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For over six months now, I have been having gurgling noises coming from the abdomen and loose stool, but no pain and I haven't lost any weight whatsoever. Sought medical help and had many blood and stool tests done. I even had endoscopy and colonoscopy. The MD has no answers for me and tells me not to worry. I am just curious as to what might have caused this. Any educated guesses, anyone?


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replied February 28th, 2009
Intestinal Disorders Answer A5912



According to the symptoms you reported, you might be experiencing increased bowel movements and/or meteorism. Meteorism is presence of gasses in the bowels causing distension. The distension might be accompanied with pain. The increased bowel movements cause the food to pass the colon fast. Giving the fact that the colon is responsible for absorption of water, the shortened time leads to insufficient absorption and loose stool. You might reconsider if some type of food worsens the symptoms and then try to avoid it.


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