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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
Will Miralax (polyethylene glycol) and prune juice help pass/soften hard stool in the rectum? I haven't had a normal bowel movement in 10 days but I'm passing gas.
Yes: All 17 year olds do this.Get a more detailed answer ›
Why does a tiny part of my rectum become inflamed if I sit in the toilet to pass gas but once I stand up it goes back to normal?
Early hemorrhoid...: Early stage of hemorrhoid...Get a more detailed answer ›
Ibs: Yes, esp as we age,,, simple remedy simethicon strips 2 or 3x day, as needed,,, add acidophilus 2x day ...Read more
Probably not...: ...but would you care to clarify for us your concerns and risks please? ...Read more
My brother in-law's 4 years old son dose not know how to pass gas. They took him to a doctor and he said everything is normal! Is it normal?
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
Feel bloated and gassy. Normal bowel movement but difficult to pass gas. Is it normal or is medication neccessary? Had colon surgery 2 weeks ago.
Colon surgery: Go back to the hospital and get x-rays, asap. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
2 night ago my man and myself was have sex. I it felt like he was hitting something. After theat I had pain in my buttocks and lower abdominal area for 2 days. It was a come and go pain. It hurt to pass gas.
Been experiencing a slight discomfort under my left rib cage, occasionally find it difficult to pass gas and feel like a blockage on the lower left side of my stomach which is occasional too. It's been the case for more than 20 days now and nor is the pai
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
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
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?
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
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
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
Yes: It's what its supposed to do.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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
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.?
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.
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this has more detailed info and links to the main info sites. ...Read more
I haven't passed gas since my hysterectomy surgery yesterday. Any ways that I can get helpful tips on how to pass gas.
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
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
What should you do if you routinely become bloated and many times somewhat painful where need to pass gas to relieve pressure/pain?
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