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A 39-year-old male asked:

i am 40 yrs old, i have no family history of colon cancer. i have no pain or bleeding. i have only irregular gasses or inflation if you name it. does this require colonoscopy or what food to cause gasses to avoid ? if you think of better treatment ?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Not at this time: If there is not family history of colon cancer you can delay a screening colonoscopy to 50 years of age. You may search FODMAP to lean about gas causing foods. Have a healthy diet, exercise 30 minutes/day, drink plenty of water, have safe sex, no tobacco alcohol weed or street drugs. For nutrition: http://www.choosemyplate.gov/.
Dr. Shaban Faruqui
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Avoid Gaseous food: When gas doesn't pass through belching or flatulence, it can build up in the stomach and intestines and lead to bloating.Bloating results from Eating fatty Foods. Eating too quickly, smoking, Stress & Anxiety, IBS, Gastroparesis. To reduce bloating, it may help to avoid or reduce the amount of gas-producing foods you eat. Many carbohydrates cause gas. Do not need Colonoscopy.

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Last updated Aug 30, 2019

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