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How to get rid of gas after a colonoscopy?

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

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Colonoscopy (Definition)

Colonoscopy is the procedure of using a long flexible camera to visualize the entire colon from the inside with the option to take pictures, video, perform biopsies, remove polyps, etc. Generally people are sedated and do ...Read more


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

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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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?

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 (docusate sodium) and possibleuse of fleets enema if constipation rather than diarrhea. ...Read more

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My colonoscopy said I have mild hemorrhoids. What can I do to get rid of them?

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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How do you get rid of gas after surgery?

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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How to get rid of gas after laparoscopy? (days post op and still look "pregnant"

How to get rid of gas after laparoscopy? (days post op and still look "pregnant"

Gas after laparoscop: Take a tincture of time usually works. Would be unusual for days after op. Call your Dr. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of gas?

Avoid foods: The most likely cause is eating foods that you can not digest. The most likely are milk and milk rodents that are not fermented. Some beans but not others may cause gas. Also, take a probiotic to help with digestion. ...Read more

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Aney way to get rid of gas?

Aney way to get rid of 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.

Not aware of any dietary supplement helping gas. Probably fiber. ...Read more

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How can one get rid of gas?

Nothing works well: Unfortunately, nothing works well. Simethicone seams to be most effective. Its in mylanta ii. ...Read more

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Ginger ale to get rid of gas?

Ginger ale to get rid of gas?

It may help.: Ginger can reduce nausea, flatus ; upset stomach. You can drink slightly flattened ginger ale or nibble on crystallized ginger. Or pour boiling water over freshly sliced organic ginger ; steep x 5 min in a covered pot. Sip. ...Read more

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What's the best way 2 get rid of gas?

Couple ways: One way is prevention with otc prep like beeno. 2nd way is to break up large gas bubbles into smaller ones that can be passed more easily; otc products with simethicone (gas-x, for example) will do that. If gas is due to milk intolerance (lactase deficiency), lactase enzyme is available as tablets (lactaid) to be taken b4 meal with dairy products. Lactaid milk has been treated with enzyme. ...Read more

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Can I tell me how I can get rid of gas?

One natural option: Ginger can reduce nausea, gas ; upset stomach. You can drink slightly flattened ginger ale or nibble on crystallized ginger. Or pour boiling water over freshly sliced organic ginger ; steep x 5 min in a covered pot. Sip. ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of gas without medicine?

Avoid dairy!: As we get older, we are at increased risk of lactose intolerance. Lactose intolerance is our inabiity to digest lactose sugars. Therefore, when we ingest foods such as ice cream, cheese, and milk, we may become bloated, have abdominal pain, and gas. Avoiding foods containing lactose usually reduces these symptoms. If symptoms persist, see your physician to ensure nothing more serious. ...Read more

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What is the best and effect way to get rid of gas quick?

What is the best and effect way to get rid of gas quick?

Pass Gas: Allow the gas to pass, either burp or pass the gas thru the anus. Simethicone is touted as an antigas medication and can be safely taken to try to eliminate gas. ...Read more

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How to get rid of gas from my gastric by pass?

Start easy: Gas x, simethicone, usually does a great job. Check with your surgeon if does not do the job. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of gas in my stomach?

Simethicone: Simethicone is available over-the-counter w/o prescription in the states to help deal w/excessive gas. Sudden increase in fiber can do this as well as consumption of certain foods: beans are famous for inducing flatulence. Figure out what your triggers are and try to avoid them. Or talk to your doc about simethicone. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of gas discharge problem? Can I get medications please.

Food sensitivity: Gas x. Over the counter simethicone may help, but need to get to bottom of what is causing the issue. You may have lactose intolerance, or sensitivity to wheat. Try eliminating dairy for a few weeks. Also try eliminating wheat. See if it helps. You may need to see your doctor if it continues to be a problem. ...Read more

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How to get rid of gas pains after gastric sleeve?

Walk a lot: Gas pains after laparoscopic surgery usually improve in 1-2 days. Walking helps. Some people swear by simethicone as well that you could try. ...Read more

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Kidney and bloating how to get rid of gas and bloating and high blood fats?

Kidney and bloating how to get rid of gas and bloating and high blood fats?

Simethicone: Based on your info, try less cabbage, onions, broccoli, brussel sprouts, wheat, and potatoes in your diet
try also the medication Simethicone 80 mg four times a day as needed, and activated charcoal ...Read more

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How can I get rid of gas associated with constipation?

Funny: When no one home lie on stomach head down and hips up up up you really not only pass gas, fell comfort and would feel like want to go to toilet. Drink lot of woter. 1/4 tea spoonful epsolm salt in cup of water once a week. Add 5 prunes ANS 5figs to diel. Some times abdominal binder helps to relief. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of gas pains after a gallbladder removal?

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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Does phazyme help get rid of gas pains? Please, need some answers?

Does phazyme help get rid of gas pains? Please, need some answers?

Depends on location: Air in the digestive tract may come from a variety of sources-maldigestion due to enzyme deficiency (ex. Lactose intolerance) or food intolerance (ex. Gluten sensitivity), fermentation by gut bacteria (as with bacterial overgrowth syndrome or changed flora after antibiotics), altered GI tract motility, excessive air swallowing, as well as inflammatory and infectious causes. Easy to test for these ...Read more

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What are the ways to get rid of gas in stomach? Any physical way? Besides eating or drinking less of carbonated drinks etc

Flatus: It depends on the reason for excess gas or bloating! Certainly decreasing the amount of carbonated beverages in your diet will help. Other patients experience relief with extra intake of water and or fiber. Lastly, medication called simethicone may decrease extra gas production. ...Read more

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How do u get rid of gas caused by ulcers I've used everything over-the-counter and the gas makes me nausious?

How do u get rid of gas caused by ulcers I've used everything over-the-counter and the gas makes me nausious?

Gas: Gas isn't caused by ulcers. Belching is often from anxiety, bloating could be from constipation and food choices, and farting is normal to some degree, but eliminating offending foods could help. ...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