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    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 I recently started to pass blood a lot when I go for a poo and I have stopped passing regular hard stools. It is now all watery and I'm full of wind. Been like it for 2 weeks now but never had a problem before. I am a healthy 25 year old but concerned and embarrassed on what to do about it as its just come on. I can't pass wind now either for fear of passing a form of discharge! What's it likely to be?? Many thanks





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    Hey, I would firstly say seeing your GP is best. However I think your mention of "hard stools" suggests you may be chronically constipated, stools are supposed to be well formed but soft. If you find you normally strain a bit when you pass a stool this could also be a sign. The bleeding is most likely to be a symptom of haemorrhoids, do you feel slight pain, especially if you have to strain? The trapped wind is also a giveaway that you may be slightly constipated. I am a healthy female of the same age and had the same problem, I typically passed hard stools then I experienced passing loose stools on occasion and trapped wind. I had a general check up and my doctor kindly informed me that I was "full of poo"! I was advised to use mild laxatives or prunes. The best way to combat the problem is to ensure you have enough fibre and drink 8 cups of water a day. Also I squeeze some lemon juice into tepid water and have that first thing in the morning, that helps me. But again, sudden changes and the presence of blood in your stools suggest you should see a GP to get absolute peace of mind. Hope that was somewhat helpful.

    i went travelling earlier on this year, for the last 2 weeks before i came home i suddenly stopped going to the loo for a poo,passed nothing ever since end of march other than slimy bloody stools with mucus, not had 1 solid poo, full of wind and stomach cramps,and on passing wind it smells like hell,had pile cream and and cortisone cream thinking it could be piles or an anal fissure, feels like i have a lump the size of a fist up my backside and constantly in pain, any answers,help, its making my life a misery





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    Did you go to Dom Rep I have just come back from there same symptoms GP gave me METRONIDAZOLE said I had a Bug seems to be getting back to normal, Still very windy but at least my poo is looking better Give it a go Goodluck

    I was fascinated by this article and feel that I could have this condition. I have never gone to the toilet regularly but since having children, and piles, and also being on anti-depressants, I can go a week maybe without passing a stool. And then it's so small, it's not really worth it! If I take laxatives it may start to help but as soon as I stop, it goes back to as before. Sometimes passing a stool is very painful and can take ages. Recently I have had a lot of wind in my bowel movements and have begun to feel as if the poo is not all coming out but getting stuck somewhere. I get bloated in the left hand side of my stomach. I want to see my GP about this but can't remember the name of the condition you talked about on the programme.





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    I cannot go to the toilet for a poo without taking picolax each weekend, think that my bowels have become lazy--it all began when I had a baby and the injection in the spine 28 yrs ago. I have had investigations in every orifice but they come back ok. at about 3pm each day at work the passing of wind begins and its not pleasant or ladylike--friends have commented that I fart louder longer and smell like any bloke. not something to be proud of. as I get older the control of the wind is difficult, bending, moving etc not good. I eat my 5 aday fruit and veg normally tried to cut out bread but now ITS A PROBLEM will charcoal tablets help(friend advice) please help I have had gall bladder removed, hysterectomy and breast cancer, discectomy ----I also feel that I have permanent bad breathe.





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    hi im type 2 diabies im on tabs since changing my metforin tabs 8mths ago i have been experiencing problems with my bowels when ever going to the toilet or passing wind it has a terrible smell and is very inbarrassing only since taken metformin mr 1000 mg twice aday





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    Hello, check to make sure that you are prescribed Metformin SR, i.e the slow release version.

    I have been suffering with excessive wind since i have had my baby 12 months ago is there something which could have caused this during child birth because i never suffered before this, now i have no control over when i pass wind as though perhaps some muscles have been damaged is this possible? if i cough i pass wind at the same time it is really embarrasing.





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    At night my anus constanly itches. . I shower every day so it cant be due to hygiene. . Im forever passing wind. . And I also noticed over the past 4-5 years that whenever I eat or drink certain foods I get cramps in my chest and stomach you can also hear my tummy gargaling constantly all day everyday. . Any ideas???





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    I have had lower stomach pain sometimes on left sometime all over I feel heavy and bloated, Sometimes my poo is lose other times its a strain, I'm 34yrs old my nan had bowel cancer she was inher 70's no one else in family has had it, I have started passing wind more, I did take some charcoal tablets which do help. I have also been getting aching legs and feeling more tired..





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    I am age 58 & female. I have had 10 children, my last were twins born @ 26+ wks the 2nd baby was help out by the Dr putting her hand up into my cervix & grabbing baby who was then born in his sac. My youngest are age 4 now. I go to the toilet every day may be twice as the 5 lil-ones come looking for me & bang on the door or barge in, so have to go a 2nd time t finish the job. These last few weeks i have had a few episodes of unexpected Diarrhea on passing wind. I had no pains in my stomach or no feeling of needing to go to the toilet, just felt a need to pass wind & OMG & i mean a lot. I know its not a tummy bug as if i go later on the same day i have normal stools. Could this be that i am on thyroxine & over medicated at mo as my THS was only 0.1, i am also on T3 & took 20mg 2 hrs before the blood test, but even if its the cause of my Diarrhea i should know if i am going to have a belt of the trots. I think i may also have a prolapse of womb as when i had a cough virus a few weeks back i could feel something coming down followed by a pool of urine. I am good usually at holding on to have a pee, but if i am bursting, its when i get into the toilet at this point it is hard to control.





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    I'm am 24 years old and have begun to have problems with my bottom and abdominal area. I have been bleeding when I go to the loo. Sometimes Even when just passing wind, but only now and then. I also feel like something is pushing out during intercourse. I am now suffering with awful pain in the abdominal area even up to my ribs and am quite swollen. I cant get an endoscopy until the 20th and am quite worried!





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    I have a small bowel prolaps I have Been told I will be having the lift an staple not sure of the correct word I have been trying to Sort this for nearly 8 months now I'm in loads of pain in my side now is this normal I'm on medication to help go to the loo as I have problems going I had a really bad case of food potioning last year and haven't been right since is the pain in my side to do with all of this ????

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    i also get vaginal wind. can anyone help me!!! i have to wear a tampon most days because it is very embarrasing if you pass wind from that area. unlike passing wind from your back passage there is no warning that it is about to happen. it is making me very miserable.





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    Hi im 50 yrs old and i had an istorectomy last year and had problems since which consist of (pain in chest ,sevear pain in left side of body under rib cage ,also going the toilet to often through the night and day ,i also keep passing wind ,i seem to have acids 2 i wont go to my doctores as i think he may think im over reacting becase i have depreshan so bad

    im a 31 year old man i had a haitus hernia operation about 4 years ago , since that i have suffered from trap wind , bloating and passing wind alot , its very embarrassing. Everything i eat seems to go through me very quickly and if i dont eat i get wind and stomach ache is there anything i can change to stop it ! , or is this just the side affects of the operation





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    hi I am concerned that I passing wind too much I at least pass wind over 100 times a day is this normal or is there something wrong.





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    hi im 22 and im suffering from trapped wind. its very painful and sometimes it rises right up to my ribs, but wen i lay down it seems to make movement noises and eases down eventually passing through. The thing is my stomach makes noises all the time and it can be quite loud, its like a high pitched weezing or grumbling noise. Its extremelly embaressing because when im in meetings at work it sounds like im passing wind when its just my stomach making noises. is there any kind of medication i could try to settle down the bowel activity?





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    Hi Holly, I'm having the same symptoms as yourself. My stomach makes weezing nosies and sometimes very high pitched squeals which is very embarrasing. I to have to go into meetings which i now dread and is effecting my work. I'm seeing my doctoer this week to see if she can do anything. Have you managed to get yours under control?

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    Hi I'm 16 and I have wind noises that come out of my vagina, it's embarrssing but I'm not passing wind, it's just air that comes out. What should I do?





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    My sister flossie is always belching or passing wind, she says she is now 52 so she will not change but sometimes the wind just pops out of her bottom and is so loud, I would love to be able to help her stop this as she does not seem bothered but it does bother me............





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    Hi i have been having excessive wind and going to the toilet alot to urinate, and am wondering are the two related, its really getting anoying having to go for a wee all the time an passing wind alot could there be a problem. my diet has not changed and it has been happening for a few months now.





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    Hi Im a 44 year old male, I have been diagnosed with IBS, I am self employed in the catering industry, 2 years ago I had an hyatus hernia op. my health has deteriorated in the past 4 years, I suffer from bloating, smelly wind (constantly passing it) when I pass a motion or wind have severe discomfort where the op was due to "pushing", my bowel is in severe pain,I suffer from piles due to the constant release of the wind. Could all these things be connected and can you help?





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    My partner passes wind all the time, and the smell Is unbearable, to the point that is wakes me up at night And it even has been known to give heart burn :( He has pain before and after passing such wind Is this normal? Please Give some advise. I personally think it could be IBS??





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    Please don't ask a website for advice... tell him to go to his Doctor... abnormal flatulence should be investigated by a medical professional.

    hello im 16 years old and i have a problem with passing wind. my farts always smell realy bad and i pass wind every 5-10 minutes a day am i normal? it is so embarrassing sometimes , like when im in a public bus or taxi it just comes out, you cant hear them thay just smell very bad my dady teases me saying that there silent but deadly. What can i do to stop this?





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    Hi I am constant passing wind, and when i say constant i mean constant. I have been doing this for over a year and its very embarassing and annoying. Everything i eat and drink gives me wind. Help Pleeeeeeease i need something to stop this





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    I highly recommend drinking hot lemon water first thing in the morning before you eat or drink anything else. Squeeze one whole lemon into a mug and then add the lemon itself. Poor hot water over wait to cool and drink the entire cup. It's not the best tasting drink but really helps with passing wind. I've been told doing this and have been told that it lines your stomach and have to say it really works.

    I am constantly passing wind, even whilst sleeping. I have always been rather "windy" but it seems to be getting worse and is embarrassing. I take the birth control pill Cerazette. I am on Amitriptyline for Fibromyalgia. Also Venlalic for postnatal depression. No matter what I eat or drink I constantly pass wind. Is there anything I can do or take to stop this?





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    I also suffer from this and have fibromyalgia however i am on a high dose of duloxetine!

    i am a50 year old women 1 break wind all the tme through out the day as soon as i eat any food a hour later i start passing wind its so embarrassing its getting me so down . could you tell me the best food to make me go to the tiolet to open my bowels. i dont eat junk food i eat pretty healthy please help im desperate .





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    my husband passes wind about a hundred times a day and the smell is awful. i have 2 brothers so im used to boys passing wind and it smelling lots but my husbands gas is vile, it will easily clear a room and has made a few people physically sick it can be that bad. he said he wont go to the doctor as he doesnt want a camera up there to investigate. is there anything he can take to help his problem?





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    Hi I am a 27 year old male and this past week I have been having trouble passing food maybe twice in the last week, and I have also been passing wind a lot more than normal and they smell worse than they normally are. I have been eating more high in fibre food to see if that helps but still nothing. I have had a bad diet in the past but recently changed it, has this hard of passing of food changed as my diet has got better? And maybe my body is getting used to my new diet. I have not been getting any cramping at all just less poop. I feel quite worried any help would be great.





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    have you tried latolose from the chemist its a syrup you take once a day to help

    I'm passing wind in my front passage & at times smells quite bad. Please can you tell me what test I may need





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    For the past 24 hours i have been passing wind and it is really smelly stomach is bloated and cant do a poo





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    HI there, I've read a few of the entries here and I suffer with something very similar. When it comes to the afternoon my stomach/bowels start behaving very strangely making lots of noises (like I'm passing wind but internally) and it is really unnerving especially if people notice. It's starting to affect my work in that I dread having meetings in the afternoon for fear of having an over-active and noisy bowel. Is there anything I can do to reduce the amount of wind I produce? I've tried eating varied foodstuffs and I'm fit and exercise regularly.





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    Hi I'm 14 & after i have lunch in school & go to sports class, i can't stop passing wind when i run. It's embarrasing!!





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    Okay, now I am almost slightly concerned at the lack of engagement with contributions to the anatomical voluntary galleries by people who are Black or Asian. I am sure no Black or Asian people contributed to the penis or breast gallery. I think a few might of done in the Vagina gallery. I think there maybe cultural reasons why this is so. I have often thought, maybe erroneously, that white British people are 'generally' more comfortable with sexuality and bodily functions, in a cultural sense. For instance, I noticed during my school days that white boys were so open about masturbating and found passing wind hilarious, as well as burping. Whereas those from Caribbean and Asian backgrounds were less inclined to be as open about such things, and in general, wouldn't laugh at passing wind or find 'burp talking' funny at all. Of course, I might be talking complete nonsense, but I think it all relates? Any opinions?





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    In Caribbean homes, it is rude and highly offensive to burp or fart in public. And if you do, it's equally as rude to not say 'excuse me' or 'pardon me' and perhaps even apologise. I'm shocked when I hear people openly do it, but I will with my husband [still excusing myself].

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  • Alopecia

    Episode 8 - Oral

    This week's episode includes a man whose armpits are making his life hell, a couple with severe sexual discomfort and a case of very painful privates. Read more →

  • Erectile Dysfunction

    Episode 6 - Erectile Dysfunction

    This week's episode includes a man whose erectile dysfunction has him at his wits end, an extreme case of tooth erosion and a ballooning belly that's more than just an obesity issue. Read more →

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