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Doctor insights on: What Causes Frequent Farting

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What causes frequent farting?

What causes frequent farting?

Food you eat: When you eat, your digestive system works to break down food into usable energy to power the cells and the body's many processes and functions. But your gut finds certain foods too difficult to break down into just energy and waste, and gas is the leftover product when those foods sit in your colon. Portions of foods that can't be broken down and digested by the intestines travel to the colon, wh. ...Read more

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What causes frequent bad smelling farts?

What causes frequent bad smelling farts?

Noxious flatus: Noxious flatus, otherwise known as smelly farts are a natural occurrence but can be worsened by eating certain foods such as kale, broccoli, and other foods high in nitrogen. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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What causes some farts to smell and others don't?

What causes some farts to smell and others don't?

Diet, bacteria: Colonic gas is composed of the end products of the metabolism of bacteria in your gut. Dietary alterations can encourage the production of certain types of gas, some with odor and other not. Also the type of bacteria in your colon can also affect this. ...Read more

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What causes farts to burn and smell?

What causes farts to burn and smell?

Methane and: hydrogen sulfide, by-products of the digestive process and normal colonic bacteria ...Read more

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What would cause someone to fart mucus into their underwear?

What would cause someone to fart mucus into their underwear?

Hmmm: If you have some type of malabsorption disorder in your intestine , then you will not absorb fat properly and excess fat will remain in the stool. The fat mucous would be expelled when when you have gas. Should have stool fat studies done and a visit to your doc who may recommend a colonoscopy and other tests. ...Read more

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Tooted right before BM & clear/brownish mucus came out & smelled different.Wet Fart? Had it B4 in past.Possible causes? Do I need to be seen urgently

 Tooted right before BM & clear/brownish mucus came out & smelled different.Wet Fart? Had it B4 in past.Possible causes? Do I need to be seen urgently

Chronic GI problems?: You did not describe having any abdominal pain, nausea or vomiting associated with this "smelly stool accident" when you passed gas so this does not constitute an urgent care visit. Schedule an appointment with your PCP so you can further evaluate. ...Read more

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What causes my bad farts after drinking?

What causes my bad farts after drinking?

Alcohol: Symptoms of alcohol intolerance may include: headache, flushing, hives, nasal congestion, GI upset, nausea/vomiting ; low blood pressure. You could be allergic to alcohol or it's ingredients such as yeast, grains, sulfites, histamines ; other chemicals. ...Read more

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What causes occasionally farting?

Bowel bacteria: You have lots of bacteria in your bowel that create gas while they're doing their marvelous work in your body -- including making vitamins, etc. If you eat something that upsets their balance, you may have more gas. Also eating beans, alcohol sugars, etc. You can take probiotics and/or digestive enzymes and see if it helps. ...Read more

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What causes really bad farts for an extended period of time?

What causes really bad farts for an extended period of time?

Flatulence: This may very well be proof of a food allergy. Flatulence is common and a sign of healthy diet in some instances. High fiber diets increase flatulence. Your term 'bad' makes me think this is more than just routine flatulence. You may want to look at doing a food diary for a week and seeing if you can discern a problem there that may be the cause of this 'bad' situation. ...Read more

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What causes vaginal farts after miscarriage?

What causes vaginal farts after miscarriage?

Vaginal gas: The presence of vaginal incontinence of farts requires evaluation by your physician. There is a rare condition where one develops a fistulous tract between the bowel and vagina (usually following an injury, which could happen with a d;c). In this case the person passes flatus and sometimes stool through the vagina. ...Read more

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Can pancreatic disease cause rotten egg farts?

Can pancreatic disease cause rotten egg farts?

Yes: It can if there is blockage of pancreatic juices. It is called steatorrhea. The stool will float over water. ...Read more

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Does gastro esophages reflex disease a cause of fart ?

Does gastro esophages reflex disease a cause of fart ?

Yes, it could: Intestinal gas has only two sources: bacteria metabolizing incompletely digested food in the lower intestine; and swallowed air. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) doesn't directly cause flatulence (farting), but can be associated with increased air swallowing, which is almost entirely unconscious. Some swallowed air is belched out, but most of it travels down the GI tract and emerges below. ...Read more

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What causes farts to smell really bad and having to pass gas often?

What causes farts to smell really bad and having to pass gas often?

Bacterial metabolism: Certain foods are metabolized in different ways by the normal bacteria that live in your colon. This metabolism permits further processing of the food to give you additional nutrients. The bacteria release different organic acids based on the food and the species of bacteria. These acids are released as a gas and have distinctive odors. ...Read more

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I fart too much too often and it smells very bad . What is the cause? How to get rid of it

I fart too much too often and it smells very bad . What is the cause? How to get rid of it

Frequent farting: Generally caused by swallowing air. Review all your eating and drinking. If you are sucking on candy, chewing gum, drinking frequently, etc., you are also swallowing air and it's going to come out the other end. By cutting down on the air swallowed you cut down on the fart volume and frequency. ...Read more

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What causes difficulty in farting and burping?

What causes difficulty in farting and burping?

Not a problem: As far as burping goes you burp when a volume of air is swallowed and internal pressure builds forcing the air or other gas out of your upper GI system. Flatulence on the other hand occurs several times a day in all of us. This is normal ad occurs due to methane buildup from normal digestion. Occasionally we have a large quantity and the "fart" happens. Most often its smaller amounts silent gas ...Read more

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