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Dr. Charles Cattano
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
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How to get rid of gas after a colonoscopy?

Dr. Charles Cattano
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
34 years in practice
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How to get rid of gas after a colonoscopy?

Retained air post-CO: Air is used to inflate your colon & permit inspection during the colonoscopy procedure. During your recovery before discharge you will be encouraged to pass the air back out. This is accomplished by changing your position in bed, gentle abdominal pressure, & verbal encouragement to overcome your natural embarrassment at passing gas. Some air may persist for several hours--call for help if longer. ...Read more

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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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I had a colonoscopy yesterday and now I have SO MUCH GAS! How can I get rid of it?

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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I had a colonoscopy yesterday and now I have SO MUCH GAS! How can I get rid of it?

Walk...: The intestines will be stimulated with mild exercise such as walking... The gas will pass... ...Read more

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Dr. Myron Arlen
Board Certified, Surgical Oncology
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Is there anything i can do to get rid of bad gas and irregular bowel movements i've had since a colonoscopy in august 2013?

Dr. Myron Arlen
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Is there anything i can do to get rid of bad gas and irregular bowel movements i've had since a colonoscopy in august 2013?

Crohns meds: If the crohns is still active then meds to control the GI inflammatory process needed these include steroids, immune modulators and diet to minimize symptoms irregular movements can be helped with colace and possibleuse of fleets enema if constipation rather than diarrhea. ...Read more

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Dr. Myron Arlen
Board Certified, Surgical Oncology
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My colonoscopy said I have mild hemorrhoids. What can I do to get rid of them?

Dr. Myron Arlen
Board Certified, Surgical Oncology
59 years in practice
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My colonoscopy said I have mild hemorrhoids. What can I do to get rid of them?

Warm baths: If hemorrhoids only seen by colonoscopist with no associated symptoms then no treatment suggested. If there are mild symptoms, a rectal cream or warm soaks can help. If more symptomatic with pain and bleeding, resection or rubber banding would be needed. ...Read more

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Dr. Natalie Geary
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Dr. David Hettinger
Board Certified, Podiatry
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How do you get rid of gas after surgery?

Dr. David Hettinger
Board Certified, Podiatry
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How do you get rid of gas after surgery?

Endoscopic surgery??: Surgeons will add gas to the area to help visualize the site better. The gas will go away on it's own over time. I have not heard of any way to speed up the process. If you mean gas in the stomach, just take some antacids or gas-x. ...Read more

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Dr. John Fung
Board Certified, General Surgery
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How do you get rid of gas pains after a gallbladder removal?

Dr. John Fung
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How do you get rid of gas pains after a gallbladder removal?

Will resolve: U describe a mild form of ileus, in which intestinal motility is decreased, usually due to inactivity and prescribed narcotics for pain. While this ileus usually resolves in a few days, if u walk, drink enough fluids, minimize or eliminate the use of narcotic pain pills, then this will speed your recovery. If u are unable to hold down fluids, have fever or worsening abdominal pain, see ur md. ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Stevens
Board Certified, General Surgery
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How do you get rid of gas buildup in chest after heart surgery four days ago?

Dr. Randy Stevens
Board Certified, General Surgery
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How do you get rid of gas buildup in chest after heart surgery four days ago?

Try yogurt: You had heart surgery 4 days ago. You were given antibiotics during the surgery so you can try yogurt to return your normal gut flora. Also walk a lot every day to move the gas along. If you are taking pain killers try to also take a stool softener. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Grieco
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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How do you get rid of gas when u have your period?

Dr. Robert Grieco
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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How do you get rid of gas when u have your period?

Probiotics: Probiotic , gas-x and beano.

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
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How do you get rid of gas and diarrhea when pregnant?

Dr. Charles Cattano
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
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How do you get rid of gas and diarrhea when pregnant?

Tried probiotics ?: Probiotics are understood to help with the following GI issues in pregnancy: -Infection diarrhea -Antibiotic-related diarrhea -Irritable bowel syndrome -Inflammatory bowel disease Ref: http://americanpregnancy.org/pregnancy-health/probiotics-during-pregnancy/ ...Read more

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