Does gas have weight?

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   Posted 10/27/2007 11:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Anyone know?  When you are bloated, filled with trapped gas that won't pass or gas that continues to "rebuild" even after it's passed, does it show up on the scale?

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   Posted 10/27/2007 3:49 PM (GMT -6)   
It shouldn't.  Gas itself doesn't weigh anything.  If you're constipated and have built-up fecal matter in the colon, however, you'd notice increased weight.  Just like when you have diarrhea, you tend to lose weight. 

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   Posted 10/27/2007 4:00 PM (GMT -6)   
I wish it did and I could lose 20#'s in one morning. I have never noticed any less weight after getting rid of gas.
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