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A WOMAN ended up in a wheelchair after being too embarrassed to fart in front of her boyfriend.

The Brazilian influencer had been at a music festival in Portugal with her other half when she suffered agonising pains.

Viih Tube, real name Vitória De Felice Moraes, alarmed her 23.4 million Instagram followers after posting a photo of her being pushed through a Portuguese airport.

The 21-year-old revealed she’d experienced 'unbearable pain' while at the Rock in Rio Lisboa 2022 music festival with her reality-star boyfriend Eliezer.

But it turned out her pain was, in fact, caused by nothing more dangerous than a huge fart.

Trapped gas isn’t serious. But it can be confused for something else, considering it can feel like gallbladder pain or cause chest pain.

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People normally fart up to 15 times a day and produce the gas equivalent to two glasses of cola.

In an Instagram story, Viih tagged Brazilian singer Pocah, who experienced a similar incident earlier this year.

Viih wrote: "Like mother, like daughter. And I, at the airport, started to feel unbearable pain and I was even put in a wheelchair and it turned out to be gas (laughs).

“I understand you, mummy Pocah."

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Pocah replied: "Get well, my daughter. Farting is serious!"

In March this year, Pocah revealed that she had to go to hospital with an accumulation of trapped gas because she was not on 'farting terms' with her new boyfriend.

Pocah – real name Viviane de Queiroz Pereira – 27, shared images of herself in hospital.

She said: "I woke up at 5.30am with severe stomach pains and ended up in the hospital."

The singer-songwriter assured her followers: "But that's it, guys. I'm now fine. Just an accumulation of trapped farts."

She advised her female fans: "Girls, don't be ashamed to fart in front of your guy, because what's really embarrassing is not letting your guy sleep because you're in discomfort, going to hospital with your guy, and the diagnosis being 'trapped farts'.

“From now on, I'm letting them rip, guys."

It came after an NHS doctor on TikTok revealed why you should never hold in your farts

Dr Faraz said: “Gas forms naturally in your stomach as a waste product of digestion. It gets mixed with air that you swallow when you eat and drink.

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"If you hold in a fart you can cause yourself heartburn, bloating and pain.

"The gas could come out as a smelly burp and make your breath stink. Imagine doing a burp that smells like a fart."

What is trapped wind?

Trapped wind can be very painful.

You may feel bloated in your stomach, with a feeling of tightness, discomfort or stabbing pain.

If you have trapped wind you might feel full quickly when you are eating, or have rumbling or gurgling noises from the stomach.

Trapped wind can also affect the chest or shoulder.

Gases build up when you digest food. The bacteria in the colon produces gas as it breaks down food particles.

But when you swallow food, water or saliva, you also swallow small amounts of air, which collects in the digestive system.

This creates pressure in the abdomen area – which the body needs to get rid of, by farting or burping.

Excessive flatulence can be caused by swallowing more air than usual, such as if you are eating fast or while talking.

Food that are difficult to digest, such as vegetables like broccoli and cabbage, fizzy drinks and beans, are also common culprits.

But it's worth knowing excessive wind can be caused by certain medicines or illnesses, such as IBS, acid reflux, lactose or gluten intolerance, or small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO).

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