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Dr. Janice Alexander
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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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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

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

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What would cause rotten egg smell when you burp or have a bowel movement?

What would cause rotten egg smell when you burp or have a bowel movement?

Sulfur-containing...: ...Aminoacids such as methionine and cysteine are part of all proteins you eat. When they are digested by bowel bacteria, they are converted to hydrogen sulfide which gives rotten eggs their smell. Treating the underlying bowel problem should help control thsi odor as well. ...Read more

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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

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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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I've had sickness and diarrea for a few days now and every time I burp it smells and tastes of rotten eggs I'm really blotted and have tummy cramps?

I've had sickness and diarrea for a few days now and every time I burp it smells and tastes of rotten eggs I'm really blotted and have tummy cramps?

See Dr.: With your persistent symptoms it is important for you to see a dr. and get an exam and assure you do not have an impending bowel obstruction or other issues causing your problems. See Dr asap. Best wishes. ...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?

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'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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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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My babies burp smell like rotten egg he is vomitting and has diarrhea but he has no fever and he is only 6 months old?

My babies burp smell like rotten egg he is vomitting and has diarrhea but he has no fever and he is only 6 months old?

GASTROENTERITIS...: Give him sips of pedialyte for each diarrhea and vomiting. Continue, if breast feeding, if on formula, make it 2/3rd diluted, extra fluid, rice cereal, some yogurt, don't force solid food. Make sure he pees at least 4-6 times/day. If any worsening, check with his pediatrician. ...Read more

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