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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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Passing Gas (Definition)

Gas, also called flatus or flatulence, is air in the intestine that is passed through the rectum. Air that is passed from the digestive tract through the ...Read more


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I had a total proctocolectomy with j pouch ileostomy about 5 years ago, and ever since I've had a huge increase in flatulence. How do I control this?

I had a total proctocolectomy with j pouch ileostomy about 5 years ago, and ever since I've had a huge increase in flatulence. How do I control this?

With food: I am sure you were provided of a list of food that is good for you, and the one that are not so good. I know you are supposed to eat enything you want, but not without consequences. stay away frommilk,and milk product, stay away from red meat, fry greassy food, and row vegetables,eat multiple small meals,chew your food well, eat slowly. ...Read more

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I've been experiencing vaginal flatulence for some time now. It's something i can't control and it's not just during sexaul intercourse?

I've been experiencing vaginal flatulence for some time now. It's something i can't control and it's not just during sexaul intercourse?

Could be a fistula: Not sure what you mean by vaginal 'flatulence'. If you mean that you pass air from your vagina then you may have something called a fistula and you should get evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the best diet/food to control flatulence, IBS and passing gas?Could doing exercise assist me to to be relieved from that?

What are the best diet/food to control flatulence, IBS and passing gas?Could doing exercise assist me to to be relieved from that?

Intestinal gas: The more fiber there is in your diet, the more gas is produced as well as cramping and maybe pain. Although fiber is healthy for you, it takes getting used to the excess bulk. Adding more yogurt may help, like the ones with bifidus regularis and acidophilus. You can ask your gastroenterologist if an anti-yeast or antibiotic may help to control growth of certain pathogens in the gut. ...Read more

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What do u think be the reason for a person having redundant colon suffering from flatulence that could unable to control gas properly?And its solut/n?

What do u think be the reason for a person having redundant colon suffering from flatulence that could unable to control gas properly?And its solut/n?

Redundant colon: Describes a large intestine longer than normal with repetitive, overlapping loops. This is a normal anatomic variation that causes no symptoms and needs no treatment. It may be discovered by x-ray done for other reasons. Rarely, it causes a serious complication if it twists around itself (volvulus). ...Read more

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I am with GERD and flatulence. With Sompraz L tabs there is no reflux burn but flatulence is not under control ...kindly help?

Flatulence: Since your GERD is under control simple dietary changes may help like reducing gas forming food, if lactose intolerant use of lactaid or lactose controlled diet. Your doctor may consider Simethicon ...Read more

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My problem is flatulence i can't control my gas even properly I am recommended to have colon surgery by my doctor could it make me safe completely?

Second opinion: It is rare to do surgery for gas and it probably won't work, in my opinion. Usually it's a dietary issue and this won't be taken care of with surgery. I would recommend another GI and surgeon opinion. ...Read more

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Can birth control cause gas/flatulence? I am on my second pack...very worried I ovulated and could be pregnant, even with perfect use.

Can birth control cause gas/flatulence? I am on my second pack...very worried I ovulated and could be pregnant, even with perfect use.

Birth control works: Worrying needlessly seems like such a waste of energy. One of the reasons for being on birth control is so you can relax into life and be sexual and not get pregnant. ...Read more

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Had anal fissure surg 2 months ago. When will passing gas at any time ever go away. ( no control) dr said it will get better its not! help!

Had anal fissure surg 2 months ago.  When will passing gas at any time ever go away. ( no control) dr said it will get better its not!  help!

Patience : It's can take a while. Unfortunately, u don't have a choice either. U have to hang in there. Sometimes it never gets better if the sphincter was cut. If botox, it almost always get back to normal but could take 6 months. ...Read more

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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


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