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why does my poop smell like sulfur

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Dr. Keith Thomae
Specializes in General Surgery
Likely Gallbladder: Great question: foul smelling bowel movements is a product of a change in bacteria. The most likely source is a change in the biliary system or panc ... Read More

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Dr. Jon Aoki
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42 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Need more fiber: Important to "bulk up" your stools to reduce difficulty having a bowel movement. Eat fiber rich food and try adding metamucil to your supplements.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alexandrr Lakowsky
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Gastroenteritis: Sounds like food poisoning/gastroenteritis. Try to keep up with fluids (half Gatorade and half water) along with bland diet. Most of these things ge ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Flatus: To a degree that can be normal Methane,, ammonia and sulfur gases are made. So if is just when you go it may be normal. Now if you are going too much ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Sulphur smell: That type of flatulence often comes from sulphur containing foods like eggs and certain vegetables. If you can't pinpoint the offending foods in your ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Maybe: Gastroenteritis. Start with clear liquid like water, soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip often to prevent dehydration. Work up to sol ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
38 years experience Internal Medicine
R U sleeping with : Ur cat lately ?(bad joke!) perhaps it's the food that u eat esp. Protein/meat, or effect of ur meds or just being constipated. Try drinking lots of wa ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Nothing wrong: If your stool is too hard, drink more water and you may take a fiber laxative like Metamucil.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Steatorrhea: Thus could be normal and due to excessive amounts of protein intake or could reflect a malabsorption syndrome due to disorders with your GI tract whic ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
18 years experience Family Medicine
Could be: It could be a sign of something that you ate or a malabsorption problem within your gastrointestinal tract. If this is chronic, it may be of benefit ... Read More

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