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Rotten Egg Burps Followed by Vomiting and Diarrhea
oo0rachel19830oo posted:
This has been happening for years now every month maybe twice a month. Now lately it's starting to happen more frequently (like right now yesterday and then last 2 weeks once a week) I have been actually suppressing it so I won't puke. Found out it wasnt my gallbladder so was wondering if anyone has an idea what it might be. It doesnt matter what i eat. This is so horrible I wouldn't wish it upon anyone. The burps taste soooo horrible then once I throw up and diarrhea my stomach is in SOOO much pain.
Andie_WebMD_Staff responded:
Hi Rachel,

Welcome to the Digestive Disorders Community and thanks for your question!

Dr Moser has a blog entry from about a year ago that explains that the rotten egg smell may be from hydrogen sulfide -- you can read more in this blog entry about intestinal gas in people and animals .

Other causes could include food allergy or bacterial infection such as Giardiasis. You should check with your doctor or find a recommended GI to have this checked out since it is happening so frequently.

Please keep us updated on how you're doing. I'm sure our community will be chiming in soon, too.

teacherms responded:
I don't know if this will help you, but it has helped me. I now drink two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar (mixed with a small amount of liquid) every morning. Someone else who suffers from this suggested this to me based on the belief that his stomach is not digesting his food and, after a period of time, this undigested food poisons the digestive system...a case of food poisoning. The only way to "cure" the food poison is through vomiting and diarrhea. Once these have occurred, the system balances out again....until more undigested food accumulates in the stomach and the process begins again. The thought behind the apple cider vinegar is that it aids the stomach in digesting food. It has worked WONDERFULLY for me, although I have only taken this for a short while. I hope this helps!
kahandace responded:
Hey rachel! I found this post and I know it was 2 years ago so I am REALLY hoping you see this. It sounds like I have the EXACT same thing as you. the egg burps just started today but once a month since January (it is now may) I've gotten diarrhea and thrown up for one day or less than a day! The last two times, I just threw up once and I was all better afterwards. Each month it's less intense. I was wondering if you ever found out what was wrong and what to do? Please get back to me if you see this!!
sammea responded:
I have a 9 year old son hat has the same problem. He has been throwing up with diarrhea or pooping since November 10th, and it is March 30th today. Once he went almost a month without doing it but sometimes it is weekly. Usually a couple hours later he feels fine, like nothing happened. He does a lot of burping in between and told me that he can tell when it is one of his barf burps that precedes each barfing session. He looks like he is in a lot of pain when he pukes. The doctors have done an upper endoscope, colonoscopy, MRI on his brain, and tested for allergies. They don't know what the problem is. Did you ever find out?

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