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When I belch it tastes like the way rotten eggs smell. What is it?

When I belch it tastes like the way rotten eggs smell. What is it?

Let me explain: Cause of sulfur burps is an infection from helicobacter pylori or giardia. Helicobacter pylori is a bacterium that can cause serious infection and ulcers within your stomach. Giardia is a parasite that makes its home in your lower intestine and reproduces to cause serious stomach problems. The most common ways to introduce either of these infections is through unclean water sources or poor hygiene. ...Read more

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Belching (Definition)

Belching (big burps) is a symptom in which a person forces air noisily from his stomach out through his mouth. Belching can be due to too much air or gas in the stomach. Sometimes, people purposely swallow air and belch it back ...Read more


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My two almost three year old daughter keeps belching and it smells very sour, what could this mean?

Upset tummy!: Hi Tina, it sounds like your little one might have some acid reflux, especially if it's been going on a while. Some kiddos will get symptoms like that when they get the stomach flu, but others have it most of the time. Look for other signs like cough or vomiting. Check her diet. Writing down the symptoms and how often you're noticing them might help when you talk to her doctor about it. ...Read more

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What can make you belch a sulfur taste and smell? I just started taking nadolol

What can make you belch a sulfur taste and smell? I just started taking nadolol

Certain foods can: Certain foods can cause a sulfur odor, such as protein-containing foods (eggs, meats, etc...). If a person has some digestion symptoms, and is burping more burps or bigger burps, then he may notice the sulfur odor more. ...Read more

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Stool and breath smells. It is not my oral hygiene. And I started belching a lot, maybe cause I had beans last night, but I pooped it out, still burping?

Stool and breath smells. It is not my oral hygiene. And I started belching a lot, maybe cause I had beans last night, but I pooped it out, still burping?

GI issues: First you should go to doctors for definitive diagnosis. The issues you could be halitosis or possible GI issues like reflux and other pathologies. Your doctor can find cause and treat. ...Read more

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Belching that tastes and smells like sulphur (rotton eggs) usually followed by a painful stomach ache. This lasts till I puke up. What can this be?

Belching that tastes and smells like sulphur (rotton eggs) usually followed by a painful stomach ache. This lasts till I puke up. What can this be?

I am not sure: At all mainly since you are so young. Your complaint is usually the case of motility namely gastric emptying problems. Other option is infestation with a single cell parasite giardia lamblia but this goes with diarrhea you do not mention.
I suggest see a GI specialist to check your stomach emptying. If that would be confirmed, blood test r/o an auto immune condition is in place. ...Read more

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I am burping and it tastes and smells like rotten boiled eggs?

I am burping and it tastes and smells like rotten boiled eggs?

Delayed emptying: It can happen when hydrogen sulphide produced in stomach, usually due to slower evacuation of semidigested food like meat, for example. Depending on frequency and severity, your doctor can advise you futher. ...Read more

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What could be causing me to burp something that smells like sulpher?

Reflux: That might be the gastric juices that you are refluxing that give such a smell. Go see a GI doctor you may have hiatal hernia as the cause. ...Read more

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If you have a lot of burping and it smells like rotten eggs what's going on?

Rotten egg burps: The smell of sulfur (sulphur) or rotten egg burps comes from hydrogen sulfide (H2S), a gas originating from sulfur-containing proteins in some foods after they are broken down by sulfur-reducing microbes. These microbes may be normal intestinal bacteria or pathogenic bacteria. Ref: http://www. Healthhype. Com/sulphur-or-rotten-eggs-burps-belching-foul-smelling-gas. Html ...Read more

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I have been burping and it tasted and smells like I a fart?

GERD: One reason for rotten egg/ sulfur smelling burps is gastroesophageal reflux disease. I see that you carry that diagnosis. ...Read more

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Why does my breath smells and I burp all the time?

Why does my breath smells and I burp all the time?

Could be reflux: You might be having a problem with reflux (gerd). Try cutting back caffeine (coffee, tea, soda), avoiding lying down for 1-2 hrs after eating, limiting mints, mint gum, citrus items. Monitor your diet to see if you can see a connection between food (s) you're eating and your symptoms and then limit those items. If these things aren't helping, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What is causing bad wind and rotten egg smell to my burp also diahorrea?

Perhaps giardia: Many possibilities, but giardiasis (a parasite) is one of the more common and treatable causes. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you burp and it smell like fecal matter? I did it on and off for a couple of years it has stopped?

Suggests: A partial small bowel obstruction. Or you had gastroparesis and rotting foodstuffs in the upper GI tract. If this occurs again see a GI doctor asap. ...Read more

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I've been burpin small burps and fartin small farts tht taste & smell like rotten eggs & if I burp they can smell it, it stinks the whole room up?

Sulfur: Rotten egg smell is usually from sulfur found in garlic, onions, cauliflower, and brussel sprouts and the yellow of the egg. Try to minimize these foods in your diet if the sulfur smell is an issue. Good luck ...Read more

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I drink a lot of soda. Noticed when I burp I now have an over whelming odor that lingers & others can smell. What could this be & how can I get rid?

Drink less soda!: :) soda isn't very healthy so that is not entirely a joke. Barring that, try drinking it slower and try an otc acid reducer like pepcid, Zantac (ranitidine) or prilosec. ...Read more

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My burp that smells like rotten eggs. It is sometimes accompanied by vomiting. What can I do?

Smaller meals: You are describing symptoms suggestive of slow emptying of the stomach. This may respond to smaller more frequent meals. There are some medications which may be of help. ...Read more

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This morning I was feeling fine. And now I have this feeling like I'm going to throw up but instead I burp, and it smells nasty and I don't know why.?

Belching: The most likely problem is simple indigestion as you have no other specific symptoms. Avoid greasy, fried or Spicy foods. Try drinking some flat ginger ale or flat coca cola to settle your stomach. Or else take some mylanta. ...Read more

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I keep burping up egg smell and have gas as well. Have not ate eggs lately. Any idea?

I keep burping up egg smell and have gas as well. Have not ate eggs lately. Any idea?

Sulfur Gases: The terrible smell of sulfur burps is caused by hydrogen sulfide (h2s). The gas is known to originate from certain foods that contain sulfur proteins in them. During the process of digestion these proteins are broken down in the gastro-intestinal tract by sulfur-reducing microbes. Try altering your diet, and if persists, then seek medical evaluation as some infections can also cause it to happen. ...Read more

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I keep having gas and feeling bloated and diarehha and burping this foul smell what could be wrong?

I keep having gas and feeling bloated and diarehha and burping this foul smell what could be wrong?

Could be: Several things. Gallbladder, hiatal hernia, gastritis, colitis, gastroenteritis from bacteria or virus, etc. Would need more information, medical history & physical examination with a doctor. ...Read more

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Hi I have been burping what smells like feces the lasr 3 days with also alot of gas what should I do and what coukd this be from?

Bugs: When this happens, you should think of abnormal amounts of bacteria in your stomach and/or small intestine. An assessment using a lactulose breath test by your doctor can provide some answers. You may have a sluggish motility of the stomach and/or the small bowel that will need treatment. ...Read more

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Out of nowhere today I started passing gas and burping like crazy more than normal, and my burps smell so bad. Not sure what is up with me?

Stomach/ gallbladder: Could be related to hydration status or diet. Ulcers, gastroesophogeal reflux or gallstones/gallbladder problems can all act like this. Adding probiotics to diet May be beneficial, but a physical by a Dr and obtaining history of you/family would help. If stomach or gallbladder problems run in the family, it could be that. An ultrasound of the gallbladder and checking blood/ urine would help too. ...Read more

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I am unable to burp recently and my breathe started to smell bad. The gas inside trying to come out. But I cannot make a burp sound or feel relief.

I am unable to burp recently and my breathe started to smell bad. The gas inside trying to come out. But I cannot make a burp sound or feel relief.

Normally: When there is gas build up within the esophagus and/or stomach the valve at the top of the esophagus (upper esophageal sphincter) relaxes to release this pressure. Like many sphincters, it is controlled by smooth muscle which may not function perfectly. It could be classified as a motility/movement disorder of the GI tract. If it persists, I would see a gastroenterologist for endoscopy/evaluation. ...Read more

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I keep on burping like rotten egg can you please tell what causes this every time I burp is smell's like rotten egg my stomach keep's making funny sounds

You: You are suffering from acid reflux (stomach producing too much acid that is refluxing into your esophagus and causing belching).You need to start taking an over the counter medication like Pepcid (famotidine) or prilosec. In addition, reduce acidic and spicy foods, decrease caffeine intake, and chocolate as well.
Often time this acid reflux can be a clue to more serious problems like stomach ulcers or esophagitis. Therefore I recommend you visit your primary care doctor for work up and treatment for this problem.
Best of luck. ...Read more