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Hi, It is my privilege to assist you in getting answers to your health questions. A few questions first to clarify your concern:
1. How often do you have a bowel movement (elimination, poo, etc)?
2. Have you had any surgery? if so what & how long ago?
3. Do you feel this while performing other exercise? while walk? upon rising from a chair?
You are describing a condition know as excessive flatulence. When we breath in air sometimes it is swallowed and can get into the intestinal tract (IT) which includes the stomach, small intestine, large intestine (colon) and rectum. Air is also produced in the IT due to the food we eat & how its gets broken down. When the is too much air in the IT then bloating can occur.
Elimination of the excess food, air, etc occurs when you pass gas, and have a bowel movement (BM) or poop. If there is a problem with this process then you can become bloated, which is apparently what has been happening to you. While this is a normal process, some bloating will occur after a meal, certain food contribute to this more than others.
The first step is to look at the foods you are eating.
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Thank you for the clarification. Have you had a vaginal delivery?
Sorry for the delay, I have been consulting with a few of my colleagues to see if any has come across a similar situation. Unfortunately your situation is quite unusual.
With your symptoms of gas coming out of the vagina, this can be due to a complication of a severe vaginal tear during vaginal delivery, however since that is not our history it would be important for you to have an exam to determine exactly where the air is coming from. Without having previous damage to the vaginal wall, the amount of gas you describe is quite large and very unusual. At this point a thorough exam may uncover a defect.
The only normal opening into the vagina is from outside. The other end has your cervix and uterus. So with this anatomy it is would be difficult for air to get into the vagina from your stomach.
However I will release the lock on this question so perhaps another expert can better assist you.