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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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Can antispasmodics help excessive gas and bloating and occasional abdominal pain? (All GI tests negative)

Can antispasmodics help excessive gas and bloating and occasional abdominal pain? (All GI tests negative)

Yes..: Yes, they can help with those symptoms, however make sure you always consult with your doctor when taking new medication. If not better or worse follow up as needed. ...Read more

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32 yr old female. Excessive gas, bloating. ARNP says it could be gluten foods. I think otherwise. Second opinion?

32 yr old female.  Excessive gas, bloating. ARNP says it could be gluten foods. I think otherwise.  Second opinion?

FODMAPs: Stands for Fermentable Oligo-, Di-, Monosaccharides and Polyols. These are compounds in food that bacteria in your intestine can ferment. This can cause gas, pain and diarrhea. Try a low FODMAP diet for a few weeks and see what happens. https://stanfordhealthcare.org/content/dam/SHC/for-patients-component/programs-services/clinical-nutrition-services/docs/pdf-lowfodmapdiet.pdf ...Read more

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I had a parasitic infection in april now the infection is cleared but still having some unusual symptoms like excessive gas, bloating &freq urination.

I had a parasitic infection in april now the infection is cleared but still having some unusual symptoms like excessive gas, bloating &freq urination.

Sometimes happens: It is not unusual for residual symptoms to persist for a while. This may be particularly true for more severe infections. If you have made certain that the initial infection has been cleared, then it is not unusual and you can monitor it for a time. But see a doctor if the symptoms change or become more severe. ...Read more

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23 year old male on and off loose stool, mild abdominal pain, excessive gas, bloating, nausea. I concerned Peptic ulcer or ulcerative colitis ?!

23 year old male on and off loose stool, mild abdominal pain, excessive gas, bloating, nausea. I concerned Peptic ulcer or ulcerative colitis ?!

Vague GI complaints: This coul dbe symptoms of any number of GI disorders including peptic ulcer disease, infalmitory bowel disease, irritable bowel disease, or pancreatic insuficiency. Chronic infections could also cause this such as giardia. It would be best to have these symptoms evaluated with formal testing to arrive at a correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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Have excessive gas after food poisoning. Bloating and at times trouble breathing maybe because of the stress I have. Lower back pain is pres?

Have excessive gas after food poisoning. Bloating and at times trouble breathing maybe because of the stress I have. Lower back pain is pres?

May take a while.: If you truly had a stomach infection then it will take a while to clear. The gas is all part of the process of getting back to normal. If you are having a lot of stress besides this can contribute to the gas and GI upset. You need to talk this over with your doc and plan the best treatment for you together. Reduce or stop the caffeine and alcohol. ...Read more

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I have had excessive bleeding, frequent urination, gas & bloating and doctor found a complex cyst on my left ovary. My ca 125 measured at a 4.1. ?

I have had excessive bleeding, frequent urination, gas & bloating and doctor found a complex cyst on my left ovary. My ca 125 measured at a 4.1. ?

Worrisome: The complex cyst is worrisome and needs to be addressed. Not all ovarian cancers produce ca 125 and ca 125 can be raised by endometriosis, pelvic infections, other cancers, colitis, or even ovulation. It is good for following cancer's response to therapy if the cancer is one of the ones that produce it but not very helpful in diagnosis especially in a premenopausal patient. ...Read more