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Does trapped gas cause colic?

Does trapped gas cause colic?

No: Nope. That gas causes colic is a myth, probably created by the people selling worthless anti-gas drops to worried, exhausted parents. ...Read more

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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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Can gas be trapped in lower abdomen?

Can gas be trapped in lower abdomen?

Sure. 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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Can gas x help pass trapped gas?

Can gas x help pass trapped gas?

Yes: Gas x is simethicone. Simethicone helps break up gas bubbles in the gut. Taket by mouth, usually after meals and at bedtime . Swallow the capsules whole. Do not crush or chew the capsules. Follow all directions on the product package. If you are self-treating with simethicone, the usual maximum amount for adults is 500 milligrams daily. ...Read more

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Bloating of stomach, gas problem, abdominal obesity?

Bloating of stomach, gas problem, abdominal obesity?

Abdominal bloating: The symptom complex reported could be from malabsorption and diet related or may be from irritable bowel. If there is any bloody stool need to be ruled out for inflammation or infection the gastrointestinal tract. ...Read more

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Can gas alone cause upper abdominal distention?

Can gas alone cause upper abdominal distention?

Yes: Gas in your intestines can distend the abdomen anywhere in the abdominal cavity. ...Read more

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Experiencing bloating due to trapped gas. Is the trapped gas a symptom of the hiatus hernia?

Possible: But air/ gas can be in the stomach, small intestine, or colon. Some gas is generated by bacteria as well. Some reasons digestion acid, etc generates gas. Swallowed air is also a component. Relief with antacids, absorbents like mylicon etc may give a hint. ...Read more

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Lower belly pain & passing gas?

Lower belly pain & passing gas?

Be seen: It sounds like a typical gastroenteritis that often is seen at this time of year. Your doctor can prescribe meds that will help with your symptoms. ...Read more

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Why is gas painful after incarcerated abd wall hernia?

Why is gas painful after incarcerated abd wall hernia?

Distension : Usually from distension of the small and/or large intestine. Should resolve within a week or so. If the hernia was repaired, you can always call your surgeon to be sure. If it was reduced only, you should see a general surgeon for a consult regarding repair to avoid this in he future. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have painful gas after incarcerated abd wall hernia?

I have painful gas after incarcerated abd wall  hernia?

Please clarify...: Have you been recently diagnosed with an incarcerated hernia (if so, get it fixed ASAP), has your hernia recently been repaired (if so, call your surgeon). Please refer to our other HealthTap answers regarding contributants to gassiness. ...Read more

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Explosive diarrhea with undigested food. Gas. Left lower abdominal pain gurgling in stomach and feels like rectum. 1 week?

Explosive diarrhea with undigested food. Gas. Left lower abdominal pain gurgling in stomach and feels like rectum. 1 week?

Explosive diarrea: hello ~ text book description of GIARDIASIS, intestinal infection by Giardia Lamblia. Go to GP and get request to go for stool Microscopy and culture. The G lamblia has a very characteristic appearance under microscope and is easily diagnosed and do Giardia EIA test to confirm diagnosis. Rx is FLAGYL 250mg tid x 5 days ...Read more

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Can trapped gas cause right sided abdominal pain and dark urine?

Can trapped gas cause right sided abdominal pain and dark urine?

Here are some ...: Trapped-gas-related abdominal ache may be relieved from passing gas or moving bowel, but would not be related with dark urine, to which a professional mind has to wonder if blood in urine (hematuria) or UTI. To clear the issues, collect & bring the info on the onset, degree, duration, interval, progress, and related symptoms over time to Doc for analysis, physicals, possible tests, etc. so to.... ...Read more

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I have abdominal on lt side of belly button tender above belly button diarrhea constipation trapped gas lower back pain abdominal spasms?

I have abdominal on lt side of belly button tender above belly button diarrhea constipation trapped gas lower back pain abdominal spasms?

Doctor can evaluate: Abdominal pains and stool changes can be from many different causes. Infection with "stomach flu" viruses is a common cause. Other causes include eating "bad" food, medication effects, gall bladder problems, appendicitis, irritable bowel symptoms, ulcerative colitis, etc... A primary care doctor or a G.I. Specialist can evaluate and look for a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can passing gas after gallbladder surgery make belly area ache?

Not typical: There is nothing in particular that would cause this. Unless you are actively pushing the gas out and thus having pain from your incision sites. ...Read more

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Symptoms: dark loose stools, difficult/incomplete evacuation, severe abdominal distention from trapped gas, mucous. Diagnosed IBS. I think Proctitis?

Symptoms: dark loose stools, difficult/incomplete evacuation, severe abdominal distention from trapped gas, mucous. Diagnosed IBS. I think Proctitis?

Typical IBS symptoms: As you suspect, these symptoms indeed are consistent with irritable bowel syndrome. But they aren't particularly suggestive of proctitis (inflmmation of the rectum). Inflammatory bowel disease (e.g. Crohn's disease) can cause similar symptoms as IBS, and also can cause proctitis. So I suggest you raise these questions with the doctor who diagnosed IBS then follow her advice. Good luck! ...Read more

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Trapped gas under right rib?

Trapped gas under right rib?

Gas: Gas tends to be caused by the things we eat and the particular makeup of the intestines. Fiber, while very good for you and should be part of everyone's daily diet, is known to cause gas. I tell my patients to keep a food diary for two weeks, and see if they can identify any foods that make them particularly gassy - then try to avoid them! ...Read more

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Stomach pain that eases when burping or passing gas?

Stomach pain that eases when burping or passing gas?

Abdominal pain: You state that you have stomach pain that eases when you burp or pass gas. This very well could be due to diet, problems digesting gluten or milk. Also could be related to a lack of fiber in diet or something called Irritable Bowel Syndrome. You can easily increase your natural fiber, and watch your diet closely and seek medical attention if this continues. ...Read more

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Bloated tummy and severe abdominal pain. No gas or diarrhea ?

Go to the ER. : These can be signs of a life-threatening problem and you need to be evaluated as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Does dicyclomine relieve gas in abdomen?

Does dicyclomine relieve gas in abdomen?

It may: Although, it doesn't act on gas production, it may help with relieving intestine spasms that are often present with increased gas production. ...Read more