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A 18-year-old male asked:

I have an egg smelling stool, i am 16 years old what could cause this, and is it possible it is life threatening i am very worried, and want to know.

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Consider this...: 1) how fast is the transit time through your gut? For most people its 1-3 days. Also, 2) what have you eaten recently that might even remotely have an egg-based odor? Your worry seems disproportionate here, but of course further testing may reassure you when you express your concern to your provider.

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