Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Flatulence


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Flatulence is the expulsion through the rectum of a mixture of gases that are byproducts of the digestion process of mammals and other animals. The medical term for the mixture of gases is flatus, informally known as a fart, or simply (in American English) gas. The gases are expelled from the rectum in a process colloquially referred to as "passing gas", "breaking wind" or "farting". Flatus is brought to the rectum by the same peristaltic process which causes feces to descend from the large intestine. The noises commonly associated with flatulence are caused by the vibration of the anal sphincter, and occasionally by the closed buttocks.

Is it just me?? I have noticed since being banded that I have WAY more gas now! I don't really burp anymore but I sure have the Toots alot. At work I have to take periodic walks or trips to the bathroom to prevent embarrassing moments. Is this common with anyone else? Is this TMI? Sorry, inquiring minds want to know!!!

10 comments:

  1. I've had it my whole life, but since banding, and eating a high-protein diet, they've become, shall we say, more fragrant. There are days I'm thankful I have my own enclosed office cube.

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  2. I agree I was never gassy before at all.. since the band I find a burp often which is really weird for me.

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  3. I don't have any more gas than I did pre-band, but dang...they stink. I burp more frequently though.

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  4. I cannot comment. I can't believe I even read this. It's almost as bad as a poop post. Ack! :)

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  5. Yep, more gas but I don't care ... lol !

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  6. Super gassy -up high and down low... toot toot!

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  7. Always been pretty gassy, so nothing new for me!

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  8. Yes! Does anyone know why?

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