New York, NY
A 51-year-old female asked:

Gas after normal bowel movements. low carb and low sugar and dairy diet. incorporating fiber - prunes, apples raisins, oatmeal. colonoscopy 6 years ago was fine. not sure what causes gas after a bowel movement?

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Dr. Jerome Zacks
Cardiology 53 years experience
Try varying it.: Fiber is viewed favorably for its absorption of fluid, preventing constipation, lowering cholesterol and (sometime) blood sugar. However, it can contribute to bowel gas. A trial of reduced fiber might help. Another approach can be a trial of the active agent in Gas-X, simethicone; it's available in oral forms. Its mechanism of action is the reduction of bubble surface tension, reducing gas.
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