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Healthy. Why am I so gassy during the day?

Healthy. Why am I so gassy during the day?

Gas: Could be your healthy lifestyle. A lot of fiber in your diet may be giving you a lot more gas. Try something like beano if you eat a lot of vegetables. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Szarka
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Flatulence (Definition)

Flatulence, or gas, is a clinical finding in which a person passes gas. It is abnormal to not pass gas, however increased flatulence can be a sign ...Read more


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What could be reasons for persistent gassiness? I just can't stop all day and all night. Are there any std's that cause gas?

What could be reasons for persistent gassiness? I just can't stop all day and all night. Are there any std's that cause gas?

Lactose/fiber/air/ib: The causes of persistent gassiness are 1 lactose intolerance 2high fiber diet 3chronin constipation 4swallowed air 5inflammatory bowel disease 6diverticulitis 7antibiotics 8laxatives 9artficial additives(sweetners) no stds do not cause gassyness. ...Read more

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Slightly painful abdomen, gassiness, white sticky discharge, I'm irregular and at the 33rd day as of now .Had unprotected sex 10 ago , am I pregnant?

Slightly painful abdomen, gassiness, white sticky discharge, I'm irregular and at the 33rd day as of now .Had unprotected sex 10 ago , am I pregnant?

Hard to tell: It can be hard to tell if a woman is pregnant because some of the symptoms seen in early pregnancy can also happen in non-pregnant women. A urine pregnancy test gives a reliable result if done correctly. One can test about 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred). An Ob-Gyn doctor can evaluate any persistent or worrisome symptoms. ...Read more

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Is excessive gassiness due to illness?

Is excessive gassiness due to illness?

Gas: It can be, or from food intolerance or lactose intolerance. After a GI bug such as an entero or norwalk virus, it may take a week or 2 to regain the lactase enzyme denuded off the bowel villi in the gut. Taking in dairy during this healing period can give you lots of gas and bloating, even diarrhea . It is temporary. There are other causes for gas. Consult a gastroenterologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Whats the cause of too much borborygmi, gassiness and low bp?

Whats the cause of too much borborygmi, gassiness and low bp?

Fodmapa: gas (air) taken in either from swallowing or from fermentation of sugars in the diet. The stomach and large intestine overlap in the vicinity you are referring to. Google low FODMAP diet ( fermentable Oligo-Di-Monosaccharides and polyols). The most well known is lactose. Colon bacteria ferment the sugars and create gas and fluid. gas distends the colon (sigmoid) and causes pain. ...Read more

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What to do about gassiness?

What to do about gassiness?

Foods: look long and hard at what diet changes you have made, there are definitely some foods which cause more gas than others ...Read more

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Is there a good way to reduce gassiness?

Is there a good way to reduce gassiness?

Avoid gassy foods: Most intestinal gas is produced by bacteria that break down our food. Foods that contain undigestible fiber or carbs (including many fruits & vegetables) will increase gas. Avoid sweets, flour, doughy foods, bread, pasta, chips, creamy &dairy products. Activated charcoal caplets is one way to help temporarily. Some patients have more specific problems & should consider checking with a physician. ...Read more

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Is there any relationship between menstruation and either gassiness or diarrhea?

Is there any relationship between menstruation and either gassiness or diarrhea?

Yes: The hormonal changes associated with the menstrual cycle have been associted with changes in bowel habits and are a common cause of irritable bowel type symptoms. ...Read more

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Are dates similar to prunes? Will they have same effect as prunes as far as gassiness, etc?

Are dates similar to prunes? Will they have same effect as prunes as far as gassiness, etc?

Dates: Dates are a great source of fiber and will help with increasing bulk in the stool. Be sure to drink plenty of water to help things move along. Prunes do not have any other special gas production or alleviation effects that I am aware of. ...Read more