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Im 8 weeks pregnant and having very soft acidic bowel movements that mostly float painful gas pains why? Constipated before

Im 8 weeks pregnant and having very soft acidic bowel movements that mostly float painful gas pains why? Constipated before

Pregnancy and diet: Pregnancy is a high Progesterone condition. Progesterone affects the action of smooth muscle, including the smooth muscle of the bowel wall. This can result in changes in bowel characteristics during pregnancy. Additionally, it sounds like you need some serious attention to your diet. See your doctor or a nutritionalist. ...Read more

Dr. Corey Clay
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Can a painful IBS attack harm my baby? I am 8 weeks pregnant. Thank you

Can a painful IBS attack harm my baby? I am 8 weeks pregnant. Thank you

Should not: Ibs is in and of itself a benign condition . Unfortunately most traditional ibs meds are felt to not be entirely safe during pregnancy. Although the untreated ibs symptoms may be uncomfortable for the mother, they should not directly affect the fetus. ...Read more

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What can cause painful gas?

What can cause painful gas?

Feeling gassy ; full: Feeling full of "gas" may reflect malabsorption of food (like gluten, lactose), intake of poorly digested food, or choosing foods known to promote gas (beans, fizzy drinks). Sometimes its more complicated--a stomach emptying too slowly, bacterial overgrowth syndrome, delayed intestinal function, partial obstruction from any cause, infection, rectum problems, ; pelvic issues outside gut. See ur doc. ...Read more

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What can be done for painful gas pains?

What can be done for painful gas pains?

Pass gas: Assuming the pains are truly gas pains: gas pains can be quite painful. Carminatives help to pass gas. These can include fennel, fenugreek, cinnamon. Hot beverages help stimulate bowel function (even hot water, with or without lemon juice). Chamomile and peppermint help relax gut muscle spasms and may help. Ginger tea can help too. Avoid gassy foods, sugarless candies, bubbly drinks. ...Read more

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Whats good for Painful gas?

Coupla suggestions: Avoid beans, cabbage, gum, any food that seems to cause gas. Take any preparation containing simethicone. You can also try activated charcoal (capsules). Lie on your stomach (on a heating pad) to relax stomach muscles and encourage the gas to escape! ...Read more

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I have painful gas after incarcerated abd wall hernia?

I have painful gas after incarcerated abd wall  hernia?

Please clarify...: Have you been recently diagnosed with an incarcerated hernia (if so, get it fixed ASAP), has your hernia recently been repaired (if so, call your surgeon). Please refer to our other HealthTap answers regarding contributants to gassiness. ...Read more

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What in my diet could be causing my ebf 3 1/2 month old to have painful gas that seems to be trapped? And if i take a probiotic would it help him?

What in my diet could be causing my ebf 3 1/2 month old to have painful gas that seems to be trapped? And if i take a probiotic would it help him?

Probably nothing: Some people swear that their diet affects their breastfeeding newborn but studies have refuted that mother's diet does. So with good studies to back that up, your diet, nor a probiotic should matter. Some babies just have gas. You could try the gas drops in the pharmacy and see if it helps, or a peppermint drop under the tongue, but probably not much will help till he learns to work it out. ...Read more

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Gas (Definition)

In a medical context, "having gas" refers to having too much gas in the bowels. This causes burping, cramps in the belly, ...Read more