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Dr. Christiaan Maurer
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I have woken up with severe stomach cramps and gas each night and morning for a while now, what could be causing this and how do I make it stop? Its ruining my sleep. Thank you.

Dr. Christiaan Maurer
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I have woken up with severe stomach cramps and gas each night and morning for a while now, what could be causing this and how do I make it stop? Its ruining my sleep. Thank you.

Food: Take metamucil 1 tablespoon with a full glass of water at dinner time. Stop eating all processed foods like cereals, crackers, bread, chips etc. These get digested very quickly and the bacterial use the sugars for food with the byproduct of gas. Stop carbonated beverages. If that fails see your internal medicine specialist. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Pablo Cuevas
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Can you please explain the gas they use to put patients to sleep?

Dr. Pablo Cuevas
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Can you please explain the gas they use to put patients to sleep?

Several: The most common are ethers like isoflurane, desflurane, and sevoflurane and nitrous oxide. There are others but not commonly used because of expense or need for sophisticated equipment. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
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When i sleep on my left side i find i get really bad gas on my right side. When i turn, i can pass it. Why?

Dr. Charles Cattano
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When i sleep on my left side i find i get really bad gas on my right side. When i turn, i can pass it. Why?

Easy answer!: Think of a glass of soda--fizz rises to the top, right? This happens with air in your gut. As you see from colon anatomy, there is a left (descending) & right (ascending) part of the colon. Turning onto your left side allows right colon to fill with air (the "bad gas" you're experiencing); turning onto your right side moves gas to left colon which permits easy passage of it thru the rectum nearby. ...Read more

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Dr. Holly Maes
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My 6week old is having v smelly runny poos v smelly gas and has been quite unsettled the last few days, not sleeping well? Could this be his formula?

Dr. Holly Maes
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My 6week old is having v smelly runny poos v smelly gas and has been quite unsettled the last few days, not sleeping well? Could this be his formula?

Possibly: If you have been using the same formula since baby was born and are mixing it the same way, it's unlikely it's his formula. However, if something has changed, from formula type to the water you use to whether you use powder vs ready-to-feed, it could affect him. As likely, though, is that he may have a little stomach bug . If vomits, use a feeding of pedialyte, but if persists, call your peddoc! ...Read more

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Dr. David Carl Houghton
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Hi I've been experiencing dizziness, gas buildup and numbness for the past 2 weeks. It starts in the evening, and can't sleep. ?

Dr. David Carl Houghton
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Hi I've been experiencing dizziness, gas buildup and numbness for the past 2 weeks. It starts in the evening, and can't sleep. ?

Nonspecific symptoms: These are nonspecific symptoms that could have many possible causes. A detailed medical interview and exam are needed to start sorting it all out. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia
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Why dose why body create odor when I sleep, I sleep naked except underwear? I find when I am laying down I pass gas as well why?

Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia
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Why dose why body create odor when I sleep, I sleep naked except underwear? I find when I am laying down I pass gas as well why?

Normal: The increase in body odor may be due to sweating while you sleep. Also, your digestive system is more active at night, which can cause an increase amount of gas. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregory Mosolf
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My breastfed five month old keeps waking up from gas, what can I do to help ease his discomfort and have him sleep more than an hour at a time?

Dr. Gregory Mosolf
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Probiotic: You have probably already tried mylocon drops (simethicone). They can help a little. Try a probiotic such as bio gaia or jarodophilus (buy at health food store or on line). Can also try yobaby yogurt. If stools are firm/pasty then treat for constipation. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
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1960's, as a child i recall at the dentist a horrible smelling sleeping gas (ether?), unpleasant way to be put out. Does current anesthesia feel better

Dr. Arnold Malerman
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1960's, as a child i recall at the dentist a horrible smelling sleeping gas (ether?), unpleasant way to be put out. Does current anesthesia feel better

Progress: It's been half a century. Cars have changed. Tv's no longer black and white. Gall bladder surgery is done through a 1" incision. And dental anesthesia has come light years. ...Read more

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