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I pass bad smelling gas frequently. Should I be worried?

Mike Moore Dr. Moore
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I pass bad smelling gas frequently. Should I be worried?

Maybe: Depending of your age, symptoms and other medical conditions you have, you might want to check it out. Although this may be embarrassing, it would be worth it to establish a relationship with a primary care doctor to talk about it. It may be an example of food intolerance/allergy...Or in some cases more serious problems. Even if it isn't anything serious, they may be able to help you manage it. ...Read more

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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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I go to bowel movment everyday. When i pass gas it is smelling bad. why?

I go to bowel movment everyday. When i pass gas it is smelling bad. why?

All sounds normal.: Having daily bowel movements and malodorous gas passages are parts of life. Unless these issues are significantly different than usual, it doesn't seem like anything is wrong. ...Read more

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I am experiencing frequent passing gas and extremely dark green, difficult stools. Should I worry?

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I am experiencing  frequent passing gas and extremely dark green, difficult stools. Should I worry?

Gastroenteritis?: Causes include infectious (viral/ bacterial/ giardia), inflammatory or irritable bowel disease, side effects of medications, or excess iron intake. Recommend to see a doctor if you are running a fever, feel very weak and ill, not able to drink enough fluids, start vomiting, have stomach cramps or there is blood in stool. Also, remember to stay hydrated and eat foods rich in potassium like banana. ...Read more

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I keep smelling exhaust fume-like smell everywhere I go. Should I be worried?

I keep smelling exhaust fume-like smell everywhere I go. Should I be worried?

Yes: If you are the only one who is smelling exhaust fumes, then this might be a sign of a chronic nasal / sinus infection. Rarely, this could be caused by and adverse effect of a medication, migraine headaches that occur without pain, or even more rarely, a stroke. See your doctor to evaluate these possibilities. ...Read more

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I have high acidity problem and I always have gas problem in my stomach and it smells very bad but I go i the toilet everyday what should I do????

I have high acidity problem and I always have gas problem in my stomach and it smells very bad but I go i the toilet everyday what should I do????

Gastroenterologist: I suggest consulting a gastroenterologist for diagnosis and treatment. You may have lactose or gluten intolerance or even irritable bowel syndrome. Appropriate tests will be ordered. In the meantime try taking simethicone after meals to prevent gas buildup. ...Read more

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Should i due worried about black stool when I have a heart problem?

Should i due worried about black stool when I have a heart problem?

Yes: Black stool could mean blood from the upper GI tract. Can also be from taking pepto bismal recently. If that's not the case, see yr doctor to test stool for blood. ...Read more

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I resent stop taking nexuim because I've had gas at bottom belly but I still have gas sometimes what else could be causing it and should I be worried?

I resent stop taking nexuim because I've had gas at bottom belly but I still have gas sometimes what else could be causing it and should I be worried?

Wasn't Nexium: Nexium influences the rate of acid production by stomach glands. It has nothing to do with your gas production. You swallow air when you eat & germs in your gut create gas when they feed on debris. Some foods like cauliflower, beans, etc. make people gassy because the gut germs feed on their debris. Beano is an OTC product that can help. Keeping a food diary to identify what to avoid also helps. ...Read more

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I am a 46 year old woman I always bloat very bad after eating cannot burp nor pass gas unless I take something for it a. I have very bad upper ?

I am a 46 year old woman  I always bloat very bad after  eating cannot burp nor pass gas unless I take something for it  a. I have very bad  upper ?

Bloating: Many things can cause bloating after eating so difficult to answer directly. Common causes include difficulty breaking down sugars such as lactose, fructose or sorbitol. Also H.pylori infection can cause similar symptoms as well. ...Read more

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Im 33 and I am noticing I am belching and letting off gas and the belch stinks should I be worried?

Im  33  and  I am  noticing  I am  belching   and   letting off  gas  and  the  belch  stinks  should I  be worried?

Do something : Don't worry , but you must find the cause. Most probably it has to do with your diet, or something wrong with your digestive system. Discuss your diet and symptoms with your doctor , most probably it can be resolved. ...Read more

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I am vomiting and it smells like ammonia. Is that something I should worry about?

I am vomiting and it smells like ammonia. Is that something I should worry about?

See your Dr: Vomiting is always serious. Sometimes ammonia vomit is due to serious kidney trouble. How many times? How long? Pain? Diarrhea? etc. See a Dr now. Stop wasting time on the internet. ...Read more

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Lately, when i eat I have been getting extremely bloated and have frequent gas pains. Sometimes follow by diarrhea. What could be gonly on?

Ibs: This could be due to lactose intolerance or irritable bowel syndrome. Another possibility is gluten intolerance. First try omitting dairy products. If not helpful try a gluten free diet. A gastroenterologist could help you if symptoms persist. When bloated drink warm water and apply a hot water bottle to the abdomen. To prevent bloating, try simethicone 1/2 hour after meals. ...Read more

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I have really bad stomache aches(lower abdomen) after eating spicy foods, just when i'm about to have a bowl movement. Should i be concerned?

I have really bad stomache aches(lower abdomen) after eating spicy foods, just when i'm about to have a bowl movement. Should i be concerned?

Probably: You may want to keep a journal and note if this always happens after spicy foods. Possibly stay away from the spicy foods and see if any other types of foods, beverages affect you the same way. If in doubt, see a Dr. ...Read more

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I have a gallbladder sludge and am wondering why am i passing so much gas? The smell is very foul!

I have a gallbladder sludge and am wondering why am i passing so much gas? The smell is very foul!

Cholecystitis: Chronic cholecystitits or gallbladder sludge has symptoms of bloating, belching, pain after eating, gas, and right upper abdominal pain. Symptoms can be controlled with low fat diet and extra hydration. Gallbladder removal is a safe and effective surgery for this diagnosis. Okay to ask for a surgery consult. ...Read more

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Doc why everytime i poo it smells real bad and it does too when I have gas . Are my intestines bad or something I should go to a doc about ?

Doc why everytime i poo it smells real bad and it does too when I have gas . Are my intestines bad or something I should go to a doc about ?

See a doc: This could indicate an infection in your intestines. Giardia is one example. It can cause mild diarrhea and foul-smelling stool. Having your doctor do a stool culture to determine the cause will help. ...Read more

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Should i be worried if my urine smells like pepper?

Should i be worried if my urine smells like pepper?

Urine odor: Would not worry about this unless you are having symptoms in association with this new odor. This is probably due to something you have eaten. ...Read more

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What can this be infrequent floating yellow stools and every time i take milk im passing noisy gas with very bad smell. What can this be?

What can this be infrequent floating yellow stools and every time i take milk im passing noisy gas with very bad smell. What can this be?

Lactose intolerance: Some people lose their ability to digest milk, and other dairy products, then get symptoms of loose stools or diarrhea, and gas, when they eat dairy products. You can improve your ability to drink milk by drinking a small amount everyday if you want to develop a tolerance to it. Or treat it by either avoiding dairy, or taking lactase pills each time before you eat dairy. ...Read more

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I have a problem wit gas everyday.What ever i eat i feel havey at my abdomen.Must go to toilet every sec but not for stool just gas.

Exam: Any unexplained abdominal bloating as gasseousness should be evaluated, you should be checked for digestive issues, especially, gallbladder disease, which will require an abdominal ultrasound. ...Read more

Mike Moore Dr. Moore
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I pass bad smelling gas frequently. Should I be worried?

Mike Moore Dr. Moore
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Maybe: Depending of your age, symptoms and other medical conditions you have, you might want to check it out. Although this may be embarrassing, it would be worth it to establish a relationship with a primary care doctor to talk about it. It may be an example of food intolerance/allergy...Or in some cases more serious problems. Even if it isn't anything serious, they may be able to help you manage it. ...Read more

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What causes farts to smell really bad and having to pass gas often?

Bacterial metabolism: Certain foods are metabolized in different ways by the normal bacteria that live in your colon. This metabolism permits further processing of the food to give you additional nutrients. The bacteria release different organic acids based on the food and the species of bacteria. These acids are released as a gas and have distinctive odors. ...Read more

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Why do I pass gas that stinks badly?

Why do I pass gas that stinks badly?

Normal: It happens to the best of us. Try minimizing or eliminating red meat from you diet. ...Read more

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Why do I pass gas every 2 to 5 minutes? And it always smells so bad

Flatulence.: I would add a probiotic to your daily nutritional regimen. Excess gas sometimes from bacterial overgrowth in the intestines, which we can combat with probiotics. This could also be a dietary issue - diets high in protein can lead to excess flatulence. ...Read more

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Why i pass gas like every 15 minutes and it smell bad? How to cure it?

Why i pass gas like every 15 minutes and it smell bad? How to cure it?

Infection? Dietary?: Since we don't digest the fiber we eat, intestinal bacteria will feed on it and make gas as a byproduct. Another reason could be lactose intolerance, in which one can't digest the lactose (milk sugar) she eats. Again, bacteria will feed on it. Drinking lactose-free milk and eating less fiber, should decrease gas. Intestinal infections, or using antibiotics, can also cause gas and loose stools. ...Read more

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I go to bowel movment everyday. When i pass gas it is smelling bad. why?

All sounds normal.: Having daily bowel movements and malodorous gas passages are parts of life. Unless these issues are significantly different than usual, it doesn't seem like anything is wrong. ...Read more

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Colonoscopy 10hrs ago. Now have abdml pain(pretty bad) but REALLY intense in waves. Kinda feels like gas but yet to pass any gas or BM Is this normal?

Colonoscopy 10hrs ago. Now have abdml pain(pretty bad) but REALLY intense in waves. Kinda feels like gas but yet to pass any gas or BM Is this normal?

Normal vs. Healthy:: Normal means common, zero reliable relationship with healthy & defined by medical industry as average to include the central 96% of common for any variable. What you describe is neither healthy nor common in most cases after colonoscopy. But it all depends on your anatomy/function before exam, what was done during exam & your responses afterwards. Sounds like intestinal stretching yet not moving. ...Read more

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Should I be worried if i'm a very constipated person and don't pass gas for 2 days?

Should I be worried if i'm a very constipated person and don't pass gas for 2 days?

Perhaps?: Constipation is a common malady. It can be caused by many things or have many reasons for its presence. No passing gas for two days is not an alarming thing. Are you bloated, in pain, nauseated or vomiting? Have you been worked up for or diagnosed for the causes of your constipation? You should see your pcp or a gastroenterologist and get checked out. There are many things you can do to help. ...Read more

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When i sleep on my left side i find i get really bad gas on my right side. When i turn, i can pass it. Why?

Easy answer!: Think of a glass of soda--fizz rises to the top, right? This happens with air in your gut. As you see from colon anatomy, there is a left (descending) & right (ascending) part of the colon. Turning onto your left side allows right colon to fill with air (the "bad gas" you're experiencing); turning onto your right side moves gas to left colon which permits easy passage of it thru the rectum nearby. ...Read more

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I have a knot in the lrft side of my private area what could it be? It hurt very bad when i sit, cough, or even pass gas.

I have a knot in the lrft side of my private area what could it be? It hurt very bad when i sit, cough, or even pass gas.

It could be: Hernia, lymph node, or less likely aneurysm or even tumor. Show it to a doctor. Some of these conditions require surgery or biopsy for diagnosis. ...Read more

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Baby, 8 weeks old. Hasnt had a dirty nappy for 6 days now, lost of wet nappies. He cries everytime he passes gas and it smells bad. what to do?

Baby, 8 weeks old. Hasnt had a dirty nappy for 6 days now, lost of wet nappies. He cries everytime he passes gas and it smells bad. what to do?

Doctor can examine: A baby less than two months old, and having unusual intestinal symptoms, should be examined by her pediatrician to see what is going on. It is hard to guess whether something mild or serious is the problem... when a patient is only 8 weeks old. An exam is usually needed. The fact that she is drinking and has "lots of wet nappies" is a good sign. ...Read more

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My due date is today and for the past couple days I've been having really bad gas that smells like rotten eggs should I be worried?

Gas: Increased gastric mobility, (passing gas), can occur prior to the onset of labor. Make sure you are ready with your bag packed and provisions for other children. This gassiness may increase until the onset of actual labor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can gas from a lighter be bad to the eyes if near them for few minutes? I'm really worried because i had a lighter very close to my eyes.

Can gas from a lighter be bad to the eyes if near them for few minutes? I'm really worried because i had a lighter very close to my eyes.

Not an issue: We are exposed to organic chemical fumes in many aspects of our lives. For instance when refueling your automobile. Most lights use butane gas which is highly volatile and quickly disperses. A few use a heavier version such as ronson lighter fluid. These in the atmosphere around a lighter will not harm the eyes; they are much more likely over time to cause lung problems. ...Read more

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Stomah pain, back pain very bad. Feeling bloated. Feeling full easily. Its not gas or wind. Feeling like this for last mth. Should i be worried?

Stomah pain, back pain very bad. Feeling bloated. Feeling full easily. Its not gas or wind. Feeling like this for last mth. Should i be worried?

Get an exam by ur Dr: Follow up with your doctor. This should prompt an abdominal pain workup, which might start with evaluating for gall bladder disease (stone, infection, or inflammation of the gb). Other things like kidney stones should be ruled out as well, including pregnancy, ovarian cysts, fibroids. You shouldn't be worried, but concerned enough to get this taken care of. Abdominal pain has a large ddx. ...Read more

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When I pass gas (fart) it smells so bad that I am embarrassed if people are around. Is there anything I can do to prevent it from smelling so bad?

Passing excessivegas: I understand your discomfort. Avoid: Cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, artichokes, asparagus, brussels sprouts, Beans, legumes Prunes melons, , pears, Bran Fried and fatty foods. Carbonated drinks, fruit drinks, drinking through a straw Drink before meals. Eat and drink slowly. Take Dietary supplements such as Beano or Products containing Simethicone, See Physician if passing of gas continues ...Read more

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I had a baby 10 weeks ago and i just woke up having bad contraction pain. im in the bathrm pushing and now and then i pass some gas. What could this b?

A GI issue: Clearly you are not worrying that you are in the throws of a very early miscarriage at this time. GI issues are almost always related to diet. Anyone else in the family who is eating the same food have the same symptoms? Check your diet for foods that cause gas and eliminate them. ...Read more

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Had gas that wouldnt pass kept building up n waa making me nauseated. Hurted bad moved bowels didn't help vomitted yellow stuff light yellow?

No short answer: We don't know how long this has been going on, where the abdominal pain is, whether there is fever or h ow long this has been in the queue. But if the pain is bad and the patient still has their appendix, i would go to the emergency room. ...Read more

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What can I do for my 2 1/2 month year old little girl. She is crying hard when she pass gas. I give her gas relief but she still cry real bad.?

?protien intolerance: Infants often cry when they bear down to pass gas or have a bowel movement, because they dont effectively know how to "push it out". However, an infant with a cow's milk intolerance from mom's breast milk or infant formula, may produce excess gas, increased gas cramps, spits up more immediately after eating or fussy throughout day.. Ask your pediatrician to check on possible protien intolerance. ...Read more

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