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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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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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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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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How do I get rid of acid on my stomach I have been burping and it smells like rotten eggs?

How do I get rid of acid on my stomach I have been burping and it smells like rotten eggs?

Reflux: In order to control reflux you will need to increase Omeprazole to twice a day befor breakfast and dinner and you may want to add Pepcid (famotidine) at bedtime. You should also wait at least 3 hours after dinner prior to going to bed. Also avoid citrus products and fried foods. ...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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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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I keep burping and it smell like rotten eggs , is this apart of acid reflux? Im currently seven mnths pregnant what meds can I take ?

I keep burping and it smell like rotten eggs , is this apart of acid reflux? Im currently seven mnths pregnant what meds can I take ?

Not far to go: First, one's OB provider should be consulted so that a personalized answer can be given and possibly a referral made. Second, a pregnant woman with GI or digestive problems should attempt to make a list or keep a "diary" of food and liquid taken in (amount, time, type), symptoms (time, duration, severity, type), etc to share at next visit. Third, if eating eggs, one might stop till doctor approves. ...Read more

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I keep burping and it smell like rotten eggs , is this apart of acid reflux? Im currently seven mnths pregnant what meds can I take ?

I keep burping and it smell like rotten eggs , is this apart of acid reflux? Im currently seven mnths pregnant what meds can I take ?

Might be!: Lots of women have symptoms of reflux in late pregnancy. If chewable Tums doesn't help, you can safely try over the counter antacids like pepcid (famotidine). If your symptoms don't improve speak to your doctor to make sure nothing else is amiss. ...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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Everytime i eat eggs i get a sore stomach and burp heaps and it really smells horrible. Am i allergic or is this another problem?

Everytime i eat eggs i get a sore stomach and burp heaps and it really smells horrible. Am i allergic or is this another problem?

Consider allergy?: Perhaps there can be some type of allergy you have with eggs? My suggestion would be to keep a food diary of everything you eat along with how you feel after those meals. See if there is a correlation with eggs and your symptoms. You may find it could be something else you are eating as well! ...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