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I have recently been experiencing loud long term stomache growling...I believe lower stomache area, build up of gas, loose stool, gassy stool, but only at night time when I'm in bed. If I get up in the night to relieve myself (#2), it still continues after abit. When I get up in the morning, I have to go again and it seems to subside for the rest of the day till the next night????
I have always been regular (morning & evening) and my diet hasn't changed sufficiently to have started this! I'm about a week into this and am hoping it's not serious!!!
Any ideas????
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replied April 20th, 2011
Hello and thank you for posting your medical question on E health forum.

Stomach or intestinal gas is a byproduct generated during the process of digestion. It is generally expelled from the body, either through the mouth (called belching or burping) or through the rectum (flatulence or flatus).

The flatus if smells bad, is due to fermentation process of the colon contents, which generates sulphur gases, which produces that foul odor. This could be due to indigestion or reduced quantity of good bacteria in the gut.

In addition to dietary and lifestyle changes, OTC medications such as activated charcoal, probiotics and digestive enzyme supplements can be used for intestinal or stomach gas relief.

Activated charcoal tablets have the best effect in relieving your symptoms.

I hope you find this helpful.

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