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Sensitive stomach, heartburn, indigestion. Foul smelling stools. Reason?

I have a developed an increasingly sensitive stomach over the past year. Waking up with heartburn and indigestion and sometimes even a small burp of vomit . I now have to take antacids before bed every night and sometimes wake up and have to take more. I also sometimes have a day or two maybe every other month with rotten egg smelling burps. I have also noticed that my bowel movements have smelled more foul then ever lately. Peppers and greasy food really upset my stomach so I avoid them but I still suffer. What could this be?
Asked On : Sat, 2 Feb 2013
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Hello and welcome to HCM.

Thank you for your query.

This is certainly a gastrointestinal problem. It could be many conditions, but the most likely ones are GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) and IBS (irritable bowel syndrome).

Antacids like pantoprazole is usually prescribed for GERD. Before any medications are prescribed we need to diagnose IBS, and accordingly prescribe medication for you.

Both these conditions have a specific diet plan, and a list of eatables that can aggravate your symptoms. Please visit a doctor for the same, and get yourself diagnosed.

Hello and welcome to HCM.

Thank you for your query.
Answered: Wed, 6 Feb 2013
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