Nanners, I have the exact same symptom in the last few days, and I was also wondering what's wrong! I have this feeling of trapped air in my upper left side which is very uncomfortable, I'm so bloated, and I too thought it was a partial obstruction, but then again, when I do have an obstruction the pain is always in my right side near my belly button, and the pain is unbearable. This time, it's on the left side, not much pain, just gurgling and bloating/discomfort. Then after many hours, it seems to unblock, but not too much, I too burp and fart but just a little. Then the next day... same again. I envy my husband, he just farts (sorry to be graphic) and it sounds like a train!!! Mine are always like small amount of air is coming out, and you can never hear a thing! I just attributed it to the narrowing I have in the TI, but then again, if it's so narrow, how come the stool passes w/o any problems?
Anyway, I'm interested to know what the doctor tells you, I hope it's not something to be worried about, because I'm leaving for holidays in 5 days, and only the idea of hospital makes my symptoms worse.
nanners I trying to rack my brain and I can't for the life of me figure that out, you havebm's but can't get rid of gas, I will say I've taken bean-o before and when i try to stop gas it felt like my head was going to blow off, I know when I have big gas and i cut one (loud) I'm a small guy but it sounds like someone is 6' 5" cutting loose not some guy that is 5'4" the stonger and harder the gas comes out of me the better I feel. when I was on pred. thats what kept happening big gas pain an very little gas would come out, i felt like crap when that would happen.