Q. Is it normal to have gas bubbles in stools?

Answered by
Dr. Ghulam Fareed
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Dec 08, 2022

Hello doctor,

I am 35 years old. I have gas bubbles in my stools with an unpleasant smell. I am also underweight and have GERD-like symptoms. What could be the reason for this?

Thank you.



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Gas bubbles in stools are normal. I mean, stool and gas have the same passage. If you have GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), then you should be evaluated and treated. It needs a detailed history, physical examination, and baseline laboratory investigations to see why you are underweight. Maybe this explains your other symptoms too. I will be waiting for your detailed history and all available laboratory investigations so that I can give you better clinical advice.

Thank you.

Hello doctor,

Thank you for your response.

My weight is 58 kilograms.

Thank you.



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It is an average weight for your age. Regarding your GERD symptoms, I suggest the following medications.

(Consult your specialist doctor, talk with them, and take medications with their consent.)

1. Capsule Pantoprazole 40 mg once daily a half hour before breakfast for two weeks.

2. Antacids syrup 10 ml after each meal and as per need at night time.

I hope this will improve your symptoms. Avoid fatty meals and spicy meals for two to four weeks.

Thank you.

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