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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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How can I help my child pass gas?

How can I help my child pass gas?

Like helping pooping: A young baby who is normal but has trouble passing gas may just be learning how to relax down low in the pelvis, to let gas move down where it can be easily passed. Sometimes holding his feet up & bending his knees up to near his tummy can help. If he seems to be very fussy, weak/soft in the muscles, not eating much, or bloating his tummy with air, a doctor can evaluate and give additional ideas. ...Read more

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Why does one pass gas frequently?

Passing gas: Gas in the bowels is a normal phenomenon. It is a physiological process to pass the gas as it builds up. Too frequent gas passing may have something to do with your diet. You may need to avoid "gassy" food like cauliflower, cabbage, sometimes bread, sometimes milk products, beans, lentils, and pop. Never be afraid of passing gas - it may not appear as a social norm - but who cares its a norm. ...Read more

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Why do I pass gas that stinks badly?

Normal: It happens to the best of us. Try minimizing or eliminating red meat from you diet. ...Read more

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Is it normal to pass too much gas???

Yes: Different digestive symptoms handle food differently. There is meds that can absorb air and help you with flactuance. If this is a problem for you try beano or gasx. I hope all is well with you. ...Read more

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Why cant I pass my gas? What can I take to relieve it

Many reasons: See your Primary care for an exam and maybe test. Many things may cause not to pass gas and may not be a major problem ...Read more

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I pass bad smelling gas frequently. Should I be worried?

Maybe: Depending of your age, symptoms and other medical conditions you have, you might want to check it out. Although this may be embarrassing, it would be worth it to establish a relationship with a primary care doctor to talk about it. It may be an example of food intolerance/allergy...Or in some cases more serious problems. Even if it isn't anything serious, they may be able to help you manage it. ...Read more

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I pass a lot of smelly gas often. What can be the cause?

Diet and medications: Gas forms when bacteria in your colon ferment carbohydrates that aren't digested in your small intestine. Unfortunately, healthy, high-fiber foods are often the worst offenders. High-fiber foods, swallowed air.Bowel disease, antibiotics., laxatives.Constipation and food intolerances, artificial additives. ...Read more

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My boyfriend passes gas a lot, every 15 minutes he passes gas...What could it be?

Many possibilities. : There are many possible causes to flatus (passing gas), anything from irritable bowel syndrome, food sensitivities, lactose intolerance, swallowing air during eating, and others. Best to see your doctor to determine the exact cause. ...Read more

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Is it always a fistula if you pass gas rectally amd vaginally?

Not always: As some women trap gas in the vagina. If in doubt see your gyn or a colorectal surgeon for an exam. ...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