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Uncomfortable Digestive Tract

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Hi,

I have been following the gluten free diet since late last year at the time of my diagnosis. I felt really well for the last month but now I seem to be straining when I go to poo. My bowel movements (BMs) are frequent (twice a day or so) but there seems to be an awfully painful sensation in the large intestine after I have passed my BM.

My doctor did a CDSA and leaky gut test with me last month. I have a mildly leaky gut and have virtually zero bifidobacteria. Everything else is normal including parasitology (don't know how accurate it is!!).

I've been taking probiotics for the last 3 weeks but haven't felt much different. I feel very subtle "tingling" all around my body. My stools look fairly normal most of the time but it does seem that my large intestine especially is having some problems. :(

What would have caused this and is there anything I can easily do to remedy it (other than keep taking probiotics)??

I've heard about H.Pylori bacteria but this seems irrelevant to the above.

Any help would be much appreciated! :)

Edited to add: When I wake up in the morning, my whole GI tract area feels 'painfully plugged up' and an uncomfortable, constant soreness plagues me. It gets better if I go out and get exercise.

Also, the area just below my rib cage seems to be very 'slightly' bulged. I recently had an ultrasound and blood count and everything 'appears' normal... :unsure:

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Try an elimination diet...you may have additional food intolerance...like eggs,milk,soy,corn...I am dealing with severe gas following anything I eat..., truly a real pain ! I can eat gluten free bread with egg substitutes in the am and yams at night...nothing much else without the war raging inside my gut!

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Hi,

I have been following the gluten free diet since late last year at the time of my diagnosis. I felt really well for the last month but now I seem to be straining when I go to poo. My bowel movements (BMs) are frequent (twice a day or so) but there seems to be an awfully painful sensation in the large intestine after I have passed my BM.

My doctor did a CDSA and leaky gut test with me last month. I have a mildly leaky gut and have virtually zero bifidobacteria. Everything else is normal including parasitology (don't know how accurate it is!!).

I've been taking probiotics for the last 3 weeks but haven't felt much different. I feel very subtle "tingling" all around my body. My stools look fairly normal most of the time but it does seem that my large intestine especially is having some problems. :(

What would have caused this and is there anything I can easily do to remedy it (other than keep taking probiotics)??

I've heard about H.Pylori bacteria but this seems irrelevant to the above.

Any help would be much appreciated! :)

Edited to add: When I wake up in the morning, my whole GI tract area feels 'painfully plugged up' and an uncomfortable, constant soreness plagues me. It gets better if I go out and get exercise.

Also, the area just below my rib cage seems to be very 'slightly' bulged. I recently had an ultrasound and blood count and everything 'appears' normal... :unsure:

You did not tell us what you have been eating. Ie, are you sure you are getting enough fiber?

I just posted on a friend of mine with chronic D in this sub topic, and have found the wikipedia entry on irritable bowel syndrome to be chock full of information, not just about IBS.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irritable_bowel_syndrome

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Sometimes the gluten free diet can lack fiber, as suggested. Try to increase your water intake. I'm bad about that myself. Ya just gotta keep things moving. :P

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