Things farts can reveal about your health and when to worry

IT is common to go a while without passing wind, but prolonged periods of being completely unable to fart is an extreme cause for concern .Dr Sarah says: “If you experience bloating and are completely unable to pass wind, seek urgent medical advice as you could have a bowel blockage.“You will also be experiencing a painful and tender tummy, so if this is coupled with a prolonged period of passing no wind, you should visit your GP or A&E.”