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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

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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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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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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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Can you give me advice. painful gas in chest, neck and shoulders.?

Can you give me advice. painful gas in chest, neck and shoulders.?

See your doctor: this question, and the issues it might be are very complicated. you should see your doctor for evaluation. if this is an acute issue you might want to go to the emergency room at the hospital. ...Read more

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I get painful gas, cramps and bloating after every meal that last the whole day. Often so bad i can't eat anything. What is the cause of this?

Fatty foods?: If you can blame the symptoms on foods or meals high in fat, oils, or cooked in oil; the think about gallbladder disease. May need a gallbladder ultrasound to test for stones. ...Read more

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Painful gas stuck in my intestines during menses.it makes my tummy ache so bad.why?

Painful gas stuck in my intestines during menses.it makes my tummy ache so bad.why?

Nature: At the time of the menses your body is producing more prostaglandins. Those prostaglandins can cause intestinal cramps, colic, and often causes diarrhea. An anti-prostaglandin medication (Ibuprofen, Naproxen, etc) can be quite helpful for those symptoms. Most women have improvement in those symptoms when taking the pill. ...Read more

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Really bad intestinal camps, bowel movements every 2 days, very painful gas, burning epigastric pain. Lasting 8 weeks now. Stool sample clear. Help:-(?

Really bad intestinal camps, bowel movements every 2 days, very painful gas, burning epigastric pain. Lasting 8 weeks now. Stool sample clear. Help:-(?

See GI: You describe 8 weeks of abdominal cramping, bowel movement every two days, painful gas, and epigastric pain. I noticed that you have had an MRI of the abdomen. Please follow up with a gastroenterologist for complete evaluation and treatment of these symptoms. ...Read more

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I have had gastric bypass surgery and am having issues with painful gas?

I have had gastric bypass surgery and am having issues with painful gas?

Gastric bypass: After having gastric bypass surgery it is important to stay on the recommended diet and not vary from it. This can cause gas, and other problems. Also drink plenty of water or healthy fluids to stay adequately hydrated. If you do both of these and still have problems then follow with your surgeon. ...Read more

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I have had Crohn's surgery and hernia surgery. Now I have very painful gas. Any idea why this is happening and/or what I should do?

I have had Crohn's surgery and hernia surgery. Now I have very painful gas. Any idea why this is happening and/or what I should do?

Depends: How long ago were your operations? What was the surgery for crohns's? If the surgery was recent, then gas pains are common and can be related to pain medication and the healing process. If the surgery was a longer time ago, then see your doctor or gastroenterologist for an examination. Postoperative scarring or recurrent crohn's disease can be possible. ...Read more

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My message was cut off. Is it normal to have painful gas after eating w/gastritis while being treated w/ppi and & following a fodmap diet? No h.polori

Possibly: You may not be adequately treating the acid, or you may have an issue other than the fermentable saccharides. Take PPI 1/2 hr before food for best effect, and consider a higher dose or use 2x a day to decrease your acid. Gas can also be an issue with carbonation, swallowing air when chewing, high fiber intake, bacterial overgrowth,, gluten intake etc. See GI if not responding as expected. ...Read more

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I've recently had painful gas cramps and loose oily stool following meals. I've been told it's an issue w/ my gallbladder. Official diagnosis? Why me?

I've recently had painful gas cramps and loose oily stool following meals. I've been told it's an issue w/ my gallbladder. Official diagnosis? Why me?

Complex: Its a complex issue, and functional problems with the GI tract are common, and typical not dangerous. While some of your symptoms may be gallbladder related, some may not be. You'll have to ask a higher power why this is happening to you. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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