Can smelly farts be a sign of cancer?

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Can smelly farts be a sign of cancer?

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answered Jun 5 by GFHombre (1,830 points)
Smelly Farts can sometimes be a sign of cancer or colon cancer.

Although most smelly farts are nothing to worry about and are not because of cancer it is possible in rare cases to have excessive gas and have foul smelling farts that are caused by presence of colon cancer in your colon.

Though not as common, a person may experience excessive smelly gas due to the presence of cancer of the colon.

Cancerous polyps or tumors can form blockages that cause gas to build up in the intestine.

One early warning sign is when changes in diet or medication do not stop foul-smelling gas from occurring.

Gas that smells like rotten meat or farts that smell like rotten meat and other foul smells of farts are caused by  sulfur in your digestive tract.

To stop your farts from smelling like rotten meat you should reduce your intake of the high fiber foods that contain sulfur to try and bring relief.

Farts can naturally smell rotten due to what you eat and because of the natural sulfur content in the gas in your body that is expelled as farts.

Rotten smelling farts are most often caused by eating fiber rich foods due to the high sulfur content that fiber rich foods contain.

And there is a slight amount of fecal matter in your farts.

Although you cannot see the fecal matter the fecal matter is present in your farts.

There can be some leftover fecal matter in your bowels and intestines and when you fart you expel that fecal matter through the air.

Your farts can smell so Sulfuric especially if you eat fiber rich foods and farts do contain sulfur naturally but eating the fiber rich foods can increase the sulfur content in your farts.

Sulfur is a natural compound that smells like spoiled eggs.

Many vegetables are sulfur-based.

If this is causing your flatulence, a simple change in diet will be sufficient treatment.

Farts contain bacteria and sulfur which causes the farts or gas in your stomach to smell like sewer when you fart.

Your gas or farts can smell like sewer because the farts and your bodies gas contains Sulfur.

The sulfur contained in the farts that you expel which is gas built up in your body and leaves your body through your bowels can naturally smell like sewer or sewage.

Some farts may also smell like rotten eggs or rotten meat depending on what you eat as well.

Having smelly farts is normal and everyone farts and the farts smell.

Farts also contain methane gas and can also be ignited.

The poop you poop in the toilet that goes into the sewer also contains methane and other bacteria that when mixed with urine etc causes the poop and pee as sewage combined with the sewer water causes the sewage to smell.

A typical fart is composed of about 59 percent nitrogen, 21 percent hydrogen, 9 percent carbon dioxide, 7 percent methane and 4 percent oxygen.

Only about one percent of a fart contains hydrogen sulfide gas and mercaptans, which contain sulfur, and the sulfur is what makes farts stink.

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