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An understanding of excessive intestinal gas

Abstract

Complaints of “excessive gas” from patients are very common but are difficult, if not impossible, for the physician to document. This review addresses the pathophysiology and management of such complaints, looking at the sources and routes of elimination, excessive eructation, bloating, and distention. In addition, common flatulence problems are summarized, including escessive flatus volume and noxious flatus.

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Suarez, F.L., Levitt, M.D. An understanding of excessive intestinal gas. Curr Gastroenterol Rep 2, 413–419 (2000). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11894-000-0042-8

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Keywords

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Cisapride
  • Lactase
  • Abdominal Girth
  • Simethicone