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foul smelling stool during pregnancy

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Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
18 years experience Urgent Care
Not necessarily : I would check a home pregnancy test.

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Cain
35 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
No: One symptom of pregnancy is frequent urination. Not so with bowel movements. The symptom is associated with known pregnancy, it would be unlikely to h ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Consider probiotics: Probiotics can help: 1) Diarrhea (gastroenteritis, antibiotic-associated, traveller's, infectious, post-pelvic radiation) 2) Atopic dermatitis 3) In ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Pepto always causes: black stools.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience Gastroenterology
It could: Only way to know is to submit stool studies. Unfortunately it may be difficult to detect.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
What are you taking?: There's a very good chance that your "detox" is the problem. Any change in diet, alteration in gut flora, or purgative agents may change your stool pa ... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
21 years experience Gastroenterology
See MD now: There are several things that can cause your symptoms including active bleeding from an ulcer and low blood pressure from blood loss. You should seek ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Not necessarily: There are many causes of foul smelling stool, e.g., fat malabsorption, c. Difficile infection, certain foods that bring undigested material to colon, ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Black stool: could be melena, or occult blood in the stool. Blood changes color from red to black when it is exposed to enzymes in the GI tract. The bleeding cou ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
29 years experience Pediatrics
Something she ate: Change in diet can cause changes in the appearance of stools. In a breastfeeding baby, that is what the mother ate.

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