Breathe a sigh of relief: Chances are highly unlikely it’ll seriously affect your health, says Dr. Ganjhu. But try as you might, if your body wants to get rid of some extra air, it’s going to happen eventually.
“You pass gas 10 to 20 times a day, often without even realizing it,” she says. “It’s a normal byproduct of your digestion of food.” Sure, while you’re focused on clenching your buns together, you might manage to keep everything inside. But as soon as you get distracted, the floodgates will probably open.