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Causes Of A Lot Of Gas
Anal sores, does it also cause a lot of gas to be passed? Does it infer as another symptom for something else?
Can't really: Know with the information available. It would be worth having this medically evaluated. ...Read more
Can being squeezed around your ribs cause a lot of gas issues? I've been having gas problems since I was squeezed there.
No: No, gas is usually caused by things you eat, lactose intolerance or entraining or swalloing air when you have breathing difficulties ...Read more
No: There is no connection. But having a lot of gas is something that you should look into with your doctor. It could be related to the food that you eat- either because you cannot digest it properly (like beans, certain vegetables, dairy, etc.) or because you have a food sensitivity (like gluten/wheat or dairy). You can try eliminating some of these foods to see if your symptoms improve. ...Read more
Yes: It can.Get a more detailed answer ›
Pain yes, gas no: The gas you produce is a combination of swallowed air and gas arising from the action of gut germs on undigested food. Beans as an example have fucose, a sugar humans don't metabolize, but germs do. Eat a lot, and germ action makes you gassy. Ulcers are just holes in the upper layers of the tissue lining the inside of the gut. ...Read more
When I eat food including milk, eggs, mayo, this cause me diarea and lot of gas and sometimes vomiting. Wat could be the problem?
Maybe oils and fats: If a person is having trouble with whole milk, regular mayo, whole eggs, etc... She may have trouble digesting the oils and fats in them. So, she should be evaluated by her primary care doctor or a G.I. Doctor to check for gall bladder problems and pancreas problems, because those organs need to be working well in order for a person to digest oils and fats. ...Read more
My baby is on a ha formula which is causing him a lot if wind and smelly gas he was on a formla previously that causes him to have phlegm and cough?
You can try a 'whey protein' based formula if available in your country, e.g. Garber good start'. If baby is lactose intolerant, there will be more gas, abdominal distention, diarrhea, if 'cows milk protein allergy' baby will have colic, etc. Talk to the baby's pediatrician.
Tip: there is no substitute of breast milk. Consider breast feeding for at least 6 months for your next one! ...Read more
Gas issues: Excessive gas has various causes. It could be the foods you are eating that tend to have a lot of gas produced after being digested. Legumes is one of the examples. Also, your intestinal microflora may have suffered and it's not doing well digesting food causing you to have lots of gas. Disorders of the gallbladder and pancreas are known to cause gas due to poor digestion. ...Read more
My boyfriend has really bad gas but he eats really fast and loves spicy foods, could those be the cause or are some prone to having a lot of gas?
Good clues!: Gulping food can also swallow lots if air that has to go somewhere! Other gassy culprits: spicy foods, garlic, onions, "the magical fruit" beans, certain veggies (cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli), artificial sugars (nutrasweet, splenda, sorbitol), caffeine, dairy. Increased fiber-although healthy-can make some of us gassy too. ...Read more
Hemorrhoids: Could be internal hemorrhoids, flatus is another issue. Dietary factors as well as aerophagia could be the reason for increased flatus. ...Read more
Maybe not just gas: Bloating, irregular stools, and fullness may reflect diet (check your fiber intake), alterations in the population of healthy gut flora we each carry, food intolerances, maldigestion due to problems of the small intestine, pancreas, or biliary tree, changes in GI motility (how well your GI tract mixes and moves food along), various infections, and even irritable bowel syndrome. Testing is easy. ...Read more
My 3 week old baby has a lot of gas. She only gives 1 BM a day. She is strictly formula fed. What could cause this? How can I help her?
Common: For Babies started on formula soon after birth it is common to develop lots of gas. Reasons cld be 1) lactose intolerance 2) cows milk protein sensitivity 3) neither, with lots of swallowing of air during feeding from a bottle. Discuss these with pediatrician & u may want to try a different formula or bottles to address the problems. One BM a day, esp constipation, is also common with formula. ...Read more
What are some possible causes for stomach storage capacity feeling shrunk? I have a lot of gas and often feel like I cant fit as much food in my body
Done a CT scan and was diagnoses with a lot of gas, everything else being fine, I was given pancreatine, what could be the cause of low pancreatine?
Chronic pancreatitis: I do not believe that you have chronic pancreatitis because the CT scan is described as normal, also you do not mention that you have diarrhea or greasy stools. However, if you doctor has prescribed Pancreatine, it is possible that he was thinking that you might have chronic pancreatitis. Increased intestinal gas formation can be caused by other than chronic pancreatitis conditions. ...Read more
Hello! I have pain in my testicles and I have a lot of gas. Does gas cause me to get pain in my testicles? When I fart the pain in my testicles lower
Bloated upper stomach and a lot of gas since I ate a pretty heavy meal 12 hours ago. What could cause this?
Several causes: Possible causes of this problem include overeating, eating rich and fatty foods and eating too fast. Certain foods such as beans, dairy products and even whole grains can cause this problem. Temporary bloating is not unusual but if the problem persists I suggests a routine check up. ...Read more
Likely cause of dull pain about 4 inches directly to the right of my belly button. (right side)? Any ideas? I have a lot of gas...Could it be liver?
I had sex on ovulation day. Today is day4 & I have had tightness and bloating in the abdomen also with a lot of gas since day 2. What could cause this?
Pregnancy test: If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. If you are experiencing bloating and gas then you may have a digestive disorder. Consider seeing your primary care doctor or a gastroenterologist if it continues. ...Read more
Woke up dizzy and felt like I was gonna pass out.. chest hurts.. have a lot of gas too. Can gas cause same signs as heart attack?
Yes: Would definitely recommend that you seek timely medical attention if you experienced the above mentioned symptoms. Heart attack is definitely a possibility and it is not the gas causing the symptoms. ...Read more
Bad bloating cramp and belching. My doc took and x-ray on my abnormal area. She said I had a lot of gas pockets. Is there treatment opinions? Causes?
Well: Generally excess gas can because by swallowing air or food intolerance like milk or lactose intolerance or intolerance to beings are onions or irritable bowel syndrome. Recommend face-to-face console with primary care doctor or gastroenterologist for specific diagnosis and treatment ...Read more
Diet and medications:
Gas forms when bacteria in your colon ferment carbohydrates that aren't digested in your small intestine. Unfortunately, healthy, high-fiber foods are often the worst offenders.
High-fiber foods, swallowed air.Bowel disease, antibiotics., laxatives.Constipation and food intolerances, artificial additives. ...Read more
Try Simethacone: Simethacone is a safe and effective treatment for "trapped wind". It is available over the counter and sold under many different brand names. ...Read more
What causes yellow mucus to occur in stool, accompanied by lots of gas, and slight mushy but in balls?
Good possibilities: Mucus discharge occurs in up to 50% of patients with irritable bowel syndrome, with or without pain. Mucus may also be produced in response to partial obstruction, chronic constipation, rectal dysfunction, infection, & even from secretory villous tumors of the rectum. Stool studies & exam should help to at least start addressing some of these possibilities. ...Read more
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