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A year ago I ended up in emergency because of extreme pain in my right abdomen. My white blood cell count was high and my appendix inflamed. The appendix was removed and everything seemed to go back to normal except that I was passing a lot of gas. Now I've noticed a pain in my right hip and extremely pungent gas and stools. When I have a lot of gas I find myself going to the bathroom a lot. The stools are gray and narrow when this happens. After a week the smell disappears and a lot of the pain goes away only to return...what's going on?
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replied April 29th, 2011
Hello and welcome to e health forum.

From the description of your symptoms it seems that you have severe indigestion and probable malabsorption syndrome.

You might benefit by medications including activated charcoal and probiotic supplements to control the symptoms.

But the definitive diagnosis will depend on evaluation by a gastroenterologist.

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