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Foul Odor Stool
After taking Metamucil fiber supplement to deal with my excess mucus production and foul odor, my stools are elastic in nature; look like intestines.
See your doctor: Mucous in the stools is not normal. See your doctor as you could have a more serious problem going on. ...Read more
Can't digest food. Instant bloating, gas w/foul odor, loose or soft stool. Not one particular food causes it. Prone to yeast infec. Why? How to help?
Diet related: The consistency of your stools has a lot to do with what you eat. If you eat more foods that are fermentable, gas is produced, colonic bacteria are fed, they produce free fatty acids, and your stools are softer with a characteristic odor. You can't make your poop smell like roses, but you can avoid foods with sorbitol and fructose, beans, broccoli and cauliflower. ...Read more
I have several vitamin deficienices and always have nonformed stools that have a very bad odor.What is wrong?
Malabsorption: If the vitamin deficiencies have been made by a reputable lab / practitioner (there are charlatans) and you have unformed malodorous stools, then you have malabsorption until proved otherwise. You need to be worked up for celiac disease, whipple's, and a few others. Please get with a gastroenterologist. ...Read more
Started smelling sweet odor in the bathroom weeks ago. At first thought it urine, but now i've realized stool and rectal mucus also sweet. What?
Check Blood Sugar: The sweet smell you are describing can be worrisome for ketoacidosis. A finding that can occur in diabetics. While this is not clearly the diagnosis, you should see a physician as soon as possible to have blood work checked. ...Read more
Have very dark stool. Does not appear tarry or to have an offensive odor. Taken no bismuth or iron suppl. Have a handful of blackberries I'm the a.m.
Dark stool: blackberries can certainlt give your stool a black color ...Read more