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Chemical Smell In Stool
Not per se: Aluminum itself does not give off odor, but can combine with the odor of body fluids. ...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.)?
Unlikely. : Urine is produced in the kidneys, travels down to the bladder in one direction, then out the urethra. Certain foods or medications that are ingested can impart odor to the urine, and a bladder infection can cause foul smelling urine, but bathing in a fluid will not enter the urinary system. ...Read more
Ostomy output is floating in toilet, frothy, foul fatty smell, glistening and shiny/oily in appearance. Possible causes?
Malabsorption: what you describe sounds like a failure to completely absorb in your small bowel. It can be from rapid transit, a lack of pancreatic enzymes or bile, small bowel pathology or from a bacterial overgrowth. This is more common with an ileostomy . It also may be related to your underlying reason for the ostomy such as Crohnes. See your GI doc or surgeon if it doesn't resolve soon. ...Read more
Change in bowel habits since last 1.5 yrs. Change in consistency of stool - semi solid, foul-smelling. Flatus also foul smelling. Pain ;better ondefec?
Stool patterns: We need a good stool pattern history. Is the stool floating, oily consistency, is there blood, do you have diarrhea, food intolerances. Does anyone else near you have the same symptoms. Past history of ulcers, or UC.Chrohns... There is a lot to go through. Call in or make an appt and we will go through your history, ruling out possible causes. ...Read more
Since dec I've had constipation diarrhea gas bloating small food in stool &foul smelling stools ranging in color&texture. Bacterial or digestive issue?
Optimize diet: Immediately, i'd focus on a good, balanced diet with addition of fibre such as fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Make sure you drink plenty of water. Add some yogurt to your daily diet. Plus, seek medical input. You could be having early signs of inflammatory bowel disease (chron's or ulcerative colitis.) you need some answers , so talk to your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more
Have blood in urine blood in stool urine very foul smelling . Very cloudy urine. What causes this?
Bloody urine: blood in urine & stool, fowl cloudy smelling in MALE may be infection in kidney & bladder, might have fever, flank pain, chills, nausea & vomiting, need tested & treatment now. could also be fistula between rectum & bladder...need exam by surgeon... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you smell occult blood in stool? Stools smell like plastic or motor oil. No visible blood. Stools are brown to orange-y. O&p, stool culture = neg. Abd xray normal. Blood work = normal.
What can cause a foul smelling discharge from the belly button? Some constipation, weak urine flow
Unless : Unless you have bulging in that immediate area, it is likely an infection of the belly button. If the belly button is hard and is jutting out, you need medical attention. Regarding the constipation, recommend that you drink at least 8 8 ounce glasses of water per day, eat 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit per day. Avoid junk food and take in a good amount of fiber. Try to be physically active every day. ...Read more
Infection?: Sounds like a possible urinary tract infection. Sometimes urine can smell foul due to foods we eat. Asparagus contains a sulphurous compound called mercaptan (which is also found in rotten eggs, onions and garlic). When your digestive system breaks down mercaptan, by-products are released that cause the strange smell. When it's an infection usually you have burning or other complaints. Go see MD ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not mildew: If this is a persistent problem, you may want to get it checked out especially for fat malabsorption (Celiac disease etc) when the stool floats. If this happens only for a few days, don't be worried over it. It is unlikely to be mildew even though yeast is a usually resident in the intestines. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Infection: Discharge or urine should never smell bad and generally indicates an infection. You need to get tested for vaginal infection, sexually transmitted infection and urinary tract infection. Gonorrhea, trichomonas, bacterial vaginosis have a bad odor, chlamydia and yeast less likely. Any partners should be tested and treated as well. ...Read more
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