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12 years chronic bad breath, 4 main odors- fecal, sulphuric, rotten and rancid. Recurring sinus and sumtimes chest infections. Very bad! Need advice?

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 more

Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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Fecal immunochemical test came out light line positive? Does that mean I have cancer. Feel like there's pressure my chest slowing my heart? Anxiety?

Fecal immunochemical test came out light line positive? Does that mean I have cancer. Feel like there's pressure my chest slowing my heart? Anxiety?

See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, positive "FIT" test does not necessarily mean cancer, just that there is some bleeding in your colon. It would be prudent to consult your doctor for further work-up of this finding and your other symptoms. ...Read more

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I have been suffering from shortness of breadth but heart and lung tests were negative but still breadth problem persists and my stool is dark brown?

I have been suffering from shortness of breadth but heart and lung tests were negative but still breadth problem persists and my stool is dark brown?

Dyspnea: Shortness of breath with no evident heart or lung pathology may be due to anemia or anxiety. If the dyspnea occurs at rest but not with exertion, this suggests anxiety or chronic tension as the cause. Dark brown stool isn't unusual, but black stool is seen with bleeding from the upper gi tract. ...Read more

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Stage 4 lung cancer with bloody stool?

Stage 4 lung cancer with bloody stool?

See your doctor.: Usually for stage IV lung ca, you will get chemotherapy. This can lower resistance to infection, including in the colon which could result in rectal bleeding. Rarely, lung cancer can spread to the bowel causing bleeding. See you m doctor/medical oncologist right away! ...Read more

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Positive for blood in stool. Dr. Won't do colonoscopy because I'm not a candidate for surgery. (have stage 3b lung cancer & severe copd) any suggesti?

Positive for blood in stool. Dr. Won't do colonoscopy because I'm not a candidate for surgery. (have stage 3b lung cancer & severe copd) any suggesti?

Possibly repeat test: Occult testing often leads to false positives. Abnormal test results may occur after eating meat, a nosebleed or gum bleed. It does not necessarily indicate internal bleeding. With stage iiib lung cancer and severe copd, I suspect your doctor believes there is really no benefit to further testing due to these very severe illnesses that will probably limit lifespan. ...Read more

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Burning and pain in chest but stops if I pass a stool. What is wrong?

Burning and pain in chest but stops if I pass a stool. What is wrong?

Probably reflux: If you are having burning in your chest that gets better with a bowel movement, you probably have acid reflux. If feels better because the bowel movement decreases the pressure on your stomach, which may contribute to the reflux. See your doctor for a good evaluation. ...Read more

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Chest discomfort that may be caused by stool retainment, not going to the bathroom as required. Discomfort started at this time. Is it possible?

Chest discomfort that may be caused by stool retainment, not going to the bathroom as required. Discomfort started at this time. Is it possible?

Not much related: For constipation to cause chest discomfort, you have to be really backed up all the way! Seriously, constipation is more likely to cause abdominal pain. Take some Miralax (polyethylene glycol) for a week to see if it helps. Environmental allergies can also cause chest discomfort, for which ORpTC meds like Claritin may help. If no improvement a visit to your doctor would be helpful. ...Read more

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Pancreas concerns, luq pain front to back unchanged for 1.5 yr now, worse with alcohol, labs, chest xray, u/s normal. Yellow stool when drinking alcohol along with pain. No history of acute panc. Thoughts?

Pancreas concerns, luq pain front to back unchanged for 1.5 yr now, worse with alcohol, labs, chest xray, u/s normal. Yellow stool when drinking alcohol along with pain. No history of acute panc. Thoughts?

Sounds like you: Might have some sort of pancreatic insufficiency. There are some stool studies that can confirm or exclude this possibility. If present, you can take enzyme pills. Consult a GI specialist. ...Read more

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M having a burning like sensation on the left side of chest and also Headache at the same time disturbance in doing stool/poop. Help!

M having a burning like sensation on the left side of chest and also Headache at the same time disturbance in doing stool/poop. Help!

Anxiety most likely: Please try to relax, it's not likely that you have heart disease at this time in your life! The sensation is not connected with your bowel problems except both can be caused by anxiety! You need to seek counselling! My also need some medication. You should see your family physician soon ...Read more

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I have had pain in my upper abdomen and in the center of my chest. And it goes straight to middle of my back my stool is green. I can't eat.

I have had pain in my upper abdomen and in the center of my chest. And it goes straight to middle of my back my stool is green. I can't eat.

Sounds like this: Needs urgent hands on consultation (Emergency or Walk In unit. You could have a problem with your GALLBLADDER or PANCREAS!
Take action as soon as practicable!
Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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Unformed stool, breathing prob or slight shallow breath (pressure on chest bottom), burping, sometimes I feel food is stuck in chest area for a moment.

Unformed stool, breathing prob or slight shallow breath (pressure on chest bottom), burping, sometimes I feel food is stuck in chest area for a moment.

Anxiety: It may be associated with nerves. At your age I would try some relaxation exercises, make sure you are eating a foot all rounded diet. A good night, s sleep, fresh air and exercise. If this does not help then you need to see a doctor to get a definitive diagnosis ...Read more

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I am having chest pain and is very painful, lost 2 stone in month and a half and have had blood in my stool, kind of like stringy clots, can you help?

Blood in stool: 29 M Ireland: I am having chest pain and is very painful, lost 2 stone in month and a half and have had blood in my stool, kind of like stringy clots, can you help? ANS: Yes this is very worrisome and you need to see your Dr and have a rectal exam and colonoscopy. Stringy clots suggest hemorrhoids. Any family Hx of colon cancer? See Dr ASAP. ...Read more

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Anus growling noise also aches in groins and tight feeling in chest when deep breath is taken don't have a stool as often either sometime groin growls?

Anus growling noise also aches in groins and tight feeling in chest when deep breath is taken don't have a stool as often either sometime groin growls?

Cramps: I would believe that this sound is coming from your bowels. I would guess you are likely constipated. Try drinking a good amount of water and try a laxative. If symptoms worsening pain, fever or vomiting probably worth getting checked. ...Read more

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Hello doctors, I had black stool, swollen back opposite of chest, and discomfort abdomen, is it serious?

Hello doctors, I had black stool, swollen back opposite of chest, and discomfort abdomen, is it serious?

B lack: (really black) and particularly if it is shiny is called malena and it is due to chronic bleeding from some part of the bowel. Get it checked out. ...Read more

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I have been suffering for half a year already with different kinds of health problems. Chest pain, breathing difficult, breastbone pain, blood in stool?

I have been suffering for half a year already with different kinds of health problems. Chest pain, breathing difficult, breastbone pain, blood in stool?

Multitude of symptom: I would suggest visiting with your primary care doctor or an emergency department asap. You have several symptoms that can be associated with significant disease/illness. Sounds like you could have several things going on. Best of luck. See your doctor soon. If chest pain is severe or new, you should be evaluated immediately to rule out a heart attack. ...Read more

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Bloated, irritated easily, trouble breathing, tight chest, stool is hard to push out, what is this?

Bloated, irritated easily, trouble breathing, tight chest, stool is hard to push out, what is this?

? IBS: ? 20 yo concerned for intestinal discomfort & constipation needs evaluation for thyroid dysfunction and irritable bowel syndrome. The respiratory symptoms & "heart palpitations" are compatible with manifestations of Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS). Unifying pathology might be Joint Hypermobility Syndrome, which encompasses all the symptoms. See the Brighton Criteria & Osteopath. ...Read more

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Can stress and thinking to much about something cause pressure on chest when you breathe and constant headaches? Been having loose stool and blood?

Can stress and thinking to much about something cause pressure on chest when you breathe and constant headaches? Been having loose stool and blood?

They can play a role: Neither may not be a lone culprit, but they may be accomplices. The physical targets of stress and other psychological villans are often our weakened systems anyway and part of the harm is through guiding us down bad behavior paths - drinking, smoking, poor diets, sleep, etc. See a GP for basic exam and treatment of the bodily symptoms, but consider CBT to optimize or avoid any anxiety meds. Learn ...Read more

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I threw up blood, but I have no pain, and my stool is fine, but my middle lower chest feels a bit tight and I have been burping quite a bit?

I threw up blood, but I have no pain, and my stool is fine, but my middle lower chest feels a bit tight and I have been burping quite a bit?

Mallory-Weiss tear?: A mallory-weiss esophageal tear may develop after vigorous retching. Brisk red bleeding however should not be ignored or dismissed. Old blood may look like coffee-grounds, and be dark-colored. Oozing, small volume bleeds may be diluted by other stomach contents and may look like streaks, clots, or pink-tinged material. Any of these descriptions deserve evaluation--bleeding is never "normal.". ...Read more

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I had a large tattoo on my chest that was bloody and painful days later I got sick my pancreas. Was inflamed stool black and a yeast infection, why?

I had a large tattoo on my chest that was bloody and painful days later I got sick my pancreas. Was inflamed stool black and a yeast infection, why?

See below: You have several different processes occuring all at once and it is difficult to give you an answer without knowing more detail. I am assuming the tattoo got infected from you are describing, you may have had a GI bleed as well. Consider meeting and discussing what all has happened with your doctor who know you best. ...Read more

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4 yr. Old with sed rate of 150. Two weeks ago 158. No other symptoms, plenty of energy. Chest & sinus x-rays negative. Urine & stool negative. Ideas?

4 yr. Old with sed rate of 150. Two weeks ago 158. No other symptoms, plenty of energy. Chest & sinus x-rays negative. Urine & stool negative. Ideas?

Occult disease: Sed rate is an acute phase reactant that increases when inflammatory components are released into the blood. This is not specific for any particular disese but is a marker for infection or other inflammatory process going on g on in the body. On occassion the sed rate may increase prior to clinical signs, and you should continue the follow up with your md until the cause is found. ...Read more

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With kidney stones can it cause chest pain? Also is it normal to have tarry or black stool with 800 mg ibuprofin?

With kidney stones can it cause chest pain? Also is it normal to have tarry or black stool with 800 mg ibuprofin?

CP: 1. Kidney stones do not normally cause chest pain, it more of flank pain
2. Black tarry stools means you are bleeding in the gut. This is a medical emergency. You need to stop taking Ibuprofen immediately.
3. Go to er now. ...Read more

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I am having chest pains n back pains around upper right side. Lower abdominal pain while using bathroom with black spots in stool n all other colors.

I am having chest pains n back pains around upper right side. Lower abdominal pain while using bathroom with black spots in stool n all other colors.

See your doctor: One, black in the stool is concerning for bleeding in the high intestinal tract, which can be very serious. Two, though you are young, chest pain is serious at any age. Three, the back pains could represent irritation of the intestinal tract or your kidneys. All be honest, the fact that you've had a catheterization and colonoscopy does tell me that you are working with your doctor on issues! ...Read more

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I have bad headaches. Hard to breath like chest is full. Had a echo ekg 4 month ago came normal could be stress I lee thinking. Loose stool?

I have bad headaches. Hard to breath like chest is full. Had a echo ekg 4 month ago came normal could be stress I lee thinking. Loose stool?

Varied symptoms: Not sure that all of these things go together or that any one in and by itself has significance. Best to be medically evaluated by your family physician, and if no organic cause for your symptoms discovered perhaps referral to a mental health professional might be warranted. ...Read more