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Flatulence

Doctor examining a patient's bloated stomach with suspected Flatulence

We fart when we’re awake, we fart when we’re asleep, and we even fart when we’re dead. So, if you’ve been told that the Queen doesn’t fart and that women’s gusty contributions are accompanied by angelic harp music (and smell like flowers), don’t believe a word of it! On average, most people pass gas 15 times a day, but anything up to 40 times in one day is considered normal. The food we eat is digested and absorbed in the small intestine. And wind is produced by the digestive system as enzymes and bacteria break down carbohydrates and proteins in your food. Of course, certain foods can provide a little extra firepower, such as beans, cauliflower, cabbage, kidney beans and artichokes. In such instances, it might be wise to distance yourself from your nearest and dearest.

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I have pain at the right side of my stomach, I feel bloated, my monthly period change, I struggle to fart and sometime when i have sex with my husband his sperm never come out. please answer me i want to know what is my problem.





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I suffer from stomach aulcers and last year l suffered a malony tear in which l was hospitalized after passing and throwing up excesive amounts of blood. Since then l have constant pain severe bloting and excesive wind. When l eat l have to go to the toilet within an hour. Although l do not eat much l have put on a lot of weight. I take emozul but they cause brethlessnes. The doctor said there is nothing else they can give me. Im in a lot of pain most of the night and don't sleep well and when l go to the toilet its very loose.





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when i pass wind anytime really embarrassing sounds. understand it's due to anal vibrations. would pelvic floor exercise help? willing to try anything to overcome problem.





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I seem to always need to pass wind in my biology class so I have to always hold them in but then my tummy rumbles it is soooo annoying





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I have constant farting - I just cannot control it. Its OK in d morning - after going to d toilet but from mid day on its really bad.





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I have been pumping now for a week now and there smell like rotten eggs just wondering why they could smell like that for plz





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This past month, my farts have been really smelly (terribly smelly, worse of the worse in fact), although my diet has stayed the same the whole time. I've also recently started feeling ill and needing to pass a lot of gas, and I mean A LOT. Is there something wrong with me?





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I to produce endless amounts of gas since a change in my bowel movements. My doctor keeps giving me Macrogol powder but I'm not improving .

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Hi I have realy bad left sided pain it radiates to my left hip back and left shoulder blade also I can feel something like a big lump in my left pelvis area, I have had scans and nothing shows up, I have also had the blood test done for ovarin cancer negtive result,my other blood tests showed up high crp plus anemic, I wake up in the night due needing to urinate sometimes 3 times plus stomach full of gas fart constantly throughout the night my stomach is also very bloated night and day I look like I am at the end of pregnancy I also get acid reflux so fed up with myself :(





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I am on a body building programme and during the day drink a number of power food shakes. In a small office its a problem as I have terrible and very smelly wind . Some times people are 'gagging' around my desk . I don't want to stop the drink but need to offset the smell the produce in me





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I,be had bad back and tummy pain feeling sick,and being sick for best part of 4 years ,i,be had all test scans. Etc...and last couple of weeks i,be started pumping,sometime smelly...is there anything i could do....





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Flatulence is the medical term for passing gas from the digestive system and out of the anus (back passage). Flatulence is more commonly known as passing wind or farting. Read More »

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