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Foul Smelling Gas And Constipation
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See your doctor: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more
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
My son is experiencing thin, pencil-like stools, foul smelling stools, constipation and bloating or abdominal fullness.
See your doctor: I would suggest seeing your child's doctor for an abdominal exam and a more thorough history. If he is constipated you can start with 4oz of prune juice daily until he is seen. ...Read more
Check out these : Links. Hopefully that terrible odor will become bearable and tolerable! http://m.healthline.com/symptom/foul-smelling-stool. http://m.nativeremedies.com/ailment/remedies-for-foul-smelling-stool.htmll. ...Read more
Possible: There are certainly some stool softeners that have high levels of certain chemicals that when in your GI tact can certainly cause the symptoms you describe. There are many other options for you - talk to your doctor about which ones would be right for you so that you don't get a nickname such as toot! ...Read more
Many possibilities: A plethora of possibilities exist. You could be lactose intolerant,in which case avoidance of all lactose-containing foods should really help (primarily dairy products). If you have well water, it may need to be tested for contaminants, including parasites such as giardia (other household members may have similar symptoms), were this the case). I would try a reputable probiotic and see how you do ...Read more
Since dec I've had constipation diarrhea gas bloating small food in stool &foul smelling stools ranging in color&texture. Bacterial or digestive issue?
Optimize diet: Immediately, i'd focus on a good, balanced diet with addition of fibre such as fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Make sure you drink plenty of water. Add some yogurt to your daily diet. Plus, seek medical input. You could be having early signs of inflammatory bowel disease (chron's or ulcerative colitis.) you need some answers , so talk to your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more
Does small intestine bacterial overgrowth cause stomach rumbling, above average flatulence, foul smelling flatulence, and bloating? I Have Crohn's.
Sure, but...: ...so could your Crohn's. Best get checked, since there are ways to distinguish & treat the two possibilities mentioned, most importantly if your symptoms represent an early Crohn's flare. ...Read more
See a GI doctor: Get yourself tested and examined. This is hopefully easy to treat but must be diagnosed first and you cannot do this over the internet. ...Read more
Im 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not usually.: Normal vaginal intercourse does not cause malodorous flatus (farts). ...Read more
Constipation (Child) (Definition)
A condition in which it is difficult to pass stools because the stools are too firm or too dry. ...Read more
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