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Sometimes I hold my fart in at work. Is this safe?

Sometimes I hold my fart in at work. Is this safe?

Yes: Yes. Bacteria in your colon help to digest food and gas is often a byproduct. You will not explode if you hold gas in, but you might feel bloated. ...Read more

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I am 31 and have constant GI problems at work. I'm constantly farting and most of the time the over the counter gas medicine doesn't work. Help!

I am 31 and have constant GI problems at work.  I'm constantly farting and most of the time the over the counter gas medicine doesn't work. Help!

Eat less gassy foods: like beans, cabbage, greens, cornbread, etc. and don't chew gum or drink carbonated beverages. Try activated charcoal (charco-caps is one brand). Good luck! ...Read more

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Fumes/gas at work give me problems, how do I find out which ones they are?

Fumes/gas at work give me problems, how do I find out which ones they are?

Environmental tests: The first step is some environmental testing to see what sorts of fumes are present at your workplace. It is your employer's duty to ensure that your work environment is safe. You also need to make sure that the problems you're having are indeed related to your work environment and not something else, especially not something you're taking there yourself. ...Read more

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Is laughing gas safe for a child's dental work at age 4 years?

Yes: So long as the provider is trained properly and feels comfortable with providing it, the nitrous can be a successful way to calm a child but not needed if the child is already compliant. ...Read more

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Been at work 24 hours...I am 23 weeks pregnant and found out the basement had gas leak at work..therefore will it harm my baby?

Been at work 24 hours...I am 23 weeks pregnant and found out the basement had gas leak at work..therefore will it harm my baby?

Probably not: If the fumes did not effect you, it likely didn't effect the baby. Obviously, however, the leak needs to be taken care of before you return. ...Read more

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Is it safe for a 2 year old to be put on anesthesia or calming gas while dentist works on his teeth? My son wont be still even if strapped.

Is it safe for a 2 year old to be put on anesthesia or calming gas while dentist works on his teeth? My son wont be still even if strapped.

Yes if experienced.: Be sure you have someone who has training in sedation/anesthesia. Check their credentials. Ask other patients/parents who have received services from your dentist about their experiences. There is always a tiny risk in sedation on toddlers. ...Read more

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How good does activated charcoal work for stomach aches, gas pain and other stomach problems? What is a safe dosage too take daily?

How good does activated charcoal  work for stomach aches, gas pain and other stomach problems? What is a safe dosage too take daily?

See doctor: If this is a persistent problem, you should talk to your doctor. Although activated charcoal has been touted for its ability to relieve bloating, I have never seen it worked on anyone. I am not unaware of any set dose for this product and thus just read the direction on the product label and follow it if you want to try it. ...Read more

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Nauseated,stomach cramps for 4 days. Really really smelly farts! No fever. Burps smell like my farts! Mold in water cooler at work.

Nauseated,stomach cramps for 4 days.  Really really smelly farts! No fever.  Burps smell like my farts! Mold in water cooler at work.

A little more time?: Most cases of non-bacterial gastroenteritis are mild, self-limited, and not life threatening. These resolve on their own with supportive care (drink fluids to prevent dehydration, eat moderately as tolerated, as needed analgesia). In special cases (newborns, elderly, debilitated) hospitalization may be required to provide IV fluids and to support co-morbid medical conditions. ...Read more

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What could happen if you hold a fart for too long?

You won't explode...: ...but you likely will have a crampy, bloated, & uncomfortable abdomen with an increasing sense of fecal urgency. ...Read more

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Offen fart anywhere anytime...that affects my work and life. Can you help me? Thanks.

1st, why RU gassy?: Feeling full of "gas" may reflect malabsorption of food (like gluten, lactose), intake of poorly digested food, or choosing foods known to promote gas (beans, fizzy drinks). Sometimes its more complicated--a stomach emptying too slowly, bacterial overgrowth syndrome, delayed intestinal function, partial obstruction from any cause, infection, rectum problems, and pelvic pathology outside the gut. ...Read more

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How can I stop farting? Does beano work ?

Natural : Passage of flatus (farting) is natural. Beano and gas-x does at times help. ...Read more

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I can't hold in farts ?

I can't hold in farts ?

When alone why try: the passing of flatus is natural and promotes colon health. When in someones company it is simply a courtesy, in most places, not to do so. ...Read more

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Is it bad to hold in farts?

Not necessarily: Not if you are in a crowded room. Flatulence is a normal bodily function. Trying to "hold in farts" is normal if you are in public places, etc. But eventually the gas will dissipate or make its way out. ...Read more

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I am allergic to gluten I have eaten gluten I can't stop farting and have horrible diarrhoea What can I do? Should I attend work tomorrow aswell?

I am allergic to gluten 
I have eaten gluten 
I can't stop farting and have horrible diarrhoea
What can I do? 
Should I attend work tomorrow aswell?

Gluten allergy: The symptoms you mention are typical of gluten sensitivity. If you don't have to run to the bathroom every 15 minutes you can try to go to work. If you have a sick day simply use it. Stick to gluten-free products in the future. I know it is not always easy but it does pay off. Consider using sprouted-grain breads like Ezekiel brand bread. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can flatulence/gastric cause headaches? I get headaches often & painkillers alone don't work but gastric meds do mostly. I want a permanent cure tho.

Can flatulence/gastric cause headaches? I get headaches often & painkillers alone don't work but gastric meds do mostly. I want a permanent cure tho.

Gastric reflux: Reflux of acid from your stomach can be a source of headaches. You answered your own question with your improvement with antacids. Tell your primary care doctor about this. He might prescribe stronger meds or refer you for diagnostic testing. ...Read more