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Excessive flatulence, silent odorless. 2nd month on pill period due next week. No change in diet/habits. Minimal bloating. VERY EXCESSIVE. Ok? normal?

Excessive flatulence, silent odorless. 2nd month on pill period due next week. No change in diet/habits. Minimal bloating. VERY EXCESSIVE. Ok? normal?

Flatulance: The most common causes for gas are:
1. too much wheat
2. too much fiber
3. lactose intolerance
Recs: 1.stop all wheat for 1 week. Than let me know your response. ...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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I got a light period, late, after plan-b.Now the second period is late by 2 days and I have very little brown discharge and vaginal farts. Is it normal?

I got a light period, late, after plan-b.Now the second period is late by 2 days and I have very little brown discharge and vaginal farts. Is it normal?

Maybe normal: Plan B can alter the menstrual bleeding for the cycle in which Plan B was taken, and sometimes the next cycle too. One should be sure to check a home pregnancy test about 3 weeks after sex, because Plan B works most of the time, but not all the time. Be sure to put a reliable "Plan A" into action, so that Plan B won't be needed in the future. ...Read more

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My gas has smelled like rotten eggs and im not on my period. This isn't normal for me. Should i, be concerned?

My gas has smelled like rotten eggs and im not on my period. This isn't normal for me. Should i, be concerned?

Yes.: Any change in your normal bowel habits or smell indicates that there is an imbalance in your system. Possible imbalances can be caused by not enough or too much stomach acid, lack of pancreatic enzymes, or overgrowth of bacterial or yeast. It also may be that you are eating more eggs than you realize. ...Read more

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Why do we cramp before periods and have gas?

Why do we cramp before periods and have gas?

Hormonal changes: The normal hormonal changes associated with periods can cause loose bm's, gas, or menstrual cramps. If these symptoms are severe, see your dr. ...Read more

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Am having light period but to much gas and bloating is this normal?

Am having light period but to much gas and bloating is this normal?

See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Thought I was preg last month but got period lighter than normal same length now 7 weeks after protected sex I am having a great deal of gas can I be?

Thought I was preg last month but got period lighter than normal same length now 7 weeks after protected sex I am having a great deal of gas can I be?

Can do preg. Test: It can be hard to guess whether a woman is pregnant or not. A urine pregnancy test, done correctly, gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period, or after having a "weird" period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon, and thus lead to a repeat test. ...Read more

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Are bad gas pains of the lower stomach normal when your close to your period?

Are bad gas pains of the lower stomach normal when your close to your period?

Yes: Try ibuprofen--it is a prostaglandin inhibitor--in a good dose with food-as soon as these start and continue for the first 48 hrs and see if the pain is better. ...Read more

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My period was on 12/6 and had sex 12/6. Period ended on 12/11. Had sex on 12/14. Now im having alot of gas and some cramps. Is it normal to have?

My period was on 12/6 and had sex 12/6. Period ended on 12/11. Had sex on 12/14. Now im having alot of gas and some cramps. Is it normal to have?

Not Related: Unlikely the gas and cramps are related to your recent intercourse and period. See your doctor if it continues or worsens. ...Read more

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Can running trigger cramps (feels like bad menstrual cramps and need to use restroom and have gas) approx 1 week before period. Normal? Exam needed?

Can running trigger cramps (feels like bad menstrual cramps and need to use restroom and have gas) approx 1 week before period. Normal? Exam needed?

Good hydration: Make sure that you hydrate well before, during and after strenuous exertion. V8 or Naked Juice actually have more minerals and vitamins than sports drinks do. Dehydration and / or mineral deficiency (ies) are major contributors to muscle cramps. Strenuous exertion can cause dehydration or mineral losses that lead to cramps. ...Read more

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My period was on 12/6 and had sex 12/6. Period ended on 12/11. Had sex on 12/14. Now im having alot of gas, bloated and some cramps. Is it normal?

My period was on 12/6 and had sex 12/6. Period ended on 12/11. Had sex on 12/14. Now im having alot of gas, bloated and some cramps. Is it normal?

Pelvic pain: Pelvic pain is complex as there are several organs in the pelvis. The ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, bladder, appendix, intestines, colon and rectum can all be the source. Pelvic pain requires and examination to help organize the evaluation. ...Read more

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Bloated stomach painful upper abdonimal. Regular bm passing gas normally. Last 2 periods normal could I be pregnant or what could it be?

Bloated stomach painful upper abdonimal. Regular bm passing gas normally. Last 2 periods normal could I be pregnant or what could it be?

Gastritis: It may gastric inflammation causing increased gas or just indigestion. I would stay away from fatty foods and fries and tri a ppi such as Prilosec otc and see if this gives you releif. ...Read more

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Had protected sex 2 months ago bloated ever since 6-hpt had 2 normal periods breasts now tender no gas or nausea what's going on?

GI?: A variety of GIcomplaints, such as belching, bloating, abdominal pain, constipation, or flatulence, are commonly attributed by the patient to "excess gas, " When excessive intestinal gas does occur, it may be due to excessive air swallowing, increased intraluminal production from malabsorbed nutrients, decreased gas absorption etc Assess diet and see if you can modify it ...Read more

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Mirena (levonorgestrel) taken out in October, normal period November December. Last 3 months no period with sharp pain in pelvic and abdomen along with bloating, gas.

Mirena (levonorgestrel) taken out in October, normal period November December. Last 3 months no period with sharp pain in pelvic and abdomen along with bloating, gas.

First stop PG test: Your first order of business if you have been sexually active is to do a pregnancy test. If negative, a GYN MD visit will sort out the causes of pelvic pain. ...Read more

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Cramping, VERY gurgly tummy, gas, tired, change in bowels bloating 3 days after normal period. On BC 8 mo always taken on time NEVER missed. Pregnant?

Cramping, VERY gurgly tummy, gas, tired, change in bowels bloating 3 days after normal period. On BC 8 mo always taken on time NEVER missed. Pregnant?

Unlikely: Regardless of any symptoms it's unlikely you are pregnant if you'v taken your BCP consistently. However failures do occur: I you are worried do a home pregnancy test an get your answer ASAP. Good wishes. ...Read more

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Stomach pain, pressure in lower abdomen, gas, gas pain and bloating normal before/during period?

Very common: This is not uncommon at all. There are hormonal and inflammatory changes that cause these associated GI symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have upset stomach, bloating, headache, gas, frequent bowel movements and excessive urination, and hot flashes, before period?

Is it normal to have upset stomach, bloating, headache, gas, frequent bowel movements and excessive urination, and hot flashes, before period?

We hope not: That does sound like more than annoying PMS. Even if an exam determines thatit is all PMS, it's a severe type and you can find help from an OBGYN. Have an exam and discover what's going on. That's too bad to just allow it to go on and on w/out putting up a fight. I hope it's an easy win. ...Read more

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What causes really bad farts for an extended period of time?

What causes really bad farts for an extended period of time?

Flatulence: This may very well be proof of a food allergy. Flatulence is common and a sign of healthy diet in some instances. High fiber diets increase flatulence. Your term 'bad' makes me think this is more than just routine flatulence. You may want to look at doing a food diary for a week and seeing if you can discern a problem there that may be the cause of this 'bad' situation. ...Read more

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Is farting and stomache pains symptoms of period?

Is farting and stomache pains symptoms of period?

Can be: Hormonal changes related to the menstrual cycle can exert effects on the gastrointestinal system and may cause cramping or increased flatulence. ...Read more

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I fart a lot and early periods, could I be pregnant?

I fart a lot and early periods, could I be pregnant?

Maybe: If you have noticed a change in your bowel habits, are sexually active and are having unusual bleeding, then certainly you might be pregnant. Take a test! ...Read more

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I've been having fishy/fart smell after my period. The odor is really strong I can smell it and so can others even after showering it comes back later?

I've been having fishy/fart smell after my period. The odor is really strong I can smell it and so can others even after showering it comes back later?

Fishy odor: Infections such as vaginal trichomonas, bacterial vaginosis can cause strong vaginal odor and discharge, check with your doctor for a vaginal exam to find out if you have any infection. ...Read more

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I have a discharge that only comes after my period and its smells like a fart. It only last for about a week I'm so worried. What is it?

I have a discharge that only comes after my period and its smells like a fart. It only last for about a week I'm so worried. What is it?

Hard to say: The blood from your period raises the ph of your vagina a little. The ph change can cause some different odors. It could be an infection and should be checked out by your doctor to be sure. However if (s)he doesn't see anything and there is no discharge or other symptoms associated with it there is probably nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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2 days period, negative test, pimple on my face and back, backache, gas feeling in my tummy, farting and urinating more often. Could I s till be pregnant?

2 days period, negative test, pimple on my face and back, backache, gas feeling in my tummy, farting and urinating more often. Could I s till be pregnant?

Doubtful: If you are having unprotected sex, then it is possible you are pregnant. If you are to the point that you are late for a period, then a home pregnancy test will be quite accurate in determining this. But there are other things that can throw your cycle off and cause your symptoms - illness, stress, change in diet, infection, thyroid problems. Recheck HPT in a week, and see doc if still negative. ...Read more

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Vigina farting this is embarising as I have this air boubles coming from my vagina especially before & after my menstiation period if you walk stand up or move it souns like you are farting I really do not know what to do what can the reson be also when

Air: Air pushed out of your vagina sounds a lot like someone passing gas. In addition to this, the fact that water gets trapped in your vagina and is slowly released after a bath leads me to believe you have a malformation in your hymen.
The hymen is a membrane that surrounds or partially covers the external vaginal opening and is usually torn or dilated after having sex for the first time, riding a bike or horse, and often times during sports or other physical activity.
You may have torn it in such a way that air and water is getting stuck behind it resulting in your symptoms.
Please see a gynecologist for an evaluation. If this is the problem then a minor surgical procedure should correct it, or your doctor may say have more sex if you are sexually active.
Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Szarka
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Flatulence (Definition)

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