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My daughter (11yr) has been taking liquid Zantac (ranitidine) for 2 weeks for gerd. She now has diarrhea and rotten egg smelling burps. What could be causing this?

My daughter (11yr) has been taking liquid Zantac (ranitidine) for 2 weeks for gerd. She now has diarrhea and rotten egg smelling burps. What could be causing this?

Needs to be checked: Rotten egg smelling burps and diarrhea needs to be checked by your primary care doctor or a GI specialist. It may be due to
1 gastric emptying problem (motility problem)
2giardia lambia infection
3small intestine bacterial overgrowth
4 from sulphur containing foods
5hpylori infection. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Loose Stools (Definition)

Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more


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Diarrhea, rotten egg burps, and stomach cramping and feeling clammy (sweaty but cool).. causes? And ways to help get better?

Diarrhea, rotten egg burps, and stomach cramping and feeling clammy (sweaty but cool).. causes? And ways to help get better?

Could be: Stomach flu or food poisoning but should self resolve. Just stay hydrated!! Small sips over time are better than taking a lot at one time. ...Read more

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I've got diarrhea, rotten egg burps, low grade fever, stomach cramps and nausea (with no vomiting) Any thoughts?

I've got diarrhea, rotten egg burps, low grade fever, stomach cramps and nausea (with no vomiting) Any thoughts?

Infection gastrointe: You may have gastroenteritis due to infection. You can check with your physician and your physician may send you to a gastroenterologist to help clarify the diagnosis ...Read more

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My babies burp smell like rotten egg he is vomitting and has diarrhea but he has no fever and he is only 6 months old?

My babies burp smell like rotten egg he is vomitting and has diarrhea but he has no fever and he is only 6 months old?

GASTROENTERITIS...: Give him sips of pedialyte for each diarrhea and vomiting. Continue, if breast feeding, if on formula, make it 2/3rd diluted, extra fluid, rice cereal, some yogurt, don't force solid food. Make sure he pees at least 4-6 times/day. If any worsening, check with his pediatrician. ...Read more

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I have severe diarrhea and rotten egg smelling belching. Nos. Other than incontinence n pain from cramping. No one else at home is sick.?

I have severe diarrhea and rotten egg smelling belching. Nos. Other than incontinence n pain from cramping. No one else at home is sick.?

Giardia vs difficile: Possibly an amebic infection such as giardia which often result in some cramping and foul smelling stool. If you recently used antibitoic, you may have c. Difficile colitis etc. Both conditions are treated with same med: flagyl. Sometime run-of-the-mill bug can cause your symptoms and usually resolve in few days. Peptobismol may help. If not better in few days, consult doc...Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the causes of rotten egg burps and diarrhea?

What are the causes of rotten egg burps and diarrhea?

See below: The odor of your burps depends primarily on what is in your stomach. If food sets there too long it can decompose to some degree. Smaller meals with lower fat content should help. Diarrhea has multiple causes including infection, ibs, celiac disease, medications and inflammatory bowel disease. ...Read more

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5 days ago I started having diarrhea and nausea. I now have rotten egg tasting burps. Overall, I don't feel good-tired, dizzy or light headed. No temp?

5 days ago I started having diarrhea and nausea. I now have rotten egg tasting burps. Overall, I don't feel good-tired, dizzy or light headed. No temp?

Gastroienteritis: Most likely you have gastroenteritis, possible due to "food poisoning".
Drink plenty of fluids, gatorade, try to eat a clear liquid diet for a few days, slowly advancing.
If your symptoms are not getting better see your doctor. ...Read more

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Ate Salad from Rest. Woke up 48hr ago w Stomach pain then vomiting Rotten egg Burps then diarrhea also very watery and frequent seems 2B slowing down?

Staph food poisoning: Staph food poisoning is caused by a toxin produced by staph bacteria. I an start a few hours after ingestion of the food containing this toxin. Typically starts with rotten egg smelling burps, followed by diarrhea and abdominal pain. there is no fever with this type of illness. It is really not an infection so no antibiotics are indicated. Best treated by avoiding dairy products and Pepto Bismol (bismuth subsalicylate). ...Read more

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Having H2S burps (egg smell). No vomit or loose stools. Third time in 3 wk. Poss pregabalin cause? Other cause? Will charcoal tablets help?

Having H2S burps (egg smell). No vomit or loose stools. Third time in 3 wk. Poss pregabalin cause? Other cause? Will charcoal tablets help?

Could be normal: Foul belching that smells like that could be a normal variant or related to your diet. However, there are conditions that can cause this. A gastric beazor (collection of food particles in the stomach) or gastroparesis can produce this problem. You should see your primary care doctor or a gastroenterologist to look into these possibilities. ...Read more

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I drank some lactose free milk that was expired by 3 weeks, now I am burping rotting egg smell, and foul smelling gas with diarrhea and stomach cramp.

I drank some lactose free milk that was expired by 3 weeks, now I am burping rotting egg smell, and foul smelling gas with diarrhea and stomach cramp.

Gastritis: This should resolve itself fairly quickly. If it persists go and see a doctor. And yes, it is quite possible that you are reacting to spoilage in the milk, but not having it to test make this speculative. ...Read more

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Hi I have been having horrible egg burps and constant diarrhea for more than 4 days. What do I do and what is it I have? Please help me

Dreadful diarrhea: Diarrhea that is lasting 4 days in duration could be something serious- especially if there are real volume losses of fluids. Signs to watch out for are fever, light headedness, passing out, cramps or blood in the stool. If you have any of those you need an MD right away. If you have been on antibiotics within the last few months, you may need a check for C.diff as well. In the meantime drink alot ...Read more

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I have egg burps with diarrhea and nausea for 2 days, whu?

I have egg burps with diarrhea and nausea for 2 days, whu?

Burping and nausea: This is possibly due to a viral gastroenteritis which would fit the time frame of your symptoms but it can also be due to gastritis or a gastric/duodenal ulcer including a type of infection called helicobacter pylori. Another possibility is gall bladder disease. I would suggest that you hydrate well despite the nausea and diarrhea but you need to be checked out by a physician. Remember to drink! ...Read more

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Egg like burps with abdominal cramping and diarrhea at 15 weeks. What is this??

Egg like burps with abdominal cramping and diarrhea at 15 weeks. What is this??

GI symptoms: In order to establish a diagnosis you must be seen, a history obtained and be examined and may need further testing. See a GI doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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I get the same symptoms, egg burps, diarrhea, severe nausea, vomiting. Then it's over. Was happening 1amonth now 1 week. For months now. New rash*

I get the same symptoms, egg burps, diarrhea, severe nausea, vomiting. Then it's over. Was happening 1amonth now 1 week. For months now. New rash*

See a doctor: Recurrent vomiting should be investigated by a healthcare provider. There can be many causes, some of which are serious, but a detailed history and physical exam are needed to start sorting it out. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have watery poop burps that taste like rotten eggs and my guts are extra bubblely. I normally am constipated. I have ibs?

I have watery poop burps that taste like rotten eggs and my guts are extra bubblely. I normally am constipated. I have ibs?

Need more info.: If these symptoms have only been present a couple of days, this could be food poisoning or a viral gastroenteritis, regardless of your IBS. If this has been going longer, however, then there may be an underlying process such as IBS, inflammatory bowel disease, other infection or even a gallbladder issue. If this has been going on for more then five days, go visit your doctor. ...Read more

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I need to know weather I need to go to the doctor tomorrow or go to the ER today? I have bumps that itch all over my body but I have had chicken pox 3 times already, I have diarehea and rotten egg burps I have a runny nose and a sore throat should I go

I need to know weather I need to go to the doctor tomorrow or go to the ER today? I have bumps that itch all over my body but I have had chicken pox 3 times already, I have diarehea and rotten egg burps I have a runny nose and a sore throat should I go

Hello.: Hello. I can't diagnose your condition. The combination of a rash, abdominal discomfort, headache, diarrhea, burping, sore throat and a runny nose could be caused by a viral infection. If you develop a fever of 104 or greater that is a reason to seek urgent care. If you develop difficulty breathing or swelling of tongue or throat that is an emergency. Because of diarrhea, you need to be drinking water to avoid dehydration. If inspite of attempts to remain hydrated; you develop a high resting pulse rate and you feel dizzy upon getting up, that means you might have still become dehydrated. If you can't remain adequately hydrated, you may need to be seen at an emergency room for intravenous hydration. Currently, you are not describing symptoms that would dictate a emergency evaluation. However, if your situation worsens, you may need to consider that option. I hope that you feel better soon. Take care. ...Read more

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What could cause burping that taste like rotten eggs be with no diarrhea and no pain? A

Food with sulfur: Likely you ate some sort of food that was high in sulfur. Perhaps your last meal had something with a lot of eggs in it. There is no particular condition that produces a rotten eggs like smell when burping. Likely your ok. ...Read more

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I'm experiencing constant watery green diarrhea, frequent burping that taste like rotten eggs, abdominal bloating and gas, all after eating a burger.

I'm experiencing constant watery green diarrhea, frequent burping that taste like rotten eggs, abdominal bloating and gas, all after eating a burger.

GERD: You may have gastroesophogeal reflux disease (gerd), with an upset stomach as well. Certainly avoid trigger foods high in fat-like the burger and try increasing fluids and taking an over the counter acid blocking medications such as Prilosec with maalox. Eventually, this is a warning sign that you need a good GI evaluation to get properly diagnosed. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is it upset stomach vomiting burping taste like rotten eggs diarrhea no fever?

What is it upset stomach vomiting burping taste like rotten eggs diarrhea no fever?

Giardiasis: This is my first consideration with the rotten-egg burps. Your physician may be able to guide you as far as the workup goes. ...Read more

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I've 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?

I've 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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What would be the possible diagnosis for having diarrhea and burps smelling and tasting like rotten eggs? I haven't eaten eggs anytime recently.

What would be the possible diagnosis for having diarrhea and burps smelling and tasting like rotten eggs? I haven't eaten eggs anytime recently.

Hello.: Hello. I don’t know your diagnosis. However, giardiasis can present with rotten egg (sulfur) smelling burps, with diarrhea, bloating, abdominal pain, passing gas, nausea, vomiting, fever, constipation& loss of appetite. Giardiasis is an infection of the small bowel by giardia lamblia. If this sounds familiar - please get evaluated. ...Read more

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I've had persistent watery diarrhea for 3 days along with burps that taste like rotten eggs. Help?

I've had persistent watery diarrhea for 3 days along with burps that taste like rotten eggs. Help?

1st of all: Try simple methods of controlling diarrhea (pepto bismol, imodium, (loperamide) etc)- if no help get to pcpc for stool culture. ...Read more

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I have had nausea & diarrhoea for three days now. I've also lost my appetite completely and today I have egg burps.  What's wrong with me?

I have had nausea & diarrhoea for three days now. I've also lost my appetite completely and today I have egg burps.  What's wrong with me?

Gastroenteritis: You probably have a self-limiting viral infection. However if this persists and is not beginning to get better within the next 48 hrs or you are unable to keep down liquids and food and are becoming dehydrated, go and seek medical assistance. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I am on pantoprozole for acid reflux and once a week I get rotten egg smelling belches followed by diarrhea. Could it be caused by medication or what?

I am on pantoprozole for acid reflux and once a week I get rotten egg smelling belches followed by diarrhea. Could it be caused by medication or what?

Probiotics: These medicines have been reported to alter healthy flora in the colon and make one succeptible to overgrowth of c difficile infection. This could be the diarrhea. Probiotics and a diet in short chained fructoligosacchardies from bananas, garlic, asparagus and tomatoes and whole grain wheat products can help establish normal flora while on these medications. ...Read more

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Burps that smell like rotten eggs and then diarrhea. What is wrong with my stomach?

Let me help: Cause of sulfur burps is an infection from helicobacter pylori or giardia. Helicobacter pylori is a bacterium that can cause serious infection and ulcers within your stomach. Giardia is a parasite that makes its home in your lower intestine and reproduces to cause serious stomach problems. The most common ways to introduce either of these infections is through unclean water sources or poor hygiene. ...Read more

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What causes rotten egg (sulfur?) Smelling burps? Diarrhea, vomiting (taste like rotten eggs smell) for over 2 months? Also no appetite. Bc I feel full

What causes rotten egg (sulfur?) Smelling burps? Diarrhea, vomiting (taste like rotten eggs smell) for over 2 months? Also no appetite. Bc I feel full

Diverticulum: This could be an esophageal diverticulum, but the best thing to do would be to be seen by a GI doctor and fully evaluated, since there are several other potentially serious diagnoses that could be considered. Good luck. ...Read more

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Foul smelling gas (like rotten egg and diarrhea) from everything. Celiac test negative. Lactose test negative. BM’s smell the same way. Plz help.

Foul smelling gas (like rotten egg and diarrhea) from everything. Celiac test negative. Lactose test negative. BM’s smell the same way. Plz help.

Gas: Are you constipated? Even if you go daily, but its hard, when you are backed up with stool, stool produces gas, which if sitting in there for awhile can be foul smelling. Also your diet can cause foul smelling gas as well. ...Read more

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Diarrhea, nausea, constant eggy burps, and flatulence. Tired for no reason, been going on for 3 days. Please help.

Gastroenteritis: This could be a transient viral illness, or infection or toxin from something you ate. Go and be seen if it does not clear up in 3-5 days. This could be part of your celiac disease or lactose intolerance if you ate the wrong foods. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea = increased frequency of stools which ...Read more