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Is it normal not to pass gas for a couple days

A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Stanton
17 years experience Emergency Medicine
Maybe: The average person passes gas 10-14 times per day...Maybe your are just lucky or the most popular person on an elevator. The only time you need to be ... Read More
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Dr. Frederick Shieh
Specializes in Gastroenterology
No: It is unusual to not pass gas for days. You should seek medical attention.

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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Mcgowan
Specializes in Family Medicine
Pain: Your most likely cause is still constipation, but why? Thyroid, change in diet? If fiber not helpful, see your doctor.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
15 years experience Emergency Medicine
Yes: Both MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) and prune juice are excellent ways to get your bowels moving
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: All 17 year olds do this.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Early hemorrhoid...: Early stage of hemorrhoid...
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
41 years experience Internal Medicine
Gas is air: Certain foods generate more gas, like dairy products, beans, cauliflower, broccoli, Watch your diet , try more high fiber diet. Sometimes Probiotics h ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Roy Arnold
46 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Eating stimulates a reflex called the Gastrocolic reflex and motility of the colon is stimulated. You may feel the need to pass gas or move your bowel ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Probably not...: ...but would you care to clarify for us your concerns and risks please?
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Para
29 years experience General Surgery
Sure.: While withdrawing the colonoscope from the cecum (first part of colon) to the rectum, the endoscopist will generally try to suction as much air as pos ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Normal: The child is normal. Passing gas is spontaneous and is not learned
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