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So, yesterday I felt this wave of gas hit my stomache, I knew

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So, yesterday I felt this wave of gas hit my stomache, I knew it was gonna be bad bc I could feel it moving around in there, and couldnt pass gas immediately. So I went through the whole day with your typical gas discomfort, eating seem to make it worse. Now, here I am, the next day, I have had a bowel movement, and Im belching more than normal, and the gas pain is STILL there. Is it normal for gas pains to persist that long? Or, could the gas have been a symptom of possible consuming something bad and the stomache pain is just an added discomfort from it. I mean, surely its not stomache cancer or anything seriuos like that? (I have health anxiety), Im only 28.

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Hi. Dr Rick here. I completed an Internal medicine internship in NYC and have two decades of clinical experience. How can I assist you today?

Yes. Gas pains can hang around for quite some time. This is not unusual. It could be from something you ate.

The good news? It is very, very unlikely to be anything serious and for sure it is not a sign of stomach cancer.

You can try taking some gas-x or other OTC product.

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