Flatulence is referred to as a release of gas from the digestive system through the anus. Excess flatulence is caused due to swallowing more air than normal and other digestive issues such as indigestion, irritable bowel syndrome, diverticulitis, ulcerative colitis, and small bacterial overgrowth. It cannot be stopped by it can be reduced by following some measures. You can eat food slowly and gently. Avoid eating gas-producing foods. Try taking probiotics. Avoid taking beverages.
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I have been suffering from gas issues for the past two years in spite of changing my diet. Please help me.
Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from excessive gas in my stomach for the past two years. I have tried everything to overcome this; I have changed my diet and avoided every food that might cause gas. I feel embarrassed to go out. I am so nervous and disheartened. Kindly help me with this issue. I wi... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. If your problem is chronic and resistant to medications it is time that you do a proper evaluation to rule out certain conditions that might cause gas like - 1. Chronic dietary intake of foods causing gas such as cauliflower, brussels spr... Read Full »
I have flatulence issues during or immediately after eating and sense foul smell but have not felt it. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor,I was getting heartburn every day for a long time. I used TUMS most of the time. Currently, during or immediately after eating, I feel gas that wants to come out of me without feeling stomach pain or bloating. Most of the time, after drinking water or eating, I have gas incontinence wit... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed your case history in detail and attached laboratory investigations (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), including your stool detailed report and Helicobacter pylori testing, You are suffering from upper abdominal symptoms like hea... Read Full »
What could be the cause of flatulence at a young age?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 18-year-old. I did not have any gas problems earlier. But since last year I started to experience a serious gas problem. The main problem was flatulence. As I am a student, it is a great problem for me. During this one year, I consulted some doctor and had medicine for acidity. B... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern and imagine how upset you are about your problem, which is ongoing for a year. It is normal to produce gas inside our bowel. However, excessive gas can cause trouble. And once the gas is formed, particularly hydrogen and sulfur gases, wh... Read Full »
I feel bloated and get loose motion just after eating food. Why?
Query: Hi doctor, Whenever I sit or lay down to rest or sleep just after taking food I get loose motion. Often, it is mucus loose motion and high headache. Also, I get vomit. What is my problem? What treatment should I take for this? Read Full »
Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Urge to defecate following the intake of food is a common digestive complaint and it in most cases is due to physiological causes.Due to gastrocolic reflex whenever your stomach is stretched it stimulates the colon and leads to passing stools.But, however, if the same ... Read Full »
Why am I having pain after eating pulse post appendix surgery?
Query: Hello doctor, My appendix was operated (open surgery) five months ago. I ate pulse one week ago and I feel little pain in this area. Can this wound be cured? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. A pulse or legume, that has a specific kind of sugar called oligosaccharide which cannot be broken down by the human body on its own. For breaking of these oligosaccharides, bacteria in intestines come into action and break these sugars by fermentation and as a result,... Read Full »
Can Rabium be used for a long time?
Query: Hello doctor, My mother is 47 years old. She takes Rabium 20 mg tablet daily and it gives her relief in her health problem. I just wanted to know whether this medicine is safe on daily basis. Does this cause any side effects? Is it safe for my mom to take it for a long time? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. No problem in using it for a long time. If she suffers from any side effects, then she should stop it. The side effects may include nausea, abdominal pain, constipation, flatulence and diarrhea. She needs to take the following precautions while taking Rabium (R... Read Full »
I am a 25-year-old female suffering from chronic excessive flatulence in the evening after my meal. Why so?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25-year-old female suffering from excessive flatulence after my evening meal. I experience chronic flatulence every day in the evening. Sometimes the flatulence is foul-smelling. Blood tests, thyroid tests, and stool samples have come back normal. I have tried peppermint capsule... Read Full »
Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. Your stool reports are normal; hence, it seems to be a functional bowel problem. However, if you are taking excess stress or anxiety, such problems can also occur. Eating too fast, high fatty foods, smoking, eatin... Read Full »
I have been suffering from flatulence without any foul smell problem for the past three months. Kindly advise.
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 31-year-old working professional. I have been suffering from a gas problem, and I fart many times a day with no foul smell. This problem has been there for three months. Please suggest some medication to overcome the problem. Read Full »
Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for your query. I understand your concern. It is an entirely normal and common issue. I highly recommend Gas X ultra strength tablets (Simethicone), one tablet after main meals. Also, I suggest you avoid food like garlic and increase your intake of green le... Read Full »
Why is there continuous release of gas from my stomach?
Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from a gastric problem for the last year. There is a continuous release of gas from my stomach. The stomach sort of puffs up all the time, gas production is in every 10 to 15 minutes and it goes out through the anus or mouth. After 10 to 15 minutes, again I have the same... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Gas formation is not always abnormal and need not always be treated. You can take precautions like avoiding foodstuffs which can increase gas production. Other measures are to regularise bowel habits, avoid constipation and have an adequate intake of water daily up to ... Read Full »
Despite doing regular exercises and taking a fiber diet, I fart 50 times a day. Is this normal?
Query: Hi doctor,I regularly perform cardiovascular exercises and weight training. My protein intake daily is about 180 to 210 grams, my fiber intake is anywhere from 20 to 40 grams, and my water intake is approximately 4 liters daily. I fart a lot. I read that the average person should fart 5 to 15 times ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I reviewed your detailed history and also saw the images (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). This fart frequency is high. Sometimes people cannot digest fibers and carbohydrates well, which leads to such high frequency. I will recommend that you use... Read Full »