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Recent ab xray showed dilated lg intestines, full of excessive amount of gas. could it be because i eat too much fiber (about 35-40 grams/day)?

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Dr. Tri Huynh answered

Specializes in Gastroenterology

Bloating: Possibly. When attempting to have high fiber diet, goal 25-30 grams/day. Titrate slowly to your goal, but to the level of your tolerance. Initially, fiber can cause excessive gas production and can be quite uncomfortable.

Answered 6/9/2015

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Dr. Gerald Mandell answered

Specializes in Nuclear Medicine

To name a few things: Peas, lentils, and beans of all kinds. Vegetables, such as artichokes, asparagus, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, cucumbers, green peppers, onions, peas, radishes, and raw potatoes . Fruits, such as apricots, bananas, melons, peaches, pears, prunes, and raw apples. Wheat and wheat bran.Eggs, carbonated drinks, fruit drinks, beer, and red wine. Fried and fatty foods.Milk, medications.

Answered 6/1/2013

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