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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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What are the causes of bloating and gas in children who are 5 years old?

What are the causes of bloating and gas in children who are 5 years old?

Certain foods?: It's possible that some food that is in his diet disagrees with him. Milk, beans and soy products are common ones. I also think it would be a very good idea to see a physician to rule out any other source of this problem. ...Read more

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How can I stop flatulence?

How can I stop flatulence?

Change of diet/check: You need to go over your diet and avoid the foods that are responsible for the symptoms
it may be lactose intolerance, high fiber diet, meds you are taking, constipation etc. Check with your doctor to find the cause if change in food habit does not help. ...Read more

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What causes flatulence odor?

What causes flatulence odor?

Germs create gasses: The odor of flattus is derived from the gas produced by the germs that live in your digestive tract. Methane is one common product. The character of the odor is influenced by your diet and the variety of gasses produced by separate bacteria.The germs live off what is not absorbed during digestion. ...Read more

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How do I control flatulence?

How do I control flatulence?

Avoid certain foods: Eating a healthy diet can cause gas due to excess fiber. Since humans don't digest the fiber, intestinal bacteria will eat it and make gas as a byproduct. "beano" enzyme may help. Another reason is lactose intolerance, in which one can't digest lactose (milk sugar). "lactaid" tablets help. A third reason is sugar alcohols, like maltitol, that can cause gas. The doctor can look for other causes. ...Read more

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How can you relieve flatulence?

Depends: All of us have flatulence and some people have more than others. Certain foods can cause more gas production than others because we can not digest parts of the food's make up. Bean-o helps with the digestion of certain types of carbohydrates that we do not have the enzymes to digest. You could try that. ...Read more

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Does coleslaw cause flatulence?

It can - because it: Contains cabbage. Cabbage can cause gas because of the fiber content ; because it contains raffinose (a complex sugar) which is broken down in the large intestine. This break down process leads to gas production. ...Read more

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How much flatulence is too much?

How much flatulence is too much?

See below: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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What are the causes of flatulence?

Two main sources: Your flattus is composed of the air you swallow & gasses created by grems in your digestive tract.Bacteria & other germs live off the material your body does'nt absorb during digestion & produce a gas in this process. Lactose ingested by intolerant people will make them gassy because the germs love the left overs. A sugar in vegies (fucose) makes most of us gassy since we can't absorb it. ...Read more

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How do I deal with flatulence pain?

How do I deal with flatulence pain?

Reduce gas productn: Flatulance (gas) pain is a natural response of the balloning of the colon by gas. This causes stretch fibers to react similar to labor pain. Since we are prewired to do this, your best action is to reduce gas production. Balancing the gut bacteria with lactobacillis strains (yogert) can help. I.D.& avoid foods that make you gassy. If needed, find a secluded place, get prone with bottom up & let it out. ...Read more

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58 years old why bedtime flatulence?

Lots of reasons: The gas associated with flatulence can among other reasons originate from ingested air, fermentation of ingested food, or reflect gut dysfunction (dysmotility or inflammation). Your doctor will ask if you are losing weight, have identified particular food intolerances, have had recent exposures/travel or taken antibiotics, use probiotics, have problems with thyroid, diabetes, or irritable bowel. ...Read more

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Does flatulence cause health problems?

Flatulence.: While flatulence itself would not cause problems (other than social perhaps), excessive flatulence could be indicative of a medical problem, such as malabsorption. ...Read more

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Is there any way to reduce flatulence?

Is there any way to reduce flatulence?

Avoid: Eating a healthy diet can cause gas due to excess fiber. Since humans don't digest the fiber, intestinal bacteria will eat it and make gas as a byproduct. "Beano" enzyme may help. Another reason is lactose intolerance, in which one can't digest lactose (milk sugar). "Lactaid" tablets help. A third reason is sugar alcohols, like maltitol, that can cause gas. The doctor can look for other causes. ...Read more

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What can I do about flatulence? I'm 73.

Two main causes: The two main causes to flatulence is 1) air swallowed during eating, and 2) gas formed in the intestine. For #1, no talking during eating, small bites and chew your food well. For #2, avoidance of foods that tend to form gas (beans, certain vegetables, etc.) and avoidance of milk & milk sugars (cheese, ice cream, etc.) in those who are lactose intolerant. Talk with your doctor for more specifics. ...Read more

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What are some possible causes of flatulence?

Dietary change: A diet high in fiber and vegetables will stimulate colonic bacteria to produce the gaseous output that we technically term flatus. Examine what you used to eat, what you have changed and what you can modify. It is impossible to completely eliminate this part of metabolism but you can help things. ...Read more

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Is there a way to reduce really bad 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. Other causes include lactose intolerance so one must avoid milk products. 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. "beano" also works. ...Read more

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How come I have so much flatulence all the time?

Food and genetics: There are many reasons for excessive flatulence, some examples are: overeating, lactose intolerance, ingestion of food with undigestible materials like beans, malabsorption. If is affecting your physical or social health, please consult your doctor for a through evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes flatulence? And how can it be stopped

What causes flatulence? And how can it be stopped

Tricky to stop. ..: Carbon dioxide and methane are naturally produced by the gut flora (bacteria) that live in our intestines. Flatulence is the release of this excess gas / wind. The flatulence from vegetables may be contributed by high 'FODMAP' foods; fermentable carbohydrates that contribute to gas production. You could choose some low 'FODMAP' options; see http://www. Ibsdiets. Org/fodmap-diet/fodmap-food-list/ ...Read more

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What are some potential causes of "wet flatulence"?

Diarrhea: It sounds like there may be a tendency to have diarrhea. I would advise you get evaluated for that possibility. There can be rectal leaking from other issues as well. Things to consider might be rectal inflammation, infection or a leaky cyst. You need to see your physician to get an evaluation. ...Read more

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What other common symptoms might occur with flatulence?

Gas, bloat: Flatulence can be assoc with lots of causes, dietary as well as system. Commonly associated symptoms include belching, burping, "indigestion", bloating, hard stools, or diarrhea.
May be poor digestion of dietary carbs, fats, etc. (or not). May be sorbitol (sugarless gums and candies)
check with doc if diet or not; could be related to gi, gyn, hormonal issues. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of "fruity" smelling 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 have a problem with flatulence odor, how can it do away?

Change diet: The odor is likely from your diet. Stay away from foods like beans, which when digested form gasses which are passes via rectum. This will likely help. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing smelly flatulence. What could be wrong?

Rarely serious: Although foul smelling or excessive flatulence is often a source of embarrassment, it is rarely associated with serious illness. Offensive odor, when present, is most often due to dietary factors and may be due to sulfur-containing compounds, such as methanethiol, dimethyl sulfide, and hydrogen sulfide, as well as short-chain fatty acids, skatoles, indoles, volatile amines, and ammonia. ...Read more

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Experiencing increased amounts of flatulence in rocky mountains?

Water source?: Consider the possibility of water contaminated by giardia. If you're drinking from well or 'natural' water sources, that is. ...Read more

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Why do I have more flatulence at age 45 than I did when I was 30?

Why do I have more flatulence at age 45 than I did when I was 30?

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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I have foul smelling flatulence. Does it signify any health issues?

Good question: If foods are poorly digested the bacteria in your colon can produce foul smelling flatulence. So I would start with digestive aids or see if a diet of foods easily digested improved the problem. I'm sure there are other possible reasons but I suggest starting with diet and herbs/supplements to aid digestion. ...Read more

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What is the best way to eliminate embarrassing flatulence problems?

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. Other causes include lactose intolerance so one must avoid milk products. 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. "beano" also works. ...Read more

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What causes flatulence after going high in mountains but not planes?

Pressure.: Airplane cabins pressurized - 8000ft above sea level to prevent hypoxia. High in the mountains could be significantly higher than that therefore less pressure and more expansion of intestinal gas. However, this would only apply to gas that was created prior to ascent. If you are ascending over a few days, this explanation won't hold and I believe you are somehow swallowing more air -? Exertion? ...Read more

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Can my night time flatulence give my girlfriend a gag when she wakes up?

Flatulance: It depends what kind of gas you produce, probabely not. ...Read more

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Can flatulence cause demented people to be shunned in memory facilities?

Passing Gas: My guess is that most professionals working in a facility understand that a patient with dementia also may have difficulty with their bodily funcitons. However, other patients in the facility may not be as understanding. ...Read more

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What foods should I eat in order to have less smelly flatulence? Thank you.

What foods should I eat in order to have less smelly flatulence? Thank you.

What's the cause?: Flatulence neither localizes your problem to the small or large bowel, nor indicate severity or cause. You have described a gut that may be dysfunctional--but is this due to infection, sibo, motility problems, inflammation, ibs, ischemic disease, maldigestion, sphincter problem, etc.? How long have your symptoms lasted, is there accompanying fever, bleeding, vomiting, tenderness? Help w/more info. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my flatulence has been smelling foul & they're frequent.?

What do you suggest if my flatulence has been smelling foul & they're frequent.?

Flatulence problem?: Flatulence neither localizes your problem to small or large bowel, nor indicates severity or cause. You have described a gut that may be dysfunctional due to infection, sibo, motility problems, inflammation, ibs, ischemic disease, maldigestion, sphincter problem, or food intolerance. If the latter check low fod-mapdiet restrictions: stanfordhospital. Org/.../nutrition/dh-low-fodmap-diet-handout. Pdf ...Read more

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My granny has uncontrolable flatulence she finds it embarrassing how can she stop this?

My granny has uncontrolable flatulence she finds it embarrassing how can she stop this?

Sources of gas...: Air in the digestive tract may come from a variety of sources--maldigestion due to enzyme deficiency (ex. Lactose intolerance) or food intolerance (ex. Gluten sensitivity), fermentation by gut bacteria (as with bacterial overgrowth syndrome or changed flora after antibiotics), altered GI tract motility, excessive air swallowing, as well as inflammatory and infectious causes. Easy to test 4 these. ...Read more

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I have a sudden increase of putrid flatulence. Could this be caused by my change in diet?

I have a sudden increase of putrid flatulence. Could this be caused by my change in diet?

Stool and diet: The particular aroma of your stool certainly is influenced by your recent diet. If you notice a particular food makes your stool singularly offensive, you may need to avoid that food. Good luck. ...Read more

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My son's flatulence is foul smelling and almost on a regular basis. What is the cause and how can it be solved?

My son's flatulence is foul smelling and almost on a regular basis. What is the cause and how can it be solved?

May be constipated: Constipation is a common cause of flatulance which is common in children. Another common cause is lactose intolerance. Talk to his pcp. ...Read more

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What's causing a flatulence problem? I've developed a flatulence problem in recent months. What could be causing it?

A number of things: Changes in diet or medication could be responsible. I had one patient who found the problem develop and not go away until she changed her drug for gerd (gastroesophageal reflux disease). It's a common side effect of those drugs, but one often not discussed. Certain foods are also well known to increase flatulence, so it might be a recent change in your diet. ...Read more

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Hi, I am 27 yrs old male and facing the problem of too much flatulence. I am having this issue for the past 5 yrs. Kindly help me.

Hi, I am 27 yrs old male and facing the problem of too much flatulence. I am having this issue for the past 5 yrs. Kindly help me.

GI consult needed: With a 5 year history, I would suggest seeing a GI DR.
There are some things that can be done, but with your history it would be best to have the exam be4 making suggestions. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Szarka
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Flatulence (Definition)

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