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Gas Pain Or Appendicitis
Anti gas: There are several products that will help you by decreasing gas production, most of them over the counter. More importantly, most of them work the best when taken prior to eating. Make a diet diary and attempt to narrow down which foods seem to trigger the most gas. Adjusting how much an how often you eat these gas producing foods will also help. ...Read more
If worried, see doc: The classic symptoms of appendicitis are abdominal pain localizing to the right lower quadrant (RLQ) of the abdomen, some nausea and vomiting, and lack of appetite. On exam, there is RLQ tenderness. If the appendix has ruptured, pain and tenderness may be throughout the abdomen. Labs generally show elevated white blood count. Abdominal ultrasound or CT scan are increasingly used for dx. ...Read more
Many causes exist: Gas pain is not associated with fever, tends to relieve itself in a few minutes or with bowel movement. Gas pain will usually not have any other symptoms or signs associated with it. Most people that get gas pain have had it before. If this is the first time you are having severe abdominal pain and it does not go away in a few minutes you should contact your doctor or go to see one. ...Read more
Abd pain: Need more info. Are you constipated? Are you actually passing any gas or is it only giving you cramps? If u r able to pass gas and just constipated -increase water intake and take Miralax (polyethylene glycol) for few days. Also gas x should help. If not passing any gas pl go to ER and have it evaluated. ...Read more
Gas!: Gas-x will break up the large gas bubbles into smaller ones. Charcoal tablets will prevent the production of gas from various things. More importantly, you could consider decreasing the gas producing things in your diet, such as broccoli, beans, and cauliflower. If you eat those things take beano. Also, carbonated beverages can also make you very gassy. Good luck! ...Read more
Several OTC products: Beano has enzyme that breaks down moderate-sized sugars in beans, peanuts, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, brussel sprouts. Lactaid has enzyme that breaks down milk sugar in dairy products. Gas-x et al have simethicone that helps reduce bloating. Activated charcoal has tiny pores that absorb carbon dioxide. Use one for the food (s) giving u gas problems. ...Read more
Find the cause:
Many different things can cause gas pain true bloating due to a large amount of gas can best be avoided by avoiding the foods, activities that cause the gas accumulation. Many other things feel like bloating but may be due to inflammation or adhesions or gallstone problems etc. See your primary to figure out the cause of your symptoms
http://digestive. Niddk. Nih. Gov/ddiseases/pubs/gas/. ...Read more
Yes: Yes. If it persists see your internist. ...Read more
Maybe it's not gas: A person with "extreme gas pain" in the upper back and chest may have something other than gas. If it is gas, then taking an over-the-counter antacid/anti-gas medication should help quickly. But what if it is a heart attack or an aneurysm of the aorta? Those can be fatal, so a person with such symptoms should see his doctor or get checked at the emergency room right away. ...Read more
My aunt had an appendectomy last week and she's experiencing very strong gas pain. Is there anything safe that she can take to relieve the gas pain?
My 6.5 month old all of a sudden started crying from what seems like gas pain. She rarely is inconsolable but every 45 min or so she wakes up crying?
In Pain!: Your little one must be in pain. We should treat these precious little people like we would wish to be treated. It's difficult to say what the cause is but it does need physician assessment very soon. I hope you can reach your physician otherwise go to the ER. ...Read more