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Is excessive gas and trapped gas a sign of colon cancer? does too much metamucil cause excessive gas/ trapped gas? im 38 years old?

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The Issue is whether a person produces excess gas or whether it's a problem of passing normal amounts of gas through the intestinal tract. If a colon cancer obstructs the descending colon, gas can't be passed out through the rectum. Metamucil,a fiber supplement, can produce excessive gas. Taking simethicone 1/2 hour after a meal can prevent gas buildup from meals.

Answered 10/15/2022

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