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What to do if you have gas in your stomach

A female asked:
Dr. Chi Nguyen
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Yes.: If this happens frequently you should see your doctor to evaluate for reflux problem. The acid going up to your esophagus all the time will cause da... Read More
Dr. Florence Nwofor
Specializes in Pediatrics
Not usually: Occasionally food and stomach juice may back wash into the esophagus, but when there is increase in frequency & severity of these episodes damage... Read More

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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 30 years experience
Gas: We all produce intestinal gas. It's a natural byproduct of digestion. So we can be and are fine despite gas. However, when it becomes uncomfortable (d... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marie Trenga
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Simethicone: There are over the counter medications such as simethicone that can reduce gas. You could also keep a diet diary and find out which foods are making y... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Fertel
Emergency Medicine 32 years experience
Myriad: The potential causes are myriad. You need to see your doctor for a work-up.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Samer Mikhail
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Fiber & simethicone: Try increasing your fiber intake (like with Metamucil) and use over-the-counter Gas-X (simethicone) at 160mg twice daily. Do this for one week.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Not related: although you may be having a stress related reaction. Sexual intercourse should not cause GI issues.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
Internal Medicine 57 years experience
Bloated: Could be a lot of things. A GI specialist is best to decipher this mystery puffin.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Gastroenterologist: I suggest consulting a gastroenterologist for diagnosis and treatment. You may have lactose or gluten intolerance or even irritable bowel syndrome. Ap... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elise Sadoun
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Normal: Intestines are constantly making noise, and sometimes we can hear it. Make sure you are eating healthy, getting plenty of fluids and fiber, and exerci... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roy Arnold
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
Evaluation needed: Fatty food intolerance can be a sign of gallbladder disease. An evaluation by primary care with abdominal ultrasound may be indicated. Thanks for trus... Read More

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