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What do I have if my symptoms are excessive gas?

What do I have if my symptoms are excessive gas?

Need more info: There are many causes of excessive flatus, the most common chronic causes simply being drinking carbonated drinks followed by lactose intolerance, ingestion of beans or sulfa containing foods, etc. There are many other causes, most of which are benign and can be corrected through dietary modifications; a few causes are serious, and if you are worried, see your doctor. ...Read more

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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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What can cause excessive gas with really bad smell?

What can cause excessive gas with really bad smell?

Various things: This can be with seen with change in diet or a food intolerance such as lactose intolerance. If there is accompanying foul smelling stools/diarrhea, then causes such as gluten sensitive enteropathy (celiac disease), irritable bowel syndrome, various infections of the GI tract, or IBD (Crohns and/or Ulcerative colitis) should be considered. This a relatively non-specific symptom. ...Read more

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Lately i'm having excessive gas attacks. Especially during the night. However when i take a probiotic it gets better. What is the probable cause?

Lately i'm having excessive gas attacks. Especially during the night. However when i take a probiotic it gets better. What is the probable cause?

Feeling gassy...: 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 IBS cause excessive gas?

Can IBS cause excessive gas?

Yes: One of the typical symptoms of ibs is bloating along with irregular bowel habits. ...Read more

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Can drinking too much water cause excessive gas?

Can drinking too much water cause excessive gas?

Too much water: It would be highly unlikely to get "gas " from drinking too much water. You certainly might belch. I don't want to presume but there's really no reason to over hydrate oneself as the excess water is almost immediately passed out through the kidney. ...Read more

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What can be the cause of persistant, excessive gas? No known food or drug allergies, no predictable pattern. Worse in the morning when i wake up.

Talk w/your doctor: Talk with your own doctor about this -- but you may have some food intolerances or even some bacterial overgrowth in your gut creating excess gas in their activities. These bacteria (many of which are friendly to us) need to be in balance. Overnight they can be digesting up a gassy storm. You may benefit from a good probiotic taken daily for awhile to help your gut's "good" bacteria win. ...Read more

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What can cause excessive gas building in digestive track ? Pancreas is ok, no visible inflammation through ctscan and everything ok, lot of gas...

What can cause excessive gas building in digestive track ? Pancreas is ok, no visible inflammation through ctscan and everything ok, lot of gas...

FODMAPs: the first intervention would be to change your diet away from high gas-producing foods. Cruciferous vegetables, fruit alcohols, fake sugars all contribute to excess gas. Search for FODMAPs diet. Simethicone can certainly help too. ...Read more

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Can excessive gas cause rib and back pain? Sharp pains under left rib, down left side and mid to upper back . Some burping and flatuence

Yes it can: Excessive gas in the bowels can cause pressure upwards and backwards. Pressure upwards effects the diaphragm which attaches to the ribs. Pressure backwards can impact the back. Drinking warm tea and gently massaging the belly may help move the gas along. ...Read more

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