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I have pancreatitis. Recently my stool is very soft

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I have chronic pancreatitis. Recently my stool is very soft ( not quite diarrhea) and I have a lot of bad smelling gas. Are they related?

Dr. Natasha :

hello

Dr. Natasha :

welcome to the chat

Dr. Natasha :

yes, if you have chronic pancreatitis, you are not producing the enzymes needed to digest food

Customer:

Hello.

Dr. Natasha :

so you may have some chronic diarrhea, bloating etc

Customer:

\I take meds (RX) for that., Creon 24.

Dr. Natasha :

I understand, but they don't replace the real deal

Dr. Natasha :

Another possibility is small bowel bacterial overgrowth syndrome

Dr. Natasha :

you can read about it here

Dr. Natasha :

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000222.htm

Dr. Natasha :

eating a lot of yogurt and probiotics may help your symptoms tremendously

Customer:

I have had pancreatitis for about 5 yrs and this problem has just started about 6 mos. ago.

Dr. Natasha :

okay

Dr. Natasha :

as mentioned it can be the small bowel bacterial overgrowth

Dr. Natasha :

check out the link :-)

Customer:

who do I see about this?

Dr. Natasha :

you can talk to your regular doctor about it

Dr. Natasha :

read the link

Dr. Natasha :

or you can talk to your GI doc

Dr. Natasha :

did you get that?

Dr. Natasha :

try the probiotics and yogurt first :-)

Dr. Natasha :

hello

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