You might have passed gas and immediately started fanning the smell away while asking yourself, “Why do my farts smell like rotten eggs?” Or you might have been sitting in your room or office and notice an odor that resembles rotten eggs, and it keeps disappearing and coming back again. What’s even worse is that you notice it might be coming from you but just can’t pin point it. This smell could be associated with a diet high in sulfur and your body emits a similar smell. Second, this smell could be due to bacteria in the gut. The last possible cause could be a hemorrhoid or anal fissure resulting in air to continuously seep out from inside your rectal walls.
Sulfur causing foods:
- Cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, etc.
- Legumes & Dried Beans
- Dried Fruits
You might be wondering not only “why do my farts smell like rotten eggs?” but, if this smell is also accompanied with bloating, diarreah, constipation, incomplete bowel evacuations, or rectal itching your problem might something to do with your gut and needs to be treated soon. I advise making an appointment with a healthcare professional as soon as possible, but in the meantime I suggest sticking to a low carbohydrate & sugar diet, with increased intake of vegetables, fiber, and lean meat.
If you are suffering from more than just the rotten egg odor then I suggest investing in some supplements for healing the gut and most importantly would be getting on a healthy diet. Get off the energy drinks, sugars, alcohol, drugs, contraceptives, antibiotics and try to manage your daily stress. Studies show that high stress levels can affect your gut, not by hours but literally seconds.
The problem could also have something to do with a hemorrhoid or anal fissure (tear). If you have had bad problems with constipation in the past, diarreah, excessive wiping after bowel movement, incomplete evacuations of stool, awful smelling stool, sense of leaking or wet anal area, rectal itching & burning, passing gas involuntarily, or bright red blood in stool.
You could also have leaky gut syndrome as described above in combination with this, which is why the smelly gas is leaking out of your anus without you knowing.
Fix up your diet or get some pills to clean toxins from your body before you visit your doctor.
I’ve had this problem as well and fixed it by myself without seeing a healthcare professional by cutting out certain foods & taking supplements. Contact anytime me to learn how I cured this.