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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
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
Avoid some 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
Bad gas: There are 2 major forms of bad gas. If you're complaining about belching/burping, it's often due to ingesting too much air while eating/drinking, often carbonated soda. If you're worried about farting/flatulence, it's more likely dependent upon what you've been eating. Beans are classic example. Check out http://goo.gl/oWMW59 & http://goo.gl/7H72P6 for more info on intestinal gas. ...Read more
Not by itself.: This might indicate your diet, that you are intolerant to certain foods like beans, and other vegetables, etc., but by itself, is not an indicator of a medical problem. However, if there is a large change in bowel habits, and weakness, along with other symptoms. Like gas, then you might want to get your bowels checked out to rule out conditions like colon cancer, and the like. ...Read more
Gas: Bad gas could be due to one of the following causes: 1. Lactose intolerance: avoiding dairy products and seeing if it helps may be useful to find out if one is lactose intolerant. 2. Fructose intolerance: avoiding fruits, fresh and canned ones, and seeing if it helps may be useful to find out if one is fructose intolerant. If these simple measures do not help, consult an md for tests. ...Read more