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What could be reasons for persistent gassiness? I just can't stop all day and all night. Are there any std's that cause gas?

What could be reasons for persistent gassiness? I just can't stop all day and all night. Are there any std's that cause gas?

Lactose/fiber/air/ib: The causes of persistent gassiness are
1 lactose intolerance
2high fiber diet
3chronin constipation
4swallowed air
5inflammatory bowel disease
6diverticulitis
7antibiotics
8laxatives
9artficial additives (sweetners)
no stds do not cause gassyness. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Szarka
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Flatulence (Definition)

Flatulence = passing gas ...Read more


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I have been experiencing smelly flatulence. What could be wrong?

I have been experiencing smelly flatulence. What could be wrong?

Rarely serious: Although foul smelling or excessive flatulence is often a source of embarrassment, it is rarely associated with serious illness. Offensive odor, when present, is most often due to dietary factors and may be due to sulfur-containing compounds, such as methanethiol, dimethyl sulfide, and hydrogen sulfide, as well as short-chain fatty acids, skatoles, indoles, volatile amines, and ammonia. ...Read more

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What foods should I eat in order to have less smelly flatulence? Thank you.

What foods should I eat in order to have less smelly flatulence? Thank you.

What's the cause?: Flatulence neither localizes your problem to the 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, etc.? How long have your symptoms lasted, is there accompanying fever, bleeding, vomiting, tenderness? Help w/more info. ...Read more

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I've had really smelly burps and flatulence, nausea and diarreah for a week now. Thought maybe a virus but for so long???

I've had really smelly burps and flatulence, nausea and diarreah for a week now. Thought maybe a virus but for so long???

Time to see doctor: This is even too long for a viral infection and thus time for a visit to your doctor. If you had received a course of antibiotic within a couple of weeks prior to the onset of symptoms, you will need to see your doctor now. ...Read more

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I've been having long sometimes smelly flatulence problems since yesterday and it won't go away. Could this mean I have colon cancer? 19 year old/Male

I've been having long sometimes smelly flatulence problems since yesterday and it won't go away. Could this mean I have colon cancer? 19 year old/Male

Common causes first: This might be a sign of a transient food intolerance, with such a short history.
Early stage of stomach flu/gastroenteritis can present like this.
If symptoms continue with diarrhea, blood in stools, poor appetite and severe colicky abdominal pain for more than a week, you need to have it assessed.
Family history of such illness is useful history. ...Read more

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I suddenly became very gassy and I had a bowel movement and I am still very gassy. Some farts are smelly and some aren't. what's causing this?

I suddenly became very gassy and I had a bowel movement and I am still very gassy. Some farts are smelly and some aren't. what's causing this?

Being gassy.: Being gassy in a sudden sense, meaning starting suddenly and ending suddenly, would usually be related to something you ate recently. Maybe something with a high fiber content to which you’re not accustomed. If it’s stopped by now, great. If not, or if any other symptoms have developed (nausea, vomiting, diarrhea), see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have smelly flatulence problem, through out the day passing smelly gas and my face started itching then am getting big pimples all over my face, why?

I have smelly flatulence problem, through out the day passing smelly gas and my face started itching then am getting big pimples all over my face, why?

May be diet/depends,: This may be due to your diet. It's possible that you're eating foods like pizza and cheese and cake, etc. That not only don't agree with your digestive system with flatulence, etc., but also can give you acne because of the high sugar and fat content. You may have a relative lactose intolerance issue. It'd be smart to see your doctor about a diet plan and exercise as a start. Good luck. ...Read more

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Symptoms: belly aches, headache, nausea and smelly flatulence since my period ended 2 days ago. I feel like this mostly at night. What's wrong?

Symptoms: belly aches, headache, nausea and smelly flatulence since my period ended 2 days ago. I feel like this mostly at night. What's wrong?

Very difficult (?)!: Your symptoms suggest a GI bug, but this should go away within days. If your problems persist, see your doc! Not related to your period! ...Read more

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What can cause extra smelly flatulence and also bowel movements? Does zyprexa or haldol (haloperidol) cause this, or diet?

What can cause extra smelly flatulence and also bowel movements? Does zyprexa or haldol (haloperidol) cause this, or diet?

Diet more likely: A more likely cause of extra smelly flatulence and bowel movements would be in the food you eat than the antipsychotic medication you take. ...Read more

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Can haldol (haloperidol) decanoate or zyprexa be the cause of excessive smelling flatulence and smelly feet? Also lack of regular bowel movements

Can haldol (haloperidol) decanoate or zyprexa be the cause of excessive smelling flatulence and smelly feet? Also lack of regular bowel movements

Possibly: Flatulence and smelly feet are uncommon side effects of tx with Haldol (haloperidol) or zyprexa. However, zyprexa is anticholinergic and may cause constipation or GI problems. If you have diabetes you may be at more risk for infections including athlete's foot with zyprexa. These problems would be less common with haldol (haloperidol). ...Read more

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What could be the white smelly thing coming from my bowel after passing gas be? It feels like I am going to pass stool but actually is the white thing

What could be the white smelly thing coming from my bowel after passing gas be? It feels like I am going to pass stool but actually is the white thing

White thing?: Hello ~ are you sure its coming from the rectum or bowel. If so, its probably mucous and worth while seeing the doc about that. If not, it could be coming from vagina and could be vaginal thrush.' Probably worth seeing the doc about that....thanks ...Read more

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2 months old is very fussy after eating. He passes tons of very smelly gas and sweats a lot while crying/gassy, throws up 1-2/ day. Mylicon doesn't work?

2 months old is very fussy after eating. He passes tons of very smelly gas and sweats a lot while crying/gassy, throws up 1-2/ day. Mylicon doesn't work?

Doctor's exam needed: A 2 month old baby normally does not have bad-smelling poop nor smelly gas. If that is happening, the doctor can examine the baby and look for infectious causes such as viral or bacteria causes. Also, a few babies have trouble digesting what they eat, thus leading to bad-smelling poop and gas. Two months is still very young, so a parent should not wait. ...Read more

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Is there a way to reduce really bad flatulence?

Depends on the cause: Some causes of flatulence, such as swallowing air, is only gotten rid of by either changing how we eat to avoid swallowing air, or by passing it. Other causes include lactose intolerance so one must avoid milk products. I have had some success in recommending eating raw, fresh parsley as a means of reducing the flatulence. Parsley pills did not seem to be as effective. "beano" also works. ...Read more

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What causes flatulence odor?

What causes flatulence odor?

Germs create gasses: The odor of flattus is derived from the gas produced by the germs that live in your digestive tract. Methane is one common product. The character of the odor is influenced by your diet and the variety of gasses produced by separate bacteria.The germs live off what is not absorbed during digestion. ...Read more

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How much flatulence is too much?

How much flatulence is too much?

See below: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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Is there any way to reduce flatulence?

Is there any way to reduce flatulence?

Avoid: Eating a healthy diet can cause gas due to excess fiber. Since humans don't digest the fiber, intestinal bacteria will eat it and make gas as a byproduct. "Beano" enzyme may help. Another reason is lactose intolerance, in which one can't digest lactose (milk sugar). "Lactaid" tablets help. A third reason is sugar alcohols, like maltitol, that can cause gas. The doctor can look for other causes. ...Read more

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How come I have so much flatulence all the time?

Food and genetics: There are many reasons for excessive flatulence, some examples are: overeating, lactose intolerance, ingestion of food with undigestible materials like beans, malabsorption. If is affecting your physical or social health, please consult your doctor for a through evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes flatulence? And how can it be stopped

What causes flatulence? And how can it be stopped

Tricky to stop. ..: Carbon dioxide and methane are naturally produced by the gut flora (bacteria) that live in our intestines. Flatulence is the release of this excess gas / wind. The flatulence from vegetables may be contributed by high 'FODMAP' foods; fermentable carbohydrates that contribute to gas production. You could choose some low 'FODMAP' options; see http://www. Ibsdiets. Org/fodmap-diet/fodmap-food-list/ ...Read more

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How should I use flatulence preventer?

Take with meals: Simethicone containing medications taken with meals can help with flatulence. They disperse air bubbles and help to prevent gas build up. Mylicon gas, mylanta gas, phazyme 95, beano and others are available. ...Read more

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How can I stop flatulence?

Change of diet/check: You need to go over your diet and avoid the foods that are responsible for the symptoms
it may be lactose intolerance, high fiber diet, meds you are taking, constipation etc. Check with your doctor to find the cause if change in food habit does not help. ...Read more

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How do I control flatulence?

Avoid certain foods: Eating a healthy diet can cause gas due to excess fiber. Since humans don't digest the fiber, intestinal bacteria will eat it and make gas as a byproduct. "beano" enzyme may help. Another reason is lactose intolerance, in which one can't digest lactose (milk sugar). "lactaid" tablets help. A third reason is sugar alcohols, like maltitol, that can cause gas. The doctor can look for other causes. ...Read more

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How can you relieve flatulence?

Depends: All of us have flatulence and some people have more than others. Certain foods can cause more gas production than others because we can not digest parts of the food's make up. Bean-o helps with the digestion of certain types of carbohydrates that we do not have the enzymes to digest. You could try that. ...Read more

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Does coleslaw cause flatulence?

It can - because it: Contains cabbage. Cabbage can cause gas because of the fiber content ; because it contains raffinose (a complex sugar) which is broken down in the large intestine. This break down process leads to gas production. ...Read more

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What are the causes of flatulence?

Two main sources: Your flattus is composed of the air you swallow & gasses created by grems in your digestive tract.Bacteria & other germs live off the material your body does'nt absorb during digestion & produce a gas in this process. Lactose ingested by intolerant people will make them gassy because the germs love the left overs. A sugar in vegies (fucose) makes most of us gassy since we can't absorb it. ...Read more

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How do I deal with flatulence pain?

How do I deal with flatulence pain?

Reduce gas productn: Flatulance (gas) pain is a natural response of the balloning of the colon by gas. This causes stretch fibers to react similar to labor pain. Since we are prewired to do this, your best action is to reduce gas production. Balancing the gut bacteria with lactobacillis strains (yogert) can help. I.D.& avoid foods that make you gassy. If needed, find a secluded place, get prone with bottom up & let it out. ...Read more

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58 years old why bedtime flatulence?

Lots of reasons: The gas associated with flatulence can among other reasons originate from ingested air, fermentation of ingested food, or reflect gut dysfunction (dysmotility or inflammation). Your doctor will ask if you are losing weight, have identified particular food intolerances, have had recent exposures/travel or taken antibiotics, use probiotics, have problems with thyroid, diabetes, or irritable bowel. ...Read more