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Is farting often normal? I fart thrice a day

Is farting often normal? I fart thrice a day

Depends on: This depends on how you define "often" but "thrice a day" is well within the normal range. Flatulence occurs when undigested undigested food is fermented by the microbes in our gut, producing gas as a byproduct. Some foods such as beans have starches we can not digest, leading to increased gas. Lack of digestive enzymes or imbalances of flora can increase this, but everybody farts sometime! ...Read more

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Is it normal to be farting while urinating?

Is it normal to be farting while urinating?

Not unusual: Often one exerts intra-abdominal pressure to void (urinate) - this same abdominal pressure may also expel gas from the rectum. ...Read more

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After having a bowl movement that's diaria like is it normal when you fart for there to be a liquid discharge that's like a yellow color?

Yes: My nine year old son would describe this as a "shart". It can be normal but may be frowned upon or embarrassing while on a date so would not advise in this circumstance. ...Read more

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17 years old 150lbs active. I have IBS really bad I can't eat bread without hurting. But I was wondering if it was normal that I rarely fart?

17 years old 150lbs active. I have IBS really bad I can't eat bread without hurting. But I was wondering if it was normal that I rarely fart?

Can't tell here, but: Been tested for celiac sprue (true gluten problem). Grains, including wheat, rye, spelt, triticale contain gluten. Blood tests as well as small bowel biopsy to diagnose/exclude. Check diet. Cut out sugarless gum/candies (sorbitol), carbonated beverages, limit coffee, alcohol, tobacco. Make diet diary with symptoms and bring to your doc. Prior and/pelvic surgery can cause adhesions-lead to Sx ...Read more

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Is it normal to have to fart a lot post-op gallbladder removal. I have not had a bowel movement yet so could be due to that. I am eating low-fat food?

Is it normal to have to fart a lot post-op gallbladder removal. I have not had a bowel movement yet so could be due to that. I am eating low-fat food?

Flatulence: Flatulence is nonspecific and perhaps your digestive system has been altered after gall bladder removal. Avoid gassy foods, very harsh roughshod, carbonated drinks and take simethicone 1/2 hour after meals to prevent gas buildup. If constipation becomes problematic drink adequate fluids and try taking a gentle stimulant with stool softener like senokotS daily. ...Read more

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Is little gas farts normal?

Is little gas farts normal?

Flatus: Everyone has flatus to some extent. If excessive- have it checked. ...Read more

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Husband & 2 sons (3 & 8 yrs old) recovering from nasty stomach virus. Husb. And 3 yr old now have green stool and extremely putrid farts. Normal?

Husband & 2 sons (3 & 8 yrs old) recovering from nasty stomach virus. Husb. And 3 yr old now have green stool and extremely putrid farts. Normal?

Yep: These may be signs that the digestive system has not yet fully recovered. As long as they are not dehydrated, this is annoying but harmless. ...Read more

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I fart a lot and it smells really good. Is this normal?

?: Everyone is different. As long as other issues are occurring, no worries. ...Read more

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What is it like to fart with an ostomy? Is it any different than normal?

What is it like to fart with an ostomy? Is it any different than normal?

Can't smell it: The fart goes into the osteomyelitis bag and remains contained until you take it off. ...Read more

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I fart frequently every 5 minutes is it normal?

That's a lot: That is quite a lot of flatulence you have, to be discharging every 5 minutes. Consult your doctor for some remedies, which could be supplements, diet changes, or counseling. ...Read more

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I fart a lot when I get nervous. Is this normal?

I fart a lot when I get nervous. Is this normal?

What's the cause?: Flatulence neither localizes your problem to small or large bowel, nor indicate severity or cause. You have described a gut that may be dysfunctional--but is this due to infection, sibo, motility problems, inflammation, ibs, ischemic disease, maldigestion, sphincter problem...? How long have your symptoms lasted, is there accompanying fever, bleeding, vomiting, tenderness? Change diet. W/stress? ...Read more

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What causes farts that smell really bad and a lot worse than normal?

What causes farts that smell really bad and a lot worse than normal?

Giardia?: May things can upset the balance in your GI tract causing gas, bloating, and even changes in stool. Infection (recent antibiotics?), giardia (travel hx?), change in diet (might you be milk or wheat sensitive?), etc. You can try "pro-biotics" (lactobaccillus), or charcoal tablets, & focusing on a healthy, balanced diet (note some foods cause more gas, see Dr. Google). If persists, see your doctor. ...Read more

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My 1month old formula fed baby farts a lot, I think 20 or more a day. Is that normal?

My 1month old formula fed baby farts a lot, I think 20 or more a day. Is that normal?

Gas: Passing gas without pain is quite normal for babies. S/he may be swallowing more air while taking the bottle. Does he burp well? There is no need for alarm if your baby is behaving well. ...Read more

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When you are pregnant and always farting is this normal?

When you are pregnant and always farting is this normal?

Increased flatus can: Occur. Early pregnancy sxs can include: no period, breast swelling ; tenderness w darkened areolas, thin, white ; milky vaginal discharge, fatigue, ^ urination frequency, constipation, bloating, heartburn, backache, cramping, headache, food cravings or aversions, ^ sense of smell, enlarged waist, feeling faint/dizzy, mood swings, ^ gas, insomnia, gagging more easily ; yawning. ...Read more

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Hi doctors. I fart a lot. Even when im sleeping I noticed it because I woke up just to fart. Is this normal?

Hi doctors. I fart a lot. Even when im sleeping I noticed it because I woke up just to fart. Is this normal?

See you GI doctor: You could have lactose intolerance, small intestinal bacterial overgrowh, or even celiac disease. See GI doctor for a complete evaluation and tests. Avoid foods producing gas. ...Read more

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I have a 1 month old child every night he has a continuous farting even he is not crying, only crying the moment he is farting, is it normal?

I have a 1 month old child every night he has a continuous farting even he is not crying, only crying the moment he is farting, is it normal?

Rectal/anal pain: Have his bottom examined to look for a fissure or other cause of pain. Increased gas may reflect something in his diet that he is not tolerating, such as lactose or protein. All the best. ...Read more

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I always smell like a concentrated rotten eggy smell. It's not fart smell. I emit this smell every few minutes from my anus. I have gastritis. Normal?

Not normal: Having a concentrated rotten eggy smell emitting from your anus every few minutes is not normal. See a GI dr. For an evaluation of this condition. Good luck. ...Read more

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Whenever I fart, my stomach seems to deflate, is this normal?

Whenever I fart, my stomach seems to deflate, is this normal?

Yes: The gas that makes up the 'fart' expands the abdomen. It deflates some when a large amount of gas is expelled. ...Read more

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I feel like my new born is very gassy, farts and poops during every feeding. Is this normal?

Yes: Newborns are born with immature digestive enzymes, which may leave them gassy. It takes 4-6 months for the digestive enzymes to fully develop. Best of health to your child. ...Read more

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26 y m with excess flatulence (with bad odor) from childhood esp increase with legumes (etc), otherwise normal, what's the best treatment?

Multiple: You could try using probiotics daily, which can help restore the normal gut bacteria to its appropriate balance. Also, there are products containing simethicone that help to break down the gas in the gut (bean-o, gas-x). ...Read more

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Having contractions at 36 weeks and farting and feeling better is that normal?

Having contractions at 36 weeks and farting and feeling better is that normal?

WHAT DID YOUR OB SAY: When u are this far along any? S or concerns should really only be directed to your OB! That is your obs job to answer? S or concerns 24/7. Both can be normal but it depends how close your contractions are because if u and baby are ok it os better to at elast get to 37 weeks before u deliver so call your OB as if u were my pt I would send u for monitoring and cx check, flatus is better term. ...Read more

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Is it normal to poop while sleeping. I didt fart or anything.

Is it normal to poop while sleeping. I didt fart or anything.

No: It is not normal to pass stool when you sleep. Was it severe liquid diarrhea? If this recurs have it assessed. ...Read more