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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 have stomach pain when I am hungry. In addition I have constipation too. Does constipation create gas that cause pain? Or is it a symptom of ulcer

I have stomach pain when I am hungry. In addition I have constipation too. Does constipation create gas that cause pain? Or is it a symptom of ulcer

Unclear cause: Ulcers typically cause upper abdominal pain and could be associated with nausea and/or GI bleeding. Pain from constipation is typically in the lower abdomen. I'd suggest you address the constipation first with a high fiber diet, stool softeners (e.g. Colace) and fiber supplement (e.g. Metamucil). You may also need a laxative in which case i suggest mom or miralax (polyethylene glycol). Avoid taking asa/nsaids. ...Read more

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Can back injury cause gas and constipation?

Can back injury cause gas and constipation?

Back pain: Generally no. Extreme injury neurologically can cause muscular dysfunction but would be obvious. Gas is generally produced by bacteria acting on in digested or partially digested food stuffs. The treatment for back pain including opioid pain medication could alter bowel function with constipation and flatulence. ...Read more

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Will gas x cause constipation? The foods that help avoid constipation often cause gas so i'm hoping gas x can just eliminate the gas.

Will gas x cause constipation? The foods that help avoid constipation often cause gas so i'm hoping gas x can just eliminate the gas.

Not likely: Gas-x (simethicone) basically breaks large gas bubbles into smaller ones that can easily be passed. Common side effects of this drug are loose bm's & nausea. ...Read more

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What foods cause gas, bloating, or constipation?

What foods cause gas, bloating, or constipation?

Fruits and veggies: most commonly certain fruits and veggies. also sugar supplements (Splenda). Look for the "FODMAP" diet for specifics. ...Read more

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Can baby teething cause gas, discomfort, constipation, lack of appetite?

Can baby teething cause gas, discomfort, constipation, lack of appetite?

No: Teething has been wrongfully blamed for the common maladies in infants of 6 to 12 months age such as fever (febrile illness), diarrhea or even rash. It would be reasonable to expect a mild elevation of temperature not above 101 degree F and some fretfullness. ...Read more

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Cn salad cause gas bloating and loose stools? Or norovirus, so had noro 2 days ago, no contact except hug? Also have chronic constipation.

Cn salad cause gas bloating and loose stools? Or norovirus, so had noro 2 days ago, no contact except hug? Also have chronic constipation.

Yes: Cruciferous vegetables e.G cauliflower, broccoli etc, as well as beans are a common cause of bloating ; gas. Norovirus usually results in fever, chills, intense nausea ; vomiting with profuse watery diarrhea. ...Read more

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Does brinjals cause gas?

Does brinjals cause gas?

Brinjal eggplants: Are reported by some to help with reducing flatus. Immature eggplants are reported to cause GI upset in some. ...Read more

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Do cantaloupes cause gas?

They can.: Watermelons, cantaloupe ; honeydew melons cause gas, abdominal discomfort and loose stools for some. ...Read more

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Can eating vegatables cause gas pain?

Yes: Some vegetables contain quite a bit of psyllium which can cause significant gas production and subsequent gas pains. ...Read more

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Do tomatoes cause gas?

Possibly: Tomato intolerance can lead to bloating, gas ; GI upset. ...Read more

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Do hemmroids cause gas?

Do hemmroids cause gas?

No: Hemorrhoids do not cause gas. Gas is a by-product of the effects of gut bacteria on ingested food. ...Read more

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Do chickpeas cause gas?

Yes, some : People develop gas with chickpeas.

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Can eating bananas cause gas?

Yes: Gas production is common with cabbage, broccoli, brussel sprouts, broccoli, asparagus, cucumber, peppers, apples, raisins, prunes, bananas, avocados and melons. ...Read more

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Does eating avocados cause gas?

Yes: Gas production is common with cabbage, broccoli, brussel sprouts, broccoli, asparagus, cucumber, peppers, apples, raisins, prunes, bananas, avocados and melons. ...Read more

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Does flax milk cause gas?

Lactose intolerance: deficiency of lactase in many adults, leads to u digested lactose, main milk sugar, which to production of gas and bloating , use lactose free milk or almond milk, good luck ...Read more

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Does chewing gum cause gas?

Does chewing gum cause gas?

Yes: Chewing gum causes increase in saliva and swallowing which increases the amount of air you swallow. This will cause gas in the stomach. ...Read more

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Does amoxicillin cause gas?

Possibly: Any antibiotic can cause antibiotic associated gastrointestinal issues. Gas could be one of those. One possible mechanism would be that the antibiotics changes the bacterial make up of the intestines leading to the symptoms that you described. I always encourage patients to use a probiotic while on antibiotics. I hope this was helpful. ...Read more

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Constipation (Child) (Definition)

The difficulty passing stool or infrequent stools. ...Read more