Bloating Or Fullness, Constipation And Foul Smelling Stools

Reviewed on 6/15/2020

High fat diets can leave you feeling bloated and full, and cause you to be constipated. But if you are not used to eating healthy, a high fiber diet can leave you feeling very bloated and gassy as well. Or maybe you just can't tolerate lactose or gluten. Irritable bowel syndrome, which is very common, can also cause constipation, either alone or alternating with diarrhea. Foul smelling stool can reflect your diet, or can point to a problem with your pancreas or intestines such as pancreatitis or inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn's or ulcerative colitis.

While the list below can be considered as a guide to educate yourself about these conditions, this is not a substitute for a diagnosis from a health care provider. There are many other medical conditions that also can be associated with your symptoms and signs. Here are a number of those from MedicineNet:

At MedicineNet, we believe it is important to take charge of your health through measures such as a living healthy lifestyle, practicing preventative medicine, following a nutrition plan, and getting regular exercise. Understanding your symptoms and signs and educating yourself about health conditions are also a part of living your healthiest life. The links above will provide you with more detailed information on these medical conditions to help you inform yourself about the causes and available treatments for these conditions.

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