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Need a simple explaination for this. What makes farts smell?

Need a simple explaination for this. What makes farts smell?

Bacterial metabolism: You have many types of bacteria in your gut that aid in further digestion and even making some nutrients for you to absorb. As part of their metabolism and partly based on what you eat, they excrete oils and gas (such as carbon dioxide, sulfur, etc). Those specific chemical combinations generate a specific odor. ...Read more

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Why do my farts smell like rotten eggs and at night time?

Why do my farts smell like rotten eggs and at night time?

That's normal.: Flatulence contains methane, a gas which has a rotten-egg or sulfur odor. This may be more common or noticeable if you consume a lot of meat. You probably pass gas during the day as well as at night, but you're more likely to smell them during the night when you aren't walking around. ...Read more

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What do people do or eat to make their farts smell bad.?

What do people do or eat to make their farts smell bad.?

Foul smelling feces: Could be a sign of intestinal infection or maldigestion. ...Read more

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Why si farts smell good yo the owners but awful to other people?

Not necessarily true: but if it were true, it would be due to the "owner" having acclimated to the smell (gotten used to it). ...Read more

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Why my farts smell worse then my feces?

Why my farts smell worse then my feces?

Maybe: Because the flatus is already in a gas form that is being expelled through the anus. ...Read more

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Why does my 2 year old farts smell so bad. She is a very picky eater and eats the same thing almost everyday but no vegetables. Is something wrong?

Why does my 2 year old farts smell so bad. She is a very picky eater and eats the same thing almost everyday but no vegetables. Is something wrong?

You'd have to see : her pediatrician for a check-up to know for sure, but if she has no other GI symptoms, she's probably okay. At family sit-down meals, offer fruits, vegetables, whole grains & beans. Model eating them; don't nudge. Limit milk to 16 oz./day in open-mouth cups only with meals. Offer water only for thirst, in open-mouth cups. Read " How To Get Your Kid To Eat But Not Too Much" by Ellyn Satter. ...Read more

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I always smell like a concentrated rotten eggy smell. It's not fart smell. I emit this smell every few minutes from my anus. I have gastritis. Normal?

I always smell like a concentrated rotten eggy smell. It's not fart smell. I emit this smell every few minutes from my anus. I have gastritis. Normal?

Not normal: Having a concentrated rotten eggy smell emitting from your anus every few minutes is not normal. See a GI dr. For an evaluation of this condition. Good luck. ...Read more

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I sometimes get a whiff of my fart without knowing I let it out or am I just paranoid. My farts smell really bad and have done for a yeartheyaresilent?

I sometimes get a whiff of my fart without knowing I let it out or am I just paranoid. My farts smell really bad and have done for a yeartheyaresilent?

Are you alone?: If you are the only person in the room, it's you. Pay attention to your diet. Also note any changes in color of your stool. Liver problems are one source of foul odored gas and excrement. Be observant but not paranoid. Should concern persist see your health care professional. ...Read more

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