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Foul smelling stool, gas, belching. Do I need a stool spec?

my toddlers daycare has been afflicted with the stomach bug on and off for 2 naturally my toddler has had a few bouts herself with loose foul smelling stool on and off. Now I have had more frequent,soft, loose, foul smelling stools with bad gas and alot of belching .I eat a very healthy diet and drink kefir almost daily. It has been 2 weeks tomorrow I havent had a normal BM since. My digestion and bowels have always been great.I am also a RN so I am not nervous its just been a while now. Please help. Do I need a stool spec? Winter needs to go away!!!
Asked On : Sun, 3 Mar 2013
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Thank you for the query.

Foul smelling stools, gas and belching are most likely caused by intestines infection. Due to recent stomach bug, your good intestinal bacteria have been destroyed and bad bacteria have colonized intestine. Please note that intestines are covered with bacteria which are extremely important for proper bowels function. This bacteria protect us from bacterial, viral and fungal infection.
In your intestine, bacterial infection has become chronic.
So stool test and stool culture test are advisable in your case. Please ask your doctor about Rifaximine treatment. Probiotic supplementation should be started as well.

Hope this will help.
Answered: Fri, 30 Aug 2013
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