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Intermittent fecal/sulfur breath odor

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Welcome to Connect, @gethealthy1977. I completely understand how frustrating and uncomfortable your symptoms must make you feel. The causes of halitosis (bad or odorous breath) can both be intraoral (from the oral cavity itself), or extra oral (may include various systemic diseases and use of certain medications). https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/bad-breath/symptoms-causes/syc-20350922

Recent evidence from research suggests that a better strategy to overcome bad breath/sulfurous odor may be more about nurturing helpful bacteria in the mouth than about destroying germs and their by-products.

– Knockout mice help find gene for bad breath https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/12/171219133617.htm
– Halitosis: Current concepts on etiology, diagnosis and management https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4813452/

Are you concerned that you may have eaten something or picked up some bacteria from your trip to Costa Rica?

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Kanaaz Pereira, can you get someone to review any of this? I've visited the Mayo Clinic. I've seen three different specialties there. All of them keep feeding me the idea that it's just the way the body is and to accept it. They recommended some breath tests and ended the conversation with something always summed up as "accept it and live with it". I want someone who specializes in finding the source of VSCs. I'd pay anything to get it.

Haphazardly going to different doctors at the mayo clinic isn't working. I want someone that's knowledgeable on the subject because I'm tired of waiting long periods of time only to have them dismiss it. It's easy for them to say that's the way it is, and it's incredibly frustrating having to hear it time and again without any serious inquiry into it.

I'm begging you. I want them to take it seriously, and if they don't know, have them send it to someone who might know.