When farts become safe

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Kristin
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When farts become safe

Postby Kristin » Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:20 pm

I know we can all relate to that subject line hahaha. I'm on my 3rd day of vanco and am extremely gassy now. Was afraid to let the farts go, but they've just been escaping and they are indeed safe farts so all good there. But is it normal for the farts to smell like literal death? I mean, they smell disgusting. I think even worse than my poop smelled.

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Re: When farts become safe

Postby Lisa33 » Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:49 am

Everything that comes out of there smells weird while you are going through c-diff and on meds. I wouldn't pay attention too much to odor. I think the infection and meds, along with the gut bacteria imbalance has a lot to do with it.

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Re: When farts become safe

Postby jeany » Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:08 am

When you're still healing it may take some time for the smell to go away. For me personally, it was a long recovery even though I only had one round of flagyl. As long as you can fart and it is safe that is a good sign! Lol don't worry about the smell just yet it should go away.

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Re: When farts become safe

Postby beth22 » Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:54 pm

I remember one time being on vanco and having that as well. I did a chaser with Xifaxan and the gas smell went away. I think probiotics help with that too. GI said it was from the imbalance of bacteria.

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Re: When farts become safe

Postby MarieTh3 » Mon Dec 30, 2019 2:14 pm

Hi All, I’m on day 3 of Vanco. Frustrated & Scared. But last night - I tested it out and I could trust the fart again. Baby steps.

Do any of you recall bright red bloody mucus being the only thing that you’d pass at times? I had this today, along with a very small blood clot and am worried.

Thanks.

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Re: When farts become safe

Postby beth22 » Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:13 am

Yes, I had that and was told that it was the damage the toxins did to the wall of the intestines. About day 5 of vanco it subsided. It could also be a fissure or hemorhoid that the D caused. If it continues, check with your GI.

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Re: When farts become safe

Postby MarieTh3 » Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:39 am

Thanks!
I’m on day 4 of Vanco (125 mg)... noticed the smell back. I can tell this is going to be a long journey. I’d assume I need a higher strength of antibiotic?!?


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