Hi. There could be numerous reasons for gas after the birth of a child, they could be physiologically related or not. If you had a c-section this could be a result of the surgery disrupting your organs and due to the trauma of the surgery itself. There is also a possibility of post-partum depression, which can manifest itself as physical problem(s). Your mention of lack of appetite, insomnia, irritability and excessive tiredness would make me think the latter is to blame.
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Have you had a consult with a gastroenterologist or colorectal specialist?
You may be experiencing a condition known as Irritable Bowel Syndrome, often referred to as IBS. Irritable bowel syndrome, is a common disorder that causes a variety of symptoms, some of which may include abdominal pain, diarrhea and/or constipation, bloating, gassiness, and cramping. Because these symptoms may be caused by a number of different bowel diseases, IBS is usually diagnosed only after your doctor determines you don't have a more serious problem.
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This is Susan again. From what I've read in your answers to questions I am thinking you could perhaps have several things: a stomach ulcer in conjunction with another illness, enterocolitis, ulcerative colitis, or possible Chron's disease(unlikely because you do not have other symptoms associated with the disease). Symptoms of ulcerative colitis include painful diarrhea, fever (have you had a fever?), abdominal pain, dehydration, or blood or pus in the diarrhea (have you had this?). Ulcerative colitis involve all or part of the colon or rectum. Chron's can affect any part of your digestive system. Blood tests for anemia can check for this illness or drinking of a barium before a series of gastrointestinal x-rays are taken.
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This is Susan once again. I have further researched your symptoms and have one last attempt to help you in your search. I believe there is a possibility that you may have giardiasis. This condition causes diarrhea, stomach cramps, gas, and nausea and is caused by an infection of the intestines by a parasite. I suggest you research this condition online and see if it suits your symptoms. I also want to make a suggestion of going to http://www.webmd.com and using their symptom checker to assess your symptoms.
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