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#1 adambryant

 
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Posted 18 November 2012 - 01:25 AM

Hi, sorry about the horrible topic but I've just been concerned with a lot of things recently. I have been gluten-free for about a week and a half, and a lot of my symtoms have decreased, no bad flatuence, not so bad bloating etc. When I wasn't gluten-free I had VERY bad bowel movements (sometimes not even 1 a week!) Now I'm on it they're a LOT more regular, bit a lot of it is hard little marble types but loads of them! I've searched it on the internet and some sites said it can be a sign of your colon/intestines clearing after bad constipation (as its been there a while and its turned hard and into balls). Can this be true?
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Posted 18 November 2012 - 06:36 AM

Yes, small hard balls is typical with constipation. You have improved iin one week, so I'd expect you to continue improving.

For now drink as much water as possible.
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Posted 18 November 2012 - 06:57 AM

Cheers:)
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Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:20 AM

Ugh, yes, that has to do with "c', no fun no fun.
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Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:28 AM

Can it be the clearing of colon+intestines? What I've read about suggests it could be(especially as gluten damages intestines)
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Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:46 AM

no, that is a "C" trait. What happens is the colon continues to absorb the water in it changing it from the normal type poo to small little balls. So basically it dehydrates it.
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Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:55 AM

try to increase your vegetable intake. and water.
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Posted 18 November 2012 - 08:17 AM

Ok thanks, atleast its better than not even 1 a week before going gluten free!
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Posted 18 November 2012 - 08:51 AM

The colon absorbs water from the "stuff" as it sits . So the longer it sits the more water is absorbed. And eventually you get "poo-crete". Don't worry too much about it, just get plenty of water and keep far away from gluten. Dairy may be a problem right now too. Anything that irritates your gut can cause it to move slowly and cause C.
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Job 30:27 My bowels boiled, and rested not: the days of affliction prevented me.
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Posted 18 November 2012 - 08:58 AM

Ahh I see, thanks a lot.
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Posted 19 November 2012 - 06:41 AM

"poo-crete"


:lol: LOL :D Poo-crete...snort. LOL

We call them rabbit pellets in my house. :P
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Posted 19 November 2012 - 09:19 AM

Eww, glad I am not a rabbit then! :) Deer make similar pebbles and so do moose. I hope Adam isn't turning into a moose... :)
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Job 30:27 My bowels boiled, and rested not: the days of affliction prevented me.
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Posted 19 November 2012 - 11:39 AM

The colon absorbs water from the "stuff" as it sits . So the longer it sits the more water is absorbed. And eventually you get "poo-crete". Don't worry too much about it, just get plenty of water and keep far away from gluten. Dairy may be a problem right now too. Anything that irritates your gut can cause it to move slowly and cause C.

I agree completely!!
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Posted 19 November 2012 - 01:16 PM

Hahaha! I hope I'm not turning into a moose either!!!!
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Posted 19 November 2012 - 03:03 PM

We call them rabbit pellets in my house. :P


Yep . . . we had rabbit pellets here as well . . . and no rabbit in sight.

The GI actually put my daughter on Miralax for awhile to get things moving but it sounds like you're making pretty good progress without that kind of "help".
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