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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Try OTC: Mylicon. You should also avoid gas producing foods, such as cabbage, beans, broccoli.

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Feeling gassy...: Feeling full of "gas" may reflect malabsorption of food (like gluten, lactose), intake of poorly digested food, or choosing foods known to promote gas ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Klein
20 years experience Family Medicine
A few methods: There is no easy answer here but a few suggestions: 1. Swallow less air. This is best achieved by eating slower, not talking when eating, and eatin ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clare Wilmot
Specializes in General Surgery
diet: Probiotics are a help. Stop eating carbs for a week... Then see where you are.
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erik Suh
Dr. Erik Suh answered
23 years experience Family Medicine
Exercise: And use gas x.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Cannon
32 years experience Family Medicine
Mylicon: Mylicon is simethicone which works fairly well. There are several other brand names such as Gas-EX. Bean-O is used for prevention. http://www.drugs.c ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Gas build up: If you know it's a gas build up, drinking warm water and applying a hot water bottle to the abdomen helps break down the gas and enables you to pass i ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
37 years experience Radiology
Swallow less air: Try to chew slowly and swallow slowly and you will have less gas.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
26 years experience Gastroenterology
Belch: The best way to release gas from your stomach is to belch. It is also important to try not to swallow air. You shouldn't drink with straws, out of b ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
See below.: Unless you have injected air into your muscles - not sure how or why - this does not happen. Gas does not get trapped in muscles unless of course you ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Really just gas?: There are lots of reasons for gassiness & bloating, & not all of them are due to the GI tract. Even "functional" syndromes may be present without unde ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
1st, why RU gassy?: Feeling full of "gas" may reflect malabsorption of food (like gluten, lactose), intake of poorly digested food, or choosing foods known to promote gas ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aimee Barton
22 years experience Pediatrics
Simethicone: Over the counter simethicone drops (mylicon or infant gas drops). Are perfectly safe. The dose is 0.3 ml every 3 hrs as needed. If you are breast feed ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
24 years experience Wound care
Find the cause: Many different things can cause stomach bloating. True bloating due to a large amount of gas can best be avoided by avoiding the foods, activities th ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
43 years experience Endodontics
Walking: Get ambulatory as soon as possible. Discuss your limits with your surgeon.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
43 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Fairly quickly: Usually within 6-8 hours depending upon one's transit time (how fast things move through one's intestine).
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
20 years experience Hospital-based practice
Cart b4 horse. Dose?: Stomach gas does not cause acidity; rather, excess acidity (EA) acting on undigested food (especially "cruciferous" vegetables) cause gas to form. Whe ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Motility problem: In sleeve resection where at least or more than 80 % stomach is removed , small gastric tube or sleeve is made. Stomach may be unable to empty, you m ... Read More
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Gas: Please see your doctor to rule out or identify medical conditions. Your symptoms MAY be related to something in your diet, e.g.,lots of raw foods, or ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
MEDS FOR GAS RELIEF: Simethicone which is sold under many different names is the best med for gas and is available over the counter for the gas for stomach pain it depend ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
37 years experience Radiology
In your chest : Air goes in and out of your lungs. Any trapping might cause one lung to inflate more than the other. If you get a bleb which ruptures you get a pneu ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janak Acharya
19 years experience Emergency Medicine
Might not be Gas.: If you are having chest pressure or pain you should see a doctor immediately. Anginal symptoms can be misleading and are best evaluated by a medical ... Read More
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