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Inability To Pass Gas
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
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
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
Probably not...: ...but would you care to clarify for us your concerns and risks please? ...Read more
Can mouth breathing cause trapped gas or breathlessness? I find it hard to breath until gas moves/gurgles through my system.
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
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
Could trapped gas & constipation cause it to hurt to stand for long, walk, sit, bend, trying to go to the restroom, etc? I can't pass gas or go...
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
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.
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer