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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.

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

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Supplements (Definition)

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


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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

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

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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.)?

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.)?

See a doctor...: Rectal bleeding can be a sign of potentially serious problems. Your urinary symptoms sound like a possible uti. See your doctor about both these asap. Read more

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Do garlic supplements make you smell?

Do garlic supplements make you smell?

Yes they can: Yes, some garlic supplements can make you smell. The allicins and other aromatic compounds are exuded through your breath and skin. There are some "odorless" ones, but they are less effective. Read more

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My stool smells like garlic, even though I rarely eat garlic, why?

My stool smells like garlic, even though I rarely eat garlic, why?

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

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Can c diff cause your stool to smell like metal?

Can c diff cause your stool to smell like metal?

Stool odor: There are many doctors who feel that they can diagnose cl. Difficile by the odor of stool, but do not know that the smell is metallic. The best thing to do is to have it tested. Read more

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Will preparation h cause dark stool or bad smell?

Will preparation h cause dark stool or bad smell?

No but it: Has very little benefit if anything at all for hemorrhoids or fissures. Rest assured if it helps, you do not have serious hemorrhoid problems. Read more

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Why dose my urin and stool smell like iron or rust?

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

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What would cause stool to have an ammonia like smell?

What would cause stool to have an ammonia like smell?

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

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Do any supplements cause urine to smell like sulfur?

Do any supplements cause urine to smell like sulfur?

Here are some. ..: Any supplements containing thioctic acid in some fatty acids as those claimed to be antioxidants will make urine smell like sulfur odor. Read more

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Why do my stools smell like cat litter? No, I don't have a cat.

Why do my stools smell like cat litter? No, I don't have a cat.

Stool odor: This is dependent upon what you are eating and what the bacterial flora of your colon is like. Outside of extremely foul smelling stools which can be a sign of some types of infection, it is very difficult if not impossible to pinpoint the etiology of your feces odor. Read more

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Hi doc. My stool smells like burnt rubber. Very loose as well. No pain.

Hi doc. My stool smells like burnt rubber. Very loose as well. No pain.

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

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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

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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?

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

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What does it mean when ur stools smell sweet?

What does it mean when ur stools smell sweet?

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

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What could be causing my stool to smell like garlic?

Nothing concerning: May have been something you ate or the byproduct of digestive processes that resembles the smell of garlic. Read more

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I had a colonectomy and my stool has a strong smell of amonnia what causes that? Thank you

I had a colonectomy and my stool has a strong smell of amonnia what causes that? Thank you

Please clarify: Did you have a colectomy (part of your colon taken out) or a colonoscopy (a camera exam of your colon)? Read more

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