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"Hello Doc,I have been experiencing halitosis for abt 10 years nw.I have visited more 5 dentist, they have been unable to diagnose d cause. The odour emanates from my throat ."

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    A 35 years year old male asked:
    2 years ago
    Hello Doc,I have been experiencing halitosis for abt 10 years nw.I have visited more 5 dentist, they have been unable to diagnose d cause. The odour emanates from my throat .
    Dr. Idris Q answered:
    2 years ago
    Hello, Sorry about that. The oral cavity is just one of the many sources halitosis. As you have said, it can be from your throat, it can also be from your oesophagus. Some chest diseases like Emphysema can give halitosis. Indigestion or poor digestion of protein has also been implicated as a cause. The dental causes cannot be ruled out also. If the dentists have certified that it's not coming from your teeth, then you need to explore other sources. Have you been treated for any chest infection before now? Are you coughing? Do you take plenty of meat? Which type of fruit do you take? Do you smoke or take alcohol? We can start with these questions, then I will see where you go from there.
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    A 35 years year old male asked:
    2 years ago
    I think indigestion is one of d causes.I do see som remainants of undigested food from my throat and it smells so bad.
    Dr. Idris Q answered:
    2 years ago
    That's a good observation. There is something called Zenker's diverticulum. It's like a space somewhere in your oesophagus where some of the food you ate 'hide' without going into your stomach. Bacteria act on this food remnant and they produce a gas that smells very badly. I think that's what's wrong in your case. You will need to see a CARDIOTHORACIC surgeon. He/She is the one who is a specialist in this type of cases. They might request for a radiological investigation among other investigations outline your oesophagus so as to know where this Diverticulum is located. If you have difficulty finding one, we can help if you send your name, location, and phone number via email to findadoctor@kangpe.com Take care
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