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Doctor insights on: Exposure To Methane Gas During Pregnancy

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How can I manage my gas during pregnancy?

How can I manage my gas during pregnancy?

Good digestion: Digestive symptoms are common in pregnancy.Make sure you are getting plenty of fiber, fluids & whole, nutritious foods. An easy bowel movement daily helps too. If you are constipated, gas may increase. Taking simethicone tabs may help & are safe, but start with what and how you eat and your other GI complaints may diminish. Last- develop a sense of humor- your "gas problems" are only the beginning. ...Read more

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Pass gas and bloated during pregnancy?

Pass gas and bloated during pregnancy?

Normal: The growing uterus is putting pressure on your intestinal tract causing the bloating and subsequent gas passage. ...Read more

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Can you feel bloated and pass gas a lot during pregnancy?

Pregnancy: Yes. Due to the elevated Progesterone levels in pregnancy, you may feel bloated, constipated, or experience more gas. ...Read more

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How to treat serious gas pain during pregnancy ?

How to treat serious gas pain during pregnancy ?

Walking.: Nothing like a good walk or exercise to tell your body and your bowels to keep moving forward. Alternatively, there's simethicone which you can get over the counter. If constipated, MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) or colace are safe in pregnancy. You should be having a bm at least every other day. Eat lots of fiber to stay regular. Avoid narcotic pain medications. ...Read more

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When does gas start during pregnancy?

When does gas start during pregnancy?

no set time...: Flatulence, indigestion, nausea, heartburn, constipation are all common GI side effects of pregnancy, but not everyone gets them, and, although it is more common to have nausea in the beginning and heartburn at the end, there really is not set time for any of these symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have lots of gas and back and fourth urine during the first trimester of pregnancy?

Is it normal to have lots of gas and back and fourth urine during the first trimester of pregnancy?

Yes: Yes it is normal. The symptoms will be much less on the second trimester as the baby starts to get bigger and move to the top part and not so much pressing the bladder- but the symptoms will come back on third trimester as the baby starts to move down. ...Read more

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What can cause gas belly aches during pregnancy?

What can cause gas belly aches during pregnancy?

Progesterone: The Progesterone level is markedly elevated during pregnancy. The Progesterone causes smooth muscle to relax. This allows the uterus to expand, but also causes the intestines to slow down which can result in consitpation, bloating, and colicky pain. ...Read more

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I need to have my remaining teeth pulled during my pregnancy. Is laughing gas harmful to the fetus? Also, what pain meds after the procedure are safe

I need to have my remaining teeth pulled during my pregnancy. Is laughing gas harmful to the fetus?  Also, what pain meds after the procedure are safe

Yes : I would advise you to avoid the extractions until after your pregnancy is completed if possible. If you must have the extractions i would avoid nitrous oxide, usually, obstetricians allow tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain but the obstetrician should be consulted. ...Read more

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How long does shoulder pain last after laparoscopic surgery? I had a lap for an ectopic pregnancy yesterday and I am feeling a lot of pain in my shoulder. I think it may be from the intraabdominal gas they use to blow up the belly during surgery. How lo

How long does shoulder pain last after laparoscopic surgery? I had a lap for an ectopic pregnancy yesterday and I am feeling a lot of pain in my shoulder.  I think it may be from the intraabdominal gas they use to blow up the belly during surgery.  How lo

Varies: The gas pain will go away quickly in most cases. The specific time will depend on a number of factors including how long was the surgery, what was done during the surgery, how heavy is the patient, how quickly can the patient be up and ambulating, etc. It can take anywhere from a few hours to a few days. ...Read more

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Babycradia with no spectrum.6weeks GA.is this normal in pregnancy.CRL 3.8mm?

Babycradia with no spectrum.6weeks GA.is this normal in pregnancy.CRL 3.8mm?

Ob US: Susan, I am not sure what "babycradia" is (?bradycardia=slow heart rate) and no "spectrum" (? no septum). CRL of 3.8mm would most likely be 3.8cm and would make the pregnancy about 10 weeks along. Hope this helps. Cannot really answer more than that based on what you posted. Please post again if needed and I will try to help. Best of luck ...Read more

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Does guava give gas in pregnancy?

First off, increased: Flatus in pregnancy can be normal. A 1 cup serving of guava has 8.9 grams of fiber. So, if not used to fiber that could be producing ^ gas. Indigenous people in brazil ; mexico use an oral concoction of guava leaf water to treat diarrhea, gas ; abdominal pain. ...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