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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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I think I may have ibs, what can I do about the bloating and gas?

I think I may have ibs, what can I do about the bloating and gas?

Fiber: Fiber helps with both symptoms of constipation or diarrhea of ibs (irritable bowel syndrome). Avoid foods that aggravate gas formation like broccoli or cauliflower type foods. ...Read more

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What do you advise if i had which were growling stomach and excessive flatulence. What could've caused this?

What do you advise if i had which were growling stomach and excessive flatulence. What could've caused this?

Good question but...: 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), 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. Time for evaluation? ...Read more

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I was just wondering how do I know if I have chronic fatigue syndrome and what are the symptoms?

I was just wondering how do I know if I have chronic fatigue syndrome and what are the symptoms?

See details: Only if you have severe unremitting fatigue and all other causes of fatigue have been ruled out. ...Read more

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What to do if I have headaches, heartaches and I am losing weight, what do these symptoms mean i have?

What to do if I have headaches, heartaches and I am losing weight, what do these symptoms mean i have?

See a doctor: It sounds like you are having significant problems. You need a thorough evaluation to help sort out what is causing them. I am sorry things are causing you this much trouble now and i wish you the best. Sorry i can't be more specific here, but there are many possible contributors and a good doctor will sit with you and help sort out what's going on. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have abdominal migraines? I have all the symptoms. If I do have it what is the worse that could happen? And how do I cope with it?

How do I know if I have abdominal migraines? I have all the symptoms. If I do have it what is the worse that could happen? And how do I cope with it?

Never heard of it!: I have not heard about this term..Abdominal migraines! i assume you have some sort of pain in the belly. If you are concerned about what you might have, you need to go see your doctor and get tested. There is no reason to worry about something without knowing what it is. So go get a check up by your doctor soon.At your age it is unlikely to be anything serious, yet you must find out what is going. ...Read more

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What to do if I am only in highschool but i think i might have pmdd. What are the main symptoms?

What to do if I am only in highschool but i think i might have pmdd. What are the main symptoms?

PMDD: Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (pmdd) is a more severe form of premenstrual disorder (pms). Pms can have both physical ; emotional symptoms, but pmdd's mood shifts are extreme ; can be disruptive to relationships, school, work, etc. Both syndromes have bloating, breast tenderness, fatigue, and changes in sleep and eating habits. Pmdd adds more irritability, sadness/hopelessness, moodiness, etc. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have sinus problem? What are the symptoms?

How do I know if I have sinus problem? What are the symptoms?

Sinus problems: Sinusitis often presents with pressure/pain in sinus areas (below & between eyes, forehead), may cause referred pain to back of head, may cause pain/pressure on upper teeth. If sinus drainage passages are swollen shut, pain worsens; fever may ensue. Opening passages with decongestant may allow thick, yellow-green discharge to be blown out. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I have chest pains and other symptoms?

What do you advise if I have chest pains and other symptoms?

Chest pain: Many possible causes for what you describe, no way to advise particulars with the limited information here. Should go see your doctor to find out if something is wrong and what to do. ...Read more

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Do I have tetanus? What are the symptoms?

Do I have tetanus? What are the symptoms?

Tetanus by CDC: http://www.cdc.gov/tetanus/ Check out this link and see your doctor for tetanus vaccination and treatment if you are at high risk. ...Read more

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What to do if I have been getting horrible stomach pains but What to do if I have Crohn's disease?

What to do if I have been getting horrible stomach pains but What to do if I have Crohn's disease?

GI specialist: How long have you had pain? Any nausea or vomiting or diarrhea? Fever? May be many things- ucler, relfux, hiatal hernia, gallbladder can cause these symptoms. Crohn's requires a work-up, including endocscopy. If this has been going on for more than 3-4 months-see a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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What do I do if my concussion symptoms are coming back?

What do I do if my concussion symptoms are coming back?

See your doctor: See your doctor right away. Go to the emergency room if you have having the worst headache of your life, chest pain, shortness of breath, palpitations, visual changes, nausea, vomiting. Some of these can be signs of a brain bleed, heart attack. ...Read more

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I have stomach cramps and bloating and am losing weight. How do I know if i might have celiac disease or not?

I have stomach cramps and bloating and am losing weight. How do I know if i might have celiac disease or not?

Celiac blood test: A celiac blood test that looks at various antibodies - to gliadin, endomyseal and transglutaminase can be very helpful. The gold standard however remains a small bowel .Biopsy. ...Read more

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I always have diarrhea, I've been checked and the found nothing what can I do. Always stomach aches what can I do to control symtoms?

I always have diarrhea, I've been checked and the found nothing what can I do. Always stomach aches what can I do to control symtoms?

Chronic diarrhea.: You have chronic diarrhea, which can be caused by many different reasons. I'm not sure what tests you have done previously or if you had any assessment/evaluation from a gastroenterologist. You should have labwork, stool studies, possible egd/colonoscopy to rule out celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, microscopic colitis, infectious process. Medications and food source are important.... ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of acute stress disorder? How do I know if I have it?

What are the symptoms of acute stress disorder? How do I know if I have it?

Acute stress disorde: Check this site for criteria: http://www.Nattc.Org/learn/topics/veterans/docs/dsmvacutestress.Pdf. If you have many of these sxs the diagnosis can be confirmed by a psychologist or a psychiatrist. Take care. ...Read more

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I think i might have hemorrhoids. What are the symptoms?

I think i might have hemorrhoids. What are the symptoms?

Care of hemorrhoids: Hemorrhoids often cause pain and bleeding in the rectal/anal area. They can be associated with purple lump or lumps by the anus. They are often made worse by straining with constipation. A bowel regimen to achieve two soft bowel movements daily is helpful. ...Read more