has anyone been told by a dr that this condition is hereditary? i had a psychiatrist ask me if anyone in my family had stomach problems. i know my dad was extremely gassy, and just recently my younger brother told me lately he's been experiencing a lot of gas. my grandfather burped all the time as does my younger sister. i'd take burping over this leaky gas anytime. i have never told any of my family about the humiliation i go through daily. i tried to tell my older sister one time, but she just laughed about it. anyway, i was just curious if anyone else had family members with intestional disorders. you know, sometimes i look at other people going about their day and wonder why my life has to be one of such personal humiliation.