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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.

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.

Peanuts are not nuts: Peanuts are legumes, like beans. They have a good level of protein and if that is all you ate, the bacteria in your GI tract partially digested the protein and gave off gas. The same would occur if you ate a lot of whey or soy protein. ...Read more

Peanut Butter (Definition)

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


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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?

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

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What's the cause of too much borborygmi, gassiness and low bp?

What's the cause of too much borborygmi, gassiness and low bp?

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

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Is there any relationship between menstruation and either gassiness or diarrhea?

Is there any relationship between menstruation and either gassiness or diarrhea?

Yes: The hormonal changes associated with the menstrual cycle have been associted with changes in bowel habits and are a common cause of irritable bowel type symptoms. ...Read more

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Is excessive gassiness due to illness?

Is excessive gassiness due to illness?

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

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Are dates similar to prunes? Will they have same effect as prunes as far as gassiness, etc?

Are dates similar to prunes? Will they have same effect as prunes as far as gassiness, etc?

Dates: Dates are a great source of fiber and will help with increasing bulk in the stool. Be sure to drink plenty of water to help things move along. Prunes do not have any other special gas production or alleviation effects that I am aware of. ...Read more

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What could cause nausea, feeling cold and gassiness?

What could cause nausea, feeling cold and gassiness?

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

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I believe I may have IBS alternating type. Would this cause extreme gassiness?

I believe I may have IBS alternating type. Would this cause extreme gassiness?

Perhaps: Excess gas can certainly be seen with ibs. Foods high in fiber can lead to excessive gas as well (beans, broccoli, cabbage, etc). ...Read more

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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.?

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.?

Malabsorption?: Your constant hunger, diarrhea, and gassiness sound like you may be malabsorbing. Your doctor can determine the possibility of your having a condition like celiac disease. ...Read more

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Can your inguinal hernia cause gassiness?

Can your inguinal hernia cause gassiness?

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

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How can I alleviate headaches, stomach pain, and gassiness?

How can I alleviate headaches, stomach pain, and gassiness?

Tylenol (acetaminophen): The first thing I would try is tylenol (acetaminophen) and pepcid, mylanta, or pepto bismo. At age 50 you should have a colonoscopy, and this is especially true if you are having stomach symptoms or changes in your bowel habits. ...Read more

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Trouble breathing while walking, heartburn, nausea, gassiness, what to do? What is this?

Trouble breathing while walking, heartburn, nausea, gassiness, what to do? What is this?

Shortness of breath: Shortness of breath while walking (exertion), GI complaints could be equivalent to angina (heart pain) like symptoms. You need consult your physicians. Other non-cardiac causes also could cause similar symptoms. Consult your physician. ...Read more

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What to do about gassiness?

What to do about gassiness?

Foods: Look long and hard at what diet changes you have made, there are definitely some foods which cause more gas than others ...Read more

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Is there a good way to reduce gassiness?

Is there a good way to reduce gassiness?

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

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How can I counter the increased gassiness caused by my vegan diet?

How can I counter the increased gassiness caused by my vegan diet?

Gas prevention: Have you tried taking simethicone 1/2 hour after meals before the gas builds up? Drinking hottish water tends to break down gas bubbles. Man's digestion system was not designed to deal well with large amounts of fiber unlike a cows system. ...Read more

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Could anxiety cause bowel problems/cramping/gassiness?

Could anxiety cause bowel problems/cramping/gassiness?

Anxiety: Thru increased adrenaline, it can affect any organ system, such as gastrointestinal tract, cardiovascular, endocrine, nervous system, renal, etc. ...Read more

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Can changing COCs (or being on a COC, in general) cause bloating? Where bloating means gassiness, not necessarily water retention?

Can changing COCs (or being on a COC, in general) cause bloating? Where bloating means gassiness, not necessarily water retention?

Possibly: Some patients complain of a bloating sensation. Changing from one brand to another should not make such difference unless the dose and type of Progesterone were different. Bloating/ gassiness is more often related to diet and weight changes. ...Read more

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Can gassiness and loose stools with no other symptoms mean gluten problem?

Can gassiness and loose stools with no other symptoms mean gluten problem?

Yes: Gluten sensitivy and allergy (celiac disease) can cause a host of problems including GI symptoms (abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation, bloating), rashes, headaches, blood in the stools, anemia, etc. ...Read more

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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

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

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Is it true that fibroids can cause gassiness and abdominal/bladder pressure? Does the size of it matter regarding symptoms?

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

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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?

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?

Lactose/fiber/air/ib: The causes of persistent gassiness are
1 lactose intolerance
2high fiber diet
3chronin constipation
4swallowed air
5inflammatory bowel disease
6diverticulitis
7antibiotics
8laxatives
9artficial additives (sweetners)
no stds do not cause gassyness. ...Read more

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Can gassiness/acidity give you chest pain that extends to armpit area connecting to your chest/breast?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Worms bloating: 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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Fatty and sugary: Food are bad for health unless it's good fat such as coconut oil or olive oil. Please see your doc about your GI symptoms. Consider taking a good probiotic. Doctor Ohira brand is a good one. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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.

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.

You could but...: You could have IBS but I suggest you see your doctor to rule out any other causes for your symptoms. Other causes include infection, inflammatory bowel disease, or even possibly a ulcer. Good luck. ...Read more

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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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Flatulence (Definition)

Flatulence = passing gas ...Read more