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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


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I hurt my finger on a gas pump the other day. I thought I pinched it but in the back of my mind I'm afraid that maybe there was a needle there that was infected with something like hiv. How likely would I be to get infected with that?

I hurt my finger on a gas pump the other day. I thought I pinched it but in the back of my mind I'm afraid that maybe there was a needle there that was infected with something like hiv. How likely would I be to get infected with that?

Infected finger: You must see your Primary doctor as soon as possible - may need to go early to the nearest Emergency facility.
Unlikely that a needle was there but you must go and find out.
Hope all is OK., and don't delay!

Michael Kleerekoper ...Read more

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Why do infants get gas?

Why do infants get gas?

Gassy tummy: All babies get gassy tummies! In order to grow, babies take in 100 kcal for each kilogram they weigh! This is a lot of hard work on their digestive system. (imagine digesting 7000 calories per day........You would be gassy too!) babies have immature gastrointestinal tracts too. Digestion, and gassiness, often get much better between 4-6 weeks of age. ...Read more

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Why do I get gas from champagne?

Why do I get gas from champagne?

Because it's bubbly: Just about the only way for you to get gas inside your intestinal tract is to swallow it -- carbonated beverages have a lot of bubbles (gas) in them! ...Read more

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Aney way to get rid of gas?

Aney way to get rid of gas?

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.

Not aware of any dietary supplement helping gas. Probably fiber. ...Read more

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I inhaled an unkown gas, should I get checked for cancer?

I inhaled an unkown gas, should I get checked for cancer?

Not necessarily: There are very few such chemicals -in gases hat can cause cancer. So I would not worry about so many gases which we are commonly exposed to. Just avoid excessive exposure to perochemicals (and of course the old culprits like chemical-war gases). ...Read more

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How do I get gas out of my back?

Impossible anatomy: I am not sure where this is coming from, but there are no organs or spaces in your back that would create or hold onto gas. I would advise re-asking the question with symptoms and not a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Why do I get gas everytime I eat?

Multiple factors: diet, digestive enzymes, gallbaldder, stomach or intestines. Get examined and checked. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get used to new gas permeable contacts?

It varies..: Varied answers from various eye care specialists. Generally I have a new rigid gas permeable (rgp) contact lens wearer, who is just commencing their use, to wear it for 4 hours the first day and then go up by one hour daily from that point on to a maximum of 12 hours. You want to avoid contact lens overwear syndrome where the eyes feel so comfortable with the rgps on that you do not break them in. ...Read more

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How do you get gas out of your side? Help please and add specific details..

Troublesome gas: Gas in the GI tract can be troublesome. Part of the problem comes from the foods we eat. It may be helpful to keep a dietary journal and note which foods are most troublesome - such as beans, cabbage, brussel sprouts etc. Getting gas to mobilize out of the system may be facilitated with moderate exercise such as walking. Drinking plain water could help too. Good luck-I know this problem is a pain ...Read more

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I get full of gas when nervous or approaching an exam etc, what can I take to stop this from happening? The gas is the main problem as it is v loud

Fast food: Sounds like a combination of anxiety and having to hold in your gas for a prolonged period of time. A normal person will expel gas many times throughout the day, so frequently you probably don't realize it. Are you eating before the test? If so, you're anxiety may be causing you to eat too fast and swallow lots of air in the process. Try not eating sooner than 2 hours prior to a test. ...Read more

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What's the best way 2 get rid of gas?

Couple ways: One way is prevention with otc prep like beeno. 2nd way is to break up large gas bubbles into smaller ones that can be passed more easily; otc products with simethicone (gas-x, for example) will do that. If gas is due to milk intolerance (lactase deficiency), lactase enzyme is available as tablets (lactaid) to be taken b4 meal with dairy products. Lactaid milk has been treated with enzyme. ...Read more

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How does trapped gas get in your chest?

How does trapped gas get in your chest?

In your chest: Air goes in and out of your lungs. Any trapping might cause one lung to inflate more than the other. If you get a bleb which ruptures you get a pneumothorax. If you have any shortness or breath or feel you have air trapping - see your doctor who will listen to your lungs and confirm this. ...Read more

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How to get rid of trapped gas in your back?

How to get rid of trapped gas in your back?

1st, why RU gassy?: 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, and pelvic pathology outside the gut. ...Read more

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What causes gas and how do I get rid of it?

What causes gas and how do I get rid of it?

What causes "gas": Gi gas arises from maldigestion (enzyme deficiency like lactose intolerance), food intolerance (ex. Gluten sensitivity), fermentation (as with bacterial overgrowth syndrome or changed flora after antibiotics), altered GI tract motility/gastroparesis, excessive air swallowing, inflammatory ;infectious causes. Any peptic symptoms, early satiety? Tried acid blockers yet? Also check out fod-map diet. ...Read more

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What should be done to get rid of the gas pain?

What should be done to get rid of the gas pain?

Find the cause: Many different things can cause gas pain true bloating due to a large amount of gas can best be avoided by avoiding the foods, activities that cause the gas accumulation. Many other things feel like bloating but may be due to inflammation or adhesions or gallstone problems etc. See your primary to figure out the cause of your symptoms

http://digestive. Niddk. Nih. Gov/ddiseases/pubs/gas/. ...Read more

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I think I stepped on someone's spit at the gas station. Could I get a disease from this? I have flip flops on.

I think I stepped on someone's spit at the gas station. Could I get a disease from this? I have flip flops on.

Saved by a flipflop: Sounds fine. Saved by the flipflops (it's another reason not to run around barefoot at gas stations). ...Read more

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How would I get gas out of stomach?

How would I get gas out of stomach?

Find the cause: Many different things can cause stomach bloating. True bloating due to a large amount of gas can best be avoided by avoiding the foods, activities that cause the gas accumulation. Many other things feel like bloating but may be due to inflammation or adhesions or gallstone problems etc. See your primary to figure out the cause of your symptoms

http://digestive. Niddk. Nih. Gov/ddiseases/pubs/gas/. ...Read more

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Why whenever I get my period I have gas?

Why whenever I get my period I have gas?

Gut and hormones: Gi function is affected by hormonal status, colon has estrogen receptors. Some get constipated, some get diarrhea; some get no changes. ...Read more

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Can u get gas pain in your breast?

Can u get gas pain in your breast?

No: Pain in the breast is called mastalgia and is not related to intestinal gas pain. This may be referred pain from the chest wall, the lining of the lungs, reflux or in fact breast pain. See your doctor if persistent. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of gas?

Avoid foods: The most likely cause is eating foods that you can not digest. The most likely are milk and milk rodents that are not fermented. Some beans but not others may cause gas. Also, take a probiotic to help with digestion. ...Read more

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Can you get gas pains in the same place every time?

Abdominal Pain: Abdominal pain can be at the same location everyday. This could represent inflammation in the stomach, intestines or trapped gas pockets in your intestines. I would recommend this to be evaluated by your doctor or a gastroenterologist and get you the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Occasionally I have a drink, in return I get gas. Is this normal?

It is a carb so yes: Alcohol as a carb can be metabolized by gut bacteria with gas as a byproduct. Try taking probiotics. ...Read more

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Can you get gas in upper back? They done every test they said nothing is wrong. .....

What is gas?: If you mean a feeling of pain such as caused by gas in the intesting, that kind of feeling in the back (depending on where) can be due to anything from a skin infection to actual gas in some internal organ.
If they have done every test, I suggest you ask for an appointment to discuss their DIAGNOSIS...that would probably be with your primary practitioner. ...Read more