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why does your poop smell

A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Tar odor: The odor is nonspecific, but if the feces looks like tar, one would be concerned about occult bleeding in the upper gastrointestinal tract, use of pep ... Read More

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Food, bacteria, more: Here's a link to check out -- https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003132.htm
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
18 years experience Family Medicine
Could be: It could be a sign of something that you ate or a malabsorption problem within your gastrointestinal tract. If this is chronic, it may be of benefit ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
18 years experience Family Medicine
Could be: It could be a sign of something that you ate or a malabsorption problem within your gastrointestinal tract. If this is chronic, it may be of benefit ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
18 years experience Family Medicine
Could be: It could be a sign of something that he ate or a malabsorption problem within his gastrointestinal tract. If this is chronic, it may be of benefit to ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
38 years experience Internal Medicine
R U sleeping with : Ur cat lately ?(bad joke!) perhaps it's the food that u eat esp. Protein/meat, or effect of ur meds or just being constipated. Try drinking lots of wa ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
73 years experience Preventive Medicine
No: Sugary foods give rise to taste only.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Gastrocolic reflex: You may have irritable bowel syndrome. Go see a GI doctor and get examined and discuss with the doctor.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
No difference: Feces odor depends moslty on diet -- some foods generate more odor than others -- and transit time; in general, foods that pass more quickly generate ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Poop change: The type of poop the child had....is different now. May be normal/ abnormal....infected. You might be pregnant/ having side effect from other med.

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