Fast Five Quiz: Flatulence

B.S. Anand, MD


November 01, 2022

Bacterial overgrowth is a known cause of gas and bloating. Although primary biliary cholangitis, esophagitis, and protein-losing enteropathy may potentially be associated with flatulence, small-intestinal bacterial overgrowth is a well-established cause. Carbohydrate intolerance syndromes and diseases of gut motor activity are also frequently linked to excess flatus.

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