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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.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
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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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have had horrible gas pains for 5 days. It doesn't seem to matter what i eat they won't go away!?
Is it gas?: Gas pains usually don't last 5 days straight, especially if you've modified your diet. It could be something completely other than gas: constipation, gastroenteritis, diverticulitis, many things. Horrible belly pain lasting 5 days should be checked by your doctor soon! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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