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Fishy odor in stool mucus?

Fishy odor in stool mucus?

Not unusal: This is probably due to a change in diet or because your body has some element that it needs to get rid of. If you have other symptoms or this would become worse you need to see your primary care person. ...Read more

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What causes foul smelling stools with mucus, strong smelling urine?

What causes foul smelling stools with mucus, strong smelling urine?

Proctitis colitis: Need to be treated for an infection with antibiotics if no resolution need to visit a gastroenterologist for endoscopy antibiotics should cover chlamydia if you have anal sex. ...Read more

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Does amoebiasis have foul smelling stool?

Does amoebiasis have foul smelling stool?

It could: Only way to know is to submit stool studies. Unfortunately it may be difficult to detect. ...Read more

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Foul smelling and mucus stool?

Foul smelling and mucus stool?

See your doctor: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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Is foul smelling stool from colon cancer?

Is foul smelling stool from colon cancer?

Probably not, but...: There can be many reasons for changes in the odor of stool. Diet and medications are just a few. If there is a change that seems to persist for longer than a week or two, see your doctor for a discussion. ...Read more

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Intensely foul smelling flatus and poop--sick or food poisoning?

Intensely foul smelling flatus and poop--sick or food poisoning?

Could be either: You need to get the appropriate lab tests. Rotovirus in kids and c.Difficll enterocolitis both cause foul smelling feces. C. Diff can be fatal if not treated properly. ...Read more

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Help docs? I'm having vagina fishy odor smells very strong?

Help docs? I'm having vagina fishy odor smells very strong?

BV: Sometimes disturbances to the natural bacteria in your vagina (douching, irregular bleeding, unprotected sex, etc) can allow abnl bacteria like Gardnerella to overgrow and cause a fishy odor. It's not sexually transmitted, but can be treated w/ Metronidazole(Flagyl)/Clindamycin/Boric Acid. See your GYN for a prescription and be examined for other potential causes. Nothing urgent/dangerous though. ...Read more

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Yellowish viginal discharges fishy odor on children?

Yellowish viginal discharges fishy  odor on children?

See a doctor: You must take the child to her pediatrician. ...Read more

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Stools with undigested food; diarrhea ranging from watery, explosive, difficulty letting it out; usually darkmustard colored; slimy; fish odor; foamy?

Stools with undigested food; diarrhea ranging from watery, explosive, difficulty letting it out; usually darkmustard colored; slimy; fish odor; foamy?

?celiac disease: Your symptoms are consistent with an intestinal malabsorption disorder and sensitivity to gluten(celiac disease) is suggested. See your physician who will order the appropriate tests and, if needed, send you to a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Pasty discharge that smells like fish?

Pasty discharge that smells like fish?

This warrants a: Gynecologic evaluation to rule out bacterial vaginosis or other types of infections. ...Read more

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What causes fishy smelling bowel movements?

What causes fishy smelling bowel movements?

Eating fish and : Overeating in general. Foul smelling bowel movements may suggest malabsorption. If you have had unintended weight loss, see your doctor otherwise do not be concerned and try eating less. ...Read more

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What causes fishy smelling bowel movements?

What causes fishy smelling bowel movements?

Could be malabsorpti: The important thing is to assess the duration , could be indigestion, from some meds or supplements or lack of absorption of nutrients, go to your doctor to have it checked. ...Read more

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Can lactose intolerance cause foul smelling stools?

Can lactose intolerance cause foul smelling stools?

Maybe something else: Lactose intolerance is common--25% of caucasians, 80% of afro-americans, almost 100% asians. Lactose intolerance can be secondary to lactase enzyme deficiency, or due to a bigger problem of small bowel inflammation, infection, infiltrative disease, and/or maldigestion. Don't assume its lactose intolerance unless tested, or at least assessed response to lactase enzyme replacement (like lactaid). ...Read more

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My son's poo is yellow, like water and foul smelling, why?

My son's poo is yellow, like water and foul smelling, why?

Many reasons.: There are many possible reasons, however most of them are completely benign. History child seems uncomfortable, or is not growing well, please contact her physician. ...Read more

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I.Past gas frequenly, .Has foul odor. What.To.Do.?

I.Past gas frequenly, .Has foul odor. What.To.Do.?

Food intolerance?: Nutrients which your small bowel does not digest and absorb, go down to large bowel where they quite literally rot. Trial elimination diets (to see if this is a fat, protein, or carb intolerance) and other medical testing would help. ...Read more

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Is foul smelling bowel gas related to sexual intercourse?

Is foul smelling bowel gas related to sexual intercourse?

Not usually.: Normal vaginal intercourse does not cause malodorous flatus (farts). ...Read more

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Dark mildew smelling stool that floats?

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Dark mildew smelling stool that floats?

Not mildew: If this is a persistent problem, you may want to get it checked out especially for fat malabsorption (Celiac disease etc) when the stool floats. If this happens only for a few days, don't be worried over it. It is unlikely to be mildew even though yeast is a usually resident in the intestines. ...Read more

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