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When are oval drops given for gassy babies? Before gas to prevent it or wait until passing gas occurs? Same question for gripe water

When are oval drops given for gassy babies? Before gas to prevent it or wait until passing gas occurs? Same question for gripe water

When you please: I'm not convinced that either do anything for babies but it does give moms something to do, and some swear by them. ...Read more

Passing Gas (Definition)

Gas, also called flatus or flatulence, is air in the intestine that is passed through the rectum. Air that is passed from the digestive tract through the ...Read more


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I have a sharp pain/cramps in my lower abdominal and have trouble passing gas as it hurts when i try to squeeze the gas out. Is this a serious issue?

I have a sharp pain/cramps in my lower abdominal  and have trouble passing gas as it hurts when i try to squeeze the gas out. Is this a serious issue?

Don't squeeze.: Lower abdominal cramping pain may be caused by multiple medicl. Gyn, and urological issues. I strongly suggest a comprehensive phsical examination to include blood and urine testing. Do not squeeze! ...Read more

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I'm passing gas but I haven't use the bathroom in two weeks . My stomach cramp real bad and back hurt. I'm urinate frequently ?

Seems like: severe constipation, but also possible uti. Get to a doctor because 2 weeks is a much too long of a time without any stool. Severe constipation can lead to serious problems. ...Read more

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Is passing gas healthy?

Flatus: Passing gas is a normal function of the human body. If excessive - get checked. ...Read more

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What to do if I have heard recently that passing gas with a foul odor isn't good..Do you know why?

What to do if I have heard recently that passing gas with a foul odor isn't good..Do you know why?

Not heard that: Foul odors are usuallly do to the component gas, methane? Sulfur? But can often be influenced by the foods you've eaten as well. I guess a really foul odor might indicate a bad infection or necrotic tumor but these would be rare. Either way, if concerned, see your primary for a physical and possible referral to a gi. ...Read more

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Iv been passing gas like 10+ a day I know that normal but Iv been pass gas mostly on the bus,car,the movie theaters not sure if it's gas are air. ?

Gas is air: Certain foods generate more gas, like dairy products, beans, cauliflower, broccoli, Watch your diet , try more high fiber diet. Sometimes Probiotics help, or Gas-X over counter. ...Read more

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Hello, I have had what I thought to be gas problems in my lower left side for a little over 3 days now. I have been passing gas. Doesn't seem to help?

Intestinal gas??: Have you altered your diet at all in the past several days? There are several foods known to be assoc with a lot of gas production - Boston baked beans, cabbage. If that is the case modify your diet. Activated charcoal pill will adsorb lots of gas and turn stool black. If doesn't help see your doc. ...Read more

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Pain in groin passing gas a lot ?

Pain in groin passing gas a lot ?

Pain in the groin: You need to be evaluated for a number of possibilities including a hernia or or an infection. You may call your doctor and get a consultation with one of the HealthTap physicians on line. ...Read more

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Flatulence (Definition)

Flatulence, or gas, is a clinical finding in which a person passes gas. It is abnormal to not pass gas, however increased flatulence can be a sign ...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