Bubbles from my stool

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livingwithcfids
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   Posted 12/9/2011 3:00 PM (GMT -6)   
After I use the restroom, I notice little air bubbles that rise to the surface and "pop"

The video and description is here forums.phoenixrising.me/showthread.php?15088-Malabsorption-and-I-think-Diarrhea-(WARNING-GROSS-IMG)
Any advice is much appreciated!

livingwithcfids
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   Posted 12/9/2011 10:19 PM (GMT -6)   
whats the point of a forum when nobody listens?

Rootcanal
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   Posted 12/10/2011 12:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Ya gotta give people time to find and respond:)

I do believe, based on the photo and description, that you are experiencing two things: Air release from loosely formed stools (air that wasn't or couldn't be passed), and fat release. Fat is lighter than water, so it floats to the top and "pops" on the surface, spreading out and disappearing. This may look like air bubbles when it happens. We with IBD have all sorts of fun poop. I know. It hurts. it's a pain, but we're stuck with it.

Mucous and blood are bad things to look out for. Air and fat not so much. TOO Much fatty stool can be a sign of other significant problems Let your gastroenterologist know if it becomes more of a problem.

I'm listening! :)

livingwithcfids
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   Posted 12/10/2011 10:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Rootcanal,
Sorry I was impatient, I wasn't seeing any action yesterday on this particular IBS forum. Do most people with IBS have a co-morbidity? I have fibromyalgia as well. I take a lot of probiotics, but no use.

Rootcanal
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   Posted 12/10/2011 4:52 PM (GMT -6)   
I was kidding about the impatience... I'm the SAME way. But it's true. :)

OK, the thing in my view and experience is that if you don't look at it as co-morbidity (for those who don't understand what co-morbidity is: think of it as having more than one thing that sucks at one time), just think of it as having some sort of problem in your body that affects a few things. At least for me it is not so frustrating that way like "ok, now I've got THIS to deal with too." Instead it's understanding an overall process and whatever hurts next is just next in line in the disease process.
All that having been said, My U.C. had a very large autoimmune part to it. Didn't respond to anything but extremely high doses of imuran and prednisone.. so once the colon was removed, what were all those overzealous antibodies to do? Well, attack other parts of my "healthy" body. In this case its my joints, resulting in arthritis.
That's not to say that some people have a true dual problem... I.B.D., U C, arthritis, or some other malady entirely separate. I just think it's too related to be distinct and separate things going on.

I think different people's exact experience and pains may be different, and SOME people may have just had an autoimmune response to their colon, but what ever the case, for me it wasn't just a disease of my colon, and now a disease of my joints, it's an overall disorder which doesn't have my good ole colon to attack anymore, rather it's moved on to another body system.
Does all that make sense?
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