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Dr. Howard Hack
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
28 years in practice
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My burp that smells like rotten eggs. It is sometimes accompanied by vomiting. What can I do?

Dr. Howard Hack
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
28 years in practice
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My burp that smells like rotten eggs. It is sometimes accompanied by vomiting. What can I do?

Smaller meals: You are describing symptoms suggestive of slow emptying of the stomach. This may respond to smaller more frequent meals. There are some medications which may be of help. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Smith
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Belching (Definition)

Belching (big burps) is a symptom in which a person forces air noisily from his stomach out through his mouth. Belching can be due to too much air or gas in the stomach. Sometimes, people purposely swallow air and belch it back ...Read more


Dr. Charles Cattano
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
34 years in practice
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If you have a lot of burping and it smells like rotten eggs what's going on?

Dr. Charles Cattano
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
34 years in practice
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If you have a lot of burping and it smells like rotten eggs what's going on?

Rotten egg burps: The smell of sulfur (sulphur) or rotten egg burps comes from hydrogen sulfide (H2S), a gas originating from sulfur-containing proteins in some foods after they are broken down by sulfur-reducing microbes. These microbes may be normal intestinal bacteria or pathogenic bacteria. Ref: http://www.healthhype.com/sulphur-or-rotten-eggs-burps-belching-foul-smelling-gas.html ...Read more

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Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
24 years in practice
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Dr. Jose Nieto
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
20 years in practice
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How do I get rid of acid on my stomach I have been burping and it smells like rotten eggs?

Dr. Jose Nieto
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
20 years in practice
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How do I get rid of acid on my stomach I have been burping and it smells like rotten eggs?

Reflux: In order to control reflux you will need to increase Omeprazole to twice a day befor breakfast and dinner and you may want to add Pepcid at bedtime. You should also wait at least 3 hours after dinner prior to going to bed. Also avoid citrus products and fried foods. ...Read more

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Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
50 years in practice
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I have been having heartburn and started burping that taste and smells like rotten eggs, been like this for two days ?

Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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I have been having heartburn and started burping that taste and smells like rotten eggs, been like this for two days ?

Not usual: you might have a diverticulum where food is retained. See a gastroenterologist ...Read more

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Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
Board Certified, Family Medicine
19 years in practice
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Ive had diarrhea for the 5 days, with really bad stomach cramps and gas, and burping a lot and it smells like rotten eggs. What should I do?

Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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Ive had diarrhea for the 5 days, with really bad stomach cramps and gas, and burping a lot and it smells like rotten eggs. What should I do?

Stay hydrated...: Most of the time these symptoms are caused by a viral infection which resolves on its own. Drink plenty of fluids(water, electrolite supplemented like Powerade or Gatorade) and try to eat non greasy foods. If available at the pharmacy where you are at you may take loperamide to stop diarrhea. If symptoms persist beyond 7 days you should see your doctor for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Alexander Bankov
Board Certified, Anesthesiology
32 years in practice
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I am burping and it tastes and smells like rotten boiled eggs?

Dr. Alexander Bankov
Board Certified, Anesthesiology
32 years in practice
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I am burping and it tastes and smells like rotten boiled eggs?

Delayed emptying: It can happen when hydrogen sulphide produced in stomach, usually due to slower evacuation of semidigested food like meat, for example. Depending on frequency and severity, your doctor can advise you futher. ...Read more

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Dr. John Munshower
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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I've had sickness and diarrea for a few days now and every time I burp it smells and tastes of rotten eggs I'm really blotted and have tummy cramps?

Dr. John Munshower
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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I've had sickness and diarrea for a few days now and every time I burp it smells and tastes of rotten eggs I'm really blotted and have tummy cramps?

See Dr.: With your persistent symptoms it is important for you to see a dr. and get an exam and assure you do not have an impending bowel obstruction or other issues causing your problems. See Dr asap. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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What is wrong when your burps taste and smell like rotten boiled eggs?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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What is wrong when your burps taste and smell like rotten boiled eggs?

Sulfur burps?: Maybe gerd?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Board Certified, Pathology
39 years in practice
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Why do my burps smell and taste like rotten eggs ?

Dr. Ed Friedlander
Board Certified, Pathology
39 years in practice
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Why do my burps smell and taste like rotten eggs ?

Some ideas: This may be a tipoff that you have giardiasis. Or there may be a diverticulum or some other problem in your upper digestive tract. This is one to discuss with your physician. ...Read more

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