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My 7 year old has pain around navel area foul smelling gas?

My 7 year old has pain around navel area foul smelling gas?

See MD: see your doctor, and consider testing for infection or parasites, also rule out gluten and dairy sensitivity or other digestive issues. ...Read more

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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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I have very excessive foul smelling gas daily. Smells like propane gas .Stops me from applying for other jobs.. Wat do you suggest?

I have very excessive foul smelling gas daily. Smells like propane gas .Stops me from applying for other jobs.. Wat do you suggest?

Lactose intolerant: Look at the foods you are eating. Avoid gas producing veggies (like cabbage, broccoli, etc) and dairy products for a while and see if it helps. ...Read more

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What can cause frequent foul-smelling gas for weeks, sometimes accompanied by severe nausea? Happens all day, improves with soft food diet.

What can cause frequent foul-smelling gas for weeks, sometimes accompanied by severe nausea? Happens all day, improves with soft food diet.

Needs to be checked: You need to consul your doctor as your symptoms are there for 2to3months you may have 1lactose intolerance 2inflammatory bowel disease 3irritable bowel syndrome' 4giardiasis, infection by parasite giardia 5side effect of antibiotic use and many other conditions so consult your doctor or a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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How does having gas/food in the peritoneal cavity feel like? Would you get sick immediately, what damage is possible? Could you get foul smelling gas?

How does having gas/food in the peritoneal cavity feel like? Would you get sick immediately, what damage is possible? Could you get foul smelling gas?

Big problem: If air or food enters the peritoneal cavity from a perforation of the intestine, whil some people may wall off the area and do ok, this is typically a life threatening situation whereby you would become sick over a period of hours, developing severe abdominal pain that is constant, and worse when you move around. If you think you have this, please go to an emergency room asap. ...Read more

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I have foul smelling gas, feel bloated and have abdominal that pain comes and goes. What are my next steps?

I have foul smelling gas, feel bloated and have abdominal that pain comes and goes. What are my next steps?

See a GI doctor: These types of symptoms can be part of irritable bowel syndrome, crohn disease, inflammatory bowel disease, infections, etc. Diarrhea, constipation, blood in the stool, cramping, etc, are all things you should be prepared to tell the GI doctor -- who will probably do a colonoscopy/endoscopy, depending on your age, and other symptoms. ...Read more

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I have excessive foul smelling gas that words cannot describe with occasional abd pain and lower left pelvic pain ?

Gastrointestinal dz: Sounds like you have a gastrointestinal problem, could be an infection, possibly irritable bowel syndrome, or diverticular disease, but could be due to food allergies/sensitivities. You should see a gastroenterologist. Consider starting to modify your diet- and try to see if certain foods (flour products, milk products) seem to trigger the pain and gas. ...Read more

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I have been getting really bloated and pass the most foul smelling gas. how wil i get rid of this. i'm a vegetarian.

High fiber produces: The foods on a vegan diet tend to cause more gas because of the high fiber. The way to get rid of the gas is to back off on the foods and drinks listed in this hyperlink: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/gas-and-gas-pains/in-depth/gas-and-gas-pains/art-20044739 ...Read more

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Extremely foul smelling gas whenever I drink alcohol (which is rarely) - could I have an intolerance?

Extremely foul smelling gas whenever I drink alcohol (which is rarely) - could I have an intolerance?

Intolerance Yes: Well of course there is an intolerance. I can only conjecture as to the cause. Hyperacidity in the stomach has been a cause for increased gas and alcohol could do that. Usually foul smelling gas is afrom poorly digested food or changes in the flora in your intestines. I'm not aware of alcohol generally causing either of these problems so I'm at a loss to explain why you have this intolerance. ...Read more