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Old 11-11-2011, 10:13 PM   #1
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Question I smell bad all the time. Help!!?

Hello everybody,

I have just encountered this site and felt a little bit confident after knowing that I am not alone, and people have found ways to their solutions. I hope I will solve my problem too.

I am 23 year old female. I've been dealing with this for 2 years now and still I haven't found a solution.

I release gas all the time, I don't smell it but all people around me sniff really hard or scratch their face. So it is obvious to me that the gas I release smells. Not only that, my breath also stinks and because your ears, nose and mouth are connected, you can smell it with my mouth closed. I brush my teeth once sometimes twice a day and regardless of how good I brush and how long I brush, my breath stinks. So people are thinking that I am a nasty girl who doesn't brush and fart always.

My social life is non-existent. I was emotionally forced to stop going to school and working due to this happening to me.

I went to my family doctor and had a series of tests done. I took an allergy test and found out I am allergic to shrimp and another test to see if I had either Crohn's or Celiac disease which came back negative. So the doc told me I have IBS and gave me a 60-day prescription of Bentyl and Zoloft (did not work). About 5-6 months later, I went back to get a referral to see a Gastroenterologist. That next week, I had a ultra scan (routine abdomen) done and there was a lot of gas. The doctor later told me I had acid reflux and gave me some sample pills of Prilosec OTC and a list of things to add to my diet (fiber, fruits etc) They all hear me but consider it not being serious, they do only some routine tests like blood test and ultra scan. But none of them helped me. This is a big deal to me. I'm so tired of living like I can't go anywhere or do anything because of what's happening to me. In about another 2 weeks, I will be going to yet another specialist. Do you think I should get a colonoscopy done? I would like to have an oral exam done to actually see what's going on because there's obviously a problem.

symptoms and observations:

I feel that I release more gas when I sit.
Extreme discomfort when sitting.
I always have an urge to push like there's a lot of pressure.
I release foul smelling gas whether I eat or starve.
I have wetness near my anal region.
My breath also smells bad.

I don't know what to do now.

Can anybody throw some light on my problem?

Thank you very much in advance.

I hope we all will find some solution to this life ruining problem.

 
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Old 11-12-2011, 07:09 AM   #2
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Re: I smell bad all the time. Help!!?

I have IBS and also have the Gas problem at times.
You really need to look at your diet (look up diet for IBS). Also try to avoid foods like Cabbage/Brussel Sprouts/Carbonated drinks and products made with white-flour.
It took me awhile to sort my diet out but now I avoid foods which cause gas and it has helped.
Good Luck,
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Old 11-13-2011, 02:15 PM   #3
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Re: I smell bad all the time. Help!!?

Thank you so much, I will be looking at diet for IBS. Also, do you know why I have this smell or does that have to do with the IBS?

 
Old 11-19-2011, 10:15 AM   #4
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Re: I smell bad all the time. Help!!?

id ask your gastro for a breath test, to see if you may have a small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. i have ibs-d. i dont get gas (well i do but it never wants to come out, i literally have to have someone pound on my back while i pound on my chest)..my breath stunk (and its started again) my poo was making me gag (not normal smells at all) and the smell hits my armpits. i think as i am adding things to my diet im finding out, grease, sugars are what the bad bacteria feed on. its worth looking into, non-invasive, you drink an 8oz glass of water, with some typeof sugar in it and breath into a bag every 20 minutes. if its slight and you caught it fast enough you may be there for 3.5 hours, doing this. mine went on for a long time they caught it in an hour. hope this helps

 
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