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What Causes Foul Smelling Flatulence After Colon Resection?

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Posted on Wed, 16 Dec 2015
Question: What can be done for "stinky" farts after colon resection?
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Answered by Dr. Ronald Schubert (45 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
reduce meats

Detailed Answer:
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You have had a colon resection and you are bothered by stinky gas emissions. The smell from your colon is caused by the bacteria digesting foods in your GI tract. The foods that increase smell more than others is meats. SO if you want to reduce the smell reduce the amount of meat you eat. Otherwise there are no methods to reduce the smell.

If you just want to reduce the amount of gas produced you can use a product like Beano or gas-x which may reduce the amount of gas produced.

I hope I answered your question. Please contact us again if you have any additional questions
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Dr. Ronald Schubert

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What Causes Foul Smelling Flatulence After Colon Resection?

Brief Answer: reduce meats Detailed Answer: Thank you for contacting HCM with your medical concerns You have had a colon resection and you are bothered by stinky gas emissions. The smell from your colon is caused by the bacteria digesting foods in your GI tract. The foods that increase smell more than others is meats. SO if you want to reduce the smell reduce the amount of meat you eat. Otherwise there are no methods to reduce the smell. If you just want to reduce the amount of gas produced you can use a product like Beano or gas-x which may reduce the amount of gas produced. I hope I answered your question. Please contact us again if you have any additional questions