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How could a person with diverticulosis eat fiber if the fiber gives you gas?

How could a person with diverticulosis eat fiber if the fiber gives you gas?

Little at a time.: Try to have a little bit of fiber at a time, divided amongst several meals in a day. Your body might tolerate it better that way. For women, 35 grams daily and 50 grams daily for men - divide it up amongst five meals daily. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Rakinic
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Diverticulosis (Definition)

Diverticulosis is the presence of small outpouching's of the wall of the digestive tract, usually the colon. If one of them becomes infected it is known as diverticulitis. Diverticula also can ...Read more


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I pass gas maybe once a day and I'm in constant pain. I can't get an answer from my GI or PCP. I've had all the tests done. Mild Diverticulosis. ?

I pass gas maybe once a day and I'm in constant pain. I can't get an answer from my GI or PCP. I've had all the tests done. Mild Diverticulosis. 
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What is da question?: If ur question is "what is the diagnosis?", consider using HealthTap Prime to discuss the condition & go over all your symptoms & the testing that has been done so far. Somewhere along the line, you came up with "mild diverticulosis". That may cause intermittent pain (diverticulitis), not constant. There may be something other than what your GI or PCP has been investigating. This forum won't help. ...Read more

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Severe pain in lower left abdomen. Thought it was gas. Have had it for 2 days. Was diagnosed with diverticulosis last year. Is this gas? Cannot sleep

Severe pain in lower left abdomen. Thought it was gas. Have had it for 2 days. Was diagnosed with diverticulosis last year. Is this gas? Cannot sleep

Go to ER, now.: Mary, this is not a question for the Internet.

Please go to the emergency room immediately. What you are describing could be a number of things and you need to be evaluated by a physician.

If you don't feel well enough to drive have a relative or friend drive you or call an ambulance.

I wish you the best. ...Read more

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Have diverticulosis. 2 days now, constant pain in lower left abdomen. Cannot sleep or walk. Could it be trapped gas? no fever or nausea

Have diverticulosis. 2 days now, constant pain in lower left abdomen. Cannot sleep or walk. Could it be trapped gas? no fever or nausea

LLQ pain: Although you are young for the disease it could be diverticulitis. other left lower quadrant causes could be inflammation of the ovary or Fallopian tube or even an ectopic pregnancy. A stone in the ureter should also be considered. Is the pain worsened with walking? Is it worsened with a bowel movement? Is there any nausea? Do you have a fever? You need evaluation and possible CT scan. ...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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Does inguil hernia cause gas?

Not : Inguinal hernia is not a cause of gas. Gas is caused by your diet.
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Can liver problems cause gas?

Among other causes: excessive gas has many potential causess, , ranging from liver disease, pancreatic problems, inflammatory bowel disease and a host of others. While OTC medicines (like Gas-X or Beano) may relieve it, see your physician and have a thorough evaluation to find the cause and the proper treatment ...Read more

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Does coconut water cause gas?

It might: People who have difficulty breaking down fructose may experience loose stools, GI upset ; gas with coconut. ...Read more

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Can mirilax cause gas in babies?

Can mirilax cause gas in babies?

Not really.: Gas in babies is either swallowed air, or from incomplete digestion of food. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) has nothing to do with this. ...Read more

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Will visine cause gas and diharhea?

Will visine cause gas and diharhea?

visine: Visine causes no gas. However, it has the potential to cause some rebound redness if you use it too often. Thera tears or systane might be a better choice for occasional eye irritation and redness, especially due to dryness. ...Read more

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Does anxiety and gastritis cause gas?

Does anxiety and gastritis cause gas?

Probably: Both anxiety and gastritis can cause gas. Anxiety attacks can lead to accidental swallowing of air from hyperventilation. That air has no where to go but down and can becomes flatulence. Gastritis can cause gas if the cause of the gastritis produces gas. Certain bacteria produce gas as an effect of their normal metabolism. If they are the source of the gastritis then they too can cause flatulence. ...Read more

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Do lentils often cause gas, or is it just me?

Yes: Lentils and related vegetables like beans have a lot of starches that are sometimes hard to digest and can therfore cause gas when your stomach bacteria break it down instead. Try a product like beano it works well with these types of foods. ...Read more

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Does cabbage cause gas?

Yes: Cabbage can cause gas because of the fiber content ; because it contains raffinose (a complex sugar) which is broken down in the large intestine. This break down process leads to gas production. ...Read more

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Can stress cause gas?

Indeed it can: Stress, the nonspecific set of reactions to what your brain perceives as a threat or a demand, causes alterations in blood flow, directing it away from the digestive organs. This disrupts digestion. In addition, there is often tension and spasmodic contraction of the large bowel, and even some inflammation that can occur. These and other effects can change the bacterial processes and result in gas. ...Read more

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Can avocado 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

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Diverticular Diseases (Definition)

Diverticular disease is a condition where pouches protrude outward from weakened areas in the colon and result in abdominal ...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