The Great Canadian Fart Survey
Advanced Members 3,594 posts Posted 02 June 2011 – 09:33 AM For some reason I posted this under “Post Diagnosis” so I thought I should add it here in case anyone is interested. http://www.celiac.co…gist-yesterday/ 0 Confirmed celiac disease February 2011 from biopsies (had both gastroscopy and colonoscopy). Strictly gluten free March 18 2011. Diagnosed with fibromyalgia April 13 2011. 3 herniated discs, myofascial pain syndrome, IT band syndrome, 2 rotator cuff injuries – from an accident Dec. 07 – resulting in chronic pain ever since. Degenerative disc disease. Osteoarthritis in back and hips. Chronic insomnia mostly due to chronic pain. Aspartame free May 2011. Dairy free August 15 2011. Can tolerate aged cheese Jan.
Did you know that rectal gas is potentially explosive. One patient was undergoing a sigmoidoscopic examination for removal of a polyp in the large bowel. When the bowel was cauterized to control bleeding the collection of gas caused an explosion. This resulted in a six inch tear in the intestine and the force blew the doctor across the room . The patient had ignored advice to take an enema to remove gas prior to the procedure. Everyone has experienced being present at a dinner party, needing to pass flatus and wishing to be in the Sahara desert. But retaining gas may cause harm. Dr. Wynne-Jones a New Zealand physician claims being polite results in herniations of the bowel (diverticulosis) due to constant pressure from the gas. He advises patients to pass flatus whenever necessary. But he makes no mention of whether he’s ever invited a second time to dinner parties.