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A 47-year-old member asked:

why does my flatus smell extra bad when i eat certain foods and what ones should i avoid?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Note the particular: Foods that seem to cause you flatus - ; avoid them. In general - watch the amount of meat in your diet (esp. Red meat).

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I hate to smell my own flatus. It is so bad it makes me sick?

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Why do people have flatus?

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