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What could be causing frequent bloating and flatulence?

What could be causing frequent bloating and flatulence?

Got Milk?: Many possibilities. For example lactose intolerance is a notorious cause of bloating and flatulence. It can come on later in life at times. If you can't find anything else, it might be worth considering a diary-free trial. If you clear up when you stop all dairy and the symptoms return when you restart dairy then you have found the cause. If you want to drink milk use lactaid milk. ...Read more

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Passing Gas (Definition)

Gas, also called flatus or flatulence, is air in the intestine that is passed through the rectum. Air that is passed from the digestive tract through the ...Read more


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What can cause severe bloating and flatulence?

What can cause severe bloating and flatulence?

MANY THINGS: There can be many causes of bloating and flatulance.To list a few causes here 1 lactose intolerance 2 celiac disease 3 GI infections with viruses, bacteria and parasites 4high fiber diet, and other foods which produce gas 5air swallowing 6 irritable bowel syndrome 7 constipation. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of these acute symptoms including nausea, headaches front temples & back head, bloating, flatulence, increase urination?

What could be the cause of these acute symptoms including nausea, headaches front temples & back head, bloating, flatulence, increase urination?

see a neurologist: All symptoms except " increased urination can be part of migraine headaches. If this is your 1st. Ever headache then see a neurologist urgently otherwise on elective basis. ...Read more

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Does small intestine bacterial overgrowth cause stomach rumbling, above average flatulence, foul smelling flatulence, and bloating? I Have Crohn's.

Does small intestine bacterial overgrowth cause stomach rumbling, above average flatulence, foul smelling flatulence, and bloating? I Have Crohn's.

Sure, but...: ...so could your Crohn's. Best get checked, since there are ways to distinguish & treat the two possibilities mentioned, most importantly if your symptoms represent an early Crohn's flare. ...Read more

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What is the best brand of probiotics that won't cause gas and bloating?

What is the best brand of probiotics that won't cause gas and bloating?

Good bugs...: There are 3 brands of probiotics i recommend to my patients depending on the indication: vsl#3 for colitis, florastor for diarrhea, and align for gas and bloating. Good luck! ...Read more

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Do avocados cause gas and bloating?

Do avocados cause gas and bloating?

They can: 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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Lately I have been having loose bowels and a little bloating with gas--what can cause this?

Lately I have been having loose bowels and a little bloating with gas--what can cause this?

See your doctor: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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Flatulence (Definition)

Flatulence, or gas, is a clinical finding in which a person passes gas. It is abnormal to not pass gas, however increased flatulence can be a sign ...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