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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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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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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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Is it normal not to pass gas for a couple days?

Is it normal not to pass gas for a couple days?

Maybe: The average person passes gas 10-14 times per day...Maybe your are just lucky or the most popular person on an elevator. The only time you need to be worried is if there is pain or obstruction. If you are concerned, get your pcp to check it out. Very rarely is this a concerning symptom. ...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