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why do i have gas and it won't go away.?

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Dr. Robert Greer
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Aerophagia: Fancy word for swallowing air.You may be eating too fast.Exhale before swallowing the food in your mouth.Also consider what food you are ingesting-soda is full of gas and foods like cabbage produce gas in the gut.If you are careful at how you swallow and do not eat known gas producers like beans it should be less of a problem.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Natural product: Every time you swallow anything you trap a little air in the process.If you don't belch it out, it travels through your system & adds to gas produced during digestion.You have gut bacteria that produce gas eating stuff you don't digest, which includes the sugars in foods like beans.Sometimes a probiotic will change your gas production by changing your gut germs.Eating less gas producing food helps

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Why does my baby have so much gas?

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Dr. Scott Tomaine
Pediatrics 20 years experience
Inadequate burping: Usually, the cause of excessive gas is inadequate burping. Make sure that your baby burps with every feeding (some babies need even more than one burp per feed). Try different positions with burping, but just make sure that it comes out, because the gas may make your baby fussy. There are other causes of excessive gas, so don't hesitate to discuss this with your pediatrician.
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How do I know what is giving my baby gas?

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Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Make a diary: Creating a daily diary of foods, bowel movements, and gas can be helpful in finding the culprit.
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Why do some babies have more gas than others?

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Dr. Michael Coogan
Pediatrics 48 years experience
They cry more: Gas! in babies, it comes from swallowing air while drinking milk and while crying. It comes back out as a burp, or it travels thru the gut and comes out the other end as flatus. "gas" doesn't cause crying, colic or fussiness. Conversely, crying causes "gas". Immaturity causes crying, some babies are more immature than others, they cry more, thus, they have more "gas". It goes away after 3 months.
CA
A 42-year-old member asked:

How can I remedy my baby's gas?

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Find cause: Many babies have gas...Especially in the evening. If the gas is a lot and the baby is fussy, i like to address diet. Other things that can help with gas include gripe water, a product called cocyntal at the health food store, and for some just probiotics. Sometimes pumping the legs gently like a bicycle will help the baby release gas. Massaging clockwise around the belly button helps move gas.
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A 25-year-old female asked:

I usually have bloating/gas after intercourse, but it goes away after a day. It's now lasted 6 days without letting up. What can I do about it?

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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
See doctor: Air swallowing as the result of excitement from intercourse may lead to bloating and gas. However if this lasts more than 6 days, you should consider seeing your doctor. In the meanwhile, try gasx which may or may not do anything.

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