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Why does my feces smell sour?

Why does my feces smell sour?

That is: Okay. May be due to diet or colon bacteria make up. Avoiding constipation and drinking of extra water may be helpful. The stool is not suppose to smell fresh. ...Read more

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Is it possible for feces to smell sweet?

Is it possible for feces to smell sweet?

I guess, but…: I guess it is possible, since the sense of smell is subjective. I've never heard of anyone describing that smell as sweet though. It doesn't indicate any sort of illness that I'm aware of. Good luck. ...Read more

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What would make your feces constantly smell like ammonia regardless of what you ate? My serum ammonia levels are normal.

What would make your feces constantly smell like ammonia regardless of what you ate? My serum ammonia levels are normal.

Ammonia Smell: The most likely cause is a change in your intestinal bacterial flora. However, is it possible that the smell is actually from your urine? You can easily check. If not, try a probiotic mixture to "correct" your but bacterial population and see if that makes a difference. There are some other more serious conditions that may be at play, including liver and kidney problems, so I would follow up w/ md. ...Read more

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My 30 year old son says that he's seen blood in his stool for months. His poop smells really bad, not like normal feces would smell?

My 30 year old son says that he's seen blood in his stool for months. His poop smells really bad, not like normal feces would smell?

Possibilities: Bright red blood would come from near the outlet, usually from a tear/scratch in the anal skin, this is often on the surface of a BM. Darker blood mixed with the poop, comes from higher up. It can be from infection, polyps or gut wall bleeding, or even cancer.It is all abnormal and needs to be evaluated. It is more likely to be something easy to fix at his age. ...Read more

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What caused this feces type smell in my vaginal area? It just started today. I had sex a week ago with a condom and he was very careful.

What caused this feces type smell in my vaginal area? It just started today. I had sex a week ago with a condom and he was very careful.

Vaginal infection?: Strong vaginal odor usually indicates vaginal infection, especially bacterial vaginosis, less often trichomonas. The odor is most commonly described as "fishy", but "feces smell" also fits. A foreign body (e.g. forgotten tampon, condom, etc) can do it. Trich is an STD, and BV is more common in people at risk for STD, so you also need test for gonorrhea and chlamydia. See a doc or clinic ASAP. ...Read more

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Been having feces that smell like burnt hair. The color is normal though. I've had this in the past but goes away over time. I recently had a CT scan of the abdomen and nothing abnormal was found.

Been having feces that smell like burnt hair. The color is normal though. I've had this in the past but goes away over time. I recently had a CT scan of the abdomen and nothing abnormal was found.

You have the answer: If the smell is intermittent, it has do with something you ingest. Sometimes it might be inhaled. Any changes in your meds, any supplements that you take? Try to keep a log and include activities. In few weeks you will have your answer. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I smell like feces?

What do you advise if I smell like feces?

Fecal leakage?: Occasional incontinence of stool with fecal leakage is common, but loss of bowel control particularly without warning may signal a significant infection, inflammatory problem, maldigestive concern, or neurologic disorder. Sometimes, particularly in youths, the condition is behavioral. Alternatively, your odor problem is skin-related or neurologically-based (olefactory mis-sense). What's doc say? ...Read more

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Why does my boyfriends breath smell like feces?

He needs to find out: I'm going to assume that he practices decent oral hygiene with flossing, including his tongue. He may have a Zenker's diverticulum, a bean or something trapped in his nasopharynx, or some other food trap near his airway. He needs to get seen if he's going to survive socially and professionally. ...Read more

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I smell like feces and as though I have not wiped in years. I have excessive sweat around the anus and a leaking sensation, when I wet wipe its clean?

I smell like feces and as though I have not wiped in years. I have excessive sweat around the anus and a leaking sensation, when I wet wipe its clean?

Fecal leakage?: Occasional incontinence of stool with fecal leakage is common, but loss of bowel control particularly without warning may signal a significant infection, inflammatory problem, maldigestive concern, or neurologic disorder. Sometimes, particularly in youths, the condition is behavioral. Alternatively, your odor problem is skin-related or neurologically-based (olefactory mis-sense). What's doc say? ...Read more

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I smell like feces and I don't know why. My proctologist told me there's nothing wrong with my rectum. Does it have to do with my but muscles?

I smell like feces and I don't know why. My proctologist told me there's nothing wrong with my rectum. Does it have to do with my but muscles?

It could just be: In your mind. Real smell or taste of feces would be a very rare condition of severe intestinal obstruction in which the feces would back up or reflux to the small intestine, stomach & esophagus. Or perhaps acid reflux may contribute to your symptom. Take care! ...Read more

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Sometimes I fart and poop comes out. Is this normal? I've been known to be quite anal retentive and most people feel I often smell of feces. Help!

Sometimes I fart and poop comes out. Is this normal? I've been known to be quite anal retentive and most people feel I often smell of feces. Help!

Proctologist: I recommend that you consult a proctologist who will check for anal sphincter dysfunction or pathology. Perhaps taking daily psyllium or a product like metamucil will firm up your stools and make them less likely to seep out. ...Read more

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I smell like feces and fish and it's coming from my rectum. I went to a proctologist and told me I had nothing wrong. I don't know what it is any ideas?

I smell like feces and fish and it's coming from my rectum. I went to a proctologist and told me I had nothing wrong. I don't know what it is any ideas?

Diet and BeanO: One cause for bad odors in your eliminations can be your diet - the foods you eat combine with the intestinal organisms (bacteria) to create bad odors.

Probiotics can help regulate or recolonize your intestinal tract with "healthy bacteria". Another trick is to take alpha-galactosidase pills (for example, "beano"), which reduce the the amount and odor of gas that you pass. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of enterovesical fistulae? Would it make your urine smell like feces and/or stool smell like ammonia? Would u feel "poisoned"?

What are the symptoms of enterovesical fistulae? Would it make your urine smell like feces and/or stool smell like ammonia? Would u feel "poisoned"?

Fistula: Most commonly, recurrent uti's, fouls smelling urine, fecal material or fiber in the urine, passage of air during voiding, abdominal pain may or may not be present. You may feel very sick or not at all. ...Read more

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I went to a proctologist and he told me I have nothing wrong. Yet I smell like feces. Do your but muscles control when you poop or is it sometimg els?

I went to a proctologist and he told me I have nothing wrong. Yet I smell like feces. Do your but muscles control when you poop or is it sometimg els?

Maybe not GI problem: Occasional incontinence of stool with fecal leakage is common, but loss of bowel control particularly without warning may signal a significant infection, inflammatory problem, maldigestive concern, or neurologic disorder. Sometimes, particularly in youths, the condition is behavioral. However, you describe an altered body odor similar to stool--have you checked with dermatology, neurology, etc. ...Read more

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What muscles hold your poop. I smell like feces and I'm trying to figure out what's causing this. I went to a proctologist and told me nothing's wrong?

What muscles hold your poop. I smell like feces and I'm trying to figure out what's causing this. I went to a proctologist and told me nothing's wrong?

Hmmm.: It is quite a jump from smelling like feces to wondering whether or not you have issues with being able to hold your feces. Proctologists are quite well trained and I suspect that if he says you are normal you are at least not very abnormal and this is not likely the cause of your problem. Have you considered a different organ? Maybe this is your nose / sinus or brain? ...Read more

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Anytime I drink alcohol I smell like feces, my skin is sticky, I have bad breath and body odor. Please help me understand what's going?

Anytime I drink alcohol I smell like feces, my skin is sticky, I have bad breath and body odor. Please help me understand what's going?

Alcohol Dependence: I understand your distress.
Let Wise Woman within you ask:
•How long is your use of Alcohol?
•Effect on marriage, relationships, work, and finances?
•Drugs or gambling Addictions?
•How deep is your desire to decreasing Alcohol; and reasons for it?
See a Psychiatrist for
•Therapy to understand use of Alcohol,
•to learn coping skills to deal with stresses
•Attend AA Meetings
Your Life is Precious! ...Read more

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Why does discharge during sex smell like feces? No itching or burning and no odd color. I know it's not from passing gas it's the actual discharge.

Why does discharge during sex smell like feces? No itching or burning and no odd color. I know it's not from passing gas it's the actual discharge.

Vaginal odor: Some vaginal infections (like bacterial vaginosis, etc) may not cause itching or burning, but do cause an odor. Other infections may have no symptoms at all. For your best answer, please see a gynecologist or family physician experienced in diagnosing and treating these conditions. ...Read more

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Why would my vaginal dc smell like feces? Accompanied by watery dc. Test results negative for BV or STDs. Shower daily. No douching. So embarrassing!!

Why would my vaginal dc smell like feces? Accompanied by watery dc. Test results negative for BV or STDs. Shower daily. No douching. So embarrassing!!

Rectovaginal fistula: Have your doctors looked into whether you actually have a fistula? A communication or tract between your vagina and your rectum? This sounds like a very troubling problem. ...Read more

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Why my farts smell worse then my feces?

Maybe: Because the flatus is already in a gas form that is being expelled through the anus. ...Read more

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I have had sweet, fruity smelling urine for a couple weeks now. My feces also smells strangely fruity and my urine has been cloudy but no other symp?

I have had sweet, fruity smelling urine for a couple weeks now. My feces also smells strangely fruity and my urine has been cloudy but no other symp?

Possible causes: The things you eat and drink can affect the smell and appearance of both your urine and feces. The other concern for a fruity or sweet smelling urine is the possibility of diabetes. If you have a family history of diabetes, you should see your primary care physician and have the appropriate tests performed. ...Read more

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What to do if my dad always smells like straight feces?

What to do if my dad always smells like straight feces?

Ask him if: He has been medically checked to see if there is an health issue at the bottom of it. ...Read more

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I've been bleeding for 16-17days and my blood smells like feces.?

I've been bleeding for 16-17days and my blood smells like feces.?

Excessive bleeding: I assume it is vaginal. Follow up with gyn, need ultrasound to check for miscarriage, polyps, fibroids or ovarian pathology. Check PAP May also be infection or variation. F/u/ w/ gyn ...Read more

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My 3 month sons breath smells like feces. Should I be concerned??

My 3 month sons breath smells like feces. Should I be concerned??

Fecal breath: I certainly would have your child checked out by your doctor or a pediatric gastroenterologist ...Read more