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can supplements make your stool smell different

A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Blood in stool: Blood,especially bright red, May simply be from hemorrhoids or anal fissure. Other more serious causes include inflammatory bowel disease,diverticulos ... Read More

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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Your stools will emit odors produced by the germs that inhabit the intestines. I recall that the gas produced by germ effect on beer & smoked oyst ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
36 years experience Infectious Disease
Don't know: I don't know, but i wouldn't worry about it. "sweet smelling stool" is not a sign of anything bad that we learn about in medical school. It could be ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Drewitz
27 years experience Gastroenterology
See a doctor...: Rectal bleeding can be a sign of potentially serious problems. Your urinary symptoms sound like a possible uti. See your doctor about both these asa ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
Yes they can: Yes, some garlic supplements can make you smell. The allicins and other aromatic compounds are exuded through your breath and skin. There are some " ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
36 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
No idea: I have never heard about any explanation. Your GI doc may know but most likely there is no explanation. Check it out and let me know. I am interested.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Seagraves
17 years experience Pharmacology
Stool softener: Colase (docusate sodium).
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Stool odor: There are many doctors who feel that they can diagnose cl. Difficile by the odor of stool, but do not know that the smell is metallic. The best thing ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
42 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
No but it : Has very little benefit if anything at all for hemorrhoids or fissures. Rest assured if it helps, you do not have serious hemorrhoid problems.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Get them tested .: You can get enough reassurance by getting tested.Are you taking any iron/multivitamin prep. Note for any change in the colour of urine/stool. Dark sm ... Read More

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