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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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Does coleslaw cause flatulence?

It can - because it: Contains cabbage. Cabbage can cause gas because of the fiber content ; because it contains raffinose (a complex sugar) which is broken down in the large intestine. This break down process leads to gas production. ...Read more

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What are some possible causes of flatulence?

What are some possible causes of flatulence?

Dietary change: A diet high in fiber and vegetables will stimulate colonic bacteria to produce the gaseous output that we technically term flatus. Examine what you used to eat, what you have changed and what you can modify. It is impossible to completely eliminate this part of metabolism but you can help things. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of "fruity" smelling flatulence?

Flatulance: Milk & dairy products, starchy foods like potatoes & pasta, wheat & oat bran, artificial sweeteners in hard candy, bananas, peaches, apricot, raw apples, pears, raisins, mellons, prune juice, fructose in cola drink, beans & lentils, onion, green pepper, cauliflower, broccoli, brussel sprouts, peas, corn, celery, artichoke, carrots, asparagus. ...Read more

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What causes flatulence after going high in mountains but not planes?

Pressure.: Airplane cabins pressurized - 8000ft above sea level to prevent hypoxia. High in the mountains could be significantly higher than that therefore less pressure and more expansion of intestinal gas. However, this would only apply to gas that was created prior to ascent. If you are ascending over a few days, this explanation won't hold and i believe you are somehow swallowing more air - ? Exertion? ...Read more

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Does methadone cause flatulence?

Does methadone cause flatulence?

Opioids in general: Methadone is an opioid. Opioids are very prone to cause constipation and other bowel related problems linked to evacuation. You may want to try and laxative/stool softener like senna and docusate. ...Read more

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What could cause excessive flatulence?

Eliminate cause: Flatulence is excess gas produced in the digestive track due to usually something eaten that does not agree with you. Beans, cabbage and onions are common causes but so is gluten and dairy. I usually have people do an elimination diet of what they think is the offending agent and see what happens. Add probiotics twice daily in the beginning, smaller servings, eat more frequent. Beano helps too. ...Read more

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Could the common cold cause flatulence?

Gas: With a cold, postnasal mucus can drain down our throats, usually while we're sleeping. Swallowing all that mucus can cause some stomach fullness, gas, abd cramping and sometimes softer/mucus-mixed bowel movements. ...Read more

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What could cause of excessive flatulence?

What could cause of excessive flatulence?

Flatulance: Milk & dairy products, starchy foods like potatoes & pasta, wheat & oat bran, artificial sweeteners in hard candy, bananas, peaches, apricot, raw apples, pears, raisins, mellons, prune juice, fructose in cola drink, beans & lentils, onion, green pepper, cauliflower, broccoli, brussel sprouts, peas, corn, celery, artichoke, carrots, asparagus. ...Read more

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What causes excessive flatulence and what can be done about it?

Food/flora/genetics: Combination of types of food, the way your body digests food, and the types of bacteria found in your bowels may affect flatulence. You can try active yogurt and or meds like gas-x for relief. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Szarka
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Flatulence (Definition)

Flatulence, or gas, is a clinical finding in which a person passes gas. It is abnormal to not pass gas, however increased flatulence can be a sign ...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