Hi i am 17 and in the last 8 months i've dealt with, in order (parasites, c diff, candida) i am still trying to bring my stomach back to balance. The c diff tore up my stomach and it has never been the same.
This question is more specific although i deal with other symptoms.
Every time i have a bowel movement (which is almost always once daily in the morning) my stomach swells up with gas, a rapid bloating that occurs within a minute after passing the stool. I have no idea why this is, could someone theorize what is occuring that would make my stomach react?
My only guess is that the bacteria get "upset" or the bowel becomes irritated and produces gas, neither of those are scientific to my knowledge however.
I've seen people with similar problems that turned out to be caused by a malfunctioning ileocecal valve. A kinesiologist may be able to help.
Candida can also cause the valve to malfunction.
A quick theory is that the the valve is opening after the colon moves, is getting stuck, and colonic bacteria is getting into the ileum, causing an inflammatory response. I think it's too fast to be symptom of fermentation.
you may not believe this but i have suspected that since the beginning. I know how my body feels, if i ever experience gas after meals i feel a bubble sort of form at the valve on the right side. The right side is most responsive (i hear the most and feel the most activity there) to touch. I also believe the weeks of diarrhea may have compromised its function. And i once told my naturopath i believe bacteria is leaking through into my colon causing continual dysbiosis. He disregarded this mainly because i'm 17. >.<
Same thing. I have cramps, bubblings or whatever you call it localized in the right side. Sometimes I believe is my liver or pancreas head. Most probably is a fungal ball or colonies (biofilms) in the valve that drain the small bowel. Candida loves to form colonies in the ileocecal valve and cause it doesn't close and open correctly. It has gotten better with Nystatin powder enemas. I do enemas with some Nystatin powder and what come down is horrible. A lot of threads, mucus, and every ugly thing you can find !!!
I was at a seminar where they taught us how to close the ileocecal valve. Put the right palm of your right hand on right hip, fingers facing toward abdomen, rest fingers down on abdomen, simultaneously lift heal of hand keeping fingers in place. This is usually the location of the valve. Press in and around and around. Hope this helps:)
I haven't personally experienced ileocecal reflux, so I don't have first hand knowledge of what this person is experiencing.
However, I do know that it's the same toxins that occur with fermentation in the small bowel, with the difference being that they are introduced in potentially large amounts, and very quickly. I can see how gases might also come through causing the lumen to expand. In reality, I think it could be either or both.
I've experienced rapid intestinal inflammation from allergy to medicine which I initially confused with bloating. It wasn't until the allergy worsened, causing vomiting and hives, that I was able to discern the difference.
Another difference was that the inflammatory response lasted longer than bloating, and also moved through my system as the offending medication passed through me. But it definitely had an element of bloating.
So, I guess I'm saying yes, they are similar.
Although, with ileocecal trouble, you're always going to feel something in the right pelvic area, pain, or discomfort etc.
I believe this website has a good explanation. Here is an excerpt:
"Squatting .... securely seals the ileocecal valve, between the colon and the small intestine. In the conventional sitting position, this valve is unsupported and often leaks during evacuation, contaminating the small intestine." http://www.naturesplatform.com/health_benefits.html
There is a lot of info if you google "ileocecal" and "squat"