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A 41-year-old male asked:

Can trapped gas cause a great deal of stomach discomfort? it came on suddenly. not the typical pain associated with stomach virus.

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Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Sure can!: I had gas pain that was worse than my later appendicitis. Gas-X (simethicone) helps a lot. But bad pain needs to be evaluated if it does not go away quickly with simethicone or an antacid. Splenda and sorbitol candies and drinks, also gave me pain worse than labor pain! Never again!

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Last updated Oct 14, 2015

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