I have frequent flatulence with irregular bowel movements. Please help.

Q. Why am I having frequent flatulence with irregular bowel movements?

Answered by
Dr. Jagdish Singh
and medically reviewed by Dr. Divya Banu M
This is a premium question & answer published on Jan 02, 2020

Hello doctor,

I am 30 years old. I was diagnosed with non-ulcer dyspepsia seven years back. Was treated with probiotics and it helped a little bit. Now my complaint is frequent flatulence (foul smelling) and irregular bowel movements (sit 3 to 4 times daily with only 1 episode of almost complete defecation and others scant and incomplete). History of frequent flatulence for 5-6years, acute gastritis after heavy alcohol intake 3-4 times by last year managed with antacids.

My dietary habits are irregular (timings) with missed diets 3/4 times a week. I smoke occasionally. History of alcohol intake 180 ml hard liquor, 3 days a week for 5 years, 5-6 days a week for an year, 300 ml 5-6 days a week for an year. I have no other medical co-morbidities or past surgeries. OCD for 4-5years being treated with SSRIs- Fluvoxamine for 3 years and Escitalopram for the past 10 months. PPIs for 10 days 5 times in 6 years. Family history: nothing significant. Did a fibroscan-liver, LFT and USG-abdomen 10 mnths back and were normal. LFT every three months since then were normal. Now may I please know what will be the solution for my current complaints?



Welcome to icliniq.com.

It looks like IBS symptoms. You need medicine along with some lifestyle changes. Continue Escitalopram and Isabgol. Take tablet Rifagut 550 mg twice daily, tablet Normaxin twice daily, tablet Esomac 40 mg once daily before breakfast, tablet Folvite 5 mg once daily.

Hi doctor,

Thank you. May I know how long should I take the medicines?



Welcome back to icliniq.com.

Initially for one week, after that we will talk again.

Thank you doctor,

I am afraid Chlordiazepoxide can cause sedation since I have an upcoming important exam shortly.



Welcome back to icliniq.com.

It will not cause sedation. Please use that. Mostly, there will be no issue.

Okay Sir,
# Vinoth you can continue for one more week. . .

Was this answer helpful?


Same symptoms doesn’t mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Related Questions:
Can bowel movements get disturbed after marriage?

.. to assure you need not have to worry as everything is going to be fine, if proper care and treatment is opted in for. I have gone through your case thoroughly and can understand your genuine health concerns .   Read full

I feel a bit of bloating, get flatulence, and pass a stool of 1 cm in diameter. Is this something serious?

you may be suffering from food intolerance like irritable bowel syndrome or acid peptic disease or lactose or gluten intolerance ...   Read full

Please suggest some medicine for flatulence, digestion problem and stomach pain in a 6 year old.

.. your concern. Please do not give milk products for the time being. Kindly consult your doctor to discuss the suggestion and take the treatment with consent. 1. Syrup Rantac 5 ml (Ranitidine) twice a day for five days.   Read full

Also Read Answers From:

ideaComprehensive Medical Second Opinion.Submit your Case

Also Read

PCOS and Liver Problems
The hormonal imbalances in polycystic ovary syndrome could cause liver diseases. Read the article to know the relationship between these medical conditions.  Read more»
Inferior Alveolar Nerve Lateralization Technique
The inferior alveolar nerve lateralization technique is a surgical lateralization technique to reposition the nerve. Read the article to know more about this.  Read more»
COVID-19 and Ebola: Similarities and Differences
This article gives a comparison and broader overview of the outbreak of the two deadliest diseases that showed a greater incidence over the last two decades.  Read more»

Ask your health query to a doctor online?

Ask a Medical Gastroenterologist Now

* guaranteed answer within 4 hours.

Disclaimer: No content published on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website. Read our Editorial Process to know how we create content for health articles and queries.