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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 constantly bloated for at least a year. What could be the cause?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 20-year-old female. I am taking a vegetarian diet and I am worried about my problem. I feel bloated constantly. I pass large stools and I eat gluten occasionally. I feel bloated after waking up and after falling asleep. What is the cause? I have been dealing with this problem fo...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You need to understand two things. The first one is the perception of gas and bloating which means there is an absence of visible distension of the abdomen. The other one is the pathological gas accumulation in the small bowel secondary to excess gas production and slow...  Read Full »

My chronic constipation affects my normal life. What should I do?

Query: Hi doctor,I am hoping to get a second opinion on my current symptoms. I am a 23-year-old female. I am experiencing severe constipation and inability to pass gas with left side abdominal pain. It feels as if my bowel shrunk down to the size of a pencil. It started with mild constipation and left side...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can imagine how much you have been upset about your health. Constipation and left side lower abdominal pain with no alarming features (such as ongoing bleeding, weight loss, reduced appetite, and normal colonoscopy) make me think that you have irritable bowel syndr...  Read Full »

Does stools with excessive gas indicate GI problem?

Query: Hello doctor,I have been having some issues with digestion and mucus. I completed a stool screening that came back with high-fat levels in my stool (steatocrit). I started taking digestive enzymes to help with that, which has really helped shape my stools. However, it has not helped all of my issues...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, the symptoms you mention indicates a problem at three levels of the gastrointestinal tract. First, fat in stools suggests a problem with absorption, which can occur in the small bowel, and pancreatic diseases. Second, excessive gases can occur due to disease of...  Read Full »

I have light-colored stools, feel very tired, and have brain fog. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I noticed about six months ago that my stools were very light-colored and soft. I read online that this could mean there is an excess of dietary fat in my diet. I am vegan and do not eat any processed food or fried foods. I still cut out oil and nuts to see if that helped, but it did no...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq. com. Low omega levels with the rest of blood and stool tests do not signify anything. After all, this is a chemical test that can vary from time to time. I have seen the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) that you uploaded, and thankfully all are n...  Read Full »

Is food allergy the reason for my dizziness and weakness?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a gastro problem. I am always tired, weak, and dizzy when I wake up. I cannot do any workout. I am allergic to some foods especially milk. What should I do?  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, it is not uncommon to have some systemic symptoms like lethargy, weakness, and apathy when one have gastric issues. But it is important to understand what predominant gastric issue you are facing at the moment. Is this only gas which troubles you, or gas with ...  Read Full »

I have stomach pain with gas formation. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have this stomach pain 8/10 scale of pain, for about 4 days. When I push my tummy, it is painful. I am so gassy, I fart alot and whenever I poop I feel that I did not expel it properly. In the first 2 days I pooped watery but in 3rd and 4th day the texture is okay but my stomach is...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, given only 4 days long history of abdominal pain and gases suggests you probably have something in diet which has caused you this. For example, excessive of salads, milk, beans, certain cereals, rice, barley, rye, and alcohol, these all can cause increased gas ...  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 »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar

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 »

Can gallbladder dysfunction cause nausea, gas, and constipation?

Query: Hi doctor, I have nausea, gas, constipation for the past four months. I think that it can be due to food poisoning or stomach virus. I have done a CT, MRI brain, gastric emptying study, colonoscopy, and endoscopy. All the results were normal. All the blood tests were normal. I had an abnormal level...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It does not seem to be due to functional gall bladder problem. The main symptom seen in functional gall bladder problem is the presence of pain in the right upper abdomen and you do not have it. You can have functional nausea syndrome and it is centrally mediated. Pleas...  Read Full »

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