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What Can Stop Bad Gas After Someone Has Already Started Passing Gas
Simethicone: Passing gas on its own should help get rid of gas. If you have recurrent problem, though, try to identify foods that may contribute to that (diary, certain veggies - cabbage, legumes etc.). You may try simethicone as a trial. If you have other symptoms, such as diarrhea, abdominal pain, blood in the stool, you may need to get those checked by a physician. ...Read more
Abd pain: Need more info . Are you constipated? Are you actually passing any gas or is it only giving you cramps?if u r able to pass gas and just constipated -increase water intake and take Miralax (polyethylene glycol) for few days .also gas x should help.if not passing any gas pl go to ER and have it evaluated . ...Read more
When i sleep on my left side i find i get really bad gas on my right side. When i turn, i can pass it. Why?
Easy answer!: Think of a glass of soda--fizz rises to the top, right? This happens with air in your gut. As you see from colon anatomy, there is a left (descending) & right (ascending) part of the colon. Turning onto your left side allows right colon to fill with air (the "bad gas" you're experiencing); turning onto your right side moves gas to left colon which permits easy passage of it thru the rectum nearby. ...Read more
Have really bad gas it causes me chest pain sometimes. I can tell its gas cause I'll pass it but why does it cause me all the pain.
Gas pain: When gas bubbles get big enough to stretch gut components they cause pain. ...Read more
I brush and floss everyday and still have bad breath I pass gas a lot can it be that or bad gas in stomach I'm 240 pounds what to do is there OTC pill?
Gastroenterologist: It would benefit you to be examined by a specialist in this area. Your diet may be contributing considerbly to your halitosis, especially if rich in flatulogenic foods. In addition, if you have cavities or calculus stuck to your teeth, all the brushing, flossing, and mouthwash won't help. See a dentist for an oral evaluation. All the best.... ...Read more
Dietary changes: Certain foods cause bad odors when passing gas. Eating a diet heavy in red meat is one example. Try cutting out one food at a time from your normal diet, for a week or so, and if you have no improvement, add it back in and cut out another food for a week. Be cautious and see our doctor immediately if you have corresponding changes in your stool. ...Read more
A few suggestions: baring any serious issues noted on a complete history and physical , OTC remedies such as simethacone may be helpful. keep a food diary and a symptom log. see if the gas correlates with certain food groups ie dairy , starches ,gluten ,etc. a visit to your family doctor or a gastroenterologist may be needed as well. pro- biotics, Beeno etc are other OTC remedies that can be tried empirically . ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
You can't: Once the air is in the vagina, it will find a way to come out, unfortunately at inopportune times occasionally. Unlike the anal sphincter which can be "closed" and makes us socially acceptable animals, the pc(pubococcygeus muscle) of the vagina can't always prevent egress of "gas" from the vagina. ...Read more
Please help docs! is passing gas frequently a sign of something bad or is it due to the food you ingest?
The foods we eat.: Usually passing gas results from the foods we eat, healthy foods in general that contain protein and fiber. Sometimes we can get bacterial overgrowth in our intestines which can be helped with probiotics; the overpopulation of the intestines with bacteria can lead to excess gas production as well. ...Read more
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