Excess Gas Causes, Remedies & More

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2. When to Seek Medical Help

When the excess gas symptoms become persistent, it is advisable to contact a doctor immediately. In some cases, the symptoms may get in the way of daily activities. If other symptoms occur alongside excess gas, it may indicate a severe condition.

These additional signs and symptoms include changes in the stool, which may become bloody change consistency. Other symptoms are weight loss, change in frequency of bowel movements, recurrent/persistent nausea or vomiting, and constipation/diarrhea. Chest pain or prolonged abdominal pain requires medical attention.

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