Common "Flatulence" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


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 gas issues in spite of changing my diet. Please help.

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 »

Dr. Amith Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 - Chronic dietary intake of foods causing gas such as cauliflower, brussels sprouts, d...  Read Full »

After unprotected sex, I have frequent problems. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 26-year-old young man. I am 5 feet 6 inches tall and 145 lbs. I will try to summarize my case and give you the clearest overview of my symptoms. I contracted a urinary tract infection from unprotected sex. This was treated with antibiotics. A few weeks later, I coughed a lot wit...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Kumar Bansari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have reviewed your concern. Due to back to back infection, you had to take multiple antibiotics that have caused you antibiotics associated colitis. You also have aggravation of previous indigestion and reflux problems. I would recommend: Capsule Esomeprazole ...  Read Full »

I experience flatulence right after eating. 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 »

Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

I have chronic excessive flatulence after my meal. Why?

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 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 suffer from no foul-smelling flatulence. Kindly help.

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 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 »

What causes cough, vomiting, and flatulence in a 3 years old baby?

Query: Hello doctor, My girl baby is 3 years old and weighs 37.48 lbs. She does not eat properly and will not have any alternative food also. She has vomiting, for three days and vomited once or twice. She has flatulence and cough for two days.  Read Full »

Dr. Prakash Chandra Girdhar Lal Nagar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand the concern of a mother regarding a child who is not eating. Presently she is having a mild cough, which can be due to a mild sore throat or common cold and she might be vomiting due to this illness. The weight of the child is very good so do not w...  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 »

Dr. Mian Shah Yousaf

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

I have been suffering from piles and flatulence problems. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from piles and flatulence problems for the last ten days due to taking excessive medication for typhoid fever and thyroiditis for the last month. I was hospitalized for ten days. Due to this, I am suffering from piles and rectal pain. Usually, there is inflammatio...  Read Full »

Dr. C. Elanchezhian

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Take a regular diet and high fiber-rich food to avoid constipation. I suggest you consult a specialist and take the following medications with their consent. Syrup Cremaffin two teaspoons (Liquid Paraffin and Milk of Magnesia) at night, Proctosedyl ointment (Phenylep...  Read Full »

Kid has flatulence, digestion problem, and stomachache after eating. Please suggest some medicine.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a 6-year-old child. She has flatulence, digestion problem, and stomach ache after eating. Today, her stool was like mucus. Please suggest some medicines. Currently she is on Neopeptine.  Read Full »

Dr. Parmar Vishal Himatlal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Please do not give milk products for the time being. Kindly consult your doctor to discuss the suggestion and take the treatment with consent. 1. Syrup Rantac 5 ml (Ranitidine) twice a day for five days. 2. Econorm sachets (Saccharomyces ...  Read Full »

I am 53-year-old and I have gas problem causing excruciating pain in the rib cage and back. Kindly help me.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 53-year-old female. My height and weight are 5'10 feet and 215 lbs, respectively. I had a slight nauseating feeling, a loose stomach, lots of diarrhea, and gas releasing from both ends. I felt that the gas had moved up into my upper rib cage and caused cramping. The pain has bec...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugandh Garg

Answer: Hello, Welcome to First, I suggest you get physically examined and investigate to rule out any medical conditions and treat them accordingly. And I want to know a few more things, Had it happened earlier, or this is the first time? Are you an alcoholic? Do you smoke? Are you tak...  Read Full »

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