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Does Peanut Butter Make You Gassy
Why do peanuts give me gas? I snacked on quite a few peanuts because I had not eaten dinner or lunch after work. I had been passing gas all day.
Guidelines from reputable health agencies suggest some steps parents can take to reduce their child's chances of having food and other allergies, although there are no guarantees of success. If either or both parents have a personal or family history of allergy, for example, asthma, eczema, hay fever, perennial allergic rhinitis (allergy to animals, dust mites, or molds) the following is recommended: * Avoid common allergenic foods, in particular peanuts and tree nuts, during pregnancy and while nursing -- peanut protein, as well as components of cow's milk, eggs, and wheat, are ...Read more
When I eat roasted salty peanuts I suffer from extreme flatulence. More so when I sit all day at job. My mother has same problem. How to prevent this?
Peanut: Does this happen with regular unroasted and unsalted ones? If it does - then peanuts are the cause and the prevention is do not eat peanuts. ...Read more
Fodmapa: gas (air) taken in either from swallowing or from fermentation of sugars in the diet. The stomach and large intestine overlap in the vicinity you are referring to. Google low FODMAP diet (fermentable Oligo-Di-Monosaccharides and polyols). The most well known is lactose. Colon bacteria ferment the sugars and create gas and fluid. Gas distends the colon (sigmoid) and causes pain. ...Read more
Gas: It can be, or from food intolerance or lactose intolerance. After a GI bug such as an entero or norwalk virus, it may take a week or 2 to regain the lactase enzyme denuded off the bowel villi in the gut. Taking in dairy during this healing period can give you lots of gas and bloating, even diarrhea. It is temporary. There are other causes for gas. Consult a gastroenterologist for evaluation. ...Read more
See your doctor: That's a general stimulation of the GI tract. If it continues beyond a day or two, i'd see my doctor and get a work up to find out what's going on. ...Read more
Y have I had a constant "hungry feeling" 24/7 even after I eat and have gassiness and diahrea. I can eat a ton, but I am still left with the feeling.?
Incarceration: It is possible for a hernia in the inguinal location to intermittently incarcerate. If the hernia is large enough, contents from your peritoneal space, like a loop of bowel, can go in and out of the hernia. This is called incarceration. When a bowel loop is partially pinched, or out, in the hernia, it is possible to experience gassiness. You might benefit from elective hernia repair. ...Read more
Avoid gassy foods:
Most intestinal gas is produced by bacteria that break down our food. Foods that contain undigestible fiber or carbs (including many fruits & vegetables) will increase gas. Avoid sweets, flour, doughy foods, bread, pasta, chips, creamy &dairy products. Activated charcoal caplets is one way to help temporarily.
Some patients have more specific problems & should consider checking with a physician. ...Read more
Can changing COCs (or being on a COC, in general) cause bloating? Where bloating means gassiness, not necessarily water retention?
Can a bad case of gassiness/bloating cause physical (visible) effects? I seriously look like I am 2 months pregnant with this belly I got over 2 days
Obstructed gut?: There are lots of reasons for abdominal discomfort & bloating, & not all of them are due to the GI tract. Even "functional" syndromes may be present without underlying "disease." However PSBO (paralyzed gut) due to metabolic & inflammatory conditions nearby (like an untreated infection of the urinary tract)must be considered & addressed. Check with doctor now for examination & treatment options. ...Read more
Is it true that fibroids can cause gassiness and abdominal/bladder pressure? Does the size of it matter regarding symptoms?
They can: Fibroids can cause the symptoms you describe but so do other things. You should get this checked out if this persists. Fibroids are hard/firm tumors of the uterus which can be asymptomatic but if they cause symptoms they do so based on location in uterus. Those along the lining cause heavy periods, those in front can cause bladder symptoms and those in back can cause constipation, low back pain. ...Read more
What could be reasons for persistent gassiness? I just can't stop all day and all night. Are there any std's that cause gas?
Can gassiness/acidity give you chest pain that extends to armpit area connecting to your chest/breast?
Yes: Bloating in your stomach and acid in your stomach can travel up to your esophagus which is in the middle of your chest and feel as if could it be in arpit as well. If your symptoms don't get better please see a healthcare professional. Also writing down the foods that make you feel uncomfortable and avoiding them is a good practice to have. ...Read more
Slightly painful abdomen, gassiness, white sticky discharge, I'm irregular and at the 33rd day as of now. Had unprotected sex 10 ago, am I pregnant?
Hard to tell: It can be hard to tell if a woman is pregnant because some of the symptoms seen in early pregnancy can also happen in non-pregnant women. A urine pregnancy test gives a reliable result if done correctly. One can test about 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred). An Ob-Gyn doctor can evaluate any persistent or worrisome symptoms. ...Read more
Can parasites cause bloating and gassiness? Been 1 week and I can still hear my belly bubbling but have never taken deworming meds. What could it be?
Do others around you have worms, eted?
Yes. Have you Dr look for eggs etc in your stools. Then they can best recommend treatment. If needed. ...Read more
Lower right abdominal achyness. Last night 30 min of severe pain. Almost passed out. Ovulation time. More frequent bm, gassiness.3 Advil (ibuprofen) no help?
Many Possibilities: You have many years experience with ovulation. If your experience now is dramatically different, something different is going on. Torsion of an ovarian cyst is possible. Non-gynecological causes must be considered. If pain persists, see a doctor—but for pain of the severity you scribe, you already knew that. ...Read more
Can bed rest and eating fatty and sugary foods for a few days to a week cause GI stress like pain and stomach upset and gassiness?
Hida scan ef is 46%, but I still have waking in the night with diarrhea, nausea and vomiting occasionally, along with mild ruq pain, gassiness and bad tasting burps. Is this ef borderline?
Normal, borderlineEF: The ejection fraction of the gallbladder is the percentage of bile which is excreted when the gallbladder contracts. The "normal' value should be more than 40%. But this is only a number and may vary from time to time or according to some physiologic states or medications. If all other tests used in the investigation of your symptoms are normal, it would be good to control the ef. Good luck! ...Read more
Do I have IBS? I've had diarrhea for 2 wks interrupted 4 3 days by constipation. I have sharp pain in the lar. Int/stomach area + gassiness/belching.
Can gassiness and loose stools with no other symptoms mean gluten sensitivity? Even with no tummy aches?
Yes, ....or not: Above symptoms are not specific. Gluten containing foods are grains and grain products. They contain other components including carbohydrates, some of which may be poorly digested (or poorly digestible). The bacteria that normally live in the gut can ferment these and cause gas, loose stool. Lots of other possible causes including parasites, infection, inflammation, irritable bowel, etc. See md. ...Read more
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