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Flatulence (Gas) (cont.)

When to Seek Medical Care

Visiting a health care professional is the best place to start. Seek medical attention whenever symptoms other than simply excess flatulence occur, such as:

  • Severe crampy abdominal discomfort
  • Change in bowel habits
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Blood in the stool
  • Fever
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain and swelling, particularly in the right lower part of the abdomen
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