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What causes sulphur tasting burps and constipation?

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Dr. Chobufo Ditah

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Posted on Fri, 6 Nov 2015 in General Health
Question: my 7 year old son has sulphur burps and the only thing i can think of is he ate chicken nuggets about 8 hours ago. he often has trouble going to the toilet and at the moment is a little constipated. he did have a bit of chocolate at school yesterday, which always has an affect on him where it makes him do almost runny poos. this usually goes on for a couple of days and ends with him doing a very big poo.
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Answered by Dr. Chobufo Ditah 23 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Observe only at this time...Not suggestive of a specific disease condition!

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thank you so much for this query.

I am so sorry to hear about this burps and stool difficulties that your son has. I have reviewed this information fully and it is not suggestive of any specific disease condition. I will recommend that you adopt a wait and see attitude as there are no immediate red flags that need to be addressed immediately. It could be that he needs to have specific dietary recommendations and I will like to see you monitor his diet closely to identify what may be responsible for his symptoms. This way, we can eliminate it in diet and allow him to stay free of all these frequent stool difficulties.

I hope this helps. I wish your son well. Keep me updated if anything else comes up. Thanks for using our services and feel free to ask for more information and clarifications if need be.
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