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Why do I keep farting when I cough?

Why do I keep farting when I cough?

Coughing: Increases intra-abdominal pressure forcing the gas out. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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I've been having pains on the middle part of my back on the right side. Shivery, cough with unsettled stomach. I've been farting excessively too.?

I've been having pains on the middle part of my back on the right side. Shivery, cough with unsettled stomach. I've been farting excessively too.?

Could be Pneumonia?: Pneumonia is infection in the lung, often causes cough, fever and chest pain.
If it is getting worse, you should go see a physician. A chest X-ray can make a quick diagnosis of pneumonia (or lack of it). Check your Temperature with a thermometer when you feel the chills/shivers. ...Read more

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Shortness of breath, chest pain, burping and farting a lot, cough that won't go away, noisy stomach (not hungry), stomach cramping, I had EKG and chest X-ray 2 weeks ago and they were clear. Is this gerd?

Shortness of breath, chest pain, burping and farting a lot, cough that won't go away, noisy stomach (not hungry), stomach cramping, I had EKG and chest X-ray 2 weeks ago and they were clear. Is this gerd?

Gastroenterologist: Have you been checked for a hiatus hernia, lactose intolerance or gluten intolerance? For these symptoms try taking mylanta 1/2 hour after meals and at bedtime. An examination by a gastroenterologist would be recommended. ...Read more

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Why do I pass gas when I cough. Could my sphincter damage be a reason. I also had an accident today when I coughed?

Why do I pass gas when I cough. Could my sphincter damage be a reason. I also had an accident today when I coughed?

Severity determines: Occasional incontinence of stool with fecal leakage is common, but loss of bowel control particularly without warning may signal a significant infection, inflammatory problem, maldigestive concern, or neurologic disorder. Sometimes, particularly in youths, the condition is behavioral. Often, anal manometry followed by biofeedback can be curative without the need of surgery or medication. ...Read more

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I have a knot in the lrft side of my private area what could it be? It hurt very bad when I sit, cough, or even pass gas.

I have a knot in the lrft side of my private area what could it be? It hurt very bad when I sit, cough, or even pass gas.

It could be: Hernia, lymph node, or less likely aneurysm or even tumor. Show it to a doctor. Some of these conditions require surgery or biopsy for diagnosis. ...Read more

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Why as we get older when we sneeze or cough we pass gas?

Why as we get older when we sneeze or cough we pass gas?

Weak anus: Everybody farts. 14x/day according to one expert! With age, weakness of anus leads to more ready passage of flats with more minor increase in intra-abdo pressure - as with coughing etc. ...Read more

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Crohns disease: is the anal gas infectious like a cough to people?

Crohns disease: is the anal gas infectious like a cough to people?

No: Crohn's disease is not an infectious disease. That being said you can have a GI tract infection on top of the crohn's especially if you have been treated with antibiotics and this infection can be contagious from contact with your stool. In general the gas or flatus should not be able to spread any infection without direct stool contact. ...Read more

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Feellng shrt of brthe especially after cough past week. Some chst pain burping mor than usual. Been taking anit gas and acid all week some relife.

Feellng shrt of brthe especially after cough past week. Some chst pain burping mor than usual. Been taking anit gas and acid all week some relife.

Shortness of breath: Stomach acid reflux has been associated with lower respiratory symptoms like cough and a condition that can affect asthma. It's important to address both the GI symptoms and the respiratory symptoms as treatment of both may provide the best relief. Chest pain may be a symptom of both ge (acid) reflux and asthma. ...Read more

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My baby is on a ha formula which is causing him a lot if wind and smelly gas he was on a formla previously that causes him to have phlegm and cough?

My baby is on a ha formula which is causing him a lot if wind and smelly gas he was on a formla previously that causes him to have phlegm and cough?

FORMULA INTOLERANCE,: You can try a 'whey protein' based formula if available in your country, e.g. Garber good start'. If baby is lactose intolerant, there will be more gas, abdominal distention, diarrhea, if 'cows milk protein allergy' baby will have colic, etc. Talk to the baby's pediatrician.

Tip: there is no substitute of breast milk. Consider breast feeding for at least 6 months for your next one! ...Read more

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Cough for last one week. Now for the last 2days during cough, gas is coming up word which is blocking the breathing gas came like water moving in wind?

Cough for last one week. Now for the last 2days during cough, gas is coming up word which is blocking the breathing gas came like water moving in wind?

Probably wheezing: Your description of air/gas moving in wind pipes suggests wheezing, which can be seen in chronic cough. Many Asthma patients also have wheezing. This warrants an examination to listen to your breath sounds and for you to get the right treatment. Feel better:) ...Read more

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I have gas and it's causing my hip to ache and hurts when I cough or walk. When I use the bathroom at less 3 times it goes away...Why?

I have gas and it's causing my hip to ache and hurts when I cough or walk. When I use the bathroom at less 3 times it goes away...Why?

Pain in Hip: As a rule hip pain is not due to gas. I would look for another reason for hip pain including a pelvic condition. Or hip arthritis. ...Read more

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Experiencing random sharp shooting pains in my abdomen/rectum right before passing gas, mostly when sitting. I even feel pressure there when I cough???

Experiencing random sharp shooting pains in my abdomen/rectum right before passing gas, mostly when sitting. I even feel pressure there when I cough???

See Dr. If persists: Unfortunately unable to give much advice on the basis of such limited information. There are many possibilities for such a problem and YOU SHOULD SEE A PHYSICIAN IN PERSON FOR AN EXAM IF THE PROBLEM CONTINUES. You won't be able to self diagnose such a complaint on the internet. ...Read more

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I have had bloating, gas, nausea the last few days and then diarrhea and pain, could they be caused by cough drops?

I have had bloating, gas, nausea the last few days and then diarrhea and pain, could they be caused by cough drops?

Virus?: Not from cough drops, are you taking any cough syrup with codeine, that could cause constipation. Any fever? I gather you have a cough too, sounds like at least you have a viral syndrome maybe more check with your doctor. ...Read more

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I was to be taking Gas Relief (Mylanta), but haven't. When eating pretzels I cough bad. But I am gassy ALL day long, and frequently. Cancer worry?

I was to be taking Gas Relief (Mylanta), but haven't. When eating pretzels I cough bad. But I am gassy ALL day long, and frequently. Cancer worry?

Once you think: About cancer it will be difficult to prove you wrong. Gassy is a common thing and you are not the only one, if that helps. Gas X or simethicone usually does a great job, without prescription.
However, once you mention cancer, it will be useful to check with your doc and obtain a history, physical examination, and a discussion if there is any worry. You are young, cancer is rare. Discuss with doc! ...Read more

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Sharp pain lower R abdom/pelvic pain. Still have ovaries. Hurts only when cough/move/BM/Gas. Help? IBS also

Sharp pain lower R abdom/pelvic pain. Still have ovaries. Hurts only when cough/move/BM/Gas. Help? IBS also

Hernia vs others.: In the RLQ of the abdomen/pelvic area; a person could develop a hernia, Appendecitis, Small bowel problems and problems with the ovaries and tubes etc. ...Read more

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2 days ago I began having stabbing pain in the lower right side of my tummy. It has spread toward my back but that pain is dull. Hurts to cough/move. I've had bms & can pass gas; not bloated. Ideas?

2 days ago I began having stabbing pain in the lower right side of my tummy. It has spread toward my back but that pain is dull. Hurts to cough/move. I've had bms & can pass gas; not bloated. Ideas?

You may need MD visi: If this pain does not settle down, you need to go see your doctor for an examination and get tested to be sure you do not have anything serious in your belly causing this pain. If it is settling down then it is not anything serious. ...Read more

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My boyfriend had had a cough a spitting up blood for about 3 months niw ge gas sharp pains in his stomach an is losing weight....

My boyfriend had had a cough a spitting up blood for about 3 months niw ge gas sharp pains in his stomach an is losing weight....

See doctor!: Your boyfriend needs to see a doctor for a thorough assessment of this problem and his overall health. Coughing up blood is never something to disregard. Please encourage him to see his doctor as soon as he possibly can. ...Read more