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    Irritable Bowel Syndrome

    One of the most common disorders of the digestive tract, featuring recurrent abdominal pain and intermittent diarrhoea, often alternating with constipation. Read more →

  • Doctor examining a patient's bloated stomach with suspected Flatulence

    Flatulence

    Often referred to as passing or breaking wind, this happens when your body needs to get rid of the excess air that builds up from drinking and swallowing food and saliva. Read more →

    hi after having a c-section just under 2 yrs ago i am left with a hernia and as of late cant stop farting and have a really bad pain where the hernia is ?? i dont know what to do it is getting very embarrassing,when i go to the shops all i am doimng is farting is this part of the hernia ??? also since last month i have gone from being able to open my bowels 2 times a day to now being lucky if i go 1 a week ????





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    My body smells like fart and I know fully well I am not farting. The farting smell comes and goes every time in the day. I do not have a clue where the smell is coming from. I have had a blood test on every thing they all came back as normal. Lately I am finding it very difficult to go to the loo the way I normally do; and when I do go it's incomplete. In addition belly is always hurting and cramping. I drink plenty of water every day, fruit/ veg the whole lot but still have this problem. My GP is not helping. What is wrong with me?





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    hi im 17 and have a problem with wind..it seems to get trapped in my stomach and when i try to let it out it seems to come back up into my stomach and make a farting type noise.i find it mainly comes after i eat but it stays for the whole day.i am currently studying for exams and its really embarassing when im in an exam centre as i have to try so hard to hold it in eventhough i hold it in my stomach makes a noise like im farting.thankfully if i do fart it doestn smell bad but its gotten really bad im just fed up it has affected my studys...is it the way im eating my food as i usually eat my food quiet fast or is it something else...please help i really need to sort this out before my exams :(





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    I have exactly the same problem, can really sympathise with you. I am 30 and it has only come on me recently that i have noticed. I have even been to the doctor about it, to no avail. It is extreamly embarassing, having to go on courses and in quiet rooms amoungst people. It is uncontrolable, and unbearable. Sometimes has happens when i havent even eaten. I would really like to find an answer to this. It is causing a great deal of stress

    I totally agree with you both i am in the exact same position it's is awful I thought I was the only one, I have tried appsolutly everything, I thought it may have been because I was constipated I have changed my diet taken laxatives, stopped taking nutrient tablets from holland and barrets which the doctor advised and it it still happening, I have taken days of college and been late nemouros times as I was afraid and embarrassed of this happening really hope someone will give us some good advice And a way of coping and making this go away 😞 really fed up now!

    how do you stop farting in your sleep?





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    I get vaginal wind, which just sounds like I'm farting it's very embarassing, as I have no control over it. Help what can I do so it doesn't happen to me, I'm 43 ?





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    Hi, When I was younger I hardly ever farted but now am farting a lot. I am lucky that it isn't smelly but it is so noisy...the trouble is I can't stop it escaping and so is very embarrassing when in company. Also I sometimes pass mucus. Please help





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    hiya. im having the same trouble after having my gallbladder remoced. im currently having tests for bile reflux. if u google it u shud b able to check symptoms. good luck x

    when I have sex I make a funny fart noise from my vagina but it doesn't smell. I don't know whether this is normal but I get embarrassed every time this happens, my boyfriend accuses me of farting when I am not what is this? help? from jelena





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    That is called a queef. A vagina fart.

    that's very normal, you are probably very wet when it happens

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    when i have sex i get lots of gas pushed into my vagina then when my vagina is full of gas it come out and it sounds like im farting is this normal





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    I wondered this as well so i asked my doctor about it and she said it was normal and nothing to worry about, so i mentioned it to my friends to check who also agreed they get it at times. It doesnt bother my boyfriend at all but i just ask to change position as it tends to help or maybe ask him to slow down a bit, just so it doesnt completely ruin my mood.

    Thats normal. not pleasent and can be very embaressing but it is normal. most girls get it, its defo the position in which it is, usually certain positions let air in and its just the release of it.

    I have IBS and bad flatulence but the thing that is bothering me the most is the fact that smells just leak out without me farting and my stomach constantly rumbles and produces a smell. Does anyone have any idea how to stop this? Work are findng it unbearable.





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    I have had the4 same problem for 3 yrs and have tried so many things. Lately I have discovered VSL No 3 (available on web) which provide 450 billion healthy bacteria to the gut. I also take Silicea which captures pathagens and toxins. If you find anything else which helps, please let me know. Hope this helps. Barbara

    Try maybe drinking more water.If not that please consult your doctor or GP.and they'll give you more advice about.

    hi am 21 and only with my parter at the minute i ave been getting vaginal wind, which just sounds like I'm farting it's very embarrassing and it only happens when we are having sex and i move, and when the air is their i dry out could you tell me why this is happening and if i could do any thing 2 stop it from happening thank you.





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    this is simply coused by the air getting trapped during intercouse and is perfectly normal,the air simply gets released when you move suddenly afterwoods, please dont worry about this! maybe try other positions that might work better for you,somtimes a diffrent position helps

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    I have a big problem of farting when going to bed It stinks baad - whenever Im sleeping with someone else its wayyy worse coz I feel nervous so its a bad topic for me - I just wish I could 'balance the farting' lol or get rid of the smell on a lighter note has anyone read this book called 'the complet book of farting' by Alec Bromcie? - Very Very funny & informative - u should give it a go... Yeah also Ive heard about the beano thing but I havent seen anything here :(





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    When I am about to have sex and get wet i keep farting and i don't know why? It even happens after sex i'm not sure what it is called but its like vaginal farting. Please help me as I feel as though I cannot be with anyone as it is too embarrassing.





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    Dear embarrassing bodies My name is jojo I am 24 And over the past year I have been getting extremely bad bowl problems, going the toilet is really irregular and the consistency of my stools are always different .. from dioreh to rock hard painful stools, sometimes it has blood on it when it comes out... to add to this problem I am also farting so much and each day the amout of farts increase and they smell so bad;like swage waste. When I fart it is so painful, as well as embarrassing I have cleared out a restaurant because of this and lecture halls and lost friends because of excessive farting ... I just can't hold it in because it hurts soooooo bad. The smell is so disgusting I have vomited a few times after smelling it. Im so Angry at myself I have began to stave myself because I dont want to fart. Also my boyfriend has said he is going to leave me if I don't stop this excessive farting. .. I am so stressed out because of this farting I can't take it anymore! Ihave tried everything and nothing works Please im DESPERATE! I NEED HELP!please





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    Well welcome in my world . I suffer on IBS and I also have a problem with my wind . Its make my life sooo complicated , I dont sleepover or nobody sleep in my house . I dont want to have a partner coz Im so embarrased of my problem. Nobody will stand that smell . Im so desperate to have my life back .

    There's a medication called mevabeven, my son takes this for his offence wind and it helps almost immediatly. Ask your g.p. about it. It also takes away the stomach spasms too.

    My and my mum are worlds worlds worst for farting, honest. Morning, afternoon, evening and night, it goes round like a rhythm, how do I stop farting so much? x





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    i find that when i sit down i fart a lot or if i eat anything i fart and it is really embarrassing because when ever my boyfriend comes over we lay down on my bed and watch a film and i just cannot stop farting he always complains that i am farting too much and i tell him it is not my fault but i have tried to eat different things but it doesn't work please help me!!





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    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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    Pls help,I fart a lot and this is before and after my period and have been farting for 2 year now.the good thing I know when my period is on its way but unfortunately it means that I'm not pregnant for that.I'm trying to conceive.I'm now beginning to think there might be a problem somewhere associated with farting and me not getting pregnant.





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    I also get really bad wind when my period is due, I fart more than 40 times a day awful stuff

    Thanks for that story Kate. I've had a good laugh. I think people really need to come to terms with things like farting. Just do it, only apologise if it's really bad, but on the other hand blame it on someone else. I like farting especially when on my own, I quite like the smell of my own farts. As for not wanting to fart in your husbands car... I would actually wait and save it to share. Anyway I'm glad it's normal to fart a lot. Brilliant. Angus

    You should go to a doctor if you feel you're farting more than is normal for you.. It can be a symptom of other, more serious things. This article is a little flippant and dismissive, if you ask me. I had excess gas for more than a year.. if I even though of farting, I would. I didn't think anything about it.. apart from being embarrassed.. until I was admitted into the ER with severe abdominal pains, worse than labour. I was told that I had a 13 cm cyst on my ovary that was in the process of twisting, effectively cutting of blood supply. I was lucky to have had it caught in time. A symptom of not only ovarian cysts, but of ovarian cancer, is excess gas. So yeah.. it's not only embarrassing.. it's trying to tell you something. Literally.





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    I am 47 years of age and have been farting really loudly for a number of years (10). It comes out all day. I have to try to keep it in during the day until I can find a safe place to fart. Unfortunately when I fart it smells so badly that the place just smells. Even when I get up in the morning my room smells of fart. It is so embarassing. I cannot have a partner because to this. My symptoms are getting worse and worse. I cannot call friends to stay over either. I know I cannot eat fried food or very spicy foods as the farting and the smell gets worse. Please help as the situation is just dire. It has taken over my life. I was told last year that I have IBS.





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    hi i am 43 & am sick of this embarassing farting, i am single & am reluctunt to go in to any kind of relationship, i break wind a lot through the day & somethimes simply cant hold it. But night time is a disaster, when im asleep it wakes me up, they are loud & proud but dont smell, thankfully ! iv cut out fizzy drinks & do eat quiet healthly, although I am over weight (2 stone)& like the odd chocolate bar ! or 2 ! I have had this problema nimber of years however it has got worse, & i do have the same problem even when i am very slim. i cannot have people stay over as they can hear me at night in the other room, it is seriouly getting me down, also i cant hold my pee very well, not leaking quiet yet, but the onset of desperation means i cant hold it, this to is getting worse is it conneccted? what can i do about the farting? my GP says its my age, im 43 i think & feel young, but this is holding back my life.





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    Hi I ask you about how would I stop my farting? Please sent your e-mail message to me soon and thanks.





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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 keep farting when not exspected, somtimes its in public places sometimes sometimes i even follow through... what do i do?





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    This also happens to me and also during sex my vagina makes farting noices how can I stop this its so embarrassing

    hi, i also suffer from vaginal farting. is there anything that can be done eg an operation or pelvic floor exercises.





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    I experience this as well. Is there any way of stopping it?

    I need help i keep farting like mad it never goes away can you help? I enjoy it but my mrs is going off me and says she is going to leave me if i carry on.I try to hold it in when she is around but i get really bad stomack pains . please help .





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    your "bum hair" use scissors and cut it do not cut or shave all of it off, there has been a story with farting and sweat problems that has been shared around

    Whenever my boyfriend goes to the toilet he sits there for 15 minutes at least excessively farting. I am sure this isn't normal. Advice?





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    hey i'm getting lot gas farting and burping and pains in my side and tummy. i been taking Omprezole and it did help at first but now back again. Can you recommended anything.





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