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Curr Gastroenterol Rep. 2000 Oct;2(5):413-9.

An understanding of excessive intestinal gas.

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  • 1Minneapolis VA Medical Center (151), 1 Veterans Drive, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA.

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 excessive flatus volume and noxious flatus.

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10998670
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