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Flatulence

Flatulence: Introduction

Flatulence: Gas passed from the anus. See detailed information below for a list of 201 causes of Flatulence, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Flatulence:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Flatulence. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Flatulence

Home medical tests possibly related to Flatulence:

Causes of Types of Flatulence:

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Flatulence Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Flatulence may include:

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Alternative Treatments for Flatulence

Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed as possibly helpful for Flatulence may include:

Stories from Users for Flatulence

Real-life user stories relating to Flatulence:

Message Boards for Flatulence

Symptom specific forums: The following patient stories in our interactive forums and message boards relate to Flatulence or relevant symptoms:

Diagnostic tests for Flatulence:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Flatulence. Some of these are listed below :

  • General inspection - note gulping of air and repetitive belching.
  • Physical examination
    • Examine the gastrointestinal system to exclude signs of organic disease - e.g. bowel obstruction, abdominal masses.
  • Blood tests
  • more tests...»

Flatulence: Animations

Medications or substances causing Flatulence:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Flatulence as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Drug interactions causing Flatulence:

When combined, certain drugs, medications, substances or toxins may react causing Flatulence as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Flatulence

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Flatulence. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

Create your printable checklist here.

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Flatulence: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Flatulence

Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be...read more »

Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes...read more »

Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad" bacteria, but can also kill the "good" bacteria in the gut. This leads to "digestive imbalance...read more »

Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. food poisoning). In...read more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can...read more »

Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive conditions is celiac disease, a malabsorption disorder with a variety of symptoms (see symptoms of celiac disease). A variety of other chronic...read more »

Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases. Some of the better known...read more »

Flatulence: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Flatulence

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Flatulence: Related Rare Diseases

Rare types of medical conditions and diseases in related medical categories:

Flatulence: Undiagnosed Conditions

Conditions that are commonly undiagnosed in related areas may include:

Article Excerpts about Flatulence

Everyone has gas. Burping or passing gas through the rectum is normal. Because it is embarrassing to burp or pass gas, many people believe they pass gas too often or have too much gas. They do not realize that passing gas 14 to 23 times a day is normal. An occasional burp during or after meals is normal, too. It is rare for a person to have too much gas.

Most of the time gas is odorless. The odor comes from sulfur made by bacteria in the large intestine. Sometimes gas causes bloating and pain. Not everyone has these symptoms. It probably depends on how much gas the body makes and how sensitive a person is to gas in the large intestine. (Source: excerpt from Why Do I Have Gas: NIDDK)

Everyone has gas and eliminates it by burping or passing it through the rectum. However, many people think they have too much gas when they really have normal amounts. Most people produce about 1 to 3 pints a day and pass gas about 14 times a day. (Source: excerpt from Gas in the Digestive Tract: NIDDK)

Another common complaint is passage of too much gas through the rectum (flatulence). However, most people do not realize that passing gas 14 to 23 times a day is normal. Too much gas may be the result of carbohydrate malabsorption. (Source: excerpt from Gas in the Digestive Tract: NIDDK)

Another common complaint is passage of too much gas through the rectum ... (Source: excerpt from Gas in the Digestive Tract: NIDDK)

Definitions of Flatulence:

A state of excessive gas in the alimentary canal
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Organs affected by Flatulence:

The list of organs typically affected by Flatulence may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Flatulence

The list below shows some of the causes of Flatulence mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Flatulence?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Flatulence. Of the 201 causes of Flatulence that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 4 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 6 causes are "common" diseases
  • 4 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 9 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 187 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Flatulence:

The following list of conditions have 'Flatulence' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Flatulence:

The following list of medical conditions have Flatulence or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Flatulence Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Flatulence based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Flatulence?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Flatulence, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    Classifications of Flatulence:

    Medical Conditions associated with Flatulence:

    Digestive symptoms (5299 causes), Abdominal symptoms (5930 causes), Intestinal symptoms (5299 causes), Anal symptoms (466 causes), Digestive system symptoms (5299 causes), Lower abdominal symptoms (3048 causes)

    Symptoms related to Flatulence:

    Belching (68 causes), Abdominal bloating (111 causes), Abdominal distention (68 causes), Giardiasis, Lactase deficiency, Lactose intolerance (9 causes), Malabsorption (219 causes), Celiac disease, Food allergy (10 causes), Stomach infection, Normal body function, Habitual air swallowing

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    Medical News summaries about Flatulence

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