose intollerant.
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Old 05-15-2012, 10:34 AM
 
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Celiac is not Irritable Bowel. They're different things with similar symptoms. Please don't confuse the two. You -could- have either. You -could- be lactose intolerant. You -could- have all three. You -could- have a stomach virus. You -could- have a bacterial growth. You -could- have an inoperable fatal tumor. You -could- be ingesting something that's recently become poisoned.

You -could- have a lot of problems, or just one problem, or three problems. Internet Diagnoses are for people who don't really want to know what the problem is. Go to a doctor and find out what's wrong, and then you'll know, and you won't have to guess, and you won't try to treat yourself for something you don't have.
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Old 05-15-2012, 12:44 PM
 
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Celiac is not Irritable Bowel. They're different things with similar symptoms. Please don't confuse the two. You -could- have either. You -could- be lactose intolerant. You -could- have all three. You -could- have a stomach virus. You -could- have a bacterial growth. You -could- have an inoperable fatal tumor. You -could- be ingesting something that's recently become poisoned.

You -could- have a lot of problems, or just one problem, or three problems. Internet Diagnoses are for people who don't really want to know what the problem is. Go to a doctor and find out what's wrong, and then you'll know, and you won't have to guess, and you won't try to treat yourself for something you don't have.
That's true. Irritable bowel syndrome means "this patient is presenting with a pattern of abdominal discomfort and poor stools yet does not manifest structural abnormalities and we don't really know why." There are many shades of celiac and gluten intolerance and I think that a lot of those are dismissed as IBS. You're absolutely right that any substanitive change in GI function probably warrants a consultation with a doctor or doctors and, if the dx is IBS, systematic dietary elimination will probably be recommended. I think it would be smart to start with wheat.

It wasn't my intention to diagnose anyone with celiac disease, particularly not from the information contained in a paragraph. My intention was to get the OP reading.
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