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Old 10-09-2011, 11:10 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, Texas
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I'm a healthy (as far as I know) 24-year-old male who's suddenly developed more violent than usual, more frequent than usual, smelly gas. MUCH mote frequent than usual.

I have had no changes in my schedule or eating schedule & the foods I eat haven't been apyeted.

What could it be?
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Old 10-10-2011, 07:49 AM
 
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Colitis?

IBS?

Get thee to a physician.
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Old 10-10-2011, 07:53 AM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC
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You may have suddenly become allergic to something you're eating. There is a huge issue with GM produce and such, that's having people down with allergic reactions. I'd look more into it if I were you, but here's an article to get you started. Ah-tchoo! |EMagazine.com

Do a food journal. You may notice there is a common culprit.
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Old 10-10-2011, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Midwest
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You might have Giardia.
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Old 10-10-2011, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Arizona
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I agree with the sudden allergy possibility.

I had an issue similar to what you describe although my issue was so painful, I'd have to leave work. The culprit turned out to be apples. I'd eaten an apple day for years. But my body changed for some reason and I could no longer tolerate them. I did a food journal to figure it out, but only after a failed appointment to a gastro and a prescription for pills I didn't want to take. In the end, reducing the apples to 1-2 times per week instead of daily did the trick.
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Old 10-10-2011, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Catonsville, MD
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I'm also thinking giardia. Not sure about your name soviet, but after I got back from Russia in 2005, I developed just what you're talking about. That's what I had. It's in the water system in some of the towns I went to. I also got it several times when I lived in Africa. AND it's in streams and rivers here in the US. Violent, painful, rotten egg gas both up and down. Severe diarrhea occasionally. Bloating. I lost a lot of weight because it took 6 months for the doctor to diagnose it (after the Russia trip.) All in all, a highly unpleasant ordeal! Get to a doctor!
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Old 10-10-2011, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
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If your diet hasn't changed (what do you eat by the way?) then the first thing that comes to my mind is some kind of parasite.
What have you been eating? What have you been cooking? What meats / poultry / fish have you been handling if any?
Do you eat sushi? or fish that's not thoroughly cooked?
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Old 10-15-2011, 08:33 AM
 
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You have probably had milk or half and half that was left out to long or past the expiration date.
I have had that twice in my life, lasted about a week each time. Take something for the gas and wait it out. Be very careful about cream sitting out in a restaurant and never drink milk even 1 day past the date.
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Old 10-15-2011, 06:07 PM
 
Location: St. Louis
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I was just reading an article about gluten intolerance and I don't know how quickly it comes on but bad gas seems to be one of the symptoms. Have you been eating any more bread and pasta than normal lately?
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Old 10-16-2011, 02:16 PM
 
Location: NYC
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If it were me, I would do an "elimination diet" for two weeks - basically you cut out ALL foods which are known to cause problems in people (no sugar, caffeine, dairy, wheat, nightshades, eggs, red meat, alcohol etc) then I would add my usual foods back in one at a time. As I add them back, I would note how my body feels, what my stool looks and smells like, how my eyes and nose feels. If a particular food is the culprit - and yes it is not unusual to become intolerant to an ingredient over time - you will find out which one it is by using this method. It's a standard way to find out about food allergies.
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