There is no pain associated with the bouts, just the need to
pass the gas
build-up, as it were.
When I am plagued by these bouts of gas
, I do notice, however, that my bowel movements tend to be more "sticky" and not well formed (flaky...some formed, the sticky part when cleaning myself up, and some flakes). The color is usually a medium to dark brown (twice, many months apart during bouts I noticed the stool had a greenish color.