What Causes Rotten Egg Burps?
Rotten egg burps can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'worrying' to 'serious'. Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.
Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms. In order to diagnose rotten egg burps, we could:
- Research the topic
- Find a doctor with the time
- Use a diagnostic computer system.
The process is the same, whichever method is used.
Step 1: List all Possible Causes
We begin by identifying the disease conditions which have "rotten egg burps" as a symptom. Here are eight possibilities (more below
- Food Allergies
- Gallbladder Disease
- Helicobacter Pylori Infection
- Gluten Sensitivity
- Bacterial Dysbiosis
- Delayed Gastric Emptying
Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist
We then identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
orange stool color
calcium-based antacid use
frequent meal-related bloating
major joint pain/swelling/stiffness
liver/gallbladder cleanses help
high systolic blood pressure
having foamy urine
discomfort caused by mold/mustiness
craving for salt
severe fatigue after slight exertion
... and more than 130 others
Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause
A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of rotten egg burps:
|Helicobacter Pylori Infection
|Delayed Gastric Emptying
* This is a simple example to illustrate the process
Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis
is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.
Do you ever suffer from very foul burps that can best be described as having a 'rotten egg' or 'sulfur' smell/taste?
→ No / rarely / don't know
→ Yes, but only if I eat too much
→ Yes, a few times a year even if I don't overeat
→ Yes, a few times a month even if I don't overeat
→ Yes, frequently even if I don't overeat
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate rotten egg burps after overeating, occasional rotten egg burps, rotten egg burps or frequent rotten egg burps, The Analyst™
will consider possibilities such as:
|Recurrent "rotten-egg" burps accompanied by diarrhea could be a sign of Giardia lamblia infection.|