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floating stool and flatulent

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floating stool and flatulent
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Ken replied 4 years ago.

Do you have associated symptoms like pain at abdomen or bleed in stool? Do you have any diagnosed medical condition?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

nobleeding in stool
had rescent bowel home cancer test no problem

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

rescent bowel cancer home test no blood
tablets for enlarge prostrate taken these for about 3 years

Expert:  Ken replied 4 years ago.

I am sorry fir the delay, I was in an emergency.

I am happy that there is no blood in stool. Flatulence indicates excess gas formation at the colon. The cause can be inflammation/ infection or malabsorption. Floating indicates that there is increased fiber content in the stool or increased trapped gas within the stool.

Few investigations like blood and stool analysis followed by colonoscopy should give us more answers.

Till than - Have balanced diet, adequate fluid/ avoid alcohol, smoking/ avoid gas forming foods {dairy products/ some vegetables and fruits}. Gas-X should help too.

Wish you well.

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