I've had a fecal odor since I was 13, I'm 33 now. I have a sulfur/rotten egg odor that comes off of me. There are two different odor types. One smell is very explosive- giving off a very concentrated rotten egg odor. I was thinking this might be from a malfunctioning illiocecal valve since the odor comes on so quick. The other is a sulfur/garbage smell that lingers off of me. It will go away when I take a shower but comes back 15 minutes later. I have tried just about everything I have read up on. LGS,Chlorophyll, cleanses, herbal laxatives, enzymes, probiotics, glutamine powder, etc. I just had a colonoscopy and an endoscopy done, everything was fine except for an inflammed stomach which I got protonix for. It seems like triggers are alcohol, coffee, smoking, and acid juice like orange juice. As of 3 months ago I quit drinking alcohol/beer which I use to drink a lot of. I thought the smell would go away but it happened again when I went to a AA meeting a couple days ago. I got a panel of blood done and everything was ok except for uric acid was high and some liver inflammation. AST (SGOT) 119 and ALT (SGPT) was 117 and this was a while back. The numbers aren't all that high but when I got a cat scan my liver was really shiny and the lady asked if I drink alcohol. I recently went to a gastrologist and he said there is nothing he can do for the smell. He said it is probably a genetic thing and that everybody has there own body odors. I tried to tell him this is not your everyday odor. That I could make a cafeteria evacuate in nothing flat with this odor. He doesn't know what to say. It was my primary Dr. that gave me my blood test. All my gastrologist ordered was the colonoscopy and endoscopy with no blood tests or anything. Anyways, I too am wondering if this could be a liver problem that is causing the smell. However, the gastrologist said there is absolutely no connection he can think of. Anyone have anything like this or any information that could help me? Thanks, Wesley
Find Aajonus and talk to him. I believe he will know what to do with a case like this. If you have to get a consultation, then do it. It might be over 200 dollars, I don't know, but he'll do it over the phone if you don't live in California.
It is almost certain that he will understand this problem, and give you specific foods to begin recovering health.
You heard the man, Wesley, sounds like taking care of the liver is priority 1.
There is a liver tonic available which works very well, and may tackle the root of this sulfur/rotten egg smell you're experiencing. Check out the Ask Dr. Charlie forum for more info.
Hi,Sorry to bump in between your posts but I really want to share some solution with you regarding rotten egg odor. I have suffered this smell abt 3yrs now.Underwent many tests without successful diagnosis of the cause.And docs laughed at me saying everything is in your head.So I decided to do some research and tried almost everything, probiotics, colon cleansing etc. When I lost hope(just 1 week back)about to commit suicide, I happened to go throught a site which discussed abt detoxification and probiotics.So i decided to give it a try. Here is what I did.
Boil 1 quart of water. Add 1 tbl spoon whole coriander seeds, 1/2 tbl spoon whole fennel, 1/2 tbl spoon cumin after the bowel is removed from heat. Close the container so that flavor wont go. Be it for 15 mins then filter and drink 3 times day. Along with this I tool 2 probiotics sachets after dinner. Amazingly next day my odor was gone. I was in ecstacy.
I think what might have happened is the accumulation of toxins which became systemic. So now I am undergoing detoxification and planning to continue till the odor stabilizes. I really wanted to share this info so that most sufferers will try it. And it is not dangerous and does not cause side effects. But for the first 1 week or so you might notice few body changes but dont worry.
This sounds like impaired sulfur oxidation. Your liver is having difficulty metaboizing sulfur foods. Go to Chronic-Fatigue-Syndrome Nutrition and read all about this disorder. There are vitamin supplements you can take. More importantly you need to detox your liver. coffee enemas or castor oil packs and heat (Edgar Casey) can help. Change your diet excluding sulfur rich foods like onions and garlic. Do not drink alcohol as it adds to the toxins your body is trying to excrete. Also Far Infrared Sauna treatments can help your body purge of toxins. Use castor oil on your liver area and use heat for 2 hours each night and use castor oil whenever you are in the sauna. Alternate between castor packs and liver cleanses.
I get that rotten egg smell as well (amongst other smells). I think it is most likely bacteria in the gut, and my current guess is the 'sulfate reducing bacteria' which turn sulfate/sulfur/sulfur amino acids into hydrogen sulfide. If I take a sulfury supplemenet, such as glutathione, I can smell rotten eggy in a day or so. At this point though I am guessing, since I sense no-one in the medical world knows or bothers about us. It could also be to do with sulfur oxidation/metabolim as someone suggested. The body generates some H2S within itself, but I suspect this load is coming from the gut. Nor unless some other bacteria/fungus/parasite can generate H2S.
i feel your pain man.. i had/have this problem almost as long as you had..
mine started as regular sour smell.. it just got worse to worst..
dont know how i smell now.. a mix of sour/cigarette/coffee and fecal
had this long enough i kinda given up.. i use to be regular
in curezone.. now i just visit once in a blue moon.. just to read..
dont think there is anything more to try.. i had tried almost
right now am taking probiotics.. high is bifido.. not acidophilus..
i read somewhere about a test regarding this.. my hopes are low
for this though..
honestly, i am a peace with this already.. of course am stll hoping..
but am no longer as crazy with this as before..
gudluck to you all..
Lord, grant me the serenity to accept things i cant change..
the courage to change the things i can..
and the wisdom to know the difference..
Do you ever experience any other symptoms aside from just Tmau breath/body oder? Sore throat white tongue, skin issues exczema rashes headacehs dizziness fatigue etc............ If the theory of the LIVER being the root cause of this phenomenon then everyone should be experiencing the symptoms of a faulty liver!!!!!!!!!!
Wadda ya think.........................
I have done a good amount of research and I'm also thinking it may be from a taxed liver. I quit drinking 3 months ago and the smell is starting to get a bit better. I just got my blood work back with higher liver enzymes. AST-130 and ALT- 136. I don't think thats all that high but my symptoms seem to be improving. I just did a liver/gallbladder flush last night. This morning I had a huge green jellybean looking gallstone with a bunch of smaller ones come out as well. Maybe this will help out as well.