Medical Dictionary: GAS

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GAS (condition): See Gas (disease information).
GAS (condition): 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

More information on medical condition: Gas:

GAS (symptom): Another name for Belching.
GAS (symptom): Producing gas from the oral area.

More information on symptom: Belching:

1. excerpt from Why Do I Have Gas: NIDDK

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