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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 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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I seem to have started farting from my vagina it is different to a fanny fart am slightly concerned as no control at all and smelly also happens a lot?! ¡





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Same here but the smell is horrendous w horrible diaherra

I fart without noticing and it's really embarrassing. I used to have an eating disorder and only ate fruit for a while. It's been 3 years and my situation hasn't changed. I was wondering if any of my nerves have been damaged because I also went through a nervous breakdown. I used to be able to control my farts before this but it feels as though I just can't mechanically do it now. I'm not incontinent in other ways (at least I don't think so).





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I have recently stopped drinking alcohol and caffeine drinks. Since doing so I have been experiencing wind a lot more than usual. Is this a normal thing to happen??





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Over the past 5+ years I have been issues with my bowels...I have already gone to see my family doctor...she thinks it may be IBS..and that there is really nothing that can be done about it...I have come off my heart burn meds for that seems to have help take the edge off...when i'm having bad dayw im doubled over in pain from my tummy...the cold chill sweat that comes over me at the same time i'm burning up...and that wave of nuasea to go with it....i have a very high tolerance for pain..my movements ranges through out all types...then there is the gas that has developed as well...my hubby says i pass gas all night...he's getting pretty mad and is making comments such as...why cant you be lady like...or..cant you have any cooth.....i'm not sure what i should be doing here...I drive a school bus and refuse to eat anything before i leave in the mornings...if i have running around to get done that day i do not eat either...i laughed when i told my doctor about the diarrhea that comes and goes..sometimes for days on end...and she asked if i have lost any weight?...told her no...when i do get my body thinks i'm starving it so it hordes it all...i'm beyond frustrated at the moment...I would like my life back....i have tried Allign and that did not help any...





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The smell you are giving off described as "the smelly person in the office" isn't because of gas. It is most likely coming from your tonsils. When you breathe, talk, or swallow, your tonsils "flex". If you have tonsil "stones" then whenever you do one of these things, you are going to give off a smell. Tonsil stones smell like fart, poop, dog, etc. Do you drink milk or consume a lot of dairy? Cheese, milk, ice cream, sour cream, or anything else that contains dairy will make these "stones" produce like crazy. These stones are calcified dairy. Your body can't digest dairy properly (most adults can't digest dairy properly) so these excess dairy products stick around in your mouth and lymph system rotting away until they are released from your tonsils. It's pretty gross huh? Eliminate all dairy and sweets for a few months, and I am willing to bet your smell will disappear. Good luck!

I do the exact same thing... I would like 2 know what the answer is also. please

I used to have a problem with constant farting (I had it for about 10 years). I finally figured out that chronic dehydration was the cause. I tried drinking 2L of water many times but it would never last. Then finally I succeeded and the farting went away after 6 weeks of drinking water. It would come back each time I went back to old habits of not drinking water. I have never had the problem since then - I think. I am still the 'smelly' person in the office (I have perfect hygiene) and I am wondering if I am farting without knowing it? I have had my office described as 'stuffy' or smelling like dog!





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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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