Flatulence: Symptom and Causes


  • Episodes of flatulence occur frequently, often involuntarily
  • When an episode of flatulence occurs, a lot of wind is released
  • Farting is consistently foul-smelling
  • There may be sharp, jabbing pains (cramps) in the abdomen. Sometimes they may change location, within the abdomen
  • A bloated feeling in the abdomen
  • A knotted sensation in the abdomen
Flatulence Symptoms


Flatulence is very common, and it is estimated that a man will naturally pass wind between 14 and 25 times a day. A woman will pass gas between seven and 12 times per day. If you pass wind more frequently than this on a regular basis, you could be suffering from excessive flatulence, which has a number of causes.
  • Swallowed air
  • Dietary choices 
  • Health conditions like constipation, gastroenteritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and celiac disease

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