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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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Diarrhea for the past two days, excessive rumbling nosies in stomach and flatulence. Goes away after passing diarrhea. No pain or discomfort. Normal?

Diarrhea for the past two days, excessive rumbling nosies in stomach and flatulence. Goes away after passing diarrhea. No pain or discomfort. Normal?

Not normal but: Normal for a gastroenteritis viral infection (low-grade). Stay well hydrated, avoid high sugar fluids and most lactose products (except yogurt). It should pass within 5-10 days. ...Read more

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What could cause excessive flatulence?

What could cause excessive flatulence?

Eliminate cause: Flatulence is excess gas produced in the digestive track due to usually something eaten that does not agree with you. Beans, cabbage and onions are common causes but so is gluten and dairy. I usually have people do an elimination diet of what they think is the offending agent and see what happens. Add probiotics twice daily in the beginning, smaller servings, eat more frequent. Beano helps too. ...Read more

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What could cause of excessive flatulence?

What could cause of excessive flatulence?

Swallowed air/ diet: The digestive system is an elaborate tube from the mouth to the anus. All people swallow air when they eat & some take in more than others. You either belch it up or create flatus. If you eat foods that your body doesn't digest completely, the germs in your gut will & they create flatus in the process. Keep a food diary & keep track of what makes you gassy & avoid them. ...Read more

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Can you blame (excessive) flatulence on salmonella poisoning?

Depends: If your are infected with salmonella and are having vomiting, diarrhea, and gas - yes. Otherwise, depending on what you have eaten and how you digest food will determine you gas expulsion levels. ...Read more

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Excessive flatulence. What to take or do?

Multiple: You could try using probiotics daily, which can help restore the normal gut bacteria to its appropriate balance. Also, there are products containing simethicone that help to break down the gas in the gut (bean-o, gas-x). ...Read more

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What are some ways to eliminate excessive flatulence?

Depends on the cause: Flatulence can come from too many intestinal bacteria, it can come from undigested fiber, etc. There are many causes. It probably is important to figure out the cause. Cauliflower and cabbage versus beans. These products have undigested parts that the colon bacteria convert into gas. ...Read more

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Can aspartame cause excessive flatulence?

No: Aspartame is just a protein. It doesn't cause flatulence, although if you eat high carbohydrate foods and too much food, you can develop gas. You can also swallow air if you eat rapidly. Since you're already on omeprazole, you must have had some GI problems already in your past. ...Read more

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Are there any natural treatments for excessive flatulence?

Depends on the cause: Some causes of flatulence, such as swallowing air, is only gotten rid of by either changing how we eat to avoid swallowing air, or by passing it. However, I have had some success in recommending eating raw, fresh parsley as a means of reducing the flatulence. Parsley pills did not seem to be as effective. ...Read more

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Ihave excessive flatulence. I tried starving myself to death once and ate nothing for a month and still passed gas all day everyday. What is the cause?

Ihave excessive flatulence. I tried starving myself to death once and ate nothing for a month and still passed gas all day everyday. What is the cause?

Good question but...: Feeling full of "gas" may reflect malabsorption of food (like gluten, lactose), intake of poorly digested food, or choosing foods known to promote gas (beans, fizzy drinks), a stomach emptying too slowly, bacterial overgrowth syndrome, delayed intestinal function, partial obstruction from any cause, infection, rectum problems, and pathology outside the gut. Time for evaluation? ...Read more

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What causes excessive flatulence and what can be done about it?

Food/flora/genetics: Combination of types of food, the way your body digests food, and the types of bacteria found in your bowels may affect flatulence. You can try active yogurt and or meds like gas-x for relief. ...Read more

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I have digestive problem with excessive flatulence?

What are you eating?: Your symptoms may be due to what you are eating. It may be due to sensitivity to dairy products or gluten (found in breads and pasta). You will need to see your doctor who can perform tests to see if this is the case. ...Read more

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Are there any dietary / lifestyle factors cause excessive flatulence?

Are there any dietary / lifestyle factors cause excessive flatulence?

Flatulance: Milk & dairy products, starchy foods like potatoes & pasta, wheat & oat bran, artificial sweeteners in hard candy, bananas, peaches, apricot, raw apples, pears, raisins, mellons, prune juice, fructose in cola drink, beans & lentils, onion, green pepper, cauliflower, broccoli, brussel sprouts, peas, corn, celery, artichoke, carrots, asparagus. ...Read more

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I suffer from excessive flatulence everyday no matter what and it's causing me serious problems in my social life already tried beano please help?

I suffer from excessive flatulence everyday no matter what and it's causing me serious problems in my social life already tried beano please help?

Flatulence: Bowel gas (flatus) is a product of bacteria digesting our food. In order to minimize the amount of gas produced, it is wise to eat bland foods such as raw fruits and vegetables. Include basic grains and plenty of water to stay hydrated. Eating too much fiber or processed foods may increase your gas, making you uncomfortable. You might also try over the counter simethicone products. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I had which were growling stomach and excessive flatulence. What could've caused this?

What do you advise if I had which were growling stomach and excessive flatulence. What could've caused this?

Good question but...: Feeling full of "gas" may reflect malabsorption of food (like gluten, lactose), intake of poorly digested food, or choosing foods known to promote gas (beans, fizzy drinks), a stomach emptying too slowly, bacterial overgrowth syndrome, delayed intestinal function, partial obstruction from any cause, infection, rectum problems, and pelvic pathology outside the gut. Time for evaluation? ...Read more

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Excessive flatulence, silent odorless. 2nd month on pill period due next week. No change in diet/habits. Minimal bloating. VERY EXCESSIVE. Ok? normal?

Flatulance: The most common causes for gas are:
1. too much wheat
2. too much fiber
3. lactose intolerance
Recs: 1.stop all wheat for 1 week. Than let me know your response. ...Read more

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Hello. 26/male. My problem is excessive flatulence, bloating and occasionally loose foamy stools early in the morning for a few months. No blood/mucus?

Hello. 26/male. My problem is excessive flatulence, bloating and occasionally loose foamy stools early in the morning for a few months. No blood/mucus?

Excessive Flatulence: Thank you for informing about your residence in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.
See an Internist for possible Diagnosis of-Traveler’s diarrhea, Food allergies, Food reactions, Lactose intolerance, Gastroenteritis, Malabsorption, Amoebic dysentery, Giardia, Hookworm infection, or Irritable bowel disease; have tests and treatment.
Avoid:
Fried and fatty foods
Cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage
Beans, legumes ...Read more

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I've been having pains on the middle part of my back on the right side. Shivery, cough with unsettled stomach. I've been farting excessively too.?

I've been having pains on the middle part of my back on the right side. Shivery, cough with unsettled stomach. I've been farting excessively too.?

Could be Pneumonia?: Pneumonia is infection in the lung, often causes cough, fever and chest pain.
If it is getting worse, you should go see a physician. A chest X-ray can make a quick diagnosis of pneumonia (or lack of it). Check your Temperature with a thermometer when you feel the chills/shivers. ...Read more

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Dizziness at night past few days. Had brain CT 1.5 years ago which was clear. Feel faint feeling/neck pain. Excessive gas as well. Life threatening?

Dizziness at night past few days. Had brain CT 1.5 years ago which was clear. Feel faint feeling/neck pain. Excessive gas as well. Life threatening?

Not immediately: Would see your primary care doctor for work up, there are a huge number of causes for dizziness ranging from dehydration/fainting to ear infections to a brain tumor. Can't really comment on the cause in your case without additional information. ...Read more

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Is there any difference between flatulence and flatus / fart?

Flatus: Flatulence = flatus= fart. Flatus is just a fancier (more medically correect) way to say fart. ...Read more

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Hashimoto thyroidism, HGH bld pressure vitamin d sufficient, excess weight gain, feel tired all the time, would amphetamine boost my energy?

Hashimoto thyroidism, HGH bld pressure vitamin d sufficient, excess weight gain, feel tired all the time, would amphetamine boost my energy?

Yes, but: It would be potentially dangerous and possibly illegal depending upon the source of the amphetamines. Why put something in your body that is harmful and can potentially kill you? Also get off the armour thyroid, which is ground up pig tissue and have your doctor put you on brand name T4 replacement, which is better and safer. ...Read more

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Pain under bellybutton also burning sensation in wrist joints and flatulence and neck clicking and cracking also pain in hip and burning sensation i.

Pain under bellybutton also burning sensation in wrist joints and flatulence and neck clicking and cracking also pain in hip and burning sensation i.

Many things to coord: These are many things to coordinate and needs to be evalauted by your physician. I am not certain these are all related. One would need to know your total medical health to help and your physician woudl be the one to do that. I would look at your intestine, but also joints like hip, neck, wrists, etc ...Read more

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What can I do to stop farting?

Depends: One simple way is to keep a food diary & keep track of what foods make you gassy & avoid them. Cow milk, beans, cauliflower, etc. Each of these contain sugars that some people don't digest well, so food is left for your gut germs to eat & generate gas. Lactaid is a pill that can reduce the problem if you have trouble with milk. Beano is a pill that can help with some vegies. Probiotics help some too ...Read more

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How to stop my farting?

You cant.: Passing gas is normal and essential or you would pop. Bacteria in the colon make the gas, all 1000 trillion of them. It depends on the type you have and the ratio of one species to another. This is always changing with over 10000 different species of bacteria. Try probiotics as they might help. Certain foods increase. Gas, like legumes. ...Read more

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How can I stop farting? Does beano work?

Natural: Passage of flatus (farting) is natural. Beano and gas-x does at times help. ...Read more

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My husband is 46. he suffers from gas. Burping a lot and also farting. He developed a pain in his right side about 3 days ago. There is also swelling?

My husband is 46. he suffers from gas. Burping a lot and also farting. He developed a pain in his right side about 3 days ago. There is also swelling?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes occasionally farting?

Bowel bacteria: You have lots of bacteria in your bowel that create gas while they're doing their marvelous work in your body -- including making vitamins, etc. If you eat something that upsets their balance, you may have more gas. Also eating beans, alcohol sugars, etc. You can take probiotics and/or digestive enzymes and see if it helps. ...Read more

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What to do if I feel like I'm gonna throw up, I keep burping and farting too. Been two days now help.?

What to do if I feel like I'm gonna throw up, I keep burping and farting too. Been two days now help.?

Aerophagia versus...: Aerophagia (swallowed air) distends stomach may result in burping/gas. Also, gassiness/ stomach distension after meals can reflect: 1) partial gastric outlet obstruction due to gastritis/ulcer; 2) pyloric narrowing from scar; 3) gastroparesis due to delayed emptying of stomach (as w/diabetic gut neuropathy); 4) bacterial overgrowth in gut; 5) any malabsorption; 6) pancreatic maldigestion; 7) more ...Read more

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Can Zoloft (sertraline) or Armour Thyroid cause stomach gas? If yes please provide some prevention tips.

Can Zoloft (sertraline) or Armour Thyroid cause stomach gas? If yes please provide some prevention tips.

Belching has: Been reported with zoloft (sertraline). Take with food or considered divided dose with your physician's approval. ...Read more

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Thyroid (Definition)

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Flatulence (Definition)

Flatulence = passing gas ...Read more