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Unable to pass stool and difficult to pass wind.?

Unable to pass stool and difficult to pass wind.?

Some concerns: Your age of 23 suggests a number of possibilities: 1) irritable bowel syndrome; 2) adult hirshprung's disease or rectal dyssynergia with pelvic floor dysfunction; 3) relatively acute procto-colitis due to infection, inflammatory bowel disease, etc.; 4) ano-rectal disorders (like anal fissures, rectal prolapse, large prolapsing hemorrhoids with pain); 5) neurologic damage. Get checked please. ...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


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Can gas x help pass trapped gas?

Yes: Gas x is simethicone. Simethicone helps break up gas bubbles in the gut. Taket by mouth, usually after meals and at bedtime . Swallow the capsules whole. Do not crush or chew the capsules. Follow all directions on the product package. If you are self-treating with simethicone, the usual maximum amount for adults is 500 milligrams daily. ...Read more

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Do bananas cause you to pass gas?

Do bananas cause you to pass gas?

Yes: Gas production is common with cabbage, broccoli, brussel sprouts, broccoli, asparagus, cucumber, peppers, apples, raisins, prunes, bananas, avocados and melons. ...Read more

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Can hemorroids makes it hard to pass gas?

Unlikely: If haemorrhoids are large, they still allow gas to pass, unless the person is nervous about soiling themselves and it is a learned reflex... Need someone to check the health of the rectum.. Preferably someone who has experience. ...Read more

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Would a perforated rectum allow you to pass gas and feces normally without pain?

Would a perforated rectum allow you to pass gas and feces normally without pain?

Probably not...: ...but would you care to clarify for us your concerns and risks please? ...Read more

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How to help gas pass through digestive system?

Completely varies: There is a wide range from a few hours to days. Gas x is over the counter and is quite helpful for many patients and also very safe without side effects. ...Read more

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Having pain due to intestinal gas, not able to pass gas due to constipation. No reduction in mild pain even after taking medication for gas.Whattodo?

Take OTC for gas: Absorption, and watch diet. Simethicone liquid or chewables can help reduce the gas by just adhering to the bubbles formed. Whatever food gave you gas, may be the culprit, and what you need to avoid eating net time. Ranitidine is not for gas, only for stomach acid, and whatever caused your diet to start producing gas, is why you must identify the foods you ate prior to this meal. ...Read more

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How to pass gas quickly after hysterictomy?

Patience: Your body will need time to recover after hysterectomy. There are some things you can do to speed the process up such as getting up and walking as soon as you feel able. Minimizing the amount of narcotic pain medication and only using what you need is also critical. Your doctor and the nursing staff will do what they can to help. Get well soon! ...Read more

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Unable to digest fibre. Excessive gas, abdominal distention, pressure and pain. Dwells in my system for hours. Fibrous food remain undigested in stool?

Unable to digest fibre. Excessive gas, abdominal distention, pressure and pain. Dwells in my system for hours. Fibrous food remain undigested in stool?

Fermented...: Many fibers, particularly the water insoluble kind, are readily fermented by your gut flora. Some people have certain intolerances to bean husks (try beano), to wheat/barley/rye (gluten sensitivity), &/or have a particularly active population in their gut of gas-forming organisms (try bifidobacter-containing probiotics). Maybe altered GI motility, ibs, air swallowing, maldigestion/malabsorption? ...Read more

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Will gas x cause constipation? The foods that help avoid constipation often cause gas so i'm hoping gas x can just eliminate the gas.

Not likely: Gas-x (simethicone) basically breaks large gas bubbles into smaller ones that can easily be passed. Common side effects of this drug are loose bm's & nausea. ...Read more

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How to eliminate gas trapped in your muscles?

See below.: Unless you have injected air into your muscles - not sure how or why - this does not happen. Gas does not get trapped in muscles unless of course you have severe infection with gas producing organisms. In that case immediate surgery is required. ...Read more

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Feeling of something big in rectum that can come out abit,even with straining,keep having urge to poop.Still able to pass gas.How to ease the problem?

Feeling of something big in rectum that can come out abit,even with straining,keep having urge to poop.Still able to pass gas.How to ease the problem?

Some options...: Colonics &purges are popular but should be avoided & can not be recommended (see earlier healthtap answers). Use of irritant laxatives are safe for the short-term only. Fiber supplements, stool softeners, &lavage agents like MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) are safe. Rx drugs are available based on work-up of your cause of constipation--rule out pelvic floor dysfunction, dysmotility/dyssynergia, etc. ...Read more

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How to release gas in stomach?

How to release gas in stomach?

Belch: The best way to release gas from your stomach is to belch. It is also important to try not to swallow air. You shouldn't drink with straws, out of bottles, avoid sodas, avoid eating too fast and washing food down with liquid. If you are speaking about intestinal gas you should avoid gas forming foods such as broccoli, beans, fiber, dried fruits, salads, etc. ...Read more

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Passing gas aka farting can be embarrassing. How can we stop?

A few suggestions: baring any serious issues noted on a complete history and physical , OTC remedies such as simethacone may be helpful. keep a food diary and a symptom log. see if the gas correlates with certain food groups ie dairy , starches ,gluten ,etc. a visit to your family doctor or a gastroenterologist may be needed as well. pro- biotics, Beeno etc are other OTC remedies that can be tried empirically . ...Read more

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Does holding gas in you body cause diverticulitis?

Does holding gas in you body cause diverticulitis?

No: There are no known specific causes of diverticulitis. Diet does not seem to play a role. A high fiber diet is recommended though not proven beneficial. The commonly heard advice to avoid small undigestible foods (such as nuts and seeds) because they may theoretically become lodged in a diverticulum is completely unproven and is probably little more than an old wives' tale. ...Read more

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