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Odorless Colorless Gas
Hi! I had an episode a few days ago. I had alot of gas (odorless). When I sat on the toilet, I passed the gas & there was some mucus & red blood. ?
Foods, feeding: Gas is a product of digesting certain foods. If you are breast feeding, you may want to limit your intake of certain foods -cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower), beans, garlic, onions, chocolate, coffee and citrus fruits, dairy can also cause gas. Your baby can become gassy from feeding too fast and swallowing too much air. Try to burp your baby every 5 min during feedings. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Swallowing: Air in your stomach comes from something you ingested - carbonated beverage for example - or from air you have swallowed. These gases are normally trapped by a sphincter which closes off your lower esophagus from your stomach. ...Read more
As the margin of error for a scan that indicates a ga of 7w3d is typically +/- 5 days, is it possible for the estimated ga to actually be 6 days off?
Gas: Peanuts like beans, belong to the legume family, which can produce gas in some people. Other nuts, to my knowledge, do not since they are not legumes. Beano contains an enzyme that dels with the component of peanuts & beans that causes the gas; take before eating them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Most gas...: Most gas is swallowed air. If it isn't burped out during the feeding, it passes a valve (pylorus) between stomach and duodenum, and from there on it's one way street down to the bottom. Some gas is produced by bacteria in the bowel from undigested food, and when this happens it's a sign of improper digestion of whatever food caused it (milk, beans and cabbage are common culprits). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Like helping pooping: A young baby who is normal but has trouble passing gas may just be learning how to relax down low in the pelvis, to let gas move down where it can be easily passed. Sometimes holding his feet up & bending his knees up to near his tummy can help. If he seems to be very fussy, weak/soft in the muscles, not eating much, or bloating his tummy with air, a doctor can evaluate and give additional ideas. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer