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Several conditions: Several conditions in the mouth can cause halitosis (bad breath), such as gum disease, dental infections, poor dental hygiene, tonsil infections, multiple oral ulcers, etc... In children (or sometimes adults), if constipation is severe, the stool can be backed up so far that there are fecal odors coming out the mouth... so an exam is needed to see what is going on. ...Read more
Can't defecate: Stool becomes hard and dry; it's difficult for the colon to move it along, and difficult (and painful) for the hard stool to pass through the anal canal. Lack of water in diet can contribute; chronic use of opiate pain medscan too. Rarely people can have motility disorders of the intestines that contribute to fecal impaction. In extreme cases hard stool can wear through the intestinal wall. ...Read more
Check out these : Links. Hopefully that terrible odor will become bearable and tolerable! http://m.healthline.com/symptom/foul-smelling-stool. http://m.nativeremedies.com/ailment/remedies-for-foul-smelling-stool.htmll. ...Read more
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No: these are two separate processes. Bad breath or halitosis is caused by mouth bacteria which dont have anything to do with the lower GI tract which is essentially separated from the "lower" GI tract by the acid within the stomach. For bad breath I recommend brushing your tongue daily and seeing your dentist. ...Read more
12 years chronic bad breath, 4 main odors- fecal, sulphuric, rotten and rancid. Recurring sinus and sumtimes chest infections. Very bad! need advice?
Get treated: Adequately for your sinusitis, post nasal drip and bronchitis which contribute to your bad breath. Acid reflux may cause it too. Take care ! http://health.Yahoo.Net/experts/dayinhealth/7-fresh-tips-prevent-bad-breath http://health.Howstuffworks.Com/wellness/hygiene-tips/6-tips-to-cure-bad-breath.Htm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Not for any length of time.Get a more detailed answer ›
Symptoms: dark loose stools, difficult/incomplete evacuation, severe abdominal distention from trapped gas, mucous. Diagnosed IBS. I think Proctitis?
Typical IBS symptoms: As you suspect, these symptoms indeed are consistent with irritable bowel syndrome. But they aren't particularly suggestive of proctitis (inflmmation of the rectum). Inflammatory bowel disease (e.g. Crohn's disease) can cause similar symptoms as IBS, and also can cause proctitis. So I suggest you raise these questions with the doctor who diagnosed IBS then follow her advice. Good luck! ...Read more
If obstruction is: mechanical and complete or near complete, no. But diagnosis of intestinal obstruction can be tricky, and you need to have a surgeon look at you. ...Read more