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Patient replied :
had rectal cancer surgery 10 weeks ago
for 7 weeks have experienced severe flatulence mostly after eatting
had open anterior resection TMS
Stage 2 a rectal cancer T3
b12 low 137 pmol/L
numb tingling cold feeling in feet
flatulence smells fowl
small frequent stools had abdominal MRIand CT of Lung 3 months ago and both were clean.I would like to know please the likely cause of my symptoms and how to treat them.
It would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks for posting your query.
I am Dr.R.K and I am pleased to assist you.
Increased flatulence occurs when the digestion and absorption of nutrients is affected or if there is infection.
Since you are having foul smelling small frequent stools, it is likely that you have infection in the colon.
A stool test may be done.
For relief from flatulence, avoid milk and milk products, cabbage, beans and broccoli.
Take probiotics, simethicone and Beano which are all available as OTC medications for relief.
If the symptoms persists even after the above measures you may require a course of antibiotics. You should get in touch with your Doctor regarding this.
Let me know if I can assist you further.