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I do not have normal bowel movements only flatulence and

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I do not have normal bowel movements only flatulence and watery faeces when gas is expelled. I have no stomach pain
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

Hi Keith.

Dr. Phil here and I'm happy to help

This could be a sign of infection. It could be a bacterial infection. There is a particular bacterial infection called clostridium difficile or c diff that can occur when you have taken antitbiotics recently. It can happen without antibiotics but less commonly

This can also be from a virus in the gut. An infection from a virus. That is possible.

Also, thinks like inflammatory bowel disease and colon cancer are a consideration but less likely.

How long have you had this? are you up to date on colon cancer screening?

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Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

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