Change In Bowel Habits, Distended Stomach, Foul Smelling Stools And Heartburn

Reviewed on 7/13/2021

All of these symptoms are found in conditions that affect the digestive system. Heartburn is often a symptom of gastroesophageal reflux disease. A change in bowel habits or a feeling of a bloated or distended stomach can be seen with irritable bowel syndrome or gastroenteritis. If you are troubled by these symptoms that do not improve , seek the advice of your healthcare provider.

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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