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IBS for over 10yrs, no matter what I eat, I always have really bad smelling stools & gas. Its embarrassing. Help?

IBS for over 10yrs, no matter what I eat, I always have really bad smelling stools & gas. Its embarrassing. Help?

Consider SIBO: Fowl smelling stools and excess gas production could represent Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO). Patients with IBS may also suffer from SIBO. In my practice, I occasionally check for SIBO in patients with IBS and severe gas that are not responding well to traditional IBS treatments. ...Read more

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Had colonoscopy 1.5 years ago. Normal. Dr. did tell me I had any issues. Had stomach virus 2 weeks ago. Still having bad smelling stool & some cramps.

Had colonoscopy 1.5 years ago. Normal. Dr. did tell me I had any issues. Had stomach virus 2 weeks ago. Still having bad smelling stool & some cramps.

At 32 no need: Your current condition as you said is related to infection and expected to clear. This month is colorectal Cancer awareness month. Screening is done from 50 to 75 yr age After 85 not indicated, gap patient choice.Predisposed people with genetic factor , polyposis, ulcerative colitis etc do not fall into this category , more frequent surveillance is needed ...Read more

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Can a person ve IBS without Ever having constipation, or bloating?i had lower abdomen pain,dihorrea[once p/day loose, bad smelling stools for 6 weeks]

Can a person ve IBS without Ever having constipation, or bloating?i had lower abdomen pain,dihorrea[once p/day loose, bad smelling stools for 6 weeks]

Diarrhea type IBS: There is also described a diarrhea type IBS, but the rather sudden onset in your case suggests a different cause for your symptoms. Would definitely recommend that you seek medical attention for your symptoms. ...Read more

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Foul smelling stool; bad breath (milder but similar to stool). Eat fruits, vegs, balanced diet& drink lotsa h2o. Brush regularly. Please help?

Foul smelling stool; bad breath (milder but similar to stool). Eat fruits, vegs, balanced diet& drink lotsa h2o. Brush regularly. Please help?

Regarding bad breath: There are many causes of bad breath, both medical and dental in origin. See the following website for some more information. However, you will have to see a dentist who can evaluate you for dental causes. In addition, you should see a physician to rule out medical causes and discuss your issues with him\her as appropriate. See: http://smilesapartcosmeticdentist.Com/fresh-breath-control.Htm. ...Read more

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What are the causes of very bad smelling flatulence and stool? I don't have diarrhea, but I am constipated. The gas has lasted for a couple weeks.

What are the causes of very bad smelling flatulence and stool? I don't have diarrhea, but I am constipated. The gas has lasted for a couple weeks.

I'm sure you know..: ...that flatulence is normal; many consider it to be a sign of a healthy digestive tract. The usual gases, nitrogen, oxygen, carbon dioxide, hydrogen and methane aren't too bad, but when sulfates are added, it smells worse. When gas in bowel for extended time, bacteria adds sulfates, as do foods high in sulfur.Avoid veggies from cabbage family (broccoli, cauliflower, etc). eggs, cheese garlic, etc ...Read more

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Is muscus in the stool bad? Is it common?

Is muscus in the stool bad? Is it common?

DontLeaveASnailTrail: It's not necessarily "bad," but it's not common either. Usually means something is going on, so if it persists it would be a good idea to get it checked out, especially if there is any pain or problems with bowel movements for any length of time (like, say, 2 weeks). If the mucus increases, you have two possibilities: you'll go to the doctor sooner or... you are changing into a snail. ...Read more

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Is it bad to hold a stool until a convenient time?

Is it bad to hold a stool until a convenient time?

Hard, bulky stool: Children who avoid a stool for whatever reason can later forget to empty. This may result in a hard or bulky stool that is painful to pass. To avoid pain, younger children may try to avoid having stools & older kids may just want to avoid going at school. Over time, this can weaken the emptying function & cause a recurrent problem with slow transit/poor emptying & require specific program to fix. ...Read more

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