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Gas (Overview)

In a medical context, "having gas" refers to having too much gas in the bowels. This causes burping, cramps in the belly, or flatulence (passing gas).


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Do nuts give people gas?

Do nuts give people gas?

Gas: Peanuts like beans, belong to the legume family, which can produce gas in some people. Other nuts, to my knowledge, do not since they are not legumes. Beano contains an enzyme that dels with the component of peanuts & beans that causes the gas; take before eating them. ...Read more

Gas (Overview)

In a medical context, "having gas" refers to having too much gas in the bowels. This causes burping, cramps in the belly, or flatulence (passing gas).


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I have a lot of gas what is the cause?

I have a lot of gas what is the cause?

Gas issues: Excessive gas has various causes. It could be the foods you are eating that tend to have a lot of gas produced after being digested. Legumes is one of the examples. Also, your intestinal microflora may have suffered and it's not doing well digesting food causing you to have lots of gas. Disorders of the gallbladder and pancreas are known to cause gas due to poor digestion. ...Read more

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What lifestyle choices can I make to reduce gas?

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What lifestyle choices can I make to reduce gas?

Yes: Gas x has simethicone in it and strips are used for immediate effect. I do not think one works better than the other.

Also when you eat, do it slowly, chew your food well. Avoid too much of starches and carbohydrates. ...Read more

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Do doctors on hearth except insurance? I have BCBS OF GA.

Do doctors on hearth except insurance? I have BCBS OF GA.

I don't think so.: Check with customer support to confirm this though! And ask about options Is your doc part of Healthtap Concierge? Fee is different there, but still no insurance billing, as as far a I am aware. ...Read more

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I have had gas real bad for the last two weeks what should I do?

I have had gas real  bad for the last two weeks what should I do?

Doctor can evaluate: Colon, rectum, or anus symptoms can be due to some irritation (inflammation) or infection. Irritation can occur from diarrhea, giardia infections, constipation, inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, etc... Lactose intolerance causes gas. Excess fruits or sugarfree sweeteners like maltitol or sorbitol also make gas. A primary care doctor can evaluate, and refer to a G.I. Specialist if needed. ...Read more

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What is the max time I can wear rigid gas permeable contacts in one day?

What is the max time I can wear rigid gas permeable contacts in one day?

I say 12.: Varied answers from varied eye care specialists. In general, i advise my patients that are wearing rigid gas permeable (rgp) contact lenses to not wear them for more than 12 hours a day. You do not want to suffer from contact lens overwear syndrome. This is a corneal inflammation that results from wearing your rgp contacts too long because they feel comfortable. The next am you will have eye pain. ...Read more

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My one month son was given more than the recommended dose of gas drops he seems fine but should i worry?

My one month son was given more than the recommended dose of gas drops he seems fine but should i worry?

Problems not likely: It is unlikely that the gas drops whose active ingredients is most commonly simethicone will cause any harm. However, there is not any legitimate medical evidence to show that this medication in infants is actually effective so you may want to discuss with your pediatrician the need to continue. ...Read more

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We have been in our car for 496 miles I accidentally knocked over the 5 gallon container of gas, and it got all over my backseat. We have our three?

We have been in our car for 496 miles 
I  accidentally knocked over the 5 gallon container of gas, and it got all over my backseat.

We have our three?

Hazardous : Unfortunately your car can't be used until all the gas is cleaned from it, fumes are dangerous to your health and your kids health, let alone the fire hazard, good luck ...Read more

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What causes gas?

Foods, feeding: Gas is a product of digesting certain foods. If you are breast feeding, you may want to limit your intake of certain foods -cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower), beans, garlic, onions, chocolate, coffee and citrus fruits, dairy can also cause gas. Your baby can become gassy from feeding too fast and swallowing too much air. Try to burp your baby every 5 min during feedings. ...Read more

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What are the causes of trapped burps/gas?

What are the causes of trapped burps/gas?

Swallowing: Air in your stomach comes from something you ingested - carbonated beverage for example - or from air you have swallowed. These gases are normally trapped by a sphincter which closes off your lower esophagus from your stomach. ...Read more

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What causes gas in the intestines?

What causes gas in the intestines?

Altered flora: A change in the normal bacterial population of the gut. The bacteria generate gas which distends the colon and causes flatulence. ...Read more

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My grilfrend has duble vizon how can she fix it she when she was livening savana ga?

My grilfrend  has duble vizon  how can she fix it she when she was livening savana ga?

Opthamologist: The best plan would be an opthamologic evaluation. The eye doctor can assess it further and present possible treatment options. ...Read more

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As the margin of error for a scan that indicates a ga of 7w3d is typically +/- 5 days, is it possible for the estimated ga to actually be 6 days off?

As the margin of error for a scan that indicates a ga of 7w3d is typically +/- 5 days, is it possible for the estimated ga to actually be 6 days off?

Yes, of course: In real life, 5 days and 6 days are essentially the same thing. Real life is never exact, so pregnancy-related dates are just estimates. ...Read more

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I have a lot of gas?

Slow down eating: Most gas you pass is swallowed air. Slow down your eating so you are not swallowing air, and it should improve. If not, then you need to be seen. ...Read more

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Does sex give you gas?

Does sex give you gas?

It might: Depends on how active/ vocal/ verbal u are. Yes it can. ...Read more

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What helps to pass gas.

Simethicone: You could try Simethicone over the counter at the pharmacy. ...Read more

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How can I control bad gas?

How can I control bad gas?

Avoid some 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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Sign of gas in my stomack?

Bloat, burp: Distended abdomen, burp/belch, fullness. Gas in gut beyond the stomach, distended, bloated, maybe pain (moves around), flatulence (farts). ...Read more

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Is holding in gas bad for you?

Is holding in gas bad for you?

Not bad: But uncomfortable. Find a private place and eliminate your gas all the best. ...Read more

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Can you control expelling gas?

Bloating: Eat fewer carbs and gluten. Less lactose. Beano sometimes works. Almost all of the other otc products do nothing. ...Read more

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What is causing my child's gas?

What is causing my child's gas?

Most gas...: Most gas is swallowed air. If it isn't burped out during the feeding, it passes a valve (pylorus) between stomach and duodenum, and from there on it's one way street down to the bottom.

Some gas is produced by bacteria in the bowel from undigested food, and when this happens it's a sign of improper digestion of whatever food caused it (milk, beans and cabbage are common culprits). ...Read more

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How do I get gas out of my back?

Impossible anatomy: I am not sure where this is coming from, but there are no organs or spaces in your back that would create or hold onto gas. I would advise re-asking the question with symptoms and not a diagnosis. ...Read more

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How can I help my child pass gas?

Like helping pooping: A young baby who is normal but has trouble passing gas may just be learning how to relax down low in the pelvis, to let gas move down where it can be easily passed. Sometimes holding his feet up & bending his knees up to near his tummy can help. If he seems to be very fussy, weak/soft in the muscles, not eating much, or bloating his tummy with air, a doctor can evaluate and give additional ideas. ...Read more

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Why do i keep smelling gas fumes?

I have no idea: Do you have a sinus infection and live near a gas station? ...Read more

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Why do I get gas everytime I eat?

Multiple factors: diet, digestive enzymes, gallbaldder, stomach or intestines. Get examined and checked. ...Read more