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A 18-year-old female asked:

can constipation cause smelly gas when you haven't pooped for 2 days? if so how can i get rid of that? i drink plenty of water and eat fiber.

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Constipation: Yes, keep doing what you are doing. I would also recommend you try some senna. Good gentle laxative. Eat and apple too.
Dr. Shaban Faruqui
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Lifestyle change: Constipation is a symptom, not a disease.-Foul smelling stools can be a side effect of taking more than recommended daily allowance of a multivitam or mineral. Foul-smelling stools can occur due to the foods people eat & bacteria that resides in their bowel.Malabsorption such as celiac disease, CHO & Dietary protein intolerance, Food allergy,IBD and many GI infection can cause foul smell.
Dr. Shaban Faruqui
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Provided original answer
Your long-term outlook depends on what caused the foul-smelling stool. Most conditions that cause this symptom are treatable.Making dietary changes may help prevent foul-smelling stools. u have a disease that affects the way you absorb food or the way your body reacts to eating certain foods, your doctor can create a diet plan that’s right for you. Following this diet plan can help reduce symptoms
May 18, 2019

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