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My mom is 55 yrs old, have diabetes, she has a bad body odour, my couch smells even after she move to a different place. What is the cause?

My mom is 55 yrs old, have diabetes, she has a bad body odour, my couch smells even after she move to a different place. What is the cause?

DM bad body odor: My mom is 55 yrs old, have diabetes, she has a bad body odour, my couch smells even after she move to a different place. What is the cause? ANS: there are a number of "bad" smells in diabetes. Suggest she is leaking urine if it smells like pee/ammonia. Smells sweet it may be vaginal drainage monilia. If like stool, leaking BM. Dead meat bad ulcer. She needs to be examined by her Dr or nurse soon. ...Read more

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I'm afraid I have diabetes. Eating (or not eating)wipes me out to the point of having to nap, especially with sweets. And I sometimes smell like vinegar?

I'm afraid I have diabetes. Eating (or not eating)wipes me out to the point of having to nap, especially with sweets. And I sometimes smell like vinegar?

Evaluation: It isn't worth guessing about your health. Get up the courage to see your medical provider to find out about your post-prandial slumps. Take care. ...Read more

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Please help docs! Is one of the symptoms of age onset diabetes having urine which smells strong and sweet or?

Please help docs! Is one of the symptoms of age onset diabetes having urine which smells strong and sweet or?

No.: Diabetes tends to cause urine to be more dilute (clear) due to the glucose in the urine drawing more water in. The symptoms of diabetes are drinking more, urinating more, eating more but losing weight. With adult onset diabetes it can be more gradual and can be associated with obesity. I would check with your doctor if you have not had a check up in awhile. ...Read more

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Is sweet smelling breath a sign of diabetes? Someone told me I smell like syrup?

Is sweet smelling breath a sign of diabetes? Someone told me I smell like syrup?

Maybe but...: Everyone's definition of "sweet" will smell different. There are multiple things that can cause a change in breath odor. A common thing is when people go long stretches without eating (a long work day for example). If you only have the breath change, and do not have increased frequency of urine and / or thirst, then diabetes would be unlikely. ...Read more

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What causes rotten egg smell stool?

What causes rotten egg smell stool?

See answer: High protein intake can be one cause. Also, recent antibiotic use causing a change in the bacterial environment in your bowels responsible for breaking down and releasing increased amount of hydrogen sulfide. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Does floating stool caused by fat malabsorption have an obvious bad smell?

Does floating stool caused by fat malabsorption have an obvious bad smell?

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

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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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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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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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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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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 causes you to have a discharge looking stool that smells like fish?

What causes you to have a discharge looking stool that smells like fish?

Need more info: Where is the discharge from? How often does it happen? Does it have any temporal relation to ingestion of seafood? Are there any other symptoms?
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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What would cause loose light colored stool that smells very bad?

Light-colored stool: Bile & your gut's bacterial flora account in large part for color & volume of stool. Absence of bile results in pale (acholic) stool. Lots of other things also affect stool appearance: ingested foods, medications (peptobismol, antacids), swallowed blood or bleeding from gut, infection/antibiotics, inflammation, maldigestion, & the amount of mucus mixed with stool, as well as transit time of food. ...Read more

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What could cause loose stools with ammonia smell?

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

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Been nauseous for a month, along with yellow stool off an on. And smell has gotten sensitive and sometimes causes nausea?

Not exactly normal: Something most likely has caused some "turmoil" in your normal bacteria in your GI tract. Have you tried probiotics like yogurt for a week. If you are having abdominal pain all the day long then you should consult with a gastroenterologist especially if the yogurt has not helped. ...Read more

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Could a glutamate metabolism disorder either directly or indirectly cause my stool to constantly have strong ammonia smell for last few years?

More likely GI flora: You are in distress and high gad65 ab can cause brain effects. Environmental influences possible. Avoid tobacco, alcohol, processed foods, dairy, grains except quinoa, and sugar.Eat plenty of fresh vegetables and some wild caught fish. Check 25-oh vit d. Eat 6 equal meals a day followed by relaxation breathing for 5 minutes, and mild exercise for 10-15 minutes. Read kelly mcgonigal. ...Read more

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I have Crohn's disease and have noticed my stools smell sweet? I am currently in remission and on no medication. I have also had no diet changes

I have Crohn's disease and have noticed my stools smell sweet? I am currently in remission and on no medication. I have also had no diet changes

Sweet stool: In general, a sweet odor to the stool is not worrisome. It could possibly be due to syrupy medications (which you say you are not taking) or due to not digesting sugars in the diet properly, which is unlikely if you are not symptomatic. I do not feel you need to see your doctor about this alone, but if it persists or you have new symptoms, bring it up at your next follow-up visit. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes anal fissures and hemorrhoids to smell so bad besides having stool get stuck on it?

What causes anal fissures and hemorrhoids to smell so bad besides having stool get stuck on it?

Odors are a function: Of the foods you are eating and poor local hygeine. Another possibility is an infection due the fissure but you would have pretty bad pain and possible fever as well. ...Read more

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11 yr old son (vegan), stool is rancid, smells like something died. He said his stool is normal in color and consistancy. What can cause this?

11 yr old son (vegan), stool is rancid, smells like something died. He said his stool is normal in color and consistancy. What can cause this?

Incomplete digestion: Sometimes, food is passed from the small to large intestine without being completely digested; the bacteria in the large bowel then work on the incompletely digested food, causing foul odors and sometimes gas. Sugars can be a major culprit. This is very common after episodes of viral stomach flu; the virus causes lower levels of enzymes in the small bowel, which will return to normal in a few wk. ...Read more

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I had red coloured stool with strong metallic smell 3 days ago. Got a dre today, the doctor said there were no serious hemarrhoids. Possible causes?

I had red coloured stool with strong metallic smell 3 days ago. Got a dre today, the doctor said there were no serious hemarrhoids. Possible causes?

Self-limited BRBPR: This may just be hemorrhoids from straining but bleeding from rectum (BRBPR) may also indicate anal fissures, proctitis (due to infection, inflammatory bowel disease, radiation therapy, stercoral ulcers, rectal prolapse, trauma, etc.) or a bleeding source further upstream. Consideration include age, risk factors, current medication (aspirin, nsaids, anticoagulants), known colitis, etc. ...Read more

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Hi, why does my stool smell sour? I thought it could be cause of acidity in stomach, but I have tried everything to alkaline and still smells sour :/

Hi, why does my stool smell sour? I thought it could be cause of acidity in stomach, but I have tried everything to alkaline and still smells sour :/

Not a disease: The "sour" smell of the stool is not a disease. Do not worry about it.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...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

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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What liver and/or kidney diseases/disorders would cause your stool to constantly smell strongly of ammonia regardless of diet. For several yrs.?

What liver and/or kidney diseases/disorders would cause your stool to constantly smell strongly of ammonia regardless of diet. For several yrs.?

Bacteria: Ammonia in the gut is produced by bacteria; if you have a strong ammonia smell, it may be secondary to chronic bacterial overgrowth. Alternatively, and more rarely, there could be a fistula from bladder to bowel (you would likely have problems with utis regularly then) or much more rarely, advanced liver disease. ...Read more

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AM on invega sustenna (paliperidone palmitate). Also anal fissure last year. Why do I often smell out of butt. Sometimes diet causes bad stool and I have to keep wiping?

AM on invega sustenna (paliperidone palmitate). Also anal fissure last year. Why do I often smell out of butt. Sometimes diet causes bad stool and I have to keep wiping?

Proctologist: In view of the frequency of your anal problems it would be best to be evaluated and treated by a proctologist or a colonrectal SURGEON and be put on a steady regimen with follow-up visits as well. Dietary advice for your bowel problems can also be addressed by these specialists. ...Read more

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Can xifaxan (rifaximin) & probiotics cause your stool to smell "chemically"? It almost smells like motor oil. Stool looks brownish/orange. No visible blood. Stool culture/o&p = neg.

Can xifaxan (rifaximin) & probiotics cause your stool to smell "chemically"? It almost smells like motor oil. Stool looks brownish/orange. No visible blood. Stool culture/o&p = neg.

Stools: The color, odor, consistency, etc. Of stool can be changed by anything taken orally. This is usually dietary materials, but drugs also possible. Not probiotics which generally make stools like those of breastfed babies and are not malodorous. ...Read more

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Having H2S burps (egg smell). No vomit or loose stools. Third time in 3 wk. Poss pregabalin cause? Other cause? Will charcoal tablets help?

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

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Blood in stool white pimple looking things on anus and descoloration of the skin around the anus. Itches at some times and causes it to smell backther?

Blood in stool white pimple looking things on anus and descoloration of the skin around the anus. Itches at some times and causes it to smell backther?

Possible infection: While it may be nothing serious. ... There is the possibility that there is an underlying anal infection (abscess). .. Possibly cause by an anal fistula (small connection into the anus).
Try a protective ointment - like anusol - and warm baths with epsom salts.
However, if it persists, do see a proctologist who can properly diagnose your condition.
All the best, peter wilk, md. ...Read more

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Stool and breath smells. It is not my oral hygiene. And I started belching a lot, maybe cause I had beans last night, but I pooped it out, still burping?

Stool and breath smells. It is not my oral hygiene. And I started belching a lot, maybe cause I had beans last night, but I pooped it out, still burping?

GI issues: First you should go to doctors for definitive diagnosis. The issues you could be halitosis or possible GI issues like reflux and other pathologies. Your doctor can find cause and treat. ...Read more

Feces (Definition)

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