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A 20-year-old member asked:

my boyfriend passes gas a lot, every 15 minutes he passes gas...what could it be?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Many possibilities. : There are many possible causes to flatus (passing gas), anything from irritable bowel syndrome, food sensitivities, lactose intolerance, swallowing air during eating, and others. Best to see your doctor to determine the exact cause.
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
FREQUENT FLATUS: Gas has two sourses one is the air you may swallow while eating food and it mayr pass down to the bowels and produce gas.The other cause is food coming throughthe intestines undigested and causes fomentation with bacteria and and causes flatus.There are certain food like beans, lentils, cabbage, chese, in lactose intolerant milk and milk products.Avoidind these foods and use probiotics andlactase ets.
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Dr. Yash Khanna commented
Family Medicine 57 years experience
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You can go on line and get the whole list of gas producing foods
Mar 23, 2012

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I went to a bbq today, is it safe to take an OTC gas reduction pill?

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I pass bad smelling gas frequently. Should I be worried?

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Maybe: Depending of your age, symptoms and other medical conditions you have, you might want to check it out. Although this may be embarrassing, it would be worth it to establish a relationship with a primary care doctor to talk about it. It may be an example of food intolerance/allergy...Or in some cases more serious problems. Even if it isn't anything serious, they may be able to help you manage it.
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Fumes/gas at work give me problems, how do I find out which ones they are?

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Environmental tests: The first step is some environmental testing to see what sorts of fumes are present at your workplace. It is your employer's duty to ensure that your work environment is safe. You also need to make sure that the problems you're having are indeed related to your work environment and not something else, especially not something you're taking there yourself.
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I just bought a new israeli 4a1 nbc gas mask and I was wondering I could use the filter after its expired?

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What lifestyle choices can I make to reduce gas?

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Yes: Gas x has simethicone in it and strips are used for immediate effect. I do not think one works better than the other. Also when you eat, do it slowly, chew your food well. Avoid too much of starches and carbohydrates.

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