For the last three weeks, off and on, I have been having burps that smell like feces. I read on Webmd.com and a few other sources that this only usually happens if a person has been vomiting. Which I have not been. The first time it happened was when I'd eaten out at a restaurant. The food pretty much soured in my stomach and gave me severe diahhrea as well as the horrible smelling burps. Now it seems that it's basically on a whim when this will happen. I don't know what will cause me to burp up this smell or why. Some things seem to do it, some don't, and I'm not clear on what exactly IS doing it. I don't understand what's causing my burps to smell/taste like this, and it's making me feel really sick, just by smell and taste. I was originally on Nexium for my acid reflex, but haven't taken it in at least four months or more. Any ideas?
Sounds like it could be an infection. Perhaps your food is not digesting properly...maybe the Nexium worked too well?
I would go and see a doctor to make sure it isn't something serious.
When I read the part about the first time it happened, it sounded like food poisoning...that's why I'm thinking along the lines of a bacterial infection.
You may want to consider asking your doc to check you for the presence of H. pylori. If that's been done and you're negative, it may be time to request an upper endoscopy to check out the physical status of you esophagus, stomach and upper duodenum.
You probably need to get to your md quickly. I had surgery for twisted colon 5 wks ago. Recovery is not fun, but if your burps smell like stool or you taste stool something could be blocked or twisted. And me emergency surgery @ 5am and losing half your colon is not fun.
I had the symptoms that you are talking about for a little over a year. Those burps can clear a room. The taste is horrible. Sometimes it would include diarrhea and vomiting. At first I didnt have any pain in my stomach. Then there started to be a strong pain at the top of my stomach area in the middle just below my lungs. This would usually be at night and after eating. Then I started getting fevers and vomiting up large amounts of bile. I went to the doctor. I had pancreatitis. They wound up removing my gall bladder. Long story short is, I had been on prylosec for heart burn for a long time (Dr. Prescribed). Nexium is basically an amped up version of prylosec. It was the prylosec that caused all of this. The reason I know is that I kept taking it after and I would get the same symptoms again. I would stop, the symptoms would stop. I would start it again, the symptoms would start again. I dont take prylosec anymore.
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