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A 34-year-old male asked:

34yrs.since 3-4 weeks i have lot of gas in stomach and dryness and foul smelling fart. no weight loss or tiredness. motion normal. i have ibs but this has never happened before. does it require endo/colonoscopy.hot water/cumin seeds give temp relief?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Gas: either you're forming excess gas or have a problem moving the gas along down the intestinal tract. It's probably excess gas which may be due to lactose or gluten intolerance. Taking simethicone 1/2 hour after meals and avoiding gassy foods and beverages help. Try eliminating lactose and then gluten to find out if intolerance is the problem. The fodmap diet is worth trying for IBS relief.

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Last updated Nov 18, 2020

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