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Can Supplements Make Your Stool Smell Different
Sir I have stools of two different colors with bad smell. Any every stool has one little trace of blood. Please suggest me. I have done SDR also.
Blood in stool: Blood, especially bright red, May simply be from hemorrhoids or anal fissure. Other more serious causes include inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulosis or growths like polyps or even malignant tumors. Have your physician examine you for diagnosis although I doubt serious disease in your case. ...Read more
A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more
Why does my stool smell sweet? Could it be a lack of an enzyme or candida? It looks normal its just the smell that's different. Took 500abx 6 months ago
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 worse...It could smell like stool! ...Read more
Painless blood in stool, whitish clumps in urine and pungent urine. (i don't really know how pungent smell is but my urine smells different lately.)?
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. ...Read more
Stool softener: Colase (docusate sodium).Get a more detailed answer ›
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 smoky urine/red tinged / pink urine all are possible with varying degrees of blood in urine. Stool if has digested blood from bleeding tendency in the intestinal system, high in stomach/small intestine, colour appears from tarry black/brown/maroon. ...Read more
See below: Ammonia smelling stools can be attributed to bacteria overgrowth or nitrogen being insufficiently digested or improperly metabolized. When food is insufficiently digested, the non-absorbed food can then become food for harmful bacteria, or just putrefy, in the gut. Either of these leads to toxins being released in the body. ...Read more
Change in bowels: Change in bowels is a red-flag to doctors that evaluation is needed. Frequency of stooling, duration of change, presence of blood, accompanying symptoms (e.g. queasiness, nausea/vomiting, change in appetite, etc.), recent travel/exposures, new medications are some of the questions your physician will ask to determine cause and appropriate evaluation. ...Read more
See a doctor: See a doctor and let them check you. ...Read more
2weeks After doing mdma, my stools still have a foul smell, they float and have a mossy texture to them. Also lighter than usual. What could it be?
No idea: Stool may float just because of the amount of air in it, but bulky floating stools usually indicate a large amount of fat in them, which can indicate damage to the pancreas or other causes of fat malabsorption. However, I am not aware that MDMA has been reported to do this. However, Exstacy has so many other nasty and potentially dangerous effects (esp "Molly"), see your doctor, stop MDMA!! ...Read more
My stools are loose, light tan/yellowish and smell like alcohol and I haven't consumed alcohol recently. What could cause this and do I need to worry?
How Dry You Were: Well, my boy, you've just turned into your own personal distillery! Really. That's what goes on in those intestines (amongst other things): fermentation of the foods ingested. You may be on to something: eat a bunch of malted barley and hops and see what comes out. Or, of course, you may have a minor upset in there that will clear if you change your diet. If it gets worse, see your doctor. ...Read more
In digested sugars: Does it happen with all foods? Have your stools gotten soft or bulky? You may be lacking enzymes necessary to break down the sugars so they accumulate and the stools smell sweet. You should probably see a gastroenterologist if it continues. ...Read more
Nothing concerning: May have been something you ate or the byproduct of digestive processes that resembles the smell of garlic. ...Read more
Yes: No mistaking it. The usual cause of a floating stool -- by far -- is gas bubbles. There's an individual who writes frequently with the obsessive fear of pancreatic cancer with basically no evidence. If you are suffering from obsessive thoughts that you have cancer, please get with someone who can help you manage these. ...Read more
Food is very common (best example is CORN) however the foul smell is unrelated and is due to gas formed DIGESTING the food...some foods smell worse than others!
Hope this helps!
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It's possible, but: Not necessarily the case. The color of the stool depends on several factors, but most importantly, the time it takes for food/substances ingested to move through the intestinal tract. (which changed the amount of bile excreted into the intestines and then reabsorbed); the faster substances move through, the greener the stools. Some stools that are bright green are from infections. ...Read more
I recently started having stools that smell like rotten eggs. Should I worry about this? What could this be?
Bacteria making H2S: While fermenting body wastes; especially food wastes in your colon. Study hydrogen-sulfide: https://www. Google. Com/search? Q=H2S & https://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Flatulence, Mechanism section. Change what you are eating to resolve the issue. H2S also seems to play a role in complex internal body immune symptom functions. ...Read more
I've had ocaasional dark stools that tend to go away with time. Should I be worried? The stools usually do not have any foul smell to them.
Very easy to: Test for blood. This must be ruled out with a simple hemocult test. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more
Last week I've had clay-like colored stool for 4 days in a row. Should I be worried about this? (no med/supplement changes made at that time)
No history: Of gall bladder problems? No GI symptoms? - if same returns see pcp. ...Read more
My stools are sometimes very soft, have a lot of mucous in them, and have black lines, they also have a very strong smell. What could I have?
Check with your doc: Mucus and black lines is a little concerning. This with a very strong odor should be checked out with your doctor. ...Read more
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