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I have a 1 year old son that has a lot of gas and stomach cramps and he pooped green poop for 4 days, what could be wrong?

I have a 1 year old son that has a lot of gas and stomach cramps and he pooped green poop for 4 days, what could be wrong?

Diet: Consider getting him off dairy and adding probiotics.
If it continues, then please see your pediatrician and discuss it with him/her. ...Read more

Gas (Definition)

In a medical context, "having gas" refers to having too much gas in the bowels. This causes burping, cramps in the belly, ...Read more


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Should I be concerned if my son is 2 mos. Old, he pass gas a lot and have stomach disorder, what should I do about it?

Should I be concerned if my son is 2 mos. Old, he pass gas a lot and have stomach disorder, what should I do about it?

Examination: Have your son checked by your pediatrician. What you see as a problem may be normal. Or he may have one of many gastric problems such as lactose intolerance. Only your pediatrician can determine if a problem exists and if treatment is necessary. Please call for an appointment. ...Read more

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My 8 yo son is having more frequent bm and is burping a lot with complaints of gas. The dr is unsure but recommended trying prilosec. Thoughts?

My 8 yo son is having more frequent bm and is burping a lot with complaints of gas. The dr is unsure but recommended trying prilosec. Thoughts?

May help: But gerd would most likely not cause more frequent bowel movements. It is possible that he has developed lactose intolerance, which has an increase occurrence after seven years of age, so he is in about the right time frame and the symptoms fit as well. Try avoiding dairy for a few days and see if that helps. Best of luck and I hope that helps him out! ...Read more

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Xray of son's tummy shows lots of poop and especially large gas bubble. Going to step up miralax (polyethylene glycol). Any ideas for reducing gas? 2.5 yrs weighs 23.5lbs

Xray of son's tummy shows lots of poop and especially large gas bubble. Going to step up miralax (polyethylene glycol). Any ideas for reducing gas? 2.5 yrs weighs 23.5lbs

Miralax (polyethylene glycol) may help: If you increase the miralax (polyethylene glycol) and he starts having regular movements, the gas may subside. However, too much miralax (polyethylene glycol) may cause tummy aches. Also, see if certain foods cause him more gas. First, see if he is lactose intolerant. Take him off all milk products for 1 week to see if this decreases the gas. Also, excessive sugars from juices can cause gas, so limit these to no more than 8 ounces per day. ...Read more

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My one month son was given more than the recommended dose of gas drops he seems fine but should I worry?

My one month son was given more than the recommended dose of gas drops he seems fine but should I worry?

Problems not likely: It is unlikely that the gas drops whose active ingredients is most commonly simethicone will cause any harm. However, there is not any legitimate medical evidence to show that this medication in infants is actually effective so you may want to discuss with your pediatrician the need to continue. ...Read more

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My son 11years old everything he eats, he can just start eatting and have gas, why? No pain just gasie.

My son 11years old everything he eats, he can just start eatting and have gas, why? No pain just gasie.

Depends: Flatulence (gas) is caused by undigested or partially digested foods traveling to the large intestine, where they are fermented (digested and metabolized) by the bacteria that colonize our colon, often producing gas in the process.
The most common gas producing foods include: cauliflower, brussels sprouts, dried beans, broccoli, cabbage and bran. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned if my 3 week old son has "gas". Which is gentler and better recommended?

Gas: All babies have gas. They swallow air when they cry, when they suck, and when they eat. Eventually, they learn not to swallow so much air. Burp him frequently during the feeding, but don't be too concerned if you don't get a burp every time- it will come out one way or the other. If he is really uncomfortable, ask you doctor about using simethicone drops. ...Read more

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My son is 2 and a half years old and he suffers from gas problems only at night. I give him colicaid drops. Suggest any other solution if any.

My son is 2 and a half years old and he suffers from gas problems only at night. I give him colicaid drops. Suggest any other solution if any.

Gas at night: Avoid foods that are gas producing. Organize his evening meal earlier in the evening and arrange for a visit to the toilet before bedtime. A trial of a lactose free diet may be indicated. All the best. ...Read more

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Ever since I had my son on June 14th this yr I have had bad egg purps ngaas once a week or I just have really smelly gas and pain. Also bloodie stoo?

Ever since I had my son on June 14th this yr I have had bad egg purps ngaas once a week or I just have really smelly gas and pain. Also bloodie stoo?

Reflux and? Colitis: Bad burps are signs of GE reflux, and may benefit from antacid, H2 blockers like Zantac, (ranitidine) or PPI meds like Prilosec.
Bad gas and bloody stools are more worrisome and could suggest an underlying infection or colitis unless you have a fissure or hemorrhoids from constipation. Please see your doctor or a gastroenteritis. ...Read more

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What can I do about my 7 year old son's gas problem?

What can I do about my 7 year old son's gas problem?

Diet??: Please keep a food diary of what he is eating for about 3 days and review with his doctor. Constipation is a common problem as can be certain food intolerance. ...Read more

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My Son is experiencing sudden attacks of crying and passing gas.

My Son is experiencing sudden attacks of crying and passing gas.

More details: How old is your son? Is he constipated- when was his last stool? Please resubmit with more information. ...Read more

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I am extremely bloated and full of gas, I lost my son 4 months ago so very stressed what medication would be best?

Sorry for your loss: So sorry for your loss. This situation is obviously very stressful. For the bloated and gas- you could take an acid-blocker, or antacid-combined with an anti-gas formula or both. Acid blockers such as zantac (ranitidine) or pepcid- are histamine blockers, and Prilosec or Prevacid are proton pump inhibitors and will help reduce the acid. Simethicone will help with the gas. Mylanta or Gaviscon are antigas/antaci. ...Read more

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My four year old son has been complaining about his stomch hurting with gas its been going on alot lately, what can it be, and how can. I treat it?

Needs evaluation: The causes of potential causes of abdominal pain in children are to numerous to narrow down without a more complete history and physical exam. Treatment will depend on the suspected cause. Malabsorption, allergy, infection, gastroesophageal reflux and anatomic anomaly are a few examples. Your pediatrician can help you sort this out. ...Read more

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My son is 16 years old and has an excessive amount of gas he poops 3 to 4 times a day and has so much gas. Poops 3 to 4 times a day excessive gas?

Diet diary: Keep a diet diary for two weeks and see if you can pinpoint the food that is causing his problem, if no solution make an appointment with a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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My son is 7 weeks old today & he's suffering from severe acid reflux and colic. My question is which is the best bottle for reflux and gas? Ty

My son is 7 weeks old today & he's suffering from severe acid reflux and colic. My question is which is the best bottle for reflux and gas? Ty

Refux and gas in bai: Reflux is very common in all infants and it is due to the gasto-esophageal junction which gradually matures as infant gets older, usually at 9-12 months. There is no need for medications for reflux unless the infant is not gaining weight. However gas is a different matter. Infants who seem to have a lot of abdomial pain have colic. It is caused by formula feeding and has nothing to do with bottles. ...Read more

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My son and I were exposed to indirect gas fumes for 5 hrs during a drive, from an item we had in our vehicle. I got light-headed. Should I see a dr?

My son and I were exposed to indirect gas fumes for 5 hrs during a drive, from an item we had in our vehicle. I got light-headed. Should I see a dr?

Carbon monoxide expo: Headache (the most common presenting symptom), malaise, nausea, and dizziness, and may be misdiagnosed with acute viral syndromes. A careful neurologic examination is crucial. Patients may manifest symptoms ranging from mild confusion to coma.
Much more symptoms.

Both are lucky ...Read more

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My 19 months old son wakes up in the middle of the night screaming in pain. He arches his body n throws himself around in pain til he passes gas. Why?

Constipation?: That sounds miserable for both of you! Constipation is exceedingly common in this age group, and it may be difficult to determine how severe it is. It can cause these symptoms--but there are other causes. Best to have your Pediatrician examine the child in-person, and see if testing or treatment are needed. If your child drinks more than 16 oz milk per 24-hours, that's a good place to start. ...Read more

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My son, age 12, belches through the day last 2 weeks. Normal hunger and feels great. Always been lactose intolerant a bit. Still has usual anal gas.?

My son, age 12, belches through the day last 2 weeks. Normal hunger and feels great. Always been lactose intolerant a bit. Still has usual anal gas.?

See below: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with her doctor. This will allow him/her to examine her, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help her. ...Read more

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What can I do to convince my son that novacaine & laughing gas do not hurt.?

What can I do to convince my son that novacaine & laughing gas do not hurt.?

Not sure you can: Novacaine does hurt for a second or two if it is injected. Laughing gas does not. The missing piece here is why does he need to be convinced?
Homeopathic argentum nitricum can really help with anxiety- especially doctor phobia or needle phobia in case he needs to have some procedure done. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to relieve my 3 month old son's gas and get him to stop throwing up?

Can you tell me how to relieve my 3 month old son's gas and get him to stop throwing up?

It depends: Gas & vomiting may be unrelated. In order to best advise how to manage your son's condition a complete history is needed. Vomiting in infants can be associated with esophageal reflux (which they often outgrow), formula intolerance (possible allergy) or sometimes more significant problems. Without a full history and physical exam it's difficult to advise what course of action to take. ...Read more

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My son has forward head posture when playing video ga, es he bends close tv now the back of his neck bone hurts when he does and his back treatment?

My son has forward head posture when playing video ga, es he bends close tv now the back of his neck bone hurts when he does and his back treatment?

Back problems: My suggestion is to get a complete exam from your doctor including a good eye exam. Head positioning maybe due to neck or back but there are other causes that need to be addressed before any back treatment begins. ...Read more

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My son grunts like crazy all the time, it's like he is trying to poo. It's not colic cause relieving gas is not a problem or acid reflux. Pls advise?

My son grunts like crazy all the time, it's like he is trying to poo. It's not colic cause relieving gas is not a problem or acid reflux. Pls advise?

Hard to say: Since you have provided no details like age it is hard to respond. A basic fact is babies have no social conscience & don't equate grunting with anything in particular. They don't see it as anything more important than cooing. ...Read more

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My 3week old son seems to have gas pain he's on enfamil gentelease and gas drops and Zantac (ranitidine) n nothing seems to work. What else I do or use? Please help

My 3week old son seems to have gas pain he's on enfamil gentelease and gas drops and Zantac (ranitidine) n nothing seems to work. What else I do or use? Please help

Try this: Try 24-36hours of nothing but pedialyte for feeding.No formula.As much and as often as he wants. There is nothing in pedialyte to cause gas. If the gas is eliminated, then he is having a formula reaction and there will be another that he can tolerate. If no better, consider acid reflux or another cause of the fussiness. See my other answers regarding " colic" and consult with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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My 10 year old son doesn't eat large amounts of food and we follow a reflux diet. We can't seem to shake the rotten egg breath, no burps, no gas.

My 10 year old son doesn't eat large amounts of food and we follow a reflux diet. We can't seem to shake the rotten egg breath, no burps, no gas.

Halitosis: Halitosis (bad breath) is not usually from reflux. There are several other causes for halitosis. Start with your pediatrician. And dentist. A visit with the ENT may be needed as well. ...Read more

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My son is a week old and has gas and constipation really bad. His stool is thick n mushy like ice cream what meds can I buy over the counter?

My son is a week old and has gas and constipation really bad. His stool is thick n mushy like ice cream what meds can I buy over the counter?

No med: I guess your baby is on formula feeding. As long as infant makes regular bowel movements and poo is not 'hard' as pellet, no medication is necessary. Many young infants pass gases and strain while having bms. ...Read more

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My son has problems on enfamil soy. He was switched to nutramigen, but he spits up more and is still having gas issues. I am lost! Please any advice?

My son has problems on enfamil soy. He was switched to nutramigen, but he spits up more and is still having gas issues. I am lost! Please any advice?

Reflux: Why is your child on soy? If he has reflux then the best formula is either enfamil ar or similac rs (for spit up). Nutramigen tastes terrible and usually is reserved for infants who have milk protein allergy, and those babies usually have bloody diarrhea not just spit up and gas. For the gas you can try mylicon or gripe water or probiotics. ...Read more

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My 15yr old son had a chest xray showing gas projecting over the r medial scapula. He has been coughing and complaining of back and shoulder pain.

My 15yr old son had a chest xray showing gas projecting over the r medial scapula. He has been coughing and complaining of back and shoulder pain.

Could be: Pneumothorax or pneumomediastinum. It is best for him to see a doctor for specific recommendation, because it can lead to breathing problems, which are true medical emergencies. ...Read more