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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

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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Iv been passing gas like 10+ a day I know that normal but Iv been pass gas mostly on the bus, car, the movie theaters not sure if it's gas are air.?

Gas is air: Certain foods generate more gas, like dairy products, beans, cauliflower, broccoli, Watch your diet, try more high fiber diet. Sometimes Probiotics help, or Gas-X over counter. ...Read more

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Is it normal to not have gas after colonoscopy? Had test 2 months ago and I do not recall passing gas afterward. I've read that most people pass a lot

Sure.: While withdrawing the colonoscope from the cecum (first part of colon) to the rectum, the endoscopist will generally try to suction as much air as possible out of the colon, to reduce patient discomfort. Utilizing co2 gas also helps reduce postoperative gaseous distention. ...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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Is it normal when you have a hemorrhoids and is super difficult to pass gas or sometimes can't even fart?

Is it normal when you have a hemorrhoids and is super difficult to pass gas or sometimes can't even fart?

Piles of trouble: Hemorrhoids may be thrombosed (clotted) and swollen and painful. They can also prolapse and extend out of the anal canal. Try sitting in a hot bath to relax the sphincter muscles. A visit to the doctor for anoscopy exam seems reasonable to rule out other conditions. ...Read more

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My bowels movement is ok but is it normal to feel bloated with gas but unable to pass gas? What do I do? Just had a colon surgery 2 weeks ago.

Not unusual: Good news is that bowels are working!
you had antibiotics and change on diet wrapped around the surgery and some reconditioning is likely.
Mention to your colon surgeon however. ...Read more

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Constant lower pelvic pain/Painful to pass gas and stool/nausea/fatigue/ mucus in stool. Colonoscopy/egd/ct scan/ /stool test normal. Any ideas?

Constant lower pelvic pain/Painful to pass gas and stool/nausea/fatigue/ mucus in stool. Colonoscopy/egd/ct scan/ /stool test normal. Any ideas?

Constipation: You mentioned that all the test are normal. Constipation can cause nausea, fatigue, pelvic heaviness, and painful to pass stool and gas due to exertion. Drink a lot of water/fluid, increase fibers in your diet, and chew your food well before swallow. Drink a glass of slightly warm water with little salt early in the morning. Exercise regularly, everyday walk is good. Try probiotics. Consult GI doc ...Read more

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For the last few days I have been unable to pass gas, I feel it right there ready to come out of my anus I push to try and it just goes "back in"?

May be constipated: I would increase your fluid intake and eat fruits, vegetable and other fiber rich foods with periodic toilet sittings. Change your positions and take walks. If not improving try an over the counter stool softener. If still no better I would see your doctor. It may be related to the effexor, (venlafaxine) the feeling like you have to pass gas (tenesmus) but I could not find any definitive information. ...Read more

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I'm having trapped gas pain on my right side. I have been passing gas & belching. I just had a laparascopic appendectomy 19 days ago. Is this normal?

I'm having trapped gas pain on my right side. I have been passing gas & belching. I just had a laparascopic appendectomy 19 days ago. Is this normal?

Yes: With laparoscopic appendectomy there is alway a certain amount of inflammation in the region of the cecum and adjacent rt. Colon. There can also be a minimal degree of ileus or lack of peristalsis in the bowel causing gas accumulation and retrograde motion of gas or belching. One should wait several wks for resolution. ...Read more

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I have not been able to pass stool for 8 days I strain but only a small amount of soft stool comes out. Passing gas is also hard.? Please help!!

I have not been able to pass stool for 8 days I strain but only a small amount of soft stool comes out. Passing gas is also hard.? Please help!!

Difficult defecation: In people that have issues with defecation, constipation is the most common reason. This is especially true in diets low in fiber and can be worsened by dehydration, alcohol, milk, coffee, tea. Increasing fiber (psyllium for example), increasing water intake, and consideration for over-the-counter stool softeners (docusate for example) are good starting points. See a doc for significant worsening ...Read more

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Lft upper abdomen dailyuncomfort fluttering all day, diff to pass gas but when do helps. Upper endoscopy norm. BM D some days. Dr maybe gerd, no hrt brn?

Lft upper abdomen dailyuncomfort fluttering all day, diff to pass gas but when do helps. Upper endoscopy norm. BM D some days. Dr maybe gerd, no hrt brn?

LUQ gas diarrhea: May have food intolerances, would check for gluten sensitivity, soy allergy as well as milk/ eggs the major culprits. Would also check gallbladder / pancreatic sufficiency and see if creon helps. Consider irritable syndrome as well. But first would check all other causes and follow up with GI. ...Read more

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No bowel movement in 5 days and I am experiencing pain in my stomach. I am unable to pass gas and I am nauseous. I have tried laxatives and...nothing?

No bowel movement in 5 days and I am experiencing pain in my stomach. I am unable to pass gas and I am nauseous. I have tried laxatives and...nothing?

Bowel obstruction?: Bowel obstruction can be partial or complete, due to problems outside the gut or problems within the gut, functional or space-occupying, acute or resolving, small bowel or large bowel. When obstruction is complete, surgery is needed. Based on the symptoms you describe, evaluation is warranted now to distinguish reversible versus problematic causes for your constipation, nausea, pain. ...Read more

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I'm 24 weeks pregnant. I haven't had a bowel movement in 5 weeks, give or take a few days. No symptoms and able to pass gas. Side effects?

I'm 24 weeks pregnant. I haven't had a bowel movement in 5 weeks, give or take a few days. No symptoms and able to pass gas. Side effects?

Constipation: There are many over the counter and prescription medications available for constipation. Head to any pharmacy and pick up Miralax (polyethylene glycol) or similar product. ...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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How come so many foods make me have to pass gas so much?

All Things Pass: It's god's way of telling you that you are fated to live a Hermit's life on the top of a very windy mountain. Unless....you figure out exactly what those foods are and either eliminate them or find certain medications to help digest them (like Beano or Lactaid or Digestive enzymes)-or-you can buy a log cabin in the woods where you can go and splurge to your heart's delight any time you want. ...Read more

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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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What helps to pass gas.

Simethicone: You could try Simethicone over the counter at the pharmacy. ...Read more

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With appendicities or CHRONIC Appendicities is it hard to pass gas or it's easier?

No change: While there is a small subset of patients that can have chronic inflammation of their appendix, it should impact the ability to pass gas. The most common treatment for this would be removal of the appendix laparoscopically by an experienced general surgeon. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What causes farts to smell really bad and having to pass gas often?

Bacterial metabolism: Certain foods are metabolized in different ways by the normal bacteria that live in your colon. This metabolism permits further processing of the food to give you additional nutrients. The bacteria release different organic acids based on the food and the species of bacteria. These acids are released as a gas and have distinctive odors. ...Read more

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Is it toxic to pass gas in front of other people?

Define toxic: This is essentially methane gas with the added odor of various microbe activity. It has a low potential for combustion if near open fire because it dissipates quickly. It's potential to spread germs is minimal. Some would consider it toxic to interpersonal relationships. The anal muscle is well designed to decide when you can release gas if you know how to use it effectively. ...Read more

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I have pain in my rectum area when I get ready to pass gas or move my bowls. What can this be?

I have pain in my rectum area when I get ready to pass gas or move my bowls. What can this be?

Anal fissure?: While there is much more information that would be helpful and a simple examination is necessary to make the diagnosis, it sounds most likely that you have an anal fissure. See a colorectal surgeon for further evaluation and treatment, this is probably a very treatable condition. ...Read more

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Gas trapped in lower back area. How do I get it to stop. What can I do to pass gas to make the pain go away?

Gas trapped in lower back area. How do I get it to stop. What can I do to pass gas to make the pain go away?

See below: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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Hello dr. I'm having some kidney pains and feeling of gas in my lower area. It feels like I always have to pass gas even when it doesn't come out.?

Several possibilites: But one very common one is irritable bowel. The gas feeling is one of the key features of this disorder of bowel spasm.
NOt serious, very treatable.
Here is a webpage JUST FOR YOU!
http://www. Nerdpocalypse. Net/irritable%20bowel. Html
this has more detailed info and links to the main info sites. ...Read more

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I haven't passed gas since my hysterectomy surgery yesterday. Any ways that I can get helpful tips on how to pass gas.

I haven't passed gas since my hysterectomy surgery yesterday. Any ways that I can get helpful tips on how to pass gas.

Movement: The main obstacles to your intestines moving normally are the pain medications you are taking and immobility. Getting out of bed and walking is helpful and minimizing the amount of pain medication you take will help you get your intestines back on line. ...Read more

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What causes women to pass gas through their vagina? Sometimes when I pass gas it comes through my vagina

What causes women to pass gas through their vagina? Sometimes when I pass gas it comes through my vagina

May be a connection!: If you have had a baby and had a deep vaginal tear - particularly into the rectum; if you had an episiotomy; or even if you have had srs (sexual reassignment surgery), it is possible that a tiny connection has formed between the rectum and vagina. Gas or diarrhea may pass through. More commonly, if you are having intercourse, air can get pushed up into the vagina and expells back out. Talk to gyn! ...Read more

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Stomach cramping I feel the need to pass gas but cannot. What can I take?

Gas: For stomach pains secondary to gas, I recommend taking the over the counter medication called simethicone. This is in many products such as gas-x or mylicon. Ask the pharmacist to help locate them. If pain is not relieved with the medication, then seek the attention of a medical provider. ...Read more

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What should you do if you routinely become bloated and many times somewhat painful where need to pass gas to relieve pressure/pain?

What should you do if you routinely become bloated and many times somewhat painful where need to pass gas to relieve pressure/pain?

See a doctor: It could be many things, such as gastritis. You should see a doctor to get a full check up if it occurred all the time to find out the cause. ...Read more