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Gas (Definition)

"gas" is, of course, a phase of matter - the air we breathe is a gas. In a medical context, "gas" can refer to having too much gas in the bowels, causing burping, or cramping in the belly. It also can refer to flatulence, ...Read more


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For the past 3 days I've had gas, bloating and pain in my lower back and stomach. I've tried a few medications to no avail. Any suggestions?

For the past 3 days I've had gas, bloating and pain in my lower back and stomach.  I've tried a few medications to no avail.  Any suggestions?

Gas/constipation : This could be from constipation. Are you staying well hydrated? Be sure to eat slowly - it takes about 20 minutes for your stomach to catch up to your satiety level. Be careful about gas-inducing foods (such as beans, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, prunes, apricots, sweeteners, dairy, whole grains). If you've already tried a bunch of OTC medicines, it is best to see your doctor. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Is it possible for anxiety and stress to cause stomach symptoms such as gas, bloating / fullness etc?

Is it possible for anxiety and stress to cause stomach symptoms such as gas, bloating / fullness etc?

Absolutely: You have probably heard that it's possible for a person to worry so much that they develop an ulcer? It is true. Also, a person who is anxious may swallow a lot, including swallowing air, which can lead to belching. ...Read more

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What could cause me to have gas, bloating, stomach aches, and constipation?

What could cause me to have gas, bloating, stomach aches, and constipation?

Possibly: Excess fiber and not enough fluids. Remember, anything with caffeine or alcohol dehydrates and therefore creates an imbalance of fiber and fluids. Drink 80-100 ounces caffeine free/alcohol free fluid daily and eat a high fiber diet. If you are eating properly you do not need fiber supplements as this may cause an excess fiber and can lead to gas pains, cramping and constipation. ...Read more

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Male 40 years old who has frequently stomach pain, gas, bloating, stomach is hard not soft also acidity. Should there be a concern? Any suggestions?

Male 40 years old who has frequently stomach pain, gas, bloating, stomach is hard not soft also acidity.  Should there be a concern? Any suggestions?

Gastroenterologist: I feel that a gastroenterologist is best to diagnose and treat you for these symptoms. You may be lactose intolerant or sensitive to gluten. The appropriate tests will be ordered. ...Read more

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Can adderall cause stomach problems?? Gas, bloating, diarreah, nausea, loss of appetite? Going on 4 weeks now of this

Can adderall cause stomach problems?? Gas, bloating, diarreah, nausea, loss of appetite? Going on 4 weeks now of this

Anxiety: I understand your discomfort. Loss of appetite, nausea diarrhea, and anxiety and can be side effects of Adderall. Anxiety can cause or increase these symptoms Anxiety can also be due to stress which at age 21 can be- expectation of parents, relationships, breaking up of relationships, school, work and finances. See Psychiatrist for diagnosis, need, benefits, side effects of Adderall , and Therapy ...Read more

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Is cymbalta (20 mg) safe and effective for anxiety and nervous stomach? I was/is experiencing IBS like symptoms such as gas/bloating

Is cymbalta (20 mg) safe and effective for anxiety and nervous stomach? I was/is experiencing IBS like symptoms such as gas/bloating

Yes.: Cymbalta is used for major depression of which anxiety maybe an accompanying symptom. It is not an antianxiety medication per se. It is often used for depression with an associated chronic pain. Benzodiazepines are often used judiciously for anxiety until the antidepressant kicks in, but only as a short term measure for they can be addicting. It is important to remember that you can't drink alcoho. ...Read more

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How to avoid stomach pains, gas/bloating/cramping feelings after taking adderall or vyvanse?

Depends: Gastrointestinal symptoms are a common side effect of these medications. They usually go away with time, but if they don't you may have to consider switching medications to something like Strattera. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Abdominal Bloating (Definition)

Abdominal bloating is a symptom in which a person feels his tummy has a lot of water or air in it. Bloating also causes one to feel nauseas and ...Read more