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What is the reason of stingky gases and stool?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 44 years experience
Usually diet: Culinary "aromatics", e.g. Onions, gaslc, leeks, cumin, curry can cause odors. Poorly or undigested carbohydrates, or fats can too (affects bacterial fermentation in gut). Black (not dark-black), or maroon, stinky stool can be from bleeding-call md immediately. Black stool from iron, peptobismol-check with md. Some digestive or pancreatic problems can do so too. Ongoing issue- see your doc.
Last updated Apr 21, 2013

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