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Is It Normal To Fart
No, it is not: Abnormal. Some people generate more gas than others. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
?: Everyone is different. As long as other issues are occurring, no worries. ...Read more
Excessive gas: Can cause pain.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can't smell it: The fart goes into the osteomyelitis bag and remains contained until you take it off. ...Read more
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
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
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