I have been having this problem for about 3 years now I think and I don't know what to do?
I smell bad all the time. I used to be really constipated and so that was why but now I have 4 bowel movements a day and I still always smell like I need to have a bowel movement again.
When I have a bm even though it may be substancial I still feel unsatisfied, yet I could sit there for an half an hour and nothing would happen.
I also have a tremendous amount of gas. I counted on the way home once and I passed gas 2 x every 10 mins for an hour.
It's really terrible because it affects my entire life. People don't like you when you smell bad. I am made fun of behind my back and treated second class. I am often depressed about it.
I eat a healthy diet and I drink at least 2 liters of water a day plus drink green tea. I have done cleanses and fasts.
I eliminated all fruit from my diet, and upped the fiber both soluble and non.
I really don't know what is wrong with me?
I've seen posts on other sites of people describing the same problem but I have not found any solutions.
Hello, and thank you for your medical question on e Health Forum.
Stomach or intestinal gas is a byproduct generated during the process of digestion. It is generally expelled from the body, either through the mouth (called belching or burping) or through the rectum (flatulence or flatus).
The flatus if smells bad, is due to fermentation process of the colon contents, which generates sulphur gases, which produces that foul odor. This could be due to indigestion or reduced quantity of good bacteria in the gut.
In addition to dietary and lifestyle changes, OTC medications such as activated charcoal, simethicone (Gas-X), probiotics and digestive enzyme supplements can be used for intestinal or stomach gas relief. Activated charcoal tablets have the best effect in relieving your symptoms.
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