Introduction: Gas


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Gas: Excessive flatulence or belching from gas over-production.

Gas: 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. 1

Researching symptoms of Gas: Further information about the symptoms of Gas is available including a list of symptoms of Gas, other diseases that might have similar symptoms in differential diagnosis of Gas, or alternatively return to research other symptoms in the symptom center.

Misdiagnosis and Gas: Research more detailed information about misdiagnosis of Gas, underlying causes of Gas (possibly misdiagnosed), or research misdiagnosis of other diseases

Treatments for Gas: Various information is available about treatments available for Gas, or research treatments for other diseases.

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Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Why Do I Have Gas: NIDDK

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