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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 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 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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Firas Barakat
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Proctitis colitis: Need to be treated for an infection with antibiotics if no resolution need to visit a gastroenterologist for endoscopy antibiotics should cover chlamy ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Medical evaluation: to determine cause of discharge. Treatment plan will depend of cause (i.e., sinusitis).
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including ex ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rafael Lugo
27 years experience General Surgery
Several things: These are non specific symptoms that could be as serious as liver problems and as simple as a reaction to what you eat or bacterial imbalance of your ... Read More
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
Food intolerance?: Nutrients which your small bowel does not digest and absorb, go down to large bowel where they quite literally rot. Trial elimination diets (to see if ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. SCOTT SWOPE
58 years experience Family Medicine
Not unusal: This is probably due to a change in diet or because your body has some element that it needs to get rid of. If you have other symptoms or this would ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Malabsorption.: This sounds like it could be related to malabsorption, perhaps related to the pancreas or biliary system in general. You need more of a work-up than ... Read More
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Sterling
44 years experience Emergency Medicine
Amoeba Shmomoeba...: Think about it this way: Whatever is causing the diarrhea, an infant is very sensitive to fluid loss, and other losses too.So if it has been excessive ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
26 years experience Gastroenterology
See doctor: None of these symptoms are normal and are suggestive of possibly serious conditions such as crohn's disease. You need to see your doctor or a gastroen ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Mucus on stool: Mucus discharge occurs in up to 50% of patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome, with or without pain. Mucus may also be produced in response to partial ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Bloody stool: Blood in your stool is not normal and needs from the evaluation by your doctor. While they're doing that they can also test your vaginal discharge for ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
40 years experience Pediatrics
Diarrhea: Not sure how long ago this was posted but, you should be seen by your physician regardless.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Marx
47 years experience Pain Management
Could be either: You need to get the appropriate lab tests. Rotovirus in kids and c.Difficll enterocolitis both cause foul smelling feces. C. Diff can be fatal if not ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
Possible: best to see doctor and have the child checked.
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. L. Stoney
Dr. L. Stoney answered
37 years experience Pain Management
Pain: Infection is a primary cause of foul smelling urine and recommendation for primary care evaluation and/or emergency room treatment is advised.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. C Julio Aponte
52 years experience Rheumatology
See doctor: Most likely infection, maybe inflammatory bowel disease.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Diverticulum: This could be an esophageal diverticulum, but the best thing to do would be to be seen by a GI doctor and fully evaluated, since there are several oth ... Read More
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