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Excessive smelly flatulation?

Excessive smelly flatulation?

Fart proudly: Story by ben franlin. Point is gas is normal. Smell comes from gas of fermentation by bowel bacteria. You gave no history but if have other complaints must r/o underlying disease by consulting physician. Otherwise must look at diet, what ur eating as some food more putrefying than others. Fiber- add flax seeds. Probiotics provide good bacteria to aid w digestion foods .Align and culturelle otc pr. ...Read more

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Gas (Definition)

In a medical context, "having gas" refers to having too much gas in the bowels. This causes burping, cramps in the belly, ...Read more


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What causes flatulence odor?

What causes flatulence odor?

Germs create gasses: The odor of flattus is derived from the gas produced by the germs that live in your digestive tract. Methane is one common product. The character of the odor is influenced by your diet and the variety of gasses produced by separate bacteria.The germs live off what is not absorbed during digestion. ...Read more

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What could cause excessive flatulence?

What could cause excessive flatulence?

Eliminate cause: Flatulence is excess gas produced in the digestive track due to usually something eaten that does not agree with you. Beans, cabbage and onions are common causes but so is gluten and dairy. I usually have people do an elimination diet of what they think is the offending agent and see what happens. Add probiotics twice daily in the beginning, smaller servings, eat more frequent. Beano helps too. ...Read more

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What causes frequent bad smelling farts?

What causes frequent bad smelling farts?

Noxious flatus: Noxious flatus, otherwise known as smelly farts are a natural occurrence but can be worsened by eating certain foods such as kale, broccoli, and other foods high in nitrogen. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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What could cause of excessive flatulence?

What could cause of excessive flatulence?

Swallowed air/ diet: The digestive system is an elaborate tube from the mouth to the anus. All people swallow air when they eat & some take in more than others. You either belch it up or create flatus. If you eat foods that your body doesn't digest completely, the germs in your gut will & they create flatus in the process. Keep a food diary & keep track of what makes you gassy & avoid them. ...Read more

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What causes abnormally bad smelling gas?

What causes abnormally bad smelling gas?

Bad food....: Usually the result of bacteria working on certain food stuffs that you have eaten. To rule out any more serious issues consult with a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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What causes frequent excessive urination?

Excessive urination: There are a number of causes for excessive urination. You must discuss this soon with your doctor. Hope all goes well. ...Read more

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Can aspartame cause excessive flatulence?

Can aspartame cause excessive flatulence?

No: Aspartame is just a protein. It doesn't cause flatulence, although if you eat high carbohydrate foods and too much food, you can develop gas. You can also swallow air if you eat rapidly. Since you're already on omeprazole, you must have had some GI problems already in your past. ...Read more

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Can IBS cause excessive gas?

Can IBS cause excessive gas?

Yes: One of the typical symptoms of ibs is bloating along with irregular bowel habits. ...Read more

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Does diabetes cause excessive passing of gas and constipation?

Does diabetes cause excessive passing of gas and constipation?

Not necessarily: Diabetes can cause gastrointestinal symptoms, but the place to start evaluating things is your diet. Do you drink plenty of water daily? Do you eat fruits and vegetables? Have you recently added a new food to your diet? And how well is your diabetes controlled? First, talk with your doctor about changes in your bowels like this, keep diabetes controlled, and consider a nutrition evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes frequent and smelly urination?

What causes frequent and smelly urination?

Possible UTI: My first thought is that you should see your doctor to test your urine for a urinary tract infection. If you do, then the right antibiotic should help. ...Read more

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What causes excessive sweating?

What causes excessive sweating?

Hyperhidrosis: When excessive sweating affects the hands, feet, and armpits, it's called primary or focal hyperhidrosis. Primary hyperhidrosis affects 2 - 3% of the population, yet less than 40% of patients with this condition seek medical advice. In the majority of primary hyperhidrosis cases, no cause can be found. It seems to run in families. It can also occur from medical condition. See your doctor for a dx. ...Read more

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Can lactose intolerance cause foul smelling stools?

Can lactose intolerance cause foul smelling stools?

Maybe something else: Lactose intolerance is common--25% of caucasians, 80% of afro-americans, almost 100% asians. Lactose intolerance can be secondary to lactase enzyme deficiency, or due to a bigger problem of small bowel inflammation, infection, infiltrative disease, and/or maldigestion. Don't assume its lactose intolerance unless tested, or at least assessed response to lactase enzyme replacement (like lactaid). ...Read more

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What causes clay colored stools with abdominal discomfort and foul smelly gas?

What causes clay colored stools with abdominal discomfort and foul smelly gas?

Several things: These are non specific symptoms that could be as serious as liver problems and as simple as a reaction to what you eat or bacterial imbalance of your intestines. I recommend seeing a gastroenterologist. In the mean time try eating yogurt twice a week to start. Also avoid alcohol until you see a physician. ...Read more

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What causes fishy smelling bowel movements?

What causes fishy smelling bowel movements?

Eating fish and : Overeating in general. Foul smelling bowel movements may suggest malabsorption. If you have had unintended weight loss, see your doctor otherwise do not be concerned and try eating less. ...Read more

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What causes fishy smelling bowel movements?

What causes fishy smelling bowel movements?

Could be malabsorpti: The important thing is to assess the duration , could be indigestion, from some meds or supplements or lack of absorption of nutrients, go to your doctor to have it checked. ...Read more

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Can foul flatulence be caused because of constipation?

Can foul flatulence be caused because of constipation?

YES: Constipation results in a buildup of feces in your body, the bulk of which is bacteria, which produce gas as they digest the waste from your bowels. More stool=more bacteria=more gas, as you have noticed! more frequent bowel motions decrease the gas (and odor) so get on a good diet and use softeners--discuss with your doctor if you need help. ...Read more

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What could cause loose stools with ammonia smell?

What could cause loose stools with ammonia smell?

Not sure I can: help you but clostridium difficile colitis as well as bacterial dystentery have been known to cause such smells. We need further information about your stool consistency and other factors in digestion. Please repost with more information or see a Healthcare provider on HealthTap or near you. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Flatulence (Definition)

Flatulence = passing gas ...Read more