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What causes foul smelling flatulence?

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About 3 weeks ago my gas ( farts) started to smell strong,. I thought it might be the beans but It seems continue. Can this be some thing to worry about?
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 in Digestion and Bowels
 
 
Answered by Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Not something to worry about. Diet needs to be modified

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on Healthcaremagic.

The foul smell is due to bacterial degradation of undigested food matter in the intestines. In other words, it indicates malabsorption. You should take care of your diet. Avoid fatty foods, wheat and milk products and see if it helps. Hopefully it would.

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