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Can IBS cause stomach flutter and gas?

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Can IBS cause stomach flutter and gas?

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Since when are your symptoms?

What are the investigations done?

Do you have heartburn, diarrhea/constipation, nausea, vomiting, fever, loss of appetite, bloating, gas, burping, tenderness on the abdomen?

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
Hi,
Had ECG done and all perfect. It's a faction of a second and then the fluttering goes. Only every now and then. No pain or diarrhea or tenderness. Always needed 2-3 stools a day. Get bloaed after meals sometimes

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Your symptoms can be due to;

1) Gallbladder disease (gallstones)

2) Irritable bowel syndrome

3) Diverticulitis.

Discontinue the following if you do them;

1) gum chewing,

2) smoking,

3) drinking carbonated beverages, and

4) gulping food and liquids.

The following may help you;

1) Avoid

a) Cabbage

b) Beer

c) Legumes

d) Cheese

e) Beans

2) This may help;

a) Bismuth subsalicylate

b) Activated charcoal

c) Simethicone; (Maalox, Mylanta); Simethicone causes gas bubbles to break up.

d) Beano; contains an enzyme (alpha-galactosidase), which helps to break down certain complex carbohydrates.

All are available without a prescription.

Avoid foods that appear to aggravate symptoms. These may include milk and dairy products, certain fruits or vegetables, whole grains, artificial sweeteners, etc. But this is based on the personal observation for the aggravating food.

I wish your symptoms resolve soon.

I would be happy to assist you further if you need any more information.
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