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All of this can cause spasms and distension in your large intestine during the digestive process, which can be pretty painful, Jamile Wakim-Fleming, M.D., a gastroenterologist at the Cleveland Clinic, tells SELF.
The first is speedily drawing water into your small intestine, causing gas, bloating, distension and diarrhea.
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Origin and Etymology of distension
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
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