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Diarrhea Bad Smell
My 5month baby has clumpy yellow diarrhea with a bad smell for two days now. I give him infamil powder formula and breastmilk and baby rice.?
Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more
I have lower cramps diarrhea lower stomach ache for 9 days and then this morning my diarrhea smelled really bad .what is my problem?
Diarrhea: If you have had your symptoms for 9 days, I think you should see your doctor. I wish you the very best. ...Read more
My daughter has sand coloured loose stools, which smell almost chemical as does her wind. She is very hot and had a sick bug 4 days ago, any advice?
Not sure what you: Mean by "a sick bug," but if you mean she was vomiting, then it sounds like she might have a gastrointestinal virus ("stomach bug"). If she has fever, she can have acetaminophen. For the stools, try to give her a more binding diet, stay off dairy and lots of fluids. Have her seen by her doctor if she is not eating/drinking or not getting better. ...Read more
Not sure I can: Help you but clostridium difficile colitis as well as bacterial dystentery have been known to cause such smells. We need further information about your stool consistency and other factors in digestion. Please repost with more information or see a Healthcare provider on HealthTap or near you. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more
Hi — I have noticed a change in body odour, urine and faeces smell for a few months now — smells like oniony garlic smell — also have loose stools?
Here are some ...: Have you experienced any change in your energy & ability to conduct daily chores and tasks of living? If not, congratulate; it yes, concern. To solve this mystery, let's begin with self-searching for possible change in eating habits or lifestyle over the past few months. And bring those as possible identifiable factors to Dr. for analysis, physical exam, & tests as needed so to deduce Dx for Rx ...Read more
Been having loose stools, getting worse, smell like sulfur, feel weak and tired all the time an in the past couple months have lost over 20 pounds....
What would make me have burps that smell like poop along with loose stools? Lasted a day until I vomited from smell and slept the night. Food poising?
Burps: You could have had food poisoning but also temporary obstruction. ...Read more
Having H2S burps (egg smell). No vomit or loose stools. Third time in 3 wk. Poss pregabalin cause? Other cause? Will charcoal tablets help?
Could be normal: Foul belching that smells like that could be a normal variant or related to your diet. However, there are conditions that can cause this. A gastric beazor (collection of food particles in the stomach) or gastroparesis can produce this problem. You should see your primary care doctor or a gastroenterologist to look into these possibilities. ...Read more
For one week I've had stringy orange loose stools that smells like rotten eggs and often an upset stomach. What could it be?
Many: Would see your doc. Most common cause is infection. ...Read more
I had my gallbladder out almost 2 years ago. Every so often I get the same type attacks. This week is bad. Plus my diarrhea just smelled like a perm.
Consider GI : You may want to consider a consultation with a gastroenterologist. The urgency of the appointment would depend on the severity and duration of the symptoms. You may need to go through your primary care for a referral. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Hello I suffer badly from constipation and diarrhoea lately I have noticed it smells of either rotting food or very sweet almost like cider.
Diet changes: It sounds like you are having some digestive problems. Try eliminating all dairy and gluten from your diet and adding a probiotic twice daily. Drink at least 2 liters of water daily and walk for 30 minutes daily. Eat fresh fruits and vegetables. If problems persist see your GP. ...Read more
My 3 month old baby has had diarehea yesterday runny watery nappys that smell bad this morning was blood in the nappy a small amount why?
My 1yr old has been havin pale yellow watery poop for 5 days now at times looks orange. Da poop smells bad. He has no fever. Poops 4or5 times a day?
Diet and bowels: What is he eating daily? Is he having any stomach pains? How many veggies does he eat daily? Consult with us to help you see if this is a serious condition. ...Read more
Diarrhea: If you have excessive diarrhea, make sure you are well hydrated. Usually, diarrhea is a manifestation of acute gastroenteritis, which would take about 48-72 hours to resolve. If you have longer than this or become too dehydrated, you need to seek medical evaluation and appropriate treatment. Avoid taking immodium if possible since this can actually prolonged the course and can be dangerous. ...Read more
Yes: Traveler's diarrhea is usually just that and resolves on its own or with Imodium and an antibiotic such as cipro (ciprofloxacin). However, you may have something more serious if you have bloody diarrhea, severe abdominal pain, high fever or your skin or the whites of your eyes turn yellow. ...Read more
The work-up for: Chronic diarrhea can be complex. Key factors are is it watery, bloody, fatty appearing. The colonoscopy is most important if it is bloody to evaluate for inflammatory bowel disease, cancer and hemorrhoids! If watery, need blood tests/stool cultures to exclude infection and gluten sensitivity. Further helpful tests include fecal leukocytes, electrolytes and fat measurement. You need more work-up. ...Read more
I've been having diarrhea for two days and it's better, but is cucumber bad if you have diarrhea?
Cucumber is fine: Unless you eat large amounts of cucumber, it shouldn't be an issue. ...Read more