What could be causing my chronic, smelly gas?

Published: December 18, 2012
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I have taken anti-gas supplements every time I eat for years to help prevent gas. I could not work or go anywhere because of the noise and smell. It is so bad sometime it makes my rectum sore. Is there anything to stop this?

Answer

If it has a foul smell (hydrogen sulfide) it is usually bacterial, as opposed to Candida, which does not have that marked odor. Ask your doctor to consider a trial of Rifaximin (a non absorbable antibiotic) and perhaps a test to look for SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth).

L&B,

Dr. T

Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

is one of the world's leading integrative medical authorities on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. He is the lead author of four research studies on their treatments, and has published numerous health & wellness books, including the bestseller on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome From Fatigued to Fantastic! and his newer The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution.  Dr. Teitelbaum is one of the most frequently quoted fibromyalgia experts in the world and appears often as a guest on news and talk shows nationwide including Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, Oprah & Friends, CNN, and Fox News Health. 

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