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bryde2be
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   Posted 4/16/2008 7:35 PM (GMT -7)   
I don't think I have IBS.. I don't do a #2 everyday..but almost.  Anyway, I'm here because I have the stinkiest, most disgusting, foul, malodorous gas that I have ever experienced!  So, not to get gross or give "tmi", but my gas used to smell different.  It didn't smell like roses, but it was NOTHING compared to this stinky, stinky smell!  I can't even stand the smell, it makes me wanna puke!  My fiance is so disgusted...it's so embarrassing!  It happens at work...at the gym...in yoga class...at meetings...at the grocery store...HELP!  I am only 23...why is this happening?  I am a vegetarian and I eat really healthy.  I stopped drinking soy milk because I thought that was causing the smelly gas...but a month later I still have it.  Should I go to a gastro?  Is this a sign that something is really wrong with my digestive system?  I'm super embarrassed to go to a doc and tell him "hey..i have stinky farts, can u help me?".  I mean...I know that's their job..dealing with butts & pooping & all that... but ahhhh I don't know if I can go talk to someone about it.  But..it needs to stop NOW!  PLEASE HELP ME!!! Anyone have the same/similar problem??? I'm so upset... :'(

pb4
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   Posted 4/16/2008 9:23 PM (GMT -7)   
If you're really concerned then talk to your doctor...or first you could try taking chlorophyll everyday, it's known to aid with that problem.

:)
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Canyonbabe711
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   Posted 4/16/2008 9:33 PM (GMT -7)   
I think it just means you are not digesting what you are eating very well. My guess is that it is your diet. Veggies are more apt to give you smelly stools. Try some probiotics and see if they help digest your food better. Acidophalous, bifidus or something like that.

mrmagoo
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   Posted 4/17/2008 6:08 AM (GMT -7)   
I agree. Veggies are not helpful to this cause. How far Vegetarian are you?

Keriamon
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   Posted 4/17/2008 7:08 AM (GMT -7)   
I agree to try some probiotics. You say that you are vegetarian, but not vegan. If you can/will do regular milk, try acidophillus milk and/or yogurt on a daily basis; that's the easiest and cheapest route. Otherwise, you can get acidophillus pills in the vitamin section, or Digestive Advantage or Culturelle in the bowel products section at any pharmacy; they are probiotics in pill form.

Raw veggies and fruits are going to be the worst to cause gas. Which, if you get right down to it, stinking poop is not nearly so bad as needing to pass gas in public and having it stink; get rid of the gas, get rid of most of the problem. Try eating only cooked fruits and veggies. Needless to say, beans are right out for a while too (until you can figure out if they're part of the problem or not).

Garlic and salsa always make my poop more stinky. Do you eat a lot of things that are spicy or otherwise have a strong odor like that? Also, don't consume sugar-free stuff. They contain sugar alcohols which are KNOWN to cause 1) increased gas, if not outright diarrhea in almost everyone and 2) stinky gas/bowel movements at that.

bryde2be
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   Posted 4/17/2008 10:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank u for all the replies.  I have been a vegetarian my whole life basically.  I don't like the taste of meat and always refused to eat it when I was young.  I don't eat anything spicy or garlicy.  I eat everything very plain.  I have stopped eating sugar-free foods and foods with lots of unnatural chemicals/preservatives.  What are probiotics and what do they do?  Also, what does chloryphyll do and is it harmful at all?

Normal
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   Posted 4/18/2008 5:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Bryde2be, I am 50,have had IBS for 25 years. When I was 25 I went to the Dr. with very same problem. Was embarrased to go anywhere. They did test and said was spatic colon. I was also so embarrased to even go to Dr. When he pushed on my stomach and I started farting I could have crawled under the table. You are not alone dear. Go to a Gastro. Dr. They are use to that, as I now know. It really could just be your diet, but dont suffer anymore. Ask around before you go if you know anybody who goes to specialist and try to find one with good reputation anf bedside manner. Hang in there, my late husband who I had been with for 6 years at the time use to make me sleep on the couch sometimes. We were together for 22 yrs before lost him to cancer and had a fantastic marriage but my gas would wake him up from a dead sleep. You can always come on here and we will understand.

Keriamon
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   Posted 4/18/2008 7:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Probiotics are good bacteria. Your gut is full of bacteria, and it's actually the bacteria that break down most of your food so that your body can absorb it. Sometimes stinky or excess gas can be a sign of a bacteria imbalance--too much bad bacteria. Everyone has good and bad, but if you get too much bad, then that's what can cause the gas and stink. Taking a probiotic just puts more good bacteria in your gut so that you can rebalance it. Many people take a probiotic regularly just to make sure they maintain good balance. Your gut is actually a large part of your immune system, and when it's working right and in balance, you tend to catch less "bugs." Probiotics aren't a medicine and, as far as any of us on here know, there's no such thing as overdosing (although if you take too much to start with, you can have a temporarily worse gas problem).

Chloryphyll is what makes plants green and there is something about it that makes it neutralize odors. I would assume most chloyphyll products are plant-derived, but read the labels of products to see.

You might also try charcoal caps; I don't know if they will help the odor (although I think they will), but they DO help reduce gas. And they are just what they sound like--charcoal (which is baked wood).

pb4
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   Posted 4/18/2008 11:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Chlorophyll is suppose to aid with healing the mucosal lining in the intestines, but like I said, I tried quite a large bottle over a fair period of time and didn't notice improvements for my crohns or IBS, but many swear by it, what works for some doesn't work for all unfortunately.

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)


Lilly_B
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   Posted 4/24/2008 12:53 AM (GMT -7)   
I have that "an animal crawled up inside of me and died" noxious gas! I use Gas-X after meals, and bean-o on the first bite of food. I too was a veggy, and now my doctor says to eat meat, and the total change in my diet........it's just crazy.
I have had UC for 4 years now, and the GAS battle is an ongoing thing. I wish I could buy stock in Gas-X or at least buy it by the case. My GI said I could take as much Gas-X or (generic Semethicone) as often as i wanted to. It really helps with the Gas Pain, and gives me some sense of control.

Also, as mentioned above the charchol tabs really work, and i used them for the 1st year, and don't travel w/o them. they do need to be taken 1 hour prior to supliments or meds, and/or 2 hours after.

hope this helps.
I haven't been on an airplane since this problem.
Sometimes I sleep on the couch, cuz my hubby kicks my sticky gas outta the bedroom! it's so embarassing, but managable with Bean-o, and Gas-X, and last resort Charchol tabs. Good investment!

Good luck! YOu are not alone!

puffed rice
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   Posted 4/30/2008 6:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi bryde2be, I had the same problem not to long ago so I know exactly what your talking about.  I increased my probiotic intake to get as much friendly bacteria in my colon and within a couple of weeks I started to see improvement.  Now things are much better but I continue with the probiotics daily and increase it when symptoms appear.
Its worth a try!
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis 1995
Salofalk Tablets and suppositories daily
Bio-K Probiotic daily
multivitamin
metamucil nightly


Marsky
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   Posted 4/30/2008 7:02 PM (GMT -7)   
I don't know how many nights I've had to sleep on the couch or watch a movie from waaaaaaay the heck back in the very back of our basement. Away from my family! Even the dog makes a fuss and then of course realizes she needs to go outside next.

The times I've had it bad, I prefer to sip weak, hot tea, use a heating pad and wear comfortable clothing. Massaging my stomach, starting where the colon starts, working up and over and then down (a nurse in the hospital gave me this suggestion). I swear but this motion seems to hurry the gas out. Walking up and down steps helps too. And letting them rip......

It does pass. I am a firm believer in "we are what we eat". If I have organic yogurt twice a day, I see a huge improvement overall in my entire GI tract. The brand I currently find works best for me is Vanilla flavored Brown Cow. Found in the health food section.
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