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Medicine For Gas Pains
Sudden gas pains, bloating, and I tried pooping and it wouldn't come out. Is this constipation and how can I treat it without medicine?
Try prune juice and drink plenty of water.
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Pass gas: Assuming the pains are truly gas pains: gas pains can be quite painful. Carminatives help to pass gas. These can include fennel, fenugreek, cinnamon. Hot beverages help stimulate bowel function (even hot water, with or without lemon juice). Chamomile and peppermint help relax gut muscle spasms and may help. Ginger tea can help too. Avoid gassy foods, sugarless candies, bubbly drinks. ...Read more
Warm compresses: A heating pad or a warm bath is the best remedy for cramps caused by gas. You can also try over the counter remedies such as gas-x and beano if the problem seems to be food-related. If these remedies don't improve your symptoms, see your doctor. ...Read more
Gas Pains: Gas may stretch the bowel dramaitically like a balloon about to burst thereby stretching the nerves and causing severe colicky pain until the gas passes to another area. This is one reason that relaxing or conversely rocking may resolve the symptoms. Other stretched tubes may cause similar pain i.e. gallstones or kidney stones. That pain usually lasts longer and often requires medical attention. ...Read more
Cramps/sharp pains: Fortunately, there isn't a lot physically going on at 8 weeks. The uterus is still quite small at this gestation. Therefore crampy pain at this gestation is probably g I related. If you have bleeding and cramping, then call your doctor immediately. ...Read more
Abdominal Pain: Abdominal pain can be at the same location everyday. This could represent inflammation in the stomach, intestines or trapped gas pockets in your intestines. I would recommend this to be evaluated by your doctor or a gastroenterologist and get you the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Look at your diet.:
Gas can be caused by a number of things, dairy, soy, beans, fiber. It can also be aggravated by gluten intolerance, lactose intolerance, too much soda pop, too much sugar.
Some sugar substitutes can cause gas because they are made of sugar alcohols. These are found in diet candy and chewing gums.
Over the counter Beano and Gas-X can help if you aren't using the sugar alcohols. ...Read more
As soon as possible: Gaa pains could be anything. If a continued botheration, check with your doctor. ...Read more
They can, but: Since you have been having symptoms for four days, I would recommending seeing your doctor. ...Read more
I have had horrible gas pains for 5 days. It doesn't seem to matter what I eat they won't go away!?
Diet mostly: Most of the time, symptoms of excessive "gas" are related to the diet. The top 3 dietary exceses, in order: 1) simple dairy, milk and soft cheeses, because of the milk sugar lactose. This is lactose intolerance 2) wheat products, i.e. Gluten intolerance 3) vitamin a foods, green, yellow orange fruits + veges. A simple 1 week withdrawal diet off each should clear up the symptoms. Then you'll know. ...Read more
Gas pain: Gas pain can be described in a variety of ways. Intestines, where gas pains originate is a muscular organ, so distension of a muscle can feel the way you describe. ...Read more
Yes: The prep as well as the air that insufflated can lead to that sensation. ...Read more
No, not really: If you had a D&C procedure, and now are having abdominal pain, then you need to seek help immediately. Even the simplest of procedures are associated with complications. You need to get checked out - make sure they also confirm that the pregnancy was in the uterus and that your HCG levels are falling! ...Read more
See MD if persistent: Unclear without understanding underlying cause - is this urine infection, constipation, inflammation, etc. Would need more information on present symptoms, prior history, and medical workup. Happy to consult but watch for red flags such as fever, weight loss, change in bowel habits, blood, or increased pain ...Read more
Just wait: Your body will pass the gas. I suppose you can also try to swallow less air. If you get anxious you can make it worse by swallowing more air. ...Read more
Call gastroenterolog: Call immediately could be small perforation. If he is not available then go to ER. ...Read more
GI transit issues?: Gut motility is standard, as are most body functions, within a bell curve distribution. However, ileus or obstruction for whatever cause may pathologically distend a portion of the intestine. If present, this requires immediate attention. On the other hand, some people have visceral hyperalgesia--e.g. they feel gassy but may not have excessive gas retention (as seen in Irritable Bowel Syndrome). ...Read more
See your doctor ASAP: Whenever a 46yo person has a new pain in the chest or shoulders it needs to be evaluated promptly to determine its source. Occasionally, serious issues such as heart or lung problems manifest as shoulder pain. Likely, it will be something else, but if it is a serious issue, it needs to be diagnosed promptly. Good luck. ...Read more
Is ice cream ok?: Lactose intolerance will also cause problems when you eat other milk products such as ice cream, cheese, etc. See how you do with some of these other foods. ...Read more
Reply: Depends on what is causing the upset, is it the formula that's giving her the trouble? Make sure first by discussing with her doctor, how is the stool pattern, is she having regular bm. Any spit ups? In between the feeds gentle tummy massage with baby oil can help. Mylicon drops can help but it's important to find out the cause. ...Read more