U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Warminster, PA
A 16-year-old female asked:

Hi, so my problem is i fart a lot, always in school for some reason. and i'm tired of having this problem, my stomach starts hurting and everything. i?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Flatulence: Excessive flatulence can be from eating gas forming roughage but can also be a sign of lactose intolerance. If you have very uncomfortable gaseous distension, drink hot(not too hot) water and apply a hot water bottle to the abdomen which breaks down the gas. Take simethicone after meals to prevent gas build up. Experiment with your diet to find offending foods or try taking lactaid for milk foods.
Dr. John cuong Doan
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Try to avoid: dairy products as you may have lactose intolerance, lending to indigestion of the dairy products which subsequently turn into methane gas produced by bacteria in your intestines. If not lactose intolerant, then you may have poor digestion of certain food groups, including nuts, fatty foods, and certain vegetable proteins including beans, sprouts and high fiber content.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Oct 23, 2015

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.