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Is it normal to fart

A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Not unusual: Often one exerts intra-abdominal pressure to void (urinate) - this same abdominal pressure may also expel gas from the rectum.

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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
No,it is not: abnormal. Some people generate more gas than others.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Flatulence: Flatulence is nonspecific and perhaps your digestive system has been altered after gall bladder removal. Avoid gassy foods, very harsh roughshod, carb... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 18 years experience
That's a lot: That is quite a lot of flatulence you have, to be discharging every 5 minutes. Consult your doctor for some remedies, which could be supplements, die... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
What's the cause?: Flatulence neither localizes your problem to small or large bowel, nor indicate severity or cause. You have described a gut that may be dysfunctional-... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Travel Medicine 37 years experience
Giardia?: May things can upset the balance in your GI tract causing gas, bloating, and even changes in stool. Infection (recent antibiotics?), giardia (travel h... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Levine
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Yes: Babys will often swallow air when drinking from a bottle. Clearly, that air has to get out one end or the other..........In addition, digestion of the... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Flatus: Everyone has flatus to some extent. If excessive- have it checked.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 25 years experience
?: Everyone is different. As long as other issues are occurring, no worries.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
General Surgery 27 years experience
Can't smell it: The fart goes into the osteomyelitis bag and remains contained until you take it off.

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