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Really Gassy And Smelly Farts
What could be reasons for persistent gassiness? I just can't stop all day and all night. Are there any std's that cause gas?
Rarely serious: Although foul smelling or excessive flatulence is often a source of embarrassment, it is rarely associated with serious illness. Offensive odor, when present, is most often due to dietary factors and may be due to sulfur-containing compounds, such as methanethiol, dimethyl sulfide, and hydrogen sulfide, as well as short-chain fatty acids, skatoles, indoles, volatile amines, and ammonia. ...Read more
What's the cause?: Flatulence neither localizes your problem to the small or large bowel, nor indicate severity or cause. You have described a gut that may be dysfunctional--but is this due to infection, sibo, motility problems, inflammation, ibs, ischemic disease, maldigestion, sphincter problem, etc.? How long have your symptoms lasted, is there accompanying fever, bleeding, vomiting, tenderness? Help w/more info. ...Read more
Following a right hemi-colectomy in 2012 I have a lot of smelly flatulence. I don't have a high fibre diet. Is this related to the operation?
I've had really smelly burps and flatulence, nausea and diarreah for a week now. Thought maybe a virus but for so long???
21.I always have slight discomfort in the lower right quadrant of my abdomen and frequent smelly flatulence. Something serious?
I've been having long sometimes smelly flatulence problems since yesterday and it won't go away. Could this mean I have colon cancer? 19 year old/Male
Common causes first:
This might be a sign of a transient food intolerance, with such a short history.
Early stage of stomach flu/gastroenteritis can present like this.
If symptoms continue with diarrhea, blood in stools, poor appetite and severe colicky abdominal pain for more than a week, you need to have it assessed.
Family history of such illness is useful history. ...Read more
I suddenly became very gassy and I had a bowel movement and I am still very gassy. Some farts are smelly and some aren't. what's causing this?
Being gassy.: Being gassy in a sudden sense, meaning starting suddenly and ending suddenly, would usually be related to something you ate recently. Maybe something with a high fiber content to which you’re not accustomed. If it’s stopped by now, great. If not, or if any other symptoms have developed (nausea, vomiting, diarrhea), see a doctor. ...Read more
I have smelly flatulence problem, through out the day passing smelly gas and my face started itching then am getting big pimples all over my face, why?
May be diet/depends,: This may be due to your diet. It's possible that you're eating foods like pizza and cheese and cake, etc. That not only don't agree with your digestive system with flatulence, etc., but also can give you acne because of the high sugar and fat content. You may have a relative lactose intolerance issue. It'd be smart to see your doctor about a diet plan and exercise as a start. Good luck. ...Read more
Symptoms: belly aches, headache, nausea and smelly flatulence since my period ended 2 days ago. I feel like this mostly at night. What's wrong?
Very difficult (?)!: Your symptoms suggest a GI bug, but this should go away within days. If your problems persist, see your doc! Not related to your period! ...Read more
What can cause extra smelly flatulence and also bowel movements? Does zyprexa or haldol (haloperidol) cause this, or diet?
Can haldol (haloperidol) decanoate or zyprexa be the cause of excessive smelling flatulence and smelly feet? Also lack of regular bowel movements
Possibly: Flatulence and smelly feet are uncommon side effects of tx with Haldol (haloperidol) or zyprexa. However, zyprexa is anticholinergic and may cause constipation or GI problems. If you have diabetes you may be at more risk for infections including athlete's foot with zyprexa. These problems would be less common with haldol (haloperidol). ...Read more
What could be the white smelly thing coming from my bowel after passing gas be? It feels like I am going to pass stool but actually is the white thing
2 months old is very fussy after eating. He passes tons of very smelly gas and sweats a lot while crying/gassy, throws up 1-2/ day. Mylicon doesn't work?
Doctor's exam needed: A 2 month old baby normally does not have bad-smelling poop nor smelly gas. If that is happening, the doctor can examine the baby and look for infectious causes such as viral or bacteria causes. Also, a few babies have trouble digesting what they eat, thus leading to bad-smelling poop and gas. Two months is still very young, so a parent should not wait. ...Read more
Depends on the cause: Some causes of flatulence, such as swallowing air, is only gotten rid of by either changing how we eat to avoid swallowing air, or by passing it. Other causes include lactose intolerance so one must avoid milk products. I have had some success in recommending eating raw, fresh parsley as a means of reducing the flatulence. Parsley pills did not seem to be as effective. "beano" also works. ...Read more
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
See below: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more
Avoid: Eating a healthy diet can cause gas due to excess fiber. Since humans don't digest the fiber, intestinal bacteria will eat it and make gas as a byproduct. "Beano" enzyme may help. Another reason is lactose intolerance, in which one can't digest lactose (milk sugar). "Lactaid" tablets help. A third reason is sugar alcohols, like maltitol, that can cause gas. The doctor can look for other causes. ...Read more
Food and genetics: There are many reasons for excessive flatulence, some examples are: overeating, lactose intolerance, ingestion of food with undigestible materials like beans, malabsorption. If is affecting your physical or social health, please consult your doctor for a through evaluation. ...Read more
Tricky to stop. ..: Carbon dioxide and methane are naturally produced by the gut flora (bacteria) that live in our intestines. Flatulence is the release of this excess gas / wind. The flatulence from vegetables may be contributed by high 'FODMAP' foods; fermentable carbohydrates that contribute to gas production. You could choose some low 'FODMAP' options; see http://www. Ibsdiets. Org/fodmap-diet/fodmap-food-list/ ...Read more
Avoid certain foods: Eating a healthy diet can cause gas due to excess fiber. Since humans don't digest the fiber, intestinal bacteria will eat it and make gas as a byproduct. "beano" enzyme may help. Another reason is lactose intolerance, in which one can't digest lactose (milk sugar). "lactaid" tablets help. A third reason is sugar alcohols, like maltitol, that can cause gas. The doctor can look for other causes. ...Read more
Depends: All of us have flatulence and some people have more than others. Certain foods can cause more gas production than others because we can not digest parts of the food's make up. Bean-o helps with the digestion of certain types of carbohydrates that we do not have the enzymes to digest. You could try that. ...Read more
Two main sources: Your flattus is composed of the air you swallow & gasses created by grems in your digestive tract.Bacteria & other germs live off the material your body does'nt absorb during digestion & produce a gas in this process. Lactose ingested by intolerant people will make them gassy because the germs love the left overs. A sugar in vegies (fucose) makes most of us gassy since we can't absorb it. ...Read more
Reduce gas productn: Flatulance (gas) pain is a natural response of the balloning of the colon by gas. This causes stretch fibers to react similar to labor pain. Since we are prewired to do this, your best action is to reduce gas production. Balancing the gut bacteria with lactobacillis strains (yogert) can help. I.D.& avoid foods that make you gassy. If needed, find a secluded place, get prone with bottom up & let it out. ...Read more
Lots of reasons: The gas associated with flatulence can among other reasons originate from ingested air, fermentation of ingested food, or reflect gut dysfunction (dysmotility or inflammation). Your doctor will ask if you are losing weight, have identified particular food intolerances, have had recent exposures/travel or taken antibiotics, use probiotics, have problems with thyroid, diabetes, or irritable bowel. ...Read more