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Do you shart more as you grow older?

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Do you shart more as you grow older?

My "friend" has never been a gassy person but he has been finding that he's quite gaseous in the past couple of years to the point that it's become uncomfortable to hold it in and messy if he lets it out. Has anyone experienced this? He's too embarrassed to get it checked up at the doctor.
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Doesn't this belong in health and unwellness?
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Sorry I didn't even see a forum for that. Can someone please move this.
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Is this happening at work or home? Cause if it's at home, just sit on a toilet to shart. If it happens at work, then he should get some paper towels from the bathroom, and just wear it in his underwear like a feminine hygiene product. It will absorb the shart, but keep in mind it won't muffle the sound or smell. FACT.
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Could be signs of colon cancer he might want to get that looked at.
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Try an elimination diet as FODMAPs can be the cause: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/FODMAP

Could be lactose intolerance. For example, if they drink lattes, this will cause gas. There is a time delay, so a lot of people don't make that connection.

I have never heard of gas as a sign of colon cancer. But, blood in the stool is (dark stools, indicating bleeding from further up the gastrointestinal tract).

I have never heard of age having an effect. How old is the friend? Are they taking medications?
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I am not sure if mr_raider was joking or not but he is correct, this is not the place to seek for medical advice. Based on your description, your friend should see a doctor, there are some questions needed to be answered. Age, sex, diet are all factors of bowel leakage. is your friend a diabetes?
vivibaby wrote:
Nov 6th, 2018 11:31 am
Sorry I didn't even see a forum for that. Can someone please move this.
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see a doctor

upvoted for use of the term "friend"
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Clicked just to see what "shart" was. Wasn't disappointed.
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nasa25 wrote:
Nov 6th, 2018 4:20 pm
see a doctor

upvoted for use of the term "friend"
Do we have to visit the doctor for every little thing?
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Becks wrote:
Nov 11th, 2018 2:38 pm
Do we have to visit the doctor for every little thing?
sharting is definitely not a little thing
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This line is heavy..
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its normal as we get old, like elderly old (80s? - tho everyone is different). How old are we talking about?
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the act of sharting is tied to the weakening of the sphincter......they need to do more exercises and clenches to strengthen......

They aren't "inserting" things into their butt are they? That could cause sphincter muscles weakening and stretching....

Diet also plays a part - process of elimination to see what could be causing watery loose stool or remnants - start with lactose (i.e. drink coffee black) and diary and monitor their daily diet....

It could also be tied to IBS as well......

get it checked out....
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Becks wrote:
Nov 11th, 2018 2:38 pm
Do we have to visit the doctor for every little thing?
In BC, people can call 811 to ask these types of health questions: https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/services-an ... bout-8-1-1

"8-1-1 is a free-of-charge provincial health information and advice phone line available in British Columbia. The 8-1-1 phone line is operated by HealthLink BC, which is part of the Ministry of Health. By calling 8-1-1, you can speak to a health service navigator, who can help you find health information and services; or connect you directly with a registered nurse, a registered dietitian, a qualified exercise professional, or a pharmacist. Any one of these healthcare professionals will help you get the information you need to manage your health concerns, or those of your family..."

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