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I had an air pocket or air balloon or something like that in my poop. The smell was awful. What was that? Should i be concerned? The day prior I also had an "accident" in my pants. I have always had constipation problems and sometimes IBS.

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replied July 27th, 2010
Digestive and Bowel Disorders Answer A14708
Thank you for your question on

Gassy bowel movements can happen in many conditions like gastrointestinal infections, parasitic infestations, various other intestinal conditions like IBS, celiac disease etc.

Naturally, your condition requires examination by a physician who may want to refer you to gastroenterologist if required. Stool examination for routine tests and also fatty acids, pancreatic enzymes will help in identifying the cause. Thank you.

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