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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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    What causes flatulence in case of rectal cancer?

I had rectal cancer removed in October 2008 and the reversal in July 2009.

I then started on Chemotherapy for secondary cancer in January 2010 until August 2010 with a rest and then restarted Chemotherapy in January this year.

I've been experiencing smelling flatulence since is this normal?

Can I do something to alleviate the problem?

Wed, 25 Mar 2015
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Chemotherapy causes smelly flatulence as side effect.

To alleviate the problem take syrup digene 2 tsf after food twice daily.
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