Gas Formation

The medical for the gas formation or passing wind is flatulence. Gas can get collected in the digestive tract by swallowing air while eating. This gas gets released through the anus. Certain food items, such as cabbage, lentils, prunes, and fruit juices, can lead to excess flatulence.

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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 beco...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugandh Garg

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 taking any...  Read Full »

Can my current medication of Normaxin and Rifagut cure chronic diarrhea?

Query: Hello doctor,My weight is 47 kg, and my height is 5 feet and 9 inches. I was diagnosed with chronic diarrhea. The doctor has suggested medicines like Normaxin, Rifagut 400 and VSL#3. Are these effective for chronic diarrhea and gas? What foods should I take so that I start gaining some weight?  Read Full »


Dr. Noushif. M

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The medicines you are on are usually used to treat chronic diarrhea. In addition, I can suggest a few things. Avoid the long-term use of these medicines. Keep it handy for troublesome situations only. Try to lead a stress and anxiety-free life, as these can alter your ...  Read Full »

How to get rid of gas trouble?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30 year old male. I am working as a software professional. I have a gas problem since 20 days. I have this problem since two years but, I recovered well after every episode.  I have a severe burning sensation in the chest and flatulence. How can I get rid of this problem perm...  Read Full »


Dr. Kunal Das

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to have a long standing gas problem. I suggest the following: Avoid milk, tea, coffee, citrus fruits and juices, amla (gooseberry), tamarind, fatty foods, rajma, chole, and cauliflower. Take Tablet Unizyme and PPI (proton pump inhibitor). Also take caps...  Read Full »

What is the reason for uncontrollable farting and gas problems in the stomach?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 31 year old male. I have too much gas in the stomach despite drinking plenty of water, nearly four to five liters a day. I fart too much. I feel embarrassed and cannot control it. I am not taking any medications currently.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your post. The excess gas formation is generally because of problems with the gut bacteria and the consumption of spicy food can aggravate it. I would suggest you avoid spicy food. Start Rifaximin 200 mg twice daily which is a nonabsorbable antibiotic a...  Read Full »

What is the reason for discomfort and tightness in the upper abdomen?

Query: Hello doctor, My 66 year old mother has a discomfort in the upper abdomen since five days. She is experiencing gas trouble and tightness in the upper abdomen. Her stools are a little constipated but, she is passing every day. Now, she has a fever between 99 to 100 degree from five days in the ev...  Read Full »


Dr. Girish C Kamat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query and gone through the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The hemogram indicates a rise in the neutrophil count, which is secondary to an acute infection. The urine examination is normal. So, there is no urinary tract infec...  Read Full »

How long can I take Pan-D for stomach bloating and gastritis?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having a gastric problem for the past seven years. My stomach feels bloated and heavy after taking some food items. I have lactose intolerance for the past five years and milk products cause gastric problems immediately. I have this similar problem after taking oily foods also. It...  Read Full »


Dr. Sandeep V. Nair

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. You seem to have functional dyspepsia. As you are having problems for seven years, it is good to undergo an endoscopy soon. You have less chance to have irritatable bowel syndrome. There is no cure for it but it can be controlled. Some patient...  Read Full »

How can my bad breath, stomach gases, and diarrhea be managed?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 21-year-old male, and I have been experiencing extremely bad breathe and stomach gases past two years, and diarrhea is often.I visited many specialists, but my problem remains unsolved. I feel ashamed many times at public places due to bad breath. I had a stool test done, and it sho...  Read Full »


Dr. Manisha Raghunath Auradkar

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I can understand your concern. First, the bad breath is caused by oral hygiene issues. I would suggest you maintain oral hygiene, and you can do that by brushing your teeth at least twice a day (morning and before bed) or brushing your teeth after having a meal (lunch, d...  Read Full »

My baby is 5 months old and has loose motion. Please help.

Query: Hi, My baby is 5 months old. In the past 24 hours, when she passes stools, it is semi-thin and very less quantity. She passes stools for around 6-7 times a day instead of once or twice. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. E. Venkata Ramana

Answer: Hi, Thank you for your query on icliniq.com. Is your kid on exclusive breast feeding? If she takes exclusive breast feeds, there is nothing to worry and you can continue to give breast feeds frequently. If the stool frequency continues or is loose, you can give an oral probiotic after m...  Read Full »

Why does my father have increased BP and panic attacks after taking antidepressants?

Query: Hello doctor, My father is 68 years old, and from the last six months, he is suffering from a few health problems. He has a severe gas problem and stomach pain. He keeps complaining about gas getting accumulated in his stomach.  As a result, he has burping and shortness of breath, and his heart rat...  Read Full »


Dr. Surender Kumar

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.As per the case history that you narrated, your father might have a somatoform disorder. It is good that the CT abdomen is fine.Your father's complaints are quite common among this age group. You had not mentioned whether he is having any history of forgetfulness, irritabil...  Read Full »

How do I completely get cured from passing gas throughout the day?

Query: Hello doctor, I experience gas in my stomach quite often. I then pass gas throughout the day. If I take antibiotics, it stops completely until the duration of the course. I wish to get cured completely. I was diagnosed with inactive gastritis and have been given PPI for two months but I still exper...  Read Full »


Dr. Ganeshkumar Suresh Satpute

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are multiple reasons for gas in the abdomen. In your case, it is likely to be due to a disturbed gastrointestinal flora of the gut bacteria. You should take probiotic tablets for at least a month. Initially, start with an antibiotic such as tablet Rifaximin 450 ...  Read Full »

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