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I am having sharp pains on my left side and I feel bubbling. I am having trouble passing gas and passing stool. What could be wrong?

I am having sharp pains on my left side and I feel bubbling. I am having trouble passing gas and passing stool. What could be wrong?

Many causes: There are too many causes to go into with little information. It could be a 'spastic colon' known as irritable bowel syndrome. I would suggest you contact your doctor for further advise. ...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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I have a sharp pain/cramps in my lower abdominal and have trouble passing gas as it hurts when I try to squeeze the gas out. Is this a serious issue?

I have a sharp pain/cramps in my lower abdominal and have trouble passing gas as it hurts when I try to squeeze the gas out. Is this a serious issue?

Don't squeeze.: Lower abdominal cramping pain may be caused by multiple medicl. Gyn, and urological issues. I strongly suggest a comprehensive phsical examination to include blood and urine testing. Do not squeeze! ...Read more

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What can cause a feeling of having something stuck in my intestines? Feel like constipated & been having trouble passing gas but can pass loose stool

What can cause a feeling of having something stuck in my intestines? Feel like constipated & been having trouble passing gas but can pass loose stool

Most likely because: Portion of intestine is not moving or passing material well. Passage of stool does not exclude constipation, only complete obstruction. Partial obstruction can & often does result in loose stools. Don't ignore sensation & possibility of truth to your interpretation; ie. Occam's razor. Cholesterol=wrong issue; correct: http://goo.gl/GT38v7. LFHC foods>Fatty liver; LCHF foods are healthy ...Read more

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Been having trouble passing gas and having bowel movements.not pregnant, having weird stomach movements...could this be a sign of ibs??

Been having trouble passing gas and having bowel movements.not pregnant, having weird stomach movements...could this be a sign of ibs??

Could be: More common with change if diet or intolerance to certain foods. Try blend diet without dairy products and beans. Same time use Probiotics on regular basis, if not corrected in 2 weeks , see a Doctor. ...Read more

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Why do I pass gas that stinks badly?

Why do I pass gas that stinks badly?

Normal: It happens to the best of us. Try minimizing or eliminating red meat from you diet. ...Read more

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Is it normal to pass too much gas???

Yes: Different digestive symptoms handle food differently. There are meds that can absorb air and help you with flactuance. If this is a problem for you try beano or gasx. I hope all is well with you. ...Read more

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Why am I passing too much gas a day????

Why am I passing too much gas a day????

Certain foods: Some foods like beans and cabbage as well as some fruits might increase flatulence, so keeping a food diary might help sort this out. Keep in mind that flatulence (gas) is a normal process. ...Read more

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Is passing gas healthy?

Flatus: Passing gas is a normal function of the human body. If excessive — get checked. ...Read more

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Do bananas cause you to pass gas?

Do bananas cause you to pass gas?

Yes: Gas production is common with cabbage, broccoli, brussel sprouts, broccoli, asparagus, cucumber, peppers, apples, raisins, prunes, bananas, avocados and melons. ...Read more

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Does everyone pass little gas farts?

TeenyWeenyPoopers...: Little farts, little burps, little drools, little hiccups, little ticks, little picks, little scratches, little pokes, little coughs, little sniffles, little rubs, little gurgles, little hairs, little stains, little grimaces, little licks, little spittle, little trickles, little leaks, little drips, little drools (oh, I said that). YES, little things that add up to being human(and why I live alone) ...Read more

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Can hemorroids makes it hard to pass gas?

Unlikely: If haemorrhoids are large, they still allow gas to pass, unless the person is nervous about soiling themselves and it is a learned reflex... Need someone to check the health of the rectum. Preferably someone who has experience. ...Read more

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Why can't I pass gas normally with a j pouch.

More details?: A few more details would help clarify. If you are passing too much gas, this can be fixed with some changes in your diet. If you have gas buildup that you can't expel, then you might need to have an examination to make sure the opening isn't scarred and narrowed. ...Read more

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Colonospy what to do when you can't pass gas?

Colonospy what to do when you can't pass gas?

Heat, rest.: It is common to have retained air after colonoscopy despite attempts to remove as much as possible. Turning from left side to right side and back while lying down will often help the air to pass to the rectum allowing release. A heating pad on the abdomen can help ease the discomfort. ...Read more

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Is it toxic to pass gas in front of other people?

Define toxic: This is essentially methane gas with the added odor of various microbe activity. It has a low potential for combustion if near open fire because it dissipates quickly. It's potential to spread germs is minimal. Some would consider it toxic to interpersonal relationships. The anal muscle is well designed to decide when you can release gas if you know how to use it effectively. ...Read more

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I pass gas alot. Long loud and winded why is that?

I pass gas alot. Long loud and winded why is that?

Gas: The most common cause is lactose intolerance. Try avoiding milk and milk products for 3 weeks and you might notice improvement.
Also, you can try lactaid tabs or probiotics. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you pass gas and blood comes out?

What does it mean when you pass gas and blood comes out?

See a Doctor...: Rectal bleeding is a sign of potentially a serious problem such as colon and rectal cancer. See your doctor. The source of bleeding needs to be diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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Why when I pass gas urine is coming out and I can't stop it?

Not common: It is not a common experience but can be explained by the fact that when intra abdominal pressure increases it put pressure on the sphincter both the bladder outlet or the anus. As result, you may have accidents resulting both number 1 and 2.
It is common for people for instance to have the same experience when they are coughing. ...Read more

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Why do I pass gas every 2 to 5 minutes? And it always smells so bad

Flatulence.: I would add a probiotic to your daily nutritional regimen. Excess gas sometimes from bacterial overgrowth in the intestines, which we can combat with probiotics. This could also be a dietary issue — diets high in protein can lead to excess flatulence. ...Read more

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Why I pass gas like every 15 minutes and it smell bad? How to cure it?

Why I pass gas like every 15 minutes and it smell bad? How to cure it?

Infection? Dietary?: Since we don't digest the fiber we eat, intestinal bacteria will feed on it and make gas as a byproduct. Another reason could be lactose intolerance, in which one can't digest the lactose (milk sugar) she eats. Again, bacteria will feed on it. Drinking lactose-free milk and eating less fiber, should decrease gas. Intestinal infections, or using antibiotics, can also cause gas and loose stools. ...Read more

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What to do if I feel like passing gas every 15 min. I don't know what is wrong?

What to do if I feel like passing gas every 15 min. I don't know what is wrong?

Here's some ideas...: 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 all of a sudden passing a lot of gas be related to enlargment of prostate?

Can all of a sudden passing a lot of gas be related to enlargment of prostate?

Flatulence : There is absolutely no relationship between BPH (prostatic enlargement) and excessive flatulence. ...Read more

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With appendicities or CHRONIC Appendicities is it hard to pass gas or it's easier?

No change: While there is a small subset of patients that can have chronic inflammation of their appendix, it should impact the ability to pass gas. The most common treatment for this would be removal of the appendix laparoscopically by an experienced general surgeon. Hope this helps! ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Szarka
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Flatulence (Definition)

Flatulence = passing gas ...Read more