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How To Relieve Stomach Gas Pain
A few methods: There is no easy answer here but a few suggestions: 1. Swallow less air. This is best achieved by eating slower, not talking when eating, and eating less temperature hot foods (when food is hot we inhale a lot of air to cool it down) 2. If this doesn't help, simethicone (gas-x) can help dissolve gas particles and make gas easier to pass 3. If still a problem see a GI doctor or pcp. ...Read more
Greatly depends: On what is causing the pain. There are so many structures within the abdomen, it is hard to say without a physical exam. You will need to be examined face to face by a physician. You may need to visit the er depending on the pain, level, area and other symptoms. ...Read more
Swallow less air: Try to chew slowly and swallow slowly and you will have less gas. ...Read more
Really just gas?: There are lots of reasons for gassiness & bloating, & not all of them are due to the GI tract. Even "functional" syndromes may be present without underlying "disease." however psbo (paralyzed gut) due to metabolic & inflammatory conditions nearby (like an untreated infection of gyne or urinary tract) must be considered. See doctor, esp. If no relief from otc simethicone, beano, & dietary changes. ...Read more
A few things: For constipation, i suggest two regimens: for acute treatment you can try magnesium oxide or milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) (over the counter). For chronic treatment, higher fiber sources (psyllium husk, flax seed or chia seed powder, konjac starch) & green/leafy vegetables help. Drink plenty of water & adequate amount of probiotics (yogurt or the capsules) to avoid bloating. For treatment of bloating, try gasx. ...Read more
Heartburn approaches: elevating head of bed, not wearing tight clothes that cinch the abdomen, avoiding meals late at night, waiting at least 3 hrs after a meal to lie down, eat smaller meals, maintain a healthy body weight, avoid smoking, avoid alcohol, coffee, tea, caffeine & carbonated beverages. Try acupuncture, hypnosis, ginger tea, relaxation exercises. See if specific foods are triggers such as chocolate, ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Severe gas pain or abdominal pain and vomiting. How can you tell a large gas bubble from appendicitis?
Fever? Location?: Appendicitis starts as middle of abdomen pain (peri-umbilical), often with nausea, change in bowel habit, may get vomiting, fever, pain centering in right lower quadrant. Other things. Like diverticulitis, various gyn issues, ulcer disease, pancreatitis can present with some of the same paterns. In doubt? Call your doc now. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it from period?: Nsaid’s, ssri’s, hormone meds, otc meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise & acupuncture are excellent for pms / period. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol & salt. Get gyn eval to r/o underlying pathology. Consider omega- 3 fatty acids, magnesium (supplementation or through diet) or black cohosh with dr ok. Sipping chamomile & green tea can dissipate pain. Ginger helps w nausea. ...Read more
MEDS FOR GAS RELIEF: Simethicone which is sold under many different names is the best med for gas and is available over the counter for the gas for stomach pain it depends on the cause, if the pain is due to gas, it will go away with med for gas, for others you need to find out the cause of pain and treat it appropriately. ...Read more
Gas: Really need to describe your symptoms and what you are experiencing. Diagnosis stems from detailed history focused details. As detective ask why what where and when. Word dizzy has plethora of symptomsof what pt calls dizzy but doesn't match word, l must be detailed and specific. ...Read more
Irritable bowel synd: I have had the most success with getting people to eat more frequent and smaller meals. Addition of fiber several times a day to keep the stools soft will be helpful. Probiotics twice-daily have also been shown to be helpful in irritable bowel syndrome. There are medicines that will help with the cramping so see your dr. ...Read more
I get bad gas pain that wakes me up at night and wraps around my stomach. Usuallytakes hours to go away. What could cause this?
Colon gas bubble: This type of pain is usually increased by taking a deep breath. The bubble ls trying 2 pass by stool in the colon & stretches the bowel which is painful. If this is the pain have, my self have the same occasionally & i found out on my own that taking a deep breath 2 the limit of ur pain grasping ur stomach and pushing it firmly & then flexing at the waist as far as u can & this will get it pass, . ...Read more
Pain in stomach when press on it. Feels like gas pain and stomach is rumbling. What could this be?
Life and death: A ruptured aorta is a generally rapid and lethal illness demanding immediate assessment (echo and angiography) and, if feasible, urgent surgery. The pain (often in the back) is severe, prolonged and not debatable (no doubt bad things happening). Gas pains can be short in duration, come and go, and relieved by burping, passing gas, or antacids. If you're asking, it's not a ruptured aorta. ...Read more
Yes: Narcotics very frequently induce constipation with their use. It is important to take a stool softener and MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) (or simmilar) daily as well as staying well hydrated. Sennokot laxative is a good choice if you have not had a bm in several days (avoid the strong stimulant laxatives). Discuss your symptoms with your physician who can make recommendations. ...Read more
13w pregnant and having extreme gas pain from the beginning of my pregnancy in my whole abdomen and lower back almost everyday. what to do?
Tried Gas-X?: Simethicone is considered safe in pregnancy for gas pains. Try taking it as directed on the box for several days, as well as making sure your stools are soft and regular, and avoiding foods that might be causing gas. You can also put a few drops of Beano on gas causing foods before eating them. If this doesn't help in just a few days, get seen to be sure nothing else is wrong. ...Read more
Gas pain lower abdominal area for 2-3 days. Not common for me. No dietary changes, no other symptoms (normal otherwise). Could this be from IBS?
Of course-yetCareful: IBS, like most diagnoses, is only a label for a pattern of behaviors with various associated symptoms, possible anatomic variations &/or biomarkers (commonly by blood tests). The label, while at times useful/convenient in various ways does not necessarily reflect great understanding, one reason many medical treatments do not work well; http://goo.gl/Blh6rW. If symptoms only short-term, unlikely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have stomach pain. I have a lot of burping and gas pain and a lot of gass and loose stool and i want to know what s wrong with me. I have a lot of stomach and digestive problames. Please help me!
Stomach : Stomach pain is always concerning. You need to have a medical evaluation. Things to tell your doctor: what brings on your pain, such as eating/not eating; have your bowel movements been normal; things you have tried at home such as medications for indigestion or diarrhea; and any other symptoms you have. If you have increased pain, vomiting, or fever, then you must be seen immediately as an emergency. ...Read more
I have a swollen upper abdomen and pain on my left side with massive gas, pain and bloating on my left side.?
Can gas pain due to food poisining cause intenstin cramps , side cramps & back cramps ? I feel bloated on my left abdomen :(
Am having severe trapped gas pain in right upper abdomen since 3 days,i cnt sit and liedown,,wat wl do next step..i tuk syrp antacid nd all home remed?
I have major pain in my right breast and right side of abdomen and have loud painful burps. Is it a gas pain? It hurts like crazy.
Was experiencing painful stomach and back gas pain. Took a laxative. Pain gone now. Had a colonosophy 4 years ago with 1 poylic found negative. Having another nx week due to constipation. Should I be concern?
How good does activated charcoal work for stomach aches, gas pain and other stomach problems? What is a safe dosage too take daily?
See doctor: If this is a persistent problem, you should talk to your doctor. Although activated charcoal has been touted for its ability to relieve bloating, I have never seen it worked on anyone. I am not unaware of any set dose for this product and thus just read the direction on the product label and follow it if you want to try it. ...Read more
Sharp abdominal cramp on my left side - is it gas or something else? For the last couple of days, i've had an occasional sharp pain in my lower left abdomin, a lot like a gas pain or menstrual cramp. The pain is similiar to the ovulation pain i've had in
Pain : Pain in the lower left quadrant of the abdomen can be from indigestion, or other sources of bowel irritation. It can be caused by constipation. If a patient has diverticuli, which are little extra loops on the bowel that can get food or feces impacted in them, then they will usually have persistent pain, fever, and sometimes vomiting. Ovarian cysts from perimenopausal state can cause left-sided lower pain as you state. If a patient had persistent pain, vomiting, or fever then they should contact their physician. ...Read more
Just getting over the stomach virus and now I'm constipated with lots of gas pain. What should I do?
Gastroenteritis: If you had a lot of diarrhea it is not unusual to go without bowel movements for a few days after. If you are uncomfortable with intestinal gas collection,in addition to avoiding gassy foods, drinking hot water and applying a hot water bottle to the abdomen helps break down the gas and moves it down for passing. Taking simethicone after meals prevents gas build-up. Senokot (senna) helps constipation. ...Read more
See your Doctor: This could be a number of things. See your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more
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